The Chicago White Sox should be able to take care of business against the Kansas City Royals.
The Chicago White Sox are on a roll. They have won nine of their last ten games and looked awesome doing so. They took care of business against teams who have had success and against teams who are struggling. That is the sign of a good team. The fact that their run differential is amongst the best in the league makes it clear that this team is good and on a path of sustained success.
The Kansas City Royals fit under the category of teams that are struggling. They currently sit in the last place in the American League Central with a record of 12-19. They are the only team in the division that doesn’t even have a .400 winning percentage. The White Sox should be able to take care of business against them as long as they play hard and respect their opponent.
The Royals have some good players but their roster just isn’t the type that can have success right now. They seem to have a pretty bright future and could be a thorn in the side of the White Sox sooner than later but for now, the White Sox need to take care of business against them. It will take a full team effort but it always does in the MLB.
If they are able to sweep the Royals, they will have a 22-12 record which would be around 10 wins away from what most people believe is a playoff record. That is huge with the Minnesota Twins looming in the series right after. They are the team the White Sox are battling with for the AL Central title so banking a couple of wins ahead of playing them would be really nice.
Danny Duffy is scheduled to pitch for the Royals tonight. He is the only Royals pitcher that is confirmed to pitch. Reynaldo Lopez is set to go tonight and Dylan Cease is going on Saturday. The Sunday White Sox starter is still to be determined. No matter who is on the bump, they need to play well and the bats need to support them.
The White Sox and Royals have had some emotional games over the years so you can always expect the unexpected when they meet. The White Sox need to not look past them because of where they are at in the standings as anything can happen. If both teams play at their best, the White Sox should be able to win.