The Chicago White Sox had one of the craziest weeks they’ve had in a long time.
When last week ended, the Chicago White Sox had just come off a big series win over the crosstown rival Chicago Cubs. It looked like they were really coming along after winning seven of their previous eight games and dominating while doing all of that winning. It felt like it was going to be hard to live up to it until you looked at the schedule and saw the two worst teams on the entire White Sox schedule coming up. The Pittsburgh Pirates are awful and the Kansas City Royals aren’t much better.
It is impossible to see something crazier than Jose Abreu hitting six home runs in one series against the Cubs. Or is it? No, it is not. This week made the week before look like just another week of business even though it very much was not. It is hard to imagine a week having two rare off-days being crazier but it was and it’s not close.
The White Sox started the week off with their Tuesday night game against the Pirates and Lucas Giolito went out there and threw a no-hitter. That’s right, our ace didn’t give up a single hit in a game against another Major League Baseball team. It was a glorious moment for him and one none of us will ever forget.
The following game saw Dallas Keuchel come out and shove against the Pirates again. The offense did it’s thing and allowed them to collect the series sweep and move onto Kansas City. The craziness would continue throughout the weekend as they began their series with Kansas City on Friday after the aforementioned off-day on Thursday.
They had an up and down Friday night game with them before they allowed the Royals to tie it in the top of the ninth inning. It got tied thanks to an error made on the part of Yasmani Grandal. Well, he made up for it big when he hit a walk-off home run to give the White Sox their third straight victory. That wasn’t the end of the walk-offs this weekend, however, as Luis Robert smashed a ball to pluto to give the Sox another walk-off win on Sunday afternoon. They lost on Saturday but took the series with Robert’s big hit the next day. That put them in a two-way tie for first place in the division.
This team is good and exciting. Now, we can’t help but wonder what types of craziness come with this upcoming week. They have been involved in plenty of trade rumors as the deadline approaches later today so we will have to see what happens there. The bottom line is that this team is fun to watch and we should all be so excited.