Chicago White Sox: Time to move Reynaldo Lopez to bullpen
The Chicago White Sox need to use Reynaldo Lopez in the bullpen.
The Chicago White Sox really don’t have time to play games with their starting rotation and bullpen right now. This 60-game season that they are being forced to play as a result of COVID-19 has made things very difficult on timing and the White Sox better figure it out. They lost their second game in a row after going three weeks without doing that so it is still fine but it won’t be if they continue to make poor decisions. A poor decision right now would be to keep trotting Reynaldo Lopez out there for starts.
It is time that Lopez makes a move to the bullpen. He is always fine at the beginning of the game but starts to struggle not long into it. We would all feel pretty confident if he was able to come in and only need to face three batters but he just doesn’t seem cut out to be a starting pitcher in this league right now. They can’t keep having bad pitching matchups like that every fifth day and his loss to the Minnesota Twins last night proved it.
He was shelled by the Twins yet again and came out early. The White Sox offense didn’t really show up either but that is a different story because they had no chance with Lopez facing the Twins anyway. There are plenty of other options to go out there and make consistent starts for the Sox right now.
Lucas Giolito, Dallas Keuchel, and Dylan Cease are all fine, especially the former two. They have Gio Gonzalez out right now but he should be back soon. Dane Dunning has made two Major League starts so far in his young career and he looked studly in both of them. Carlos Rodon, by all accounts, has looked good in his time back at the Schaumburg training facility trying to come back from injury. Any of those guys would be an upgrade right now and the Sox need to make a switch. A division title may depend on it.