When will Garrett Crochet make his playoff debut for the Chicago White Sox?
The Chicago White Sox are going to have a huge game two later. We saw what Lucas Giolito was able to do in game one and have a pretty good idea of what Dallas Keuchel will be able to do in game two. Well, a lot of people are wondering when we will see the flame-throwing Garrett Crochet this series? It is a good question and one that might be answered sooner than later.
He made the playoff roster in the same year that he was drafted which is impressive. We don’t know if he will get Minor League time next year but it appears he will be their secret weapon in these playoffs. He can make his MLB Postseason debut at any time but it feels like there are two possible scenarios.
The first is the potential for him to start game three if necessary. Reynaldo Lopez isn’t even on the roster, Dane Dunning is a rookie, and Dylan Cease feels like a shaky option at this point. Crochet hasn’t even really broken a sweat on the mound at any point this season. He, so far, looks like a pitcher that can be trusted in high leverage situations. Not everyone on the team can say that.
The other potential time we could see him is as a late-inning relief pitcher. If Dallas Keuchel exits the game with a lead later today, Crochet would be the perfect guy to bring in. There aren’t any fans in the stands so that might be another reason to give him some playoff experience right now. He can throw the ball 101 miles per hour with pinpoint accuracy so why not give him a try at some point. The A’s lineup isn’t anything special so it could pay off if they go that route. No matter what happens here, it is fun to know that we get to watch this kid for many years to come.