The Chicago White Sox didn’t see their Opening Day go as planned. Lucas Giolito was amazing but the defense crumbled in the 8th inning which forced them to blow the one-run lead they had. It was a tough game but luckily for them, they have 161 more to play. Lucas Giolito will be back on the mound in no time but it is now time to hand the ball off to someone else. Dallas Keuchel is going to be the guy who tries to save the day.
The Chicago White Sox needs a big day from Dallas Keuchel on the mound.
In 2020, the White Sox weren’t great on Opening Day either. We had similar feelings going into the second game as we do right now. Dallas Keuchel played amazing and set the tone for the rest of the season in that start. Now, he is looking to do it again for this team this year. He is one of the leaders on the team that needs to show up ready to play.
He has a lot of experience in his career so far. He has been a big part of some deep playoff runs throughout his career which should help him. That type of experience could go a long way when it is a young team relying on you. Baseball is a team game but certain players find themselves in winning situations a lot and Keuchel is one of them.
Dallas was one of the best pitchers in all of baseball during the 2020 season. He came in fifth place for the American League Cy Young voting and finished with a 1.99 ERA. He may not have numbers to that level again in 2021 but he should be able to have a very good season.
The White Sox need him now more than ever. There are no must-win games in April but it would be nice to see them get their first win sooner rather than later. As mentioned before, it would be nice to see Dallas Keuchel save the day.