Chicago White Sox: Preparing for a huge Seattle Mariners series

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The Chicago White Sox have not gotten the season off the way they wanted to. Anaheim has historically been a tough place for them to play so their 1-3 record in the series shouldn’t be that surprising. The Angels are a good team too so they don’t need to panic right now. What they do need to do is get back on the horse and keep trying. This is a loaded roster that can compete with anyone.

The Chicago White Sox needs to take care of business against the Seattle Mariners

In the first game against the Seattle Mariners, the White Sox are going to have Carlos Rodon on the mound. He is looking to finally have that season that we thought he would have when the White Sox first used a high draft pick on him. Injuries and inconsistent play have hurt his development but 2021 is his last chance to take advantage of his talent.

Rodon was awesome in spring training with new mechanics and Ethan Katz’s training. He will go up against Justus Sheffield of the Mariners. Sheffield is a lefty so the White Sox offense is a safe bet to have some success. If Rodon can have a quality start, this should be a good step towards making things right this season.

Lucas Gioltio will make his second start of the season on Tuesday against James Paxton. Like Sheffield, Paxton is a lefty. The White Sox have been so dominant against lefties since the start of 2020 so this is good news for the offense. Giolito is always looked at the have a really good game as well so this should be a fun game.

On Wednesday, the third game will be Dallas Keuchel against Justin Dunn. The White Sox will have their lefty going against Dunn who will be the first righty stater that the Mariners use. Hopefully, this will be a game that the White Sox go into it thinking they can get over .500 for the first time this season.

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The Mariners are not a good team but they did come out of their first series with a 2-1 record. The wins came against the San Francisco Giants who are a hard team to read. The White Sox need to respect them and play hard every game. This is also the last game before they make their debut at home this season so it would be nice to get back to Chicago feeling good about themselves.