Chicago White Sox: Five big takeaways from the first five games

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Every Opening Day brings a different type of excitement and hopeful feeling. On the Southside, excitement, and hope is in the air considering the high expectations for this Chicago White Sox team. Although the White Sox are missing critical parts of this lineup like Eloy Jimenez and a solidified DH, this team’s expectations are still high to compete.

The Chicago White Sox have some big things to think about after five games.

After one turn of the rotation, the White Sox are a lackluster 2-3. The opening series in Los Angeles needed to be a momentum booster but taking only one of the four games in the series is not an ideal way to start a season. However, that does not mean the season is over as some bright spots have emerged this past weekend.

The team did take another slight blow in the form of Tim Anderson’s departure from Sunday’s game with a leg injury. Listed as day-to-day, this is the exact situation fans were fearful of before the season began. The bench so far has held its weight and stepped up, especially Yermin Mercedes who is out here breaking records and taking pictures with icons.

The back-end of the rotation has been okay but there does not seem to be any cause of concern in that area as of yet. Surprisingly, the bullpen is raising a few eyebrows but again, it should not be causing concern. With that being said, there are five major takeaways through the first five games of the season. If they are able to build on or correct some of these things, they will go on to have an amazing season.