Chicago White Sox: Game postponement really helps pitching
The Cleveland Indians announced on Wednesday afternoon that the game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader on May 31st. We, hopefully, should have good weather for the summer by then. You never know with towns like Chicago and Cleveland but we can hope. As much of a bummer as it is to not see the White Sox play, this is good news for them.
The snow really helped the Chicago White Sox with their pitching staff here.
The Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians were worried about getting last night’s game done before the snow but they managed. It held off enough for the White Sox to win. They have some issues with their rotation right now because of weather cancelations, doubleheaders, and an injury to Lance Lynn. They never even announced a starter (or an opener) for this game that was canceled.
It was more than likely going to be a bullpen day. With an off-day tomorrow, it wouldn’t have been terrible but having two days of rest should really help them going into a weekend series with the Texas Rangers. Over the course of the week, we should learn who is going to be the starting pitchers during that three-game series.
The bullpen will also go into that series with much less stress on it. Michael Kopech should be available which is a big key. He is currently the White Sox superweapon as they try and take advantage of some depth right now. With the way Carlos Rodon is throwing it right now, they will have that luxury as long as Dylan Cease continues to improve.
They used Liam Hendriks in last night’s win over Cleveland but it was only for one out. He should be good to go for most of this series as well. It would be nice to see the White Sox explode offensively again so their pitchers are able to pitch a little bit looser. For now, there is plenty of good baseball to watch across the league tonight in place of the Sox game and they will be back on Friday at home.