Chicago White Sox: Rangers series was more than just a sweep
The Chicago White Sox swept the Texas Rangers right out of town with their Sunday afternoon victory. It was another one of those games where the White Sox scored early and often. Michael Kopech got the start for the second time this season and was brilliant. He had a ten strikeout five-inning performance which was more than enough for the offense to handle the rest. It was a great victory to complete the sweep.
The Chicago White Sox took a big series over the Texas Rangers this weekend.
For the White Sox, this felt like more than just a sweep. They had pretty much been a .500 baseball team playing through peaks and valleys through the first 18 games. They needed that big series to get them over the hump and they seem to have done that in this series. They weren’t playing bad going in by any means but they were much closer to their best against the Rangers.
Things weren’t easy, however, as every game except for the finale had moments where you thought the Rangers might take it. The good news is that the White Sox just found a way to win three baseball games. It is also their fourth win in a row. They are now 12-9 which is a pretty good record and has them near the top of the American League.
We also know that the offense is going to be so great after watching this series. Guys like Andrew Vaughn and Zack Collins were good at the plate, Yoan Moncada is starting to heat up, and the starting pitching was great. If they keep up these kinds of things, they are going to keep winning. They have the best run differential in the American League Central by a lot.
When we say this was more than just a sweep, we mean it. It feels like the type of series that will propel them to bigger and better things. This is a team that has the potential to win 100 baseball games and goes deep into the playoffs. If a large portion of the next 140 games or so end in wins, you can look back at this series as the one where they really started to feel good about themselves.
Another series that the White Sox should succeed in looms as the Detroit Tigers are coming to town. Lucas Giolito is going to get the first game so that should be exciting to watch. It is even better going into a series like that on a four-game win streak and following a sweep. Hopefully, they can keep it going against the Tigers.