Chicago White Sox: Rain-out should really help their lineup

CHICAGO - APRIL 12: Manager Tony La Russa #22 speaks with Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox during the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - APRIL 12: Manager Tony La Russa #22 speaks with Yasmani Grandal #24 of the Chicago White Sox during the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 12, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox television broadcast began with breaking news that the game was going to be postponed due to weather. Jason and Steve were literally learning that news as the cameras were being turned on. It was very interesting but they are not playing baseball on Wednesday night. It isn’t fun to see our team canceled but there are some things that might make it feel worth it.

The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers will not play on Wednesday night.

The biggest reason that this might prove to be worth it is the availability of Luis Robert. He went out with “flu-like symptoms” before the game on Tuesday. He came back negative for anything related to COVID-19 which is always a big concern in today’s world. Tony La Russa confirmed that he would be in the lineup as early as Thursday but he wasn’t going to play on Wednesday.

Now, Robert might be able to play in both games of what will now be a seven-inning doubleheader tomorrow. This is good news because Luis Robert is one of the team’s most impactful offensive players. Having him take the spot of either Leury Garcia or Jake Lamb will certainly be a massive upgrade. Hopefully, they are able to take advantage.

It will be a straight doubleheader starting at 4:10 PM. The second game will start 30-45 minutes following the conclusion of the first one but not before 7:10 PM. It should be a nice way for the White Sox to bounce back from the disgusting performance they had on Tuesday night. If they win two seven-inning games, they will take the series from Detroit.

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You can expect to see Carlos Rodon and Dylan Cease on the mound. Casey Mize and Matthew Boyd are the probable pitchers for Detroit. It has the makings of a doubleheader that the White Sox can take advantage of. They need to play a complete game to get it done but they should be motivated after what happened in their last game.