Pitching favors the Chicago White Sox for doubleheader
Last night’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers was canceled due to weather. It was postponed to today and will be a part of a straight doubleheader. The first game is going to start at 4:10 and the second game will start 30-45 minutes after but not before 7:10. Each game will be seven innings long.
The Chicago White Sox needs to take both games of the doubleheader.
Each team will probably benefit from the extra day of rest put in between but the White Sox might have an extra advantage. Luis Robert missed game one of the series due to flu-like symptoms but should be back in the lineup for both of these games. He is an elite hitter so getting a boost like that should do wonders. They also have a nice advantage in the pitching game.
The first game will have the same pitching matchup that was supposed to happen last night. Casey Mize, a righty, will face Carlos Rodon. Mize has been knocked around so far to start this season so you have to hope that continues tonight. He is a top pitching prospect that is going to be good but the White Sox need to take advantage of his developing stage. As for Rodon, they just need to see him keep doing what he is doing.
The second game is where things get interesting. Matthew Boyd has a shiny 1.82 ERA but has a 2-2 record. Dylan Cease hasn’t been credited with a decision yet but has a 4.15 ERA. The White Sox lineup typically dominates left-handed pitching and Boyd is a lefty. Hopefully, that trend continues while Cease tries to find his command. If Cease is able to have a good game and use his stuff the way we know he can, the White Sox should be able to pull off a nice victory.
Winning both of the games would do wonders for the White Sox. They would walk away from today with a 14-10 record and winning five of their last six games. Confidence is key in baseball and they need to really build that up. Hopefully, today is a good day for the pitching staff.