Chicago White Sox: The offense won’t be that silent often
It is pretty clear that the Chicago White Sox have some awesome pitching. That is the thing that most people were worried about going into the season so that is nice to see. Thier offense went into the season as the real threat on the team. They unloaded 9 runs in the win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night but then scored none in Wednesday’s loss. They are capable of scoring a boatload of runs throughout the season so their bats aren’t going to stay quiet for long.
The Chicago White Sox need their bats to provide plenty of support for their pitching.
Of course, things are always going to be a little bit tougher than they need to be when Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez are gone. Each of them is going to miss at minimum the next few months. They both believe that they are going to be back sometime this season so that is good to know. Without them, however, they are going to need everyone to come together in order to provide enough offense.
They showed exactly what they were capable of during that big win over the Reds earlier in the week. Then, a very good pitcher in Sonny Gray dominated them so you just have to tip your baseball cap. He is a great pitcher but you can’t expect the White Sox to not hit very often. There are still a lot of elite players left in the lineup that will get the job done.
They are going to have that chance to get the bats back on track tomorrow and into the weekend when they visit the Kansas City Royals. The Royals got off to a very nice start this year but have been falling off lately. This is the White Sox chance to keep them down and pass them in the division standings.
This White Sox team has everything that it needs to keep climbing the standings. Guys like Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and Nick Madrigal are all above-average hitters. It is less than ideal to have guys like Leury Garcia, Billy Hamilton, and Jake Lamb taking at-bats as often as they are but that its what happens when your whole outfield gets hurt. Not a single team in baseball would be able to just automatically replace their (Robert and Jimenez) level of production.
Once they start to get just a bit healthier as a club, they are going to be very dangerous. That is even if it isn’t until 2022. As long as the manager doesn’t continue to hurt their chances, the offense is going to be there in bunches to compliment that great pitching.