The Chicago White Sox have aspirations of winning the American League Pennant and then taking their chances in the World Series. In order to do that, they will need to get past the elite teams in their own league. One of those teams is the New York Yankees. New York is always one of the more interesting teams in the league and this year is no different. They got off to a really bad start but have been firing on all cylinders lately.
The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees promise to put on a show this weekend.
The White Sox have some well-documented injuries so far this season. The Yankees have a bit of that themselves. None are quite to the extent of what the White Sox are dealing with but they are hard on them in the present anyway. Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton, and Ryan LaMarre are all on the injured list which is a pretty big hit to their outfield. Clint Frazier is also dealing with a stiff neck right now so he might not play too.
In this series, the White Sox are hoping to move on from all of the drama that happened during their most recent series with the Minnesota Twins. It is fair to say that everybody on the team dressing like Yoan Moncada for their flight to New York is a good start towards that happening.
Tonight, Carlos Rodon will face Jordan Montgomery. Montgomery’s record is 2-1 but his ERA is not what he would like to see it at with a 4.75. Rodon had his first subpar outing of the season last weekend and it wasn’t even that bad with all things considered. He is 5-1 with a 1.47 ERA. You would like to see Carlos Rodon come back strong in this one.
Saturday is where things get scary for the White Sox. Gerrit Cole is going to be on the mound for the Yankees against Dylan Cease. Cole is one of the best pitchers in the world right now and every young pitcher on the White Sox staff aspires to be like him. Cease is one of those young pitchers so the White Sox will have a chance in this game if they work Cole hard and Cease has a good outing himself.
Dallas Keuchel is going to go on Sunday against Jameson Taillon. Keuchel is 3-1 with a 4.44 ERA. He doesn’t like the ERA being up that high but the team has been winning his starts more often than not. The Yankees, however, haven’t had the same level of success with Taillon on the mound. He is 1-3 with a 5.73 ERA. We hope that the White Sox are able to take advantage of a pitching matchup like this.
The Saturday game with Cole on the Yankee mound is really the only game that New York goes in as a favorite. With that said, it isn’t like Cease is a scrub either so you just never know. The hope is that Jose Abreu is healthy enough to play in this series which should really help the lineup when they need it most. Seeing these two teams play one another for the first time since 2019 is certainly going to be a lot of fun to watch.