3 ways the Chicago White Sox can benefit from upcoming schedule

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 24: Yasmani Grandal #24 and Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 24, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 24: Yasmani Grandal #24 and Michael Kopech #34 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 24, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are about to embark upon a critical stretch in their schedule. Three of their next four series are against teams with a record above .500. The only series that is not against a team with a winning record is a three-game set against their division rival in the Detroit Tigers.

The Chicago White Sox have a good stretch of games coming up here.

On Tuesday, the White Sox will begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. This could be the start of a rivalry for years to come. Both teams have budding young stars and some of the top prospects in the game. The Blue Jays have arguably the best hitter in baseball right now in Vladamir Guerro Jr. Their lineup also leads the American League in Slugging percentage. The White Sox will also face the Blue Jay’s ace Hyun Jin Ryu, making this series even tougher.

After a quick stop in Detroit, the White Sox host the former American League Champions, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays currently have the best record in the American League despite having the most strikeouts in the MLB. They should present another tough test with their combination of good starting pitching and a solid bullpen.

Next, the White Sox travel to Houston to take on the Astros. The Houston Astros have been the cream of the crop in the American League for the past couple of seasons. In 2019 they won the American League and in 2017 they won the World Series. While some cheating helped them out, they still have a very talented team which includes, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Alex Bregman just to name a few. This year they lead the league in batting average, hits, runs, and OBP.

While the upcoming schedule is no walk in the park, the White Sox can benefit from this stretch of games. Here are three ways the White Sox can benefit from the upcoming schedule:

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