Chicago White Sox: Houston won’t undo the greatness of 2021

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The Chicago White Sox had a horrible series with the Houston Astros. After feeling good about themselves against good teams like the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays, they didn’t play very well at all against a fantastic Astros squad. They really didn’t have a chance in any of the games except for one. That always happens in any season to any team. Nobody is safe from multiple stretches where they just get flat-out beat.

The Chicago White Sox had a very tough series against the Houston Astros.

Nothing was able to save the White Sox in this one. There were pitchers like Lance Lynn and Carlos Rodon who couldn’t get enough offense. Guys like Dallas Keuchel and Dylan Cease just flat-out had bad games as well which didn’t help their cause.

With all of this, it isn’t going to define them. They have been so great in 2021 and this series isn’t going to change that. Their pitching has been phenomenal and their starting lineup has gotten the job done for the most part. That starting lineup, by the way, has been getting it done with tremendously bad injury luck.

Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert are some of the best young hitters in the game and they have both been on the shelf for a long time now. Eventually, they are going to come back but we can only hope they are both back in time to take advantage of this season.

Nobody said that this year was going to be easy. They are still an incredibly young team and they went against a well-seasoned Astros team. That organization, for better or worse, has been outstanding for the last decade or so. They know how to win and they proved it this weekend.

Now the White Sox have to get their mojo back. They have a favorable schedule coming up this week. They are off today, play the Pittsburgh Pirates for two, have another off day, and then back home to play the Seattle Mariners. It is going to be the first home series at 100 percent fan capacity so you know big things are ahead.

As mentioned before, the White Sox have already proved that they can play with anybody if they have their best stuff. When you add back some of the injured players, it gets even better and more exciting. It is time for them to shake off this bad series and be back better than ever.

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They did that with the New York Yankees sweep earlier in the year and they can do it again. The pitching is there and the offense is treading water. You better believe that this team will hit the field in Pittsburgh on Tuesday angry and ready to go.