The Chicago White Sox has a big series coming up with the Toronto Blue Jays this week. It is going to be a four-game set up in Canada. The White Sox took two of three from the Blue Jays back in Chicago earlier this season so it would be nice to see them take that success against them on the road.
This is the third straight series against a very good team. The White Sox combined to go 4-3 against the Oakland A’s and Tampa Bay Rays last week so they would like to keep winning in Toronto. With the schedule lightning up a little bit in terms of perceived toughness, the White Sox will be in good shape if they play well against the Jays.
Of course, the Blue Jays have one of the best offensive lineups in the sport. They have plenty of great hitters that can light up any scoreboard. The White Sox need their pitching to step up big in order to have some big success north of the border.
Lance Lynn will get things going in game one. He is scheduled to face Alek Manoah of Toronto. In game two, Dylan Cease is scheduled to face Jose Berrios. White Sox fans will know Berrios from his time with the Minnesota Twins. Now he is trying to help his Jays make a playoff push. In game number three on Wednesday, Lucas Giolito is likely to face Robbie Ray.
Carlos Rodon might be getting back from the injured list for the Chicago White Sox.
Game four on Thursday is where things get interesting for the road team. The White Sox have no starter listed as their projected starter right now. The Blue Jays are scheduled to have Hyun Jin Ryu pitch for them. For the White Sox, there is a good chance that they activate Carlos Rodon off of the injured list.
He has been on the 10 day IL for a bit now as he deals with an arm issue. They want to make sure that he is perfect for the postseason. When he is on, he is one of their best pitchers. Having him go healthy in this series against the Jays would be a big boost. Hopefully, this is something that actually comes true for the sake of their record and getting ready for September.
Rodon was scheduled to start in the Field of Dreams game but that was when they decided to rest his arm. He hasn’t played in a full season for a long time but we know what he can do at full strength. If he does start, expect him to be an impact player once again.