As we get closer to the regular season-ending and playoffs starting in a few days, the bullpen will be a vital part in determining how far this Chicago White Sox team can possibly go with the likes of Michael Kopech, Garrett Crochet, Craig Kimbrel, and Liam Hendricks holding it down.
One guy that you shouldn’t leave out is Aaron Bummer, who needs to be dominant in the playoffs to take this White Sox bullpen to another level. If he is able to play to his potential, this team has a legit chance to go far.
Aaron Bummer, who currently over the season has a 3.58 ERA, has been solid over the course of the year. Bummer, to start the season, looked a little shaky as all White Sox fans began to wonder if maybe he had lost it. Fortunately for him and us Sox fans, he slowly began to turn it around and find his stride.
All Sox fans would agree that watching Bummer has been a mixed bag and a bit of a roller coaster. Everyone knows that when he is on point, he is unhittable. As an opposing hitter, if Bummer is executing on all cylinders, do not expect too much hard contact. A lot of ground balls are likely on the horizon.
The Chicago White Sox needs everyone in their bullpen to contribute in October.
With a bullpen that is already loaded with talented arms that throw a lot of heat in the bullpen, it is important to have a pitcher in Bummer who is left-handed. He gives the team a different element that Tony will use to his advantage.
Because of Bummer skillset, he is the piece that can make this bullpen unhittable in the playoffs. It seems like a lot of people forget about him because of all the talent that is in this bullpen but make no mistake, Bummer has stuff that can possibly win you a World Series. If they do go all the way, that probably means that Bummer and the bullpen were awesome.