The Chicago White Sox didn’t really have a good offensive performance on Friday night. Dylan Cease was on the mound for three innings which was good to see. He only gave up one run on one hit and a walk but he earned the loss in a five-strikeout game anyway.
They lost 3-0 but there wasn’t a full complement of MLB hitters in the lineup. Kendall Graveman was also the only MLB pitcher to go after Cease as well so the fact that they only have up three is a good sign. Spring training scores don’t matter as long as each individual player is working on what they need to work on.
That will continue to be the case in every spring game going forward but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about some of the other Cactus League matchups. In particular, the one on Saturday afternoon between the White Sox and the Los Angeles Angels.
It is exciting because of the fact that the White Sox will face Shohei Ohtani on the mound. That also means that they will face him as a hitter as well because he is the only player to do that well in a century. He is by far the most exciting player in the game right now.
The Chicago White Sox will get their first 2022 glimpse of Shohei Ohtani this weekend.
Ohtani being an elite pitcher and hitter in 2021 earned him the American League MVP award. It was one of the most brilliant individual seasons we have seen from a Major League Baseball player in the history of the sport. Everyone from all over the world wanted to catch a glimpse of this guy and for good reason.
We can only hope that the Angels are slightly improved this season so that we can see Ohtani pitch or hit in big games. He also has a teammate named Mike Trout who might be the greatest player ever but nobody talks about it. It will certainly be fun to see if they are able to compete.
This will also be the second time that the White Sox sees Vince Velasquez play. He has 2.0 innings under his belt with a 0.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. He is hoping that 2021 is the year where he is able to contain his good stuff and put it to good use.
In this spring game with Ohtani on the same mound, it would be a great time for him to really make people believe in him. Hopefully, this turns out to be good for the White Sox and also entertaining.