The Chicago White Sox name their first three starters

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The Chicago White Sox are going to open their season on the road against the Detroit Tigers. It is a very fun series to get the season underway and now we know how the pitching is going to line up when it comes to starters.

Lucas Giolito is going to be the team’s Opening Day starter for the third year in a row. He will make his season debut in game number one on Friday. He is the perfect Opening Day starter for this team and could be for the foreseeable future.

Dylan Cease is going to get the nod in game number two. It was originally thought that he would be the number three to start the year but Lance Lynn’s injury moved him up a spot. He has amazing numbers in his career against Detroit so this should be good.

Another development that came because of the Lynn injury is the third starter in this series. Michael Kopech is going to make his first start as a full-time member of the rotation for the first time ever.

Kopech had a short stint in 2018 but was never established as a full-time starter before his injury. If he was able to finish the year that year, that claim could have been made that he was full time but the injury came too soon. He missed all of 2019 and 2020 as well before returning as a bullpen arm in 2021. The plan is for him to remain a starter for the rest of his career.

The Chicago White Sox has three really good starters going this weekend.

This is an outstanding top three as long as they all pitch to their potential. Giolito has been a top-11 Cy Young Award vote-getter in each of the last three seasons. He is one of the best in the American League now and the White Sox are lucky to have him.

Having Cease and Kopech there to back him up is outstanding The following series at home against the Seattle Mariners remains in question in terms of the starters but we know the Opening Weekend guys now which is nice. We can only hope that they live up to expectations because this team can be so good if they do.

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