The Chicago White Sox officially conclude spring training games
Spring training is officially over for the Chicago White Sox. The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays have one last spring game on Wednesday but everyone else is done and ready to go. There will be a lot of travel for these guys after spending the last few weeks in either Arizona or Florida.
The White Sox concluded the spring portion of their schedule with a 9-6 win over the San Diego Padres. It was a game that started with Michael Kopech going against Blake Snell of the Padres. They also had a lot of their big guns in the batting lineup so it was a nice little treat to end spring.
The White Sox finish the exhibition season with a record of 9-10. That doesn’t even slightly matter as there are a lot of games that feature Minor League players facing Major League players which isn’t even slightly fair. Both wins and losses are taken with a grain of salt.
We saw some things that were really interesting and unexpected. One of their best hitters was Micker Adolfo. He is out of Minor League options so it will be interesting to see if he is on the Major League roster, cut, or traded before the start of the season.
The Chicago White Sox are officially done with spring training in 2022.
We saw the usual from guys like Tim Andrson, Luis Robert, and Eloy Jimenez. These three are really hoping for more of the same heading into the regular season. All of them have the potential to win MVPs so they are super important to the construction of this team.
Another big story is Tanner Banks. He is 30 years old and has spent eight years in the minors. Now, he is going to break camp with the White Sox to start the year. It is going to be so cool to see him play in the big leagues after a long road to get there.
The White Sox are now as ready as they can be for Opening Day. It was a short spring because of the lockout so things might be different to start the year. The hitters are worlds more prepared than the pitchers so expect some offense to begin the year. That could favor the Sox.
Opening Day for the White Sox comes on Friday as they head north to take on the Detroit Tigers. Lucas Giolito will make the start with Dylan Cease and Michael Kopech to follow in the next two games. It is a great way to start the year for the Sox. The next time we see them play, it counts.