The Chicago White Sox have a really nice bullpen. There have been some sketchy moments from a few of the players in there but we know they will bounce back. The nice thing is that they are getting some really good pitching from Matt Foster which really helps.
Foster burst onto the scene in 2020 and was brilliant. Then, unfortunately for both him and the White Sox, he was absolutely brutal in 2021. He came into 2022 looking to get back to the pitcher that we know he can be and he has been great so far.
In the most recent game, the White Sox were in danger of blowing a lead to the Chicago Cubs late. Aaron Bummer allowed the Cubs to get runners on first and third with no outs. They needed a big pitching performance to get out of it.
Matt Foster came in and got them out of that huge jam. Tell someone in 2021 that Matt Foster would bail out Aaron Bummer in 2022 and they would laugh at you. It was a great performance for him in a clutch moment that helped the White Sox preserve a win.
Matt Foster has been tremendous for the Chicago White Sox so far in 2022.
It also made people fully confident in saying that he is off to a tremendous start this season. So far this season through 11.2 innings, he has a 0.77 ERA, 0.857 WHIP, and 10 strikeouts with only 3 walks. Those are outstanding totals for him up to this point.
We can only hope that he keeps this up for the entire season. With this version of Matt Foster, a much better version of Aaron Bummer, along with Liam Hendriks, Kendall Graveman, Jose Ruiz, and Tanner Banks amongst others, this unit could really help the White Sox win a lot of games.
The White Sox have a very good starting rotation. If the bullpen can bridge the starter on any given day to Liam Hendriks, they should be able to win a lot of games because their offense is only going to be getting better. It should be a lot of fun to watch.
Matt Foster has all of the talent he needs as we have seen in the past. It seems like another year with Ethan Katz and the White Sox pitching staff has done wonders for him because he has been really good.