The Chicago White Sox could now get some help from Toronto
The Chicago White Sox just got done playing a really hard series against the Toronto Blue Jays. In fact, the Blue Jays swept the White Sox right out of town for three straight losses. Times are not good on the south side right now.
However, we can now turn to the Blue Jays for some help. As the White Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend, the Jays will have the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox are currently chasing the Twins and would love nothing more than to see the Jays stay hot.
Toronto is 8-2 in their last ten. Those eight wins have all come in a row. The Minnesota Twins, however, have been dealing with similar struggles as the White Sox. The White Sox are actually 4-6 in their last ten and the Twins are 3-7. Each has lost three in a row.
If the White Sox could somehow play well against the Rays (they took two of three from them earlier this year), they might be able to make up some ground. They are 5.0 games behind Minnesota for the lead in the American League Central Division.
The Chicago White Sox now needs some help from the Toronto Blue Jays.
This is no time for the Blue Jays to cool down. They need to take their win streak to the next level. They have some really good players in that lineup that can really hit. Vlad Guerrero Jr is struggling by his standards and it is time for him to break out of it against the Twins.
If the Blue Jays can get the pitching that they (mostly) got against the White Sox, they should be able to execute on this favor. They can really hit as we saw but they need to be able to contain the Minnesota offense.
All of this will be for not if the White Sox don’t hold up their end of the bargain. They have some good pitchers going this weekend but they need to get the bats going. They can beat the Rays. They have shown that already. If the Rays have a bad series and the Jays have a good one, the White Sox could be right back in this thing.