The Chicago White Sox started this series with the Detroit Tigers off on Monday night. Lance Lynn made his season debut in the game and it went exactly how you’d expect. He was a little rusty to start but he was good enough to give the White Sox a chance to win.
They followed it up on Tuesday with another very impressive win. Dylan Cease didn’t have his best command or velocity and still gave up only one unearned run. The White Sox bullpen shut it down from there to earn them a much-needed series win.
Coming into the Wednesday game looking for a sweep, we weren’t sure who was going to start for the White Sox. There were a few options but they activated Vince Velasquez off of the Injured List and he made the start.
He was used as an opener as he went 2.2 innings giving up just one hit and striking out three. From there, Tony La Russa put in Davis Martin. He went 5.1 innings giving up just three hits and no runs. He also earned three strikeouts. Jose Ruiz pitched the ninth inning and kept the shutout intact.
The Chicago White Sox had good performances from everyone on Wednesday.
Despite pitching a shutout, the offense was the big story in this one. Detroit had no chance as the White Sox put up 13 runs. Every single player in the game that started had a hit. Most of them had multiple hits as they came up with 22 as a team in nine innings.
The most notable player in this game was Yoan Moncada. He had a remarkable five hits, five RBIs, and two runs scored. It was much needed for him as he has had as bad of a start to a season as any good White Sox player ever has. We can only hope that this is what turns it around for him.
If Yoan can keep hitting like this, the offense will continue to shine. It needs to be a well-oiled machine like it was on Wednesday. He has the ability to impact a game like this but he needs to go out there and do it. Anything that was ailing him before doesn’t seem to be anymore.
This sweep carries the White Sox into what will be their most important series to date. They have a weekend series on the road against the Houston Astros team that defeated them during the 2021 MLB Postseason.
It would be great to see the White Sox get their revenge in this one and get themselves back over .500. We know what this team is capable of when they are at their best and beating the Astros is a legit possibility.
They should have taken the series from the Los Angeles Dodgers but Tony La Russa had other plans. They did take one from the Tampa Bay Rays right before that. Now, it will be interesting to see what they can do here. This sweep should really boost their confidence.