The series will be three games and will be a litmus test to see just how well Chicago can do against one of the more potent teams in Major League Baseball.
The White Sox and the Blue Jays are no strangers to each other this year. They played each other in Toronto a couple of weeks ago and lost all three games.
Hopes are that the White Sox will be able to win this series or even sweep the Blue Jays but that’s highly unlikely. We should be looking for one to two wins. Of course, a sweep would be really nice right now.
The Chicago White Sox need to have a good series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lynn, who will be making his second start of the season after coming back from knee surgery, hasn’t won or lost a game yet, has four strikeouts, and an ERA of 6.23. He wasn’t terribly sharp in his first start but hope is that he’s much more effective in this outing.
The second game of the series on Tuesday features Dylan Cease against Kevin Gausman. Cease comes into the game with a record of 5-3, an ERA of 2.91, and 97 strikeouts. Gausman has a record of 5-6, an ERA of 3.21, and 80 strikeouts.
This promises to be a close matchup as it features two solid pitchers. Don’t expect a lot of offense in this one.
The final matchup of the series takes place in the afternoon on Wednesday as right-hander Lucas Giolito will take on Ross Stripling.
Giolito will come into this one sporting a record of 4-3, an ERA of 4.78, and 70 strikeouts. Stripling, a right-hander, has a record of 3-2, an ERA of 3.28, and 38 strikeouts. It’s another solid matchup and one that the Sox could win if their bats can get hot.
Speaking of bats getting hot, the White Sox will finally get shortstop Tim Anderson back from a groin injury after being out about three weeks. With him back in the fold, the White Sox will be better on offense and will get their inspirational leader back.
Only good things can come from Anderson being there and the White Sox need all the good that they can get.
The Blue Jays are good and the Sox are still struggling to find their way. If the White Sox could get a little luck going and use the magic of the home crowd, they might be able to have a really nice showing at home.
Look for the White Sox to try to have some positive results and continue to course-correct on their way to contending for the AL Central as the season moves on.