The Twins series comes at a critical time for the White Sox as they prepare to try to keep moving up the standings to overtake both the Guardians and the Twins. It would appear as if they are well on their way towards tying and possibly getting past Cleveland but Minnesota is a different story.
The Twins are a tough team and the Sox found that out in their recent series at home against them. They are beatable as the Sox found out as well. Now, they just need to be able to string together some victories to be able to keep pace with the Twins which is something the White Sox have struggled to do since early on in the season.
So why is this series so important to the White Sox? Should they lose a majority of the games in this series, they will find themselves a lot further down in the standings and behind the Twins than they are right now.
The Chicago White Sox desperately needs to beat the Minnesota Twins this weekend.
That means it will be harder for them to catch up to Minnesota and overtake the lead in the AL Central. At the least, a split would give them hope but anything less than a split or a sweep by the Twins would be devastating.
The White Sox need to play their best baseball these next few days. They played well against the Guardians, particularly on Tuesday night and they need that momentum to carry over into the Twins series.
Winning the series and then heading into the All-Star break with the momentum from a series win would be key to help get the Sox on a good path towards winning more ball games and ultimately winning the AL Central.
So, don’t take this series against the Twins lightly. There is a lot at stake for the White Sox in the next few games. What happens in the next four days could make or break their season.
If they can’t beat the Twins, they are going to struggle the rest of the season and will almost assuredly miss the playoffs. This is a critical series, no doubt about it.