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3 unsung White Sox heroes from the first half of the season

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 16: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 16, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - MAY 16: Johnny Cueto #47 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 16, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Reynaldo Lopez
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Reynaldo Lopez has come in and done a great job for the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox had a big hole created when they brought Michael Kopech from being a long relief superweapon to the starting rotation. It was supposed to be Garrett Crochet who takes over in that role but he is out for the season after having Tommy John surgery.

It was unclear if anyone was able to perform in that role but the resurgence of Reynaldo Lopez has allowed them to do so. He has been that superweapon that can go in long relief, make spot starts, and even close out a game if needed.

So far this season, Lopez has a record of 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA with a 1.024 WHIP. It is clearly a great season for him so far and one that he would like to see continue into the second half of the season as the White Sox will need his role filled.

This is amazing to see as Lopez had an up and down start to his career. He was brilliant in 2018 but then fell off for a few years before resurrecting his career in the second half of 2021. Now, he is a very important piece of the White Sox organization right now. So far this season, he has been an unsung hero that you can rely on in big spots.

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