Chicago White Sox: Pitching matchups vs Cleveland Guardians

Vincent Parise
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Pitcher Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox looks on during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 08, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Pitcher Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox looks on during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 08, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Johnny Cueto
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Game Three – Johnny Cueto vs Shane Bieber

Johnny Cueto can add to his amazing Chicago White Sox season on Thursday.

The Chicago White Sox have gotten everything that they needed and then some from Johnny Cueto this season. He has been the team’s best signing by far and now they need him to be that good for just a few more starts. None will be as big as this one in the season finale against the Cleveland Guardians.

Cueto isn’t the strikeout machine that he was once upon a time but he is very good at getting outs every possible way. He has shown that he isn’t afraid of a single hitter and that he is willing to go deep into games in order to help preserve his bullpen. That might be needed by the time we reach game three.

If Cueto can make a great start here, the White Sox better hope that their offense can get to Shane Bieber who is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. He has been so good recently that he could be the guy who takes home the Cy Young too.

There are probably a few guys (including Cease) that are ahead of him in that race but he is coming for it. A big start against the White Sox is on the horizon for him. If the White Sox are going to beat him, they need to get to him early and often.

These are two teams with outstanding pitchers that are looking to help their team to a great win. A division title is on the line here so the White Sox pitchers need to be at their best while the offense gets to these great Cleveland arms.

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