It appears that the news outlets have finally gotten the memo: The White Sox are a team to be reckoned with! At last we are beginning to see ESPN and other national sports websites giving the South-siders the press they deserve. Winning 14 out of their last 16 games, the Sox are no doubt far exceeding even the most optimistic fans preseason expectations.
This week the Sox will be welcoming the Toronto Blue Jays to the Cell for a 3 game series. The Blue Jays have been a mixed bag. Packed in the middle of the ultra competitive American League East division, the Jays find themselves in familiar position of desperately trying to hang with the Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, and Rays. However, with a 28-26 record, the Jays are still above 500 and are only 3 games behind the AL East division leading Tampa Bay Rays, making this series a competitive one for the Sox and definitely one not to miss.
Need To Know Blue Jays:
Edwin is having himself an All Star season. By hitting 17HR’s, he has already established himself as a leader among this spirited team. Luckily for the Sox, he may miss a game or two due to a bruised hand. He is listed as day-to-day.
One of the hottest hitters in the league has been Jose Bautista and therefore is a name you should know. Last year, Bautista led the league in home runs and is well on his way to doing so again this year; already hammering out 14 HR’s. The White Sox pitchers will surely have their hands full with this guy.
The pitching ace of this Canadian Club is Ricky Romero. He has already piled up 6 victories and is primed and ready to face an electrifying White Sox lineup. He most likely has the best chance to come away with a W against the Sox.
Tuesday: 7:10 p.m, Ricky Romero vs. Philip Humber
Wednesday: 7:10 p.m, Brandon Morrow vs. TBA.
Thursday: 7:10 p.m, Henderson Alvarez vs. Jake Peavy