Right now the Chicago White Sox are back to full strength and in our opinion, running like a finely-tuned well-oiled machine.
Chicago beat a solid Oakland ballclub on Monday night at US Cellular Field 5-2 in which Dallas Keuchel started and went a decent five innings. Then, Michael Kopech, Craig Kimbrel, and Liam Hendriks went scoreless the final four innings to bridge it to the win.
Not to be lost on the night – Luis Robert collected three hits to raise his season average to .328 on the season. He hit his third home run of the season as well.
The blast served as the exclamation point on a really solid win at home.
Seby Zavala and Tim Anderson also had multi-hit ballgames for the White Sox. Chicago is 69-50 on the year with a 40-22 record in their home park.
This is the type of win you can expect to see from them from a blueprint standpoint in October. Hope you get a good enough start to turn it over to the dominant firemen in the bullpen, get your five or so runs from your offense that is dotted with capable bats up and down the lineup, and squeeze out a solid win.
The Sox have shown they can win in all kinds of ways this season, whether it be a slugfest style ballgame or a pitching duel. They play the game well, and they get timely hits from unlikely sources. This is a team we picked to do big things back in March, and we look forward to documenting how the story goes for them from here forth.
And my goodness is Luis Robert a fun guy to watch. What a monster he’s going to be.