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Series preview: Twins at White Sox

The Twins will be taking on the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field this weekend and bwhahaha I’m sorry I still can’t get over that name.

Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox
I guess the White Sox do still have these guys.
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While the Twins are off to a great start for the 2017 season, sweeping the Royals in a three-game series at home, the White Sox have been just mostly wet. Two of games in their four-game series against Detroit were rained out, and they split the other two, one loss and one win. The postponements do mean the Sox get to skip over their fifth starter Dylan Covey, so good for them. They’ll probably need all the little bits of help they can get this season.

That’s right, folks: The White Sox suck. Not just in general, but particularly this year. They are going to be bad; before the season started, many even thought they’d be worse than the Twins—and that was before the Twins were 3-0!

The White Sox traded away ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox, and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Nationals. They got a bunch of really, really good prospects in return, but those guys aren’t ready yet. So now is our chance! Let’s beat up on these guys.

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Friday, 4/7, 7:10 pm CT — Phil Hughes RHP vs. Derek Holland LHP

Game 2: Saturday, 4/8, 1:10 pm CT — Adalberto Mejia LHP vs. Miguel Gonzalez RHP

Game 3: Sunday, 4/9, 1:10 pm CT — Ervin Santana RHP vs. Jose Quintana LHP


  • If the Twins win tonight, they will have a 4-0 start to the season for the first time since 1987. Remember what happened in 1987?
  • The White Sox signed old friend Mike Pelfrey to a minor league deal earlier this week to add pitching depth. Yeah. Pelfrey had been with the Tigers, but they released him at the end of spring training, because, well... he hasn’t been pitching well.
  • Phil Hughes has never given up a home run to any of the current White Sox batters, so that’s good.
  • Saturday’s game will be the first major league start for young lefty Adalberto Mejia.
  • Designated hitter Robbie Grossman is still looking for his first hit of the year.
  • Brian Dozier has four home runs in 46 at-bats against supposed White Sox Ace Jose Quintana, who is starting Sunday. Joe Mauer has two home runs in 37 at-bats against Quintana.
  • If you’re interested, you can read South Side Sox’s series preview about us. It reads like it was written before the season actually started, though.
  • Just in case you somehow missed it, U.S. Cellular is no more. It’s now called Guaranteed Rate Field.