Usually, the MLB season is spoken about as a grind, like a marathon. But the 2020 season is going to be a strange one for the White Sox and every team. This season will be a full out 60-game sprint to the finish line for a championship opportunity. So it’s with that in mind that we present the three key series for the Chicago White Sox in 2020. And be sure to check out our previous coverage on the AL East teams. (Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles.)
Key Series #1: 7 of 10 against Twins at Home
The first significant series for the White Sox will encompass the entire 60-game season because the White Sox are playing 40 of the 60 games against their in-division opponents. This means that 10 of those 40 games will come against the Minnesota Twins. However, the benefit for the White Sox is that seven of those ten games come at home. The ChiSox are a sleeper pick for a potential postseason birth during this shortened campaign. However, for the Sox to advance, they will have to capitalize on games against arguably superior teams, like the Twins. Having seven of the ten games at home will help the White Sox in their quest in 2020.
Key Series #2: 4-Game Set with Tigers (August 17th-20th)
The Chicago White Sox are not going to have a more manageable schedule on their path to a potential World Series. But in the middle of the season, they will have an “easier” option when they play the Tigers. This four-game set from Guaranteed Rate Field will offer the ChiSox a reset should the season not be going the way they would like it. Or it can provide an alternative to the stiff competition they’ve faced in victory. Regardless of what the White Sox season is looking like by August 17th, these four games against the Tigers should help the ChiSox move forward with some key victories.
Key Series #3: “Field of Dreams” Game Series (August 13th)
On August 13th, the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals will face off in a “Field of Dreams” game. This game will take place near the site in which the Field of Dreams movie was filmed, in Dyersville, Iowa. Seeing the field transformed to allow Major League Baseball to play this game will be something akin to a dream. Yes, the Sox and Cardinals will play the remaining two games of the series that weekend. But for this Thursday in Iowa, everyone will have their eyes tuned in to watch a game played on a “Field of Dreams.”