The White Sox try to rebound from four straight losses and a sweep at the hands of the Twins this week when they take on the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays. CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton break down the upcoming matchups in the White Sox Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda Dealers.
The White Sox 11-game road trip got off to a horrendous start this weekend when they suffered four straight losses to the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately for Robin Ventura's group, that stretch was likely the easy part of the trip. Now they pack their bags and head east to take on the Baltimore Orioles for three games and the Toronto Blue Jays for four more. Those two groups currently sit atop the American League East and will be looking to extend their respective records against a White Sox team that lost those four games by just five runs.
"The White Sox pitching's gonna have to do a little bit better, other than Chris Sale," said Bill Melton, "than what we've seen."
The Blue Jays are second in the American League in runs scored, while the Orioles are third in the AL in batting average.
There's also expected to be a reunion in Toronto, as Mark Buehrle will square off against his old team and Chris Sale.
Buehrle has found the fountain of youth in his second season with the Blue Jays, currently sporting a 10-4 record with a 2.32 ERA, fourth best in the American League.
"We're gonna have to score runs off of somebody, and we're gonna get Mark Buerhle. And Mark's getting pretty stingy with those runs," Melton said. "Both these ball clubs (Toronto and Baltimore) have pretty good offensive clubs with power. The next seven games are going to be tougher than the last four."
See what else Chuck and Bill had to say in the video above.