One little joke turned out to be pretty prophetic:
"I'm ready to come to Chicago, but I'm not at the airport yet."— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) August 18, 2018
-- Michael Kopech with a laugh about when he will be called up
The Chicago White Sox made the decision on Sunday that Michael Kopech will be called up to start for the team on Tuesday, and social media exploded:
Column: When Michael Kopech lights up the scoreboard with his first triple-digit fastball, fans will know the wait for the White Sox pitcher was worth it https://t.co/kbON8w8z2C via @PWSullivan pic.twitter.com/VO4RbDx2gv— ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) August 20, 2018
Michael Kopech last seven starts:— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) August 19, 2018
9 earned runs, 44 innings, 4 walks, 59 strikeouts.
Tuesday night will be electric. See you there.
It's time! #WhiteSox calling up Michael Kopech to make his @MLB debut Tuesday vs. the #MNTwins. Kopech is No. 2 on the @WhiteSox Top 30 Prospects list & No. 13 on @MLB's Top 100: https://t.co/WZTfDOi21k pic.twitter.com/1ikCwArQ5O— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 19, 2018
tfw you find out Kopech’s coming up pic.twitter.com/sAbyVwApjN— Write Sox (@WriteSox) August 19, 2018
Michael Kopech makes his debut for #WhiteSox on Tuesday. The velo is obvious, but the knock on him has been his inability to throw strikes. Seems like he might have figured something out over last 2 months in AAA..— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) August 20, 2018
First 14 starts:
Last 10 starts:
- My favorite announcer and favorite player were in the broadcast booth.— Mike (@ChiSoxFanMike) August 20, 2018
- The Sox had a huge comeback victory.
- Kopech was promoted.
- The Cubs lost and the Brewers won.
Today was one of the best days of the season as far as I'm concerned. This Sox fan is happy. Very happy.
White Sox just overcame a 6-run deficit. Michael Kopech up on Tuesday.— Shane Riordan (@shane_riordan) August 19, 2018
I’m not saying they’re definitely going to win the division but I’m also not saying that they won’t.
"We're going to have one of the best prospects in the game with us,” said Reynaldo López of Michael Kopech. "He’s one of the best and everybody thinks he's supposed to be a superstar and we're all excited."— James Fegan (@JRFegan) August 19, 2018
We’ll let Kopech’s dad — who could end up a feisty presence on White Sox Twitter — have the final tweet: