Though it was on a lot of White Sox fans’ minds, given Jonathan Stiever was the most exciting active pitcher in the minors in 2019, team brass gave us very little reason to believe he would see time in the bigs in 2020 — truncated season or no.
So it was downright shocking last night to learn that in fact, technically for just a spot start (although the White Sox wouldn’t object to Dane Dunning II I’m sure), Stiever was promoted to the 40-man roster and his service clock started. If that’s not proof of the White Sox beginning the pedal-to-metal phase of the rebuild, not sure what is.
The White Sox lineup behind Stiever:
Today's #WhiteSox starters at Guaranteed Rate Field.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 13, 2020
⏰: 1:10 p.m.
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: @WGNRadio pic.twitter.com/znY7ky0WcR
Jarrod Dyson spells Luis Robert! If you had that on your 2020 bingo card, go play a lottery ticket, NOW!
The Tigers trying to spoil a debut:
Here's how we line up for the season series finale vs. the White Sox.#DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/TSg0S1uXQX— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 13, 2020