With a snowstorm (!?!) sweeping through New England, tonight’s White Sox game was postponed, to be made up on Sunday as a day-night, seven-inning, doubleheader.
Today’s game has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on April 18:— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) April 16, 2021
- Game 1 will be the originally scheduled which will take place at 1:10 p.m. ET
- Game 2 will be the rescheduled game from today which is at 5:10 p.m. ET pic.twitter.com/ASRtdpHs8S
This is a funny way to gift White Sox fans with not having to see Reynaldo López start another game, Mother Nature.
No starter for Friday had been announced, but with Dallas Keuchel throwing on Saturday and Lucas Giolito for the opener Sunday, it was likely that a fresh arm would be needed — all indications, López. Now, the South Siders get to punt the decision for a couple of days.
With the pen usage (both Garrett Crochet and Michael Kopech) on Thursday, it would have been almost impossible to treat Friday as a bullpen game. While there is still a hole in the rotation for Sunday’s nightcap, the delay makes it at least plausible that Dylan Cease may be able to come back to start. Given it’s a seven-inning game, with the possibility of a complete game or minimal reliever need in the opener, a bullpen game is not implausible on Sunday, either.
López is probably the third-best option for Sunday, now, and that’s not a bad thing.
Tomorrow’s game with be covered for SSS by Leigh Allan with Six Pack TBD, possibly even me.
Late Friday afternoon, the White Sox formally activated Dylan Cease from the injured list, as his coronavirus symptoms proved merely that, after a “series of” negative COVID tests.
The probables for the Boston series are now listed as Cease on Saturday, Keuchel and TBD on Sunday, and Giolito on Monday morning. It is uncertain why Giolito is getting an extra day of rest, thus complicating the rotation and creating another situation where ...
Reynaldo López could be starting for the White Sox.
Carlos Rodón is not an option vs. Boston, as he is getting an extra day of rest and pitching at Cleveland on Tuesday.