Well, for once, the White Sox still are in first place by themselves after wrapping up a series with the Tigers.
Then again, it took tonight’s rainout in Chicago to assure them of that.
In any event, it was a wise decision to call off this game tonight, rather than risk starting it — only to have in-game delays that would’ve wasted both teams’ ace, Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Chris Sale of the White Sox.
Verlander, instead, will pitch Friday’s series opener in Cleveland, and Sale will open the series in Minnesota.
Another reason for the quick call tonight: The teams have that mutual off-day Monday, and it isn’t much of inconvenience for either team to get back here. Detroit will come back from Cleveland before heading to Detroit, while Chicago will stop back home before heading off to Kansas City.
Simple enough, right.
Doug Fister, Tuesday night’s winner, will go for the Tigers in the makeup game, while Gavin Floyd, Wednesday night’s loser (though he hardly pitched bad), will be back on the mound for the White Sox.
For those wondering, the 2:10 p.m. game will be carried by Fox Sports Detroit, with a pregame at 1:30.
No game today, but still plenty of good coverage in tomorrow’s Detroit News. Check it out.
That’s it from Chicago. Time to make the trek home.