American League Central first place team, the Chicago White Sox will be hosting the Angels for a 4 game series. Of course the Angels hope to rebound from a nausea-inducing sweep by the Twins and fans everywhere hope Mike Trout starts to show up, along with most or the rest of the Angel's bats. This will be no small task, given we are about to face the best pitching staff in the AL (in terms of team ERA and opponent batting average).
The White Sox have already swept both the Padres and the Twins in 2016, on their way to a somewhat impressive early trip to the top of their standings. The Angels, on the other hand were hot off a sweep of the A's before slamming the brakes on full stop this past weekend against the Twins.
If would sure be nice to the Angels to return home on Friday on the positive side of this current road trip which would require taking at least 3 of this series. A series split would put them at .500.
Biggest question: Will the real Mike Trout show up?
Hector Santiago vs. Carlos Rodon
Monday, April 18, 2016 @ 5:10PM
Another lefty battle as Santiago faces off against his former team while Rodon looks to continue his beatdown of the Angels from 2015 :
Matt Shoemaker vs. Mat Latos
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 5:10PM
Latos was pretty much horrible for the Angels and Dodgers last year, so it figures that he has been great in his first two White Sox starts. Shoemaker hopes to return the phrase "Fear the Beard" into our regular vocabulary.
Garrett Richards vs. Chris Sale
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 11:10AM
Oh good! Our 0-2 ace matches up against the dominating Sale who is off to a blazing start.
Jered Weaver vs. John Danks
Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 11:10AM
Danks has been horrible in two starts and Weaver has been on both sides of the battle: