White Sox: Why you should be excited about the 2019 MLB Schedule

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July could be awfully soft and a springboard for the Sox.

If the Sox are in contention in the middle of the season, their schedule in July could be pivotal to making them so going forward.

The month starts with three games at home against the Tigers, who are very likely to be turning odd colors in the sun for a third straight season. Five games against the Cubs and A’s follow, who will be competitive at worst if things don’t change too much from this year. But, after that is when one might be tempted to slather the schedule in BBQ sauce.

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The White Sox will travel to Kansas City and Tampa, where they will play the rebuilding Royals and the always-in-flux Rays. They will follow that with home dates against the certainly still-a-mess Marlins and the could-be-anything Twins.

The Sox will close out the month with a home series against the Mets, who by that point could be shorn of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, or they could both have contracted West Nile or been run over by an escaped wildebeest, given how things go for the Mets.

That’s 19 games against what could be the dregs of baseball. It could also be the launching point for an assault on either the division or the wild card spots. Obviously, this is predicting what teams will be next season when we’re not even done with this one, but we have a suspicion.