Chicago White Sox: 3 takeaways from the Tigers series sweep

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Chicago White Sox, Danny Mendick
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There have been a lot of role players stepping up for the Chicago White Sox.

As I alluded to on the first page, the White Sox caught the unfortunate injury bug this season starting with Eloy Jimenez and recently updated with Nick Madrigal.

At the moment, the Sox are missing Jimenez, Luis Robert, Madrigal, Michael Kopech, and Billy Hamilton. That’s a lot to handle for a team that has made this season a “World Series or bust” type season. Nevertheless, the Sox have been graced with underwhelming players that have stepped up in the place of their injured players.

Brian Goodwin

Goodwin, 30, the recently signed free agent as of May 5, made an explosive debut with the White Sox in this series. In the second game, Goodwin made his debut and recorded two hits (one double and one three-run home run) and one walk in six plate appearances. He helped the Sox record a dominant 15-2 win.

Danny Mendick

Mendick will most likely be a frequent visitor of second base, filling in for Madrigal. Mendick played both shortstop and second base in this series. He went 4/10 from the plate, recorded five runs and two RBIs in the series. Mendick had one double and four walks in the series to put up a .400 batting average and an outstanding .615 on-base percentage.

Leury Garcia

Garcia also improved his batting statistics in this series. He went 4-11 from the plate, recorded two runs, and had five RBIs. Garcia also had three walks and one double in the series. He played everywhere for the Sox against the Tigers. He played right field, left field, second base, and third base. There is no doubt that he will be an important person as he looks to fill in for guys who need days off.