Fresh off his suspension for doing what every pitcher worth his own salt wants to do, Ryan Dempster returns to pitch at Fenway. Let’s get something straight: this is a bad White Sox team. The Charlotte Observer can call them “the surging Chicago White Sox” all they want but the fact remains they are 20 games under five hundred. A well-rested Dempster and a crappy opponent is a perfect recipe for another Red Sox in.
It would have been nice for a sweep against the Orioles but we’ll take two-out-of-three any time we can get it. When it comes to a bottom-feeder like the White Sox, a sweep is most definitely in order. The Tigers come to town next, then the Sox head to the Bronx, and I don’t want any September shenanigans. So sweep the friggin’ White Sox.
Seven strong from Dempster and a heaping of the usual run support would be lovely.