Serve 'em Up: The Chicago White Sox Are Done in 2009

Jimmy Mohler@@JimmyMohlerBRContributor IIIAugust 24, 2009

When the White Sox first got a hold of their schedule before the season, this upcoming road trip was surely fear inducing. Currently the Sox are 2 1/2 games back from the Tigers, and two in front of the Twins. But that may change in the next few weeks.

The White Sox may have the most difficult schedule in the majors over the next few weeks. The long road trip starts with a four-game set in Fenway, continue on for three more at the new Yankee Stadium, and finish up against the Twins at the metrodome; a place they've been 2-13 over the last two seasons. 

The Twins have a relatively easy schedule coming, starting with a much needed homestand against the Orioles. They get the Rangers at home for three more afterwards, then get their shot at the White Sox for the first time since going 5-1 against them during the month of July. 

The Tigers look to remain by and large the same. Coming off a tough series in Oakland, the continue to LAA for three more. After that, it gets a little easier against the Rays, Indians and Blue Jays

So if the Twins keep moving up and the Tigers stay even, it's on the White Sox to play good ball in the next several games. The pressure's on for all three teams in the top of the Central, but I just don't see the White Sox making it into October. 

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