The WSox beat up on a weak hitting Cubs team in the pre season. It was easy to look real good.
Yesterday their was some glaring issues from the past that appeared again. Geo has a lot of trouble the first innings of games. Delmonico sucked last year especially at the plate...looked aweful yesterday. he'll be on the bench often. The new old man...Encarnation...just has to find his groove...it's early. He was getting squeezed by an ump with a super wide zone and he still just missed killing the ball. Grandall looked BRUTAL behind the plate....with different pitchers. That's not him. Sox pitchers were missing location and putting balls in bad locations for a MONSTER minny lineup. Garcia had a rough time at second. Him and Delmonico can easily be replaced.
I think with a couple more games the team will flow and play better.
The Cubs got Rizzo back in the second game, and had him yesterday. He's a stud.
There bats and bullpen are gonna be their downfall.