The 2022 campaign has been a rough ride for the Chicago White Sox, and those already looking ahead to next season may not find much solace. The club released its 2023 schedule Wednesday, and the early portion of it features a stacked slate of strong opponents.
In the season’s first month, White Sox will face a slew of American League contenders and a trio of National League teams that could present problems as part of MLB's balanced schedule efforts. Let's break it down.
Chicago White Sox March-April 2023 Schedule
- March 30-April 2 at Houston Astros
- April 3-6 vs. San Francisco Giants (Off April 4)
- April 7-9 at Pittsburgh Pirates
- April 10-12 at Minnesota Twins
- Off April 13
- April 14-16 vs. Baltimore Orioles
- April 17-19 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
- Off April 20
- April 21-23 at Tampa Bay Rays
- April 24-26 at Toronto Blue Jays
- April 27-30 vs. Tampa Bay Rays
While the White Sox have gone 3-4 against the Astros this season, opening the 2023 campaign in Houston -- potentially following a banner-raising ceremony -- is a daunting task. The Astros have blown out the Sox twice in 2022, including a 21-5 beatdown in the most recent meeting.
Following the four-game set in Houston, the South Siders host what's sure to be a frigid home opener on April 3 vs. the Giants. Depending on San Francisco's rotation alignment, Carlos Rodon could have a homecoming game in the finale of that series.
The Sox then embark on a six-game road swing to Pittsburgh, which will be hosting a home opener, and Minnesota. To thaw out from a cold trip, the Pale Hose return to their always hospitable mid-April South Side abode to welcome Baltimore and Philadelphia as part of a six-game homestand.
Back on the road again, the White Sox have three each in Tampa Bay and Toronto. Two of the AL East's four contenders back-to-back is a tough draw, but the White Sox got the hat trick. The Rays visit 35th/Shields for four to close out what should be a thoroughly challenging April schedule.
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