Alabama Alumni Update: Foster’s Inaugural Campaign for the White Sox
Matt Foster has been in the Chicago White Sox organization since the 2016 MLB Draft. However, as soon as the right-hander got his chance in the big leagues, on July 29, 2020, he proved to be a reliable asset.
The White Sox finish the truncated 2020 MLB season and look forward to the postseason after going 35-25 on the year. While most of the attention towards the team was focused on the dynamic offense, who finished T-3rd for most team HRs in the MLB with 94, "the Southsiders" have also managed to trot out a top-five pitching staff to go along with it.
The former Crimson Tide standout and Valley, Alabama-native, Matt Foster, put on a rookie season to remember in Chicago. By the end of the season, Foster had put up an ERA of 2.20 after throwing for a total of 26.2 innings pitched. Concurrently, the White Sox finished with the fifth-lowest team ERA in the MLB, 3.72, after the pitching staff only allowed 246 runs during the shortened 60-game season.
Foster got the opportunity to start in two outings but for Chicago, but didn't quite fit the starting role early on. Nonetheless, he seized the opportunities that were given to him and tied the roster's win leader, Dallas Keuchel, with a total of six regular-season wins.
On Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox begin the 2020 playoffs in a best-of-three series against the Oakland Athletics for the MLB American League wild card.
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