What’s up with the White Sox. Adam Dunn has an appendectomy, Jake Peavy has continuing arm, and leg, woes. John Danks take a ball of his head, and now, Manager Ozzie Guillen passes a kidney stone. What’s next, Mark Buehrle will need his tonsils removed? All this season drama, plus the horrible hole they have dug themselves in, and the Sox still find themselves only 5.5 games out of first. Not bad, comsidering.
With Ozzie making it to the game just hours before 1st pitch, the Sox figured they’d give their skipper the day off. They slammed the D’backs 8-2, taking 2 of 3 in Arizona.
I get it, Paul Konerko loves playing at home. For the 3rd straight day he hit a home run. Sunday’s game was almost a carbon copy of Saturday’s contest. Komerko and Alex Rios homered as the Sox won. This tIme though, AJ Pierzynski played the part of Alexei Ramirez, chipping in 2 hits and 3 RBI. Konerko’s next home run will move him past White Sox legend, and first base coach, Harold Baines.
Phil Humber was a nice story in April and May, but has he really become a legitimate MLB pitcher? The Sox would love to find a way to put him in the pen, but he just keeps pitching lights out. He went 7+ innings again on Sunday. The last time he failed to go 7 was May 13th vs. the A’s. He has pitched in to the 7th inning in 9 of his past 10 starts. Not so bad for a guy who most felt was done, even though he really never got started. Humber is in the AL top 10 in Wins, ERA, and opponent batting average. If he somehow makes the all-star team, it’ll be the biggest story of the midseason classic. I keep waiting for the ceiling to collapse on the guy, but right now it doesn’t look like it’ll happen any time soon.
Welcome to the outfield Adam Dunn. It’s been almost 2 years since the Sox big ticket guy roamed the outfield. The Sox are desperate to get him going.
Next up for the Sox is date with the Cubs, also known as the crosstown classic. I know it as the day that select Chicagoland Johnny Rockets sold $1.00 hot dogs. Since I can get as many as I like, I think I’ll go for 3. You Sox fans should do the same. The Dogs can be found at these locations: N. State St., 30 N. LaSalle St., 623 E. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook and 2835 Showplace Dr., Naperville. Johnny Rockets loves the crosstown classic. Love them back by eating as many dollar dogs as you can–Chicago style, obviously.