For the first time since April 16th, the Chicago White Sox are at the .500 mark. Thank’s to two wins over the fading Cubs, the Sox have a chance at making the All-Star break in great shape. Along with reaching the break even mark, the Sox have crawled to within 3.5 games of first place Cleveland. Sox won 6-4 on Friday, and 1-0 on Saturday
I know the All-Star game is less than 2 weeks away, and it looks like Paul Konerko will be the only representative from the Sox. However, I think Phil Humber should be on the team. Say what you want, he’s lucky, he pitching over his head, whatever. I ask you, where would the Sox be without him. Humber is in the top 10 in wins, ERA, earned runs, and hits allowed. His WHIP (baseball lingo) is also one of the AL’s best.
I have no answers left. What is wrong with Adam Dunn? Another 3 strikeouts for Dunn on Saturday. He did walk on Friday, so that’s positive. Is it possible that he has just forgotten how to hit? I can’t think of a guy that has fallen so far, so quickly, like Dunn, who is now hitting .168. Maybe Chone Figgins. Dunn even has a lower slugging % than Juan Pierre. Sox are gonna have some tough decisions if he continues to struggle.
Remember at the beginning of the season, Matt Thornton was the closer? Bad luck, and bad outings, doomed that deal. Anyhow, Thornton picked up his 3rd save of the year on Saturday, which was his first in more than a month.
In my eyes, these past 2 games have been uneventful. I hate to use the word boring, because there was a home run, and an exciting triple, but for the most part things were ho hum.
Tomorrow the Sox go for the sweep of their crosstown rivals. Gavin Floyd gets the ball for the Sox.
Oh yeah, did any of you enjoy the dollar dogs that Johnny Rockets were offering? I hope you did.