Ah the White Sox. After suffering through their toughest stretch to date, the Sox won their second straight game, tonight against the Indians.
It being May day had to have something to do with it, right.
The 7-2 win over Cleveland is great, but to me the bigger story is Gordon Beckham and Brent Morel.
Both if those young guys struggled throughout April. However tonight they both found their stroke.
Especially Beckham, who had 3 hits and a pair of RBI. The most impressive thing was his taking the ball the opposite way. The home run was nice, but hitting the ball where it’s pitched is gonna keep Beckham in the bigs.
Morel also had a nice evening. He only had 1 hit, but his swing looks like it’s coming around. He still need to work on patience. In 4 at bats, he saw 8 pitches. For those who aren’t math majors, that is just 2 pitches per at bat. Not the best, but I want to believe he is coming around.
Because Robin Ventura doesn’t talk about his closer, I guess bringing in Hector Santiago was just a way of giving the kid some confidence. He got himself in to some trouble in the 9th by loading the bases, but got out of it by getting Lou Marson to ground out.
I wonder if the people that have been calling for Gavin Floyds head now own one of his jerseys. Floyd is finding his game.
Nice to see Matt Thornton ascend to the closers spot. Nice save on Sunday vs the Red Sox. Is he the new closer? Who knows.
I can’t help but get excited every time Chris Sale is on the hill. He gets better each start, and never seems to get rattled. He has the best pure stuff on the Sox staff.
Once the Sox got up a few runs, I knew the Tribe wouldn’t be able to get back in the game. Sale is just that good.
It’s what we all expected, A.J. Pierzynski leading the Sox in RBI and tied with Konerko for the lead in home runs–haha.
I know it’s a long season, but it’s nice to see the Sox near the top of the Central Division.