Nice recovery by the White Sox. Loser of 3 straight, including a doubleheader to the Indians, the Sox won the final 2 games. They won 3 of 7 games on this trip, but it could have been worse. Well, it could have been better, but still.
John Danks showed how great a pitcher he can be, nearly shutting down the Indians for 7 innings. The bullpen came in and helped the Indians tie the game, but Tuesday night belonged to Danks.
I bet he was feeling a lot better answering all the media’s questions.
I wonder where the Sox are going to pitch Chris Sale. Elbow tenderness helped move him out of the Sox rotation, and into the back of the Sox pen. Now he is set to get an MRI after one night in the pen. They say it’s only precautionary, but an MRI is an MRI. They don’t send guys in for things like this unless they think there could possibly be something wrong.
Sale wasn’t his dominant self on Tuesday, and was pissed when he game up the game tying single to Carlos Santana.
One guy who is healthy is Addison Reed. Glad to see the Sox finally took my advice in making Reed the closer, for now. Sale will be in the mix, if he is healthy. Reed, to me, is the best option.
Alex Rios didn’t like Chris Perez’ antics the last time the two met. I liked how he showed him how he felt on Tuesday, lining the eventual RBI triple into the gap in right. Rios has been quietly consistent all year.
Same could be said for Adam Dunn, who hit his 10th home run of the year on Wednesday. If Josh Hamilton wouldn’t be hitting 4 out, Dunn would be the AL leader in home runs. Dunn is another 2012 success story.
The biggest story has to be the return of Jake Peavy. Peavy may be the best pitcher in baseball through the first month and a half. He threw another great game, improving his record to 4-1, while lowering his ERA to 1.89. Say what you will about Jered Weaver and Felix Hernandez, but Peavy has been everything and more.
I don’t remember the last laugher the Sox played, but Wednesday was one. The Sox have a potent lineup, and they proved that by sending 10 men to the plate in the 4th when they scored 6 runs.
I wonder how long a team can go with a guy who is unproven, and struggling. Dayan Viciedo has been scuffling all season, but since Morel and Beckham have been doing the same he has fallin’ between the cracks.
I think if those 3 guys were hitting at all, we would be talking about the first place Sox, instead of the 3rd place Sox.
All the teams better watch out, as my 2012 sleeper, the Kansas City Royals are starting to get their act together. They are just 3 games back of the Sox.
The Sox will see just hom competitive the Royals can be when they host their Central Division rivals starting Friday at the Cell