It’s safe to assume that the White Sox have found their mojo. Over their past 4 games, the Sox offense has been unstoppable, averaging 10 runs in those contests.
Maybe a player, or two, isn’t hitting real well, but 7 others are raking.
Few of the notables.
Paul Konerko tops the list. The Captain has an 12 game hitting streak, in which time he is hitting .545. On May 12th, he was hitting .331. He is now at .396, which leads baseball. Also during this blistering streak, Konerko has multiple hits in 7 games What makes the streak even more impressive is that he is doing it by hitting the ball to every field. The man is truly leading by example.
Joining him on the sun is Dayan Viciedo. Over his past 12 games, the Tank is batting over .400. He also has 7 home runs and 19 runs batted in. His average at the beginning of this tear was .210. It is now .264. I think he has figured out AL pitching. Or could it be they can’t figure him out?
Viciedo has also been on a tear defensively. Catching everything hit to him, while being challenged by fewer and fewer runners.
Alex Rios is another guy that can’t be stopped. He is hitting over .340 in his past 9 games. It would be better if Michael Brantley didn’t go over the wall to rob him of a home run on Saturday.
Rios did go yard in the 8th inning.
I have to mention A.J. Pierzynski too. The backstop is hitting better .444 over the past 12 games, including 4 home runs and 14 RBI.
I know it’s a lot of stats, but it’s hard not to be impressed with the way the team in playing right now.
I know I didn’t hi-light Adam Dunn, but he continues to make up for last year. In game 1 vs. the Indians the DH hit his 7th, 1st inning home run of the year. If Josh Hamilton would cool off just a tad, Dunn may be able to take the AL lead.
Talking about homers, the Sox have 5 home runs in the first two games against the division leading Tribe.
Can you tell the offense is hitting on all cylinders?
It’s isn’t pecking away either. The first two games has seen the South Siders score 3 runs in a inning twice, and 4 runs, three times. Damn!
The Sox pitching hasn’t been too shabby either. Jose Quintana has made two big league appearances, both against the Indians. He suffered his first MLB loss, and earned his first MLB win in those 2 apps.. His ERA is an outstanding 1.60. Who is this guy? Whoever he is, the Sox may have to keep throwing him out there.
Saturday’s game should have been a pitchers duel. Both Derek Lowe of Cleveland and Jake Peavy of the Sox came in with ERA’s in the low 2′s. So what did these tow guy do? They allowed a combined 15 runs in 8.2 innings.
That’s the thing about baseball, you can’t ever predict how a game is going to play out.
I am just so impressed with the Sox play. I picked them to win the Central. It’s a long season, but right now things look great.
Going into Sunday’s finale, the Sox trail the Indians by a game and a half.
Gavin Floyd will be pitching for the sweep.