Is there any other way to describe the Sox offense?
The Sox swept the Indians by winning the finale, 12-6. That is huge in itself, but the story is the scorching bats.
Having gone over the dominance with the bats yesterday, I’ll touch on today.
The Sox had another three, 3-run innings. All led by Paul Konerko, who raised his batting average to a MLB leading .399. The Captain picked up 2 hits, none bigger than his 3-run home run off Ubaldo Jimenez in the 4th inning. It was quite a battle between batter and pitcher, that was ultimately won by Konerko. Hang a curve ball to that guy, and he’ll deposit it into the seats.
Konerko’s blast was his 400th as a member of the Sox. The knowledgeable Sox fans knew it, requesting a curtain call.
Nice series for Gordon Beckham, who went 6-14 in the 3 games. Beckham spends a lot of time with Konerko and it looks like some of the 1st baseman’s secrets are starting to seep into Beckham.
Loved the back to back triple hit by Orlando Hudson and Alejandro De Aza. De Aza was thrown out after trying to score after the ball was bobbled by the Indians, but exciting nonetheless.
I never knew that Dayan Viciedo was a slow starter. He sure has picked up the pace of late, popping out another couple hits.
Yeah, I won’t forget Alexei Ramirez, who is slowly starting to find his rhythm. Ramirez’ three hits gave him 6 in 3 games. His average is now up to .219
Gavin Floyd has had a god season, so far. Sunday he needed his offense to bail him out. The guy couldn’t get his breaking pitches to do anything. He was fortunate to get his 4th victory.
Sox trail the Indians by just a half game in the competitive A.L. Central.
Sox have won 5 straight and 9 of 10 and are now 4 games over .500