I wonder if Phil Humber’s rotation spot could be in jeopardy? After one more less than impressive start, I wonder if Robin Ventura will move Mr. Perfect game to the pen once John Danks is activated from the DL.
If Jose Quintana continues to pitch like he has, it has to be a possibility. Gavin Floyd hasn’t been throwing very well lately either, but he won’t be moved out of the rotation, no matter now much some would like that to happen.
Paul Konerko got the day off. Since reaching a season high batting average of .399, Konerko has seen his average drop to .366. Funny when you look at that. Both of those number are awesome, but it goes to show how clutch the Captain has been this entire year.
Remember at last year’s trade deadline when the Sox appeared to desperately want Colby Rasmus? We can see why, now. The Jays outfielder went 5-5 with a home run, double and 3 RBI. He also proved to be pretty smart by not testing Dayan Viciedo’s arm in the 3rd inning.
Sox offense was supplied by A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn. Those 2 each went yard. For Dunn it was number 18, which puts him 3 behind Josh Hamilton of the Rangers.
Orlando Hudson is a nice addition to the Sox, but they team has to hope Brent Morel is almost ready to reclaim his spot at 3rd. In Charlotte on a rehab assignment, Morel is hitting .320 in 25 at bats. However, he has no home runs, or RBI. Let’s hope that improves when he gets back to the South Side.
Nice to see Omar Vizquel. The 47 year old is calling it a career after the season. He was/is an amazing player, but he is an even better person. I just wish I could see him face 49 year old Jamie Moyer one more time.
Sox lead over the Indians is now just 1.5 games. Detroit is 6 back, and surprisingly the Royals are just 6.5 back.