Hit Parade On for ChiSox posted by Richard Kagan
Well, I've been waiting for this. Finally, the Sox broke out with the hits and out-slugged and swept the Division leading Cleveland Indians. Today's score was 12-6. Yesterday's tally was 14-7. Did Jay Cutler throw a TD pass?
The Sox have hit the tar out of the ball. Today's hit total was 15. Saturday it was 17. Paul Konerko is on a 13 game hitting streak. He hit his 11th HR to break a 4--4 tie and sent the Sox rolling to its 5th win in a row. The Sox are now a half-game behind the Indians. Hitting doesn't win Division titles, but it brings fans to the park, and it is exciting. Plus it makes up for mediocre pitching. Yesterday Jake Peavy didn't have his best stuff but he got the win. Today Gavin Floyd was rocked early but lasted 5 frames to notch his 4th win of the season. Konerko is currently batting .399 for the year, the leader in the majors. Someone please recognize him as an outstanding White Sox who is playing himself onto the AL All-star team. A couple of solid weeks of play and he will clinch it. But that's a month away.
Alex Rios and Dayan Viciendo have both really hit the ball well. Viciendo looks like Carlos Lee, and hits like a young Manny Ramirez. He has a great upside and can knock the ball. It's good to see guys getting hits, and driving in runs. Adam Dunn has 15 HR's, 4 more than last season's total. Dunn, who seems to either hit a HR or strike out, at least is hitting the ball fair. It would be nice to see him hit a few singles to add to his profile. The Sox don't need another Dave Kingman in their lineup. He was a power hitter who either hit a blast or KO'd. The Sox have this potential. They have hitters. They can score runs. This hot streak will eventually fade. The staring pitching needs to come around.Continue reading "Hit Parade On for ChiSox"