In past seasons Chicago has struggled to beat the teams they were suppose to. That is why a 6-1 home stand against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics was not only important in keeping their slim lead in the American League Central, but it also got the so called preverbial monkey off their backs.
The week was highlighted by Gavin Floyd continuing his recent pitching dominance. The righty went 2-0 allowing only 1 earned run in 14 innings pitched. Floyd also was so brilliant Sunday in the finale against Oakland that he carried a perfect game into the top of the 6th inning.
The offense was simply on fire scoring a total of 44 runs in the 6 games. Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez were the two main reasons in which the Sox scored so many runs this week. Konerko homered 4 straight games in a row to start the week off in the Seattle Series and finished up with the 4 homers and 5 RBI’s. Alexei smashed a total of 2 home runs and also total 5 RBI’s.
The White Sox will look to continue this amazing run they have been on since June as they will hit the road for the week and begin a tough series up at Comerica Park against central rival Detroit. Chicago is 3-1 against the Tigers this season and will start the 4 game series Tuesday with a scheduled double header. Mark Buehrle is scheduled to take the mound in the early game while rookie Carlos Torres will make the jump from AAA for the nightcap.
About the Author
Written by Robert Lopez
I love the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. I also watch soccer, golf, tennis and UFC. My favorite player is Adrian Peterson due to the fact he plays for the Vikings and that I've followed him his entire career going back to high school in Palestine, Texas. My favorite overall athlete ever is Frank Thomas because he was the reason I got into following the White Sox and in my personal opinion other than Ken Griffey Jr, I feel Thomas was the only player of the 90's to play the sport cleanly.