An interesting outing for Jake Peavy Saturday afternoon. He went 6.1 innings and struck out 9 for the win. Pretty good, right? Except for the 7 runs he gave up in the process. Fortunately for him, the Indians weren’t the only ones swinging the bats. The White Sox once again exploded offensively putting up 14 runs on the Indians, doubling them up in the contest.
Indians (26-20): 7
White Sox (25-22): 14
When a baseball team puts 2 touchdowns on the board you know that the attack came from up and down the lineup. Still, Paul Konerko stands out as being absolutely dominant right now. His 4-4 day boosts his average on the year up to .396 and overshadows big offensive days from Alex Rios (3-5; HR) and Dayan Viciedo (3-5; HR; 5 RBI). What Konerko is doing right now is absolutely amazing. He is dominated any pitcher that dares to toss a pitch in his direction. Sustainable? Probably not, but for as long as it lasts it will be fun to watch and likely go down as one of the most dominant stretches from a White Sox hitter ever.
Plus: You can’t sleep on this offense, you can’t help but notice guys that are coming around after struggling and you can’t help but smile at the idea that we could be looking at one of the most dangerous lineups in the league if the ball keeps popping off of the bats.
Minus: What’s better than a 14-7 victory? A 14-0. Way too many runs given up by White Sox pitching today.