After get a few hours of sleep, I woke up and realized I’m still pumped by which the manner the Chicago White Sox won their game Friday night, you know, with the walk-off grand slam by Jose Abreu with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
Abreu and others have been a splash of fresh air for the franchise thus far, and besides the White Sox not having an actual full-time closer on the roster, they have been fun to watch for most of the first 22 games of this 2014 season.
One aspect of this team that has caught my attention was this article from the Chicago Sun-Times as Daryl Van Schouwen wrote about how injuries have given Dayan Viciedo and Marcus Semien an opportunity.
His article states:
“Semien, 23, held his own at second base, has shown a flair for dramatic long balls and has driven in 13 runs, the most by a major-league rookie besides teammate Jose Abreu.”
Semien has been huge for this team in terms of what he’s already accomplished as a rookie, and Viciedo is playing well this season as since the article stated the following:
“Since April 13, he is 19-for-43 (.442) with eight extra-base hits.”
Just think … this team can only continue to get better as the year progresses. I know it is still April, but the White Sox have already given the fan base something it lacked all of last season, and that is hope.
That grand slam by Abreu pretty much slammed the door on last year, letting us all know this year can be much different.
In other White Sox news:
• CSN Chicago wrote about how the White Sox are happy with MLB changing the transfer rule.
• Tweet of the Day:
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 26, 2014
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