May 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run game winning home run in the ninth inning at U.S Cellular Field. The White Sox won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
What a game and what a comeback by Adam Dunn and the Chicago White Sox, as they again used their power to win in the ninth inning, this time defeating the New York Yankees, 6-5 Friday night.
The savior of this game was Adam Dunn and one swing in the bottom of the ninth, as he hit a two-run home run to send the White Sox to their second consecutive win against the Yankees this series.
As Ken “Hawk” Harrelson announced as Dunn jogged around the bases … “Hell Yes!”
The win puts the White Sox at 25-25 on the season, back at the .500 mark, and gives them four wins in their past five games.
Maybe, just maybe this team is starting to turn things around, and we’ll get that winning steak all of us have been waiting for this season.
That was yet another needed win for the White Sox and it continues to prove “these kids don’t quit,” though it was the veterans of the ball club that proved Friday night they’ve still got some left in the tank as well.
Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the fifth that put the White Sox ahead at the time, his seventh of the season. Ramirez finished 3-for-4 at the plate.
As soon as I started to get down on this ball club (see: last week), this week they’ve come out and played some of their best baseball of the season against two quality teams in the Kansas City Royals and the Yankees.
Hector Neosi didn’t get the elusive win he’s been looking for this season but didn’t pitch that bad, as he allowed three earned runs off four hits and five walks in six innings of work. The walks could have been lower, but he’s still learning on the job.
The win went to Daniel Webb, as he’s 4-0 this season, pitching 1.1 innings of relief. He gave up no runs or hits and walked one.
Again, this is just exciting to see how this ball club has bounced back after what we had to watch last week. It is good to see this team continue to battle, and even though their record doesn’t show it, they are better than a .500 team this season, and hopefully they will continue to prove that on Saturday.
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