Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Paul Konerko and 4,000 bases
Jul 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
As the talk of the day on Thursday was all abut the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, we must not forget how Chicago White Sox veteran and captain Paul Konerko gained his 4,000th total base of his White Sox career in a win against the Detroit Tigers.
Konerko gained the 4000th base with a double in the fourth inning off Drew Smyly. The double made Konerko 2-for-2 at the time.
Here is a video from Whitesox.com of the hit.
Also for the White Sox on Thursday, Jose Abreu gained a hit in 20 consecutive games. Abreu also his had at least one hit in 38 of the past 39 games. Here is a game article from the Chicago Sun-Times taking about the 3-for-3 day of Abreu.
Even though the White Sox didn’t make any deals, it was a good day on the baseball diamond for them as they totaled 16 hits and took the series from the Tigers, which is something the White Sox really needed.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is a series preview from the Chicago Tribune of the White Sox hosting the Minnesota Twins that starts Friday.
• ESPN Chicago wrote about the White Sox “standing pat” at the trade deadline.
• Here is what CSN Chicago wrote on the 7-4 win by the White Sox on Thursday.
• Southside Showdown’s Brian Draus also gave his thoughts on the White Sox at the trade deadline.