Sep 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday was quite fun for the Chicago White Sox and their fans, by sweeping a doubleheader at home, extending a winning streak and winning the night cap with a walk-off home run.
There was much joy at US Cellular Field.
The doubleheader win came against the Minnesota Twins, which wasn’t just the first time the White Sox swept a DH at home since ’08, but it was the first time they’ve swept the Twins in a DH (at home) since Oct. 3, 1991.
The win streak is now a season-high four games, and if you look closely, the “Good Guys” have won five of their last six games (vs. Oakland and Minnesota). Maybe this past week of games is a preview of something special in the future of this franchise.
On another note … it was great to see rookie Jose Abreu hit is 34th home run of the season, earning his 100th RBI for ’14 as well. Abreu is now 4th in the majors in home runs (34), 6th in RBIs (100) and 5th in batting average (.321). That’s not bad for a first year MLB player, huh?
Can you say AL Rookie of the Year?
Since it seems the AL MVP plaque already has Mike Trout‘s name on it, where do you think Abreu will finish in the AL MVP voting at season’s end?
Either way, this last week of baseball has been enjoyable to watch, and maybe they can keep up this play on the road and play spoiler for some teams as the season continues to come to a close.
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