White Sox: Five Takeaways from Series With Marlins
Jose Abreu Has Solid Series Playing In Front of Son
Abreu, playing in front of his son Dariel Abreu for the first time, had a solid series against the Marlins. Although Abreu couldn’t fulfill his son’s request for a home run, he still had a good series. Abreu had a hit in each game against the Marlins, including RBI doubles on Friday and Sunday.
During the last seven games, Abreu has continued to improve his batting average. After Sunday’s game, Abreu’s batting average sits at .282. Although he still has just 14 home runs on the season, he’s starting to improve in other areas of his game. Abreu is tied with teammate Melky Cabrera for the team lead in doubles with 27 this season. Despite a slow start to the season for Abreu, its still a positive sign to see the slugger get his batting average over .280.
The White Sox will need Abreu to continue hitting like he has over his last 30 games. In that span, Abreu hit .325 with three home runs and 14 runs batted in. Abreu most likely won’t hit 30 home runs this season, but he can still finish with more than 20.
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