Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson has big night in Minnesota
Tim Anderson has had a phenomenal 2019 season for the Chicago White Sox as he has developed into everything they hoped he would be. On Tuesday night, he led the offense in their eight-run scoring fest against the Minnesota Twins.
Tim Anderson had a huge night for the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, going 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBI to help the team score eight runs against the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately for the White Sox, the pitching didn’t match that impressive effort and the team lost in 12 innings.
The shortstop got the first hit of the game for either side in the first inning and then later recorded another single in the third inning. Unfortunately, in neither circumstance was he able to score.
In the bottom of the fifth, though, with the team down 5-1, Anderson hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Adam Engel to score.
With the team finding a way to score three more runs courtesy of Jose Abreu‘s 119th RBI and homers from Zack Collins and Adam Engel, the game went to extras and Anderson got another chance to do damage.
In the 11th inning, the shortstop took a 2-2 pitch from Zack Littell to deep left field and over the wall to give the White Sox a 6-5 lead.
With Alex Colome coughing up the lead in the bottom half of the inning, Anderson came up one more time and made the most of it by recording another single.
The 26-year-old raised his average to .336 on Tuesday, giving him the major league lead in the category, putting him .004 points ahead of Anthony Rendon.
In order for Anderson to qualify, he will need to record 502 plate appearances this season, according to MLB rules. The six at-bats he added on Tuesday certainly helped, raising his plate appearance total to 481 on the year.
With 11 games remaining in the season, getting 21 more plate appearances should not be a problem at all.
Given his lead over D.J. LeMahieu in the American League is by .007 points, Anderson is in strong position to secure the AL batting title and possibly the major league batting title.
The Chicago White Sox have a lot more of this type of production to look forward to from Tim Anderson in the future.