Chicago White Sox star, Jose Abreu, is now on a 21-game hit streak.
The Chicago White Sox, even when they lose, usually makes at least one play that gets fans out of their seats to yell. Most of the time they are good plays and every now and then it is a not so good play. As far as the good ones, more often than not they are offensive-minded plays. Last night’s loss was one of the ugliest of the 2020 season but Jose Abreu added to his MVP case with his MLB best 21 game hitting streak.
It was nice because it was probably going to end up being his last chance to do so. There were two outs in the eighth inning with the White Sox leading by a run so you figured at the time that if he didn’t do it then, the streak would end. As mentioned before, the White Sox blew the late-inning lead to the Pirates in what would become the most annoying game of the season.
It certainly was an annoying game but it wasn’t much fault of Abreu’s. He didn’t have three home runs but he did collect the hit to extend the streak. He has a legitimate chance to be the American League MVP right now. He has a competitor for that award in the same lineup (Tim Anderson) but if Abreu keeps up his torrid pace, he will definitely get some consideration.
After blowing the lead like that last night, it would be awesome to see Abreu come out and have one of his extra-special games tonight. The beauty of this new White Sox lineup is that he isn’t the only option anymore but it is still nice seeing him contribute. He has a chance at another RBI title so it would also be cool to see him go after that down the stretch of the season. This is finally going to be the year that Jose Abreu gets a piece of the MLB Postseason and he deserves it.