Chicago White Sox: Jose Abreu feels like an MVP
Jose Abreeu helped the Chicago White Sox to another big win and he feels like an MVP guy.
The Chicago White Sox are so lucky that they gave Jose Abreu a contract extension in the offseason. He was loyal to them and they were loyal to him and now both sides are reaping the benefits of it. He had a monster game last night to help the White Sox to an astonishing 14-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. He counted for 7 RBIs out of the 14 runs scored. This guy is on fire right now and he feels like he is really in the thick of the MVP race.
He hit two home runs to give him 15 on the year. He is now one off the league lead of 16. He has another MVP candidate right there in the lineup with him in Tim Anderson and then there is also, Mike Trout, Nelson Cruz, and Teoscar Hernandez in the mix as well amongst others. Abreu deserves it as much as any of these guys and he proved it further in this game.
He had his remarkable 22 game hit streak snapped on Friday night but came out with a vengeance last night. There is no telling what he is going to be able to do today against them to close out the series but it would be amazing to see him come out strong against the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox need him at his best to make a deep run this year and he is just the man for the job.
Abreu wasn’t the only position player worth noting either. The whole team was awesome as they managed to put 14 up on the board. Every player in the starting lineup had a hit once again. It was a total team effort from the roster to get this huge win and guarantee a series victory over the Tigers.
Reynaldo Lopez got his first start in a long time as he came back up from the Schaumburg training facility. He was a pleasant surprise in this game as he didn’t give up a single run. The pressure wasn’t on him at all as the White Sox just kept scoring but it was a great sign for Lopez. It would be awesome if the White Sox are able to confidently use him down the stretch.
After this big win for the Sox, it is a quick turnaround as a 1:10 start looms. It will be the MLB debut of Jonathan Stiever so White Sox fans should be pretty excited about that. He will be facing off against Spencer Turnbull of Detroit. hopefully, the White Sox are able to get to Turnbull early and make life easy on Stiever in his first career start.