The Chicago White Sox finally had an outburst of offense. We know that they are almost always going to get the necessary pitching to win a baseball game but the offense hasn’t always come through. With the injuries that they’ve had as an organization, that is going to happen naturally from time to time. It is nice, however, when certain players step up to the plate. That was Yermin Mercedes for a while in the early portion of the season.
After he started to come back down to earth a little bit, however, he came crashing down. Things haven’t been easy for him lately as his slump looked to be the beginning of the end. It still may be but he had a brilliant game on Sunday in game two of the doubleheader. He was magnificent in the game and you can say that he was the offensive catalyst.
Yermin Mercedes having a big game was just what the Chicago White Sox needed.
Mercedes went two for four in the ballgame. Those two hits drove in three runs and he scored twice himself. That means he was a huge part of five runs that the White Sox scored out of seven. They won the game seven to five so you can absolutely call him the offensive player of the game. It was a lot of fun to see him have success again because his personality and “never give up” mentality make him so easy to root for.
The big thing for Yermin in this game was driving the ball with men in scoring position. It had been a while since he had an extra-base hit so doing it with the bases loaded was huge for him. There is a lot of pop in his bat when he is swinging it well so we can all hope this is the beginning of a hot streak for him.
Mercedes wasn’t the only “unlikely” hero in the game either. Zack Collins had himself a game as well. He had two hits in four tries as well and had four RBIs for himself. It was a great game for him as he always needs to be a big part of things in doubleheaders. We expect bursts like this from both players as the season goes along. If they get them from time to time, this team will be great.
Mercedes is going to be looking to stay hot against the Minnesota Twins this week. He has seen them well in the past and is looking to keep that going long-term. If he does, the White Sox will have a chance to win. With four big games coming up here, we can only hope.