Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez stays hot on the Field of Dreams

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On Thursday night, the Chicago White Sox got to play in the MLB’s first Field of Dreams game and it had an electric atmosphere. Although it wasn’t Heaven, Iowa sure felt like it during last night’s matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees.

The White Sox walked it off by a score of 9-8 in an electric outing for the club. Both clubs put on a show for Major League Baseball and their fans on national television. The hottest hitter in baseball right now, Eloy Jimenez, stayed hot in Iowa last night by going 2-4 at the plate and driving in 3 runs.

After the White Sox fell behind 3-1 early to an opposite-field home run for Aaron Judge, Jimenez decided to take things into his own hands by hitting a 3-run shot to right field of his own in his second at-bat, giving the White Sox a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the third inning.

On the season so far through 13 games, Jimenez is slashing .306/.333/.755 and has hit six homers while driving in 17 runs. Jimenez has been nothing short of stellar since his return from the IL after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in spring training.

Eloy Jimenez is the most important hitter in the Chicago White Sox lineup.

In the last week alone, he has hit five of his six home runs and driven in 13 of his 17 runs. Jimenez’s return to the lineup has not only brought more power to the lineup but has also energized this team. Eloy’s power has been sorely missed this season.

Jimenez has brought more life to this team and at the perfect time. With about a month and a half of baseball left for the White Sox, Jimenez slotting back into the lineup and getting his timing back this early is a positive sign. The club looks to make a push to claim home-field advantage throughout the playoffs by having the best record in the American League and will need Jimenez to stay hot heading into the playoffs.

He shined bright on one of the biggest stages last night and he will look to continue that over the final 46 games as his White Sox are looking more and more like World Series contenders each time they take the field.

It is great to have Jimenez back and it is going to be fun watching him help this team make its World Series push. Today, the White Sox are off to travel back to Chicago and will continue their series against the Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday night.

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