Fans of Yoan Moncada and the Chicago White Sox have been waiting for him to come alive and start hitting. Well, he came alive in a big way on Wednesday afternoon against the Detroit Tigers in a 13 to 0 blowout. This was a game in which every starter in the lineup got themselves a hit and Moncada did extremely well.
Moncada got the onslaught going when he blasted a three-run home run in the first inning to put the White Sox ahead for good. It helped set the tone for the rest of the team, igniting a spark that would turn into a wildfire that would overtake the Tigers. Detroit had no answer for the Sox hitting or pitching.
It was the kind of day that the White Sox had been needing for a long time. It was also the kind of day that Moncada needed to kick himself out of his slump and let him get rolling.
Hopefully, this isn’t the last that we have seen of Moncada hitting well. We need to see much more of this as the season moves forward.
The Chicago White Sox needs a lot of production in 2022 in order to succeed.
Moncada had a total of six at-bats and had five hits. He scored two runs while driving in five runs. He was left on base twice. His batting average is still .181 but that’s sure to increase as he gains more momentum at the plate.
Just the other day, we were thinking that Moncada was in line to be sent down to the Minor Leagues because of the slump he was in. Now we are singing his praises. We can only hope that this is enough to light a fire under Moncada and keep him pushing forward.
It is better to be a full-on fire with him than a flash in the pan. Look for Moncada to get hot and stay hot helping this offense gain traction and become better.
He’s an important part of the offense and when he gets hot, this team is going to roll and be hard to stop. They will catch up with the Cleveland Guardians and then the Minnesota Twins to win the AL Central.
That’s only if they can capture the magic from this Wednesday’s game and keep pressing on for the rest of the season.