On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox earned a sweep of the Detroit Tigers. Lance Lynn pitched a gem and his bullpen was even better after him. The offense did just what they needed to do in order to win the game which was much needed to get the sweep.
The main catalyst for the offense in this one was Andrew Vaughn. He had the RBI for the go-ahead run and one of the insurance runs that they provided late in the game. His go-ahead RBI was somewhat lucky because the Detroit first baseman dropped the ball on a double-play turn.
His insurance run came via a solo shot in the 8th inning. His batting average is at .301 and he now has 58 RBIs which both lead the team. He also leads the team in slugging percentage which tells you everything you need to know about his power.
It was good to see him produce the game-winning RBI. It is becoming obvious that he is a clutch hitter in this lineup. If there is anyone that you want to come up to bat in a situation where runs could score, it is Andrew Vaughn right now.
The Chicago White Sox needs Andrew Vaughn to continue being this clutch.
This was the third straight game where he hit the go-ahead game-winning RBI. He did it in every game in this three-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Without him, it is hard to see where this White Sox would be in this series or in this season. He is clearly one of their best hitters now.
This stat about him having the go-ahead game-winning RBI in all three games of the series is actually incredibly crazy (and rare). He is the first White Sox player to do that in a three-game series since Kevin Youkilis did it in 2012.
Anytime ten years pass between events, you know that it is something crazy. Youkilis was a very good player in his MLB career but he was at the tail end of things when he played for the Chicago White Sox. Vaughn is at a very different point in his career.
He was absolutely the best offensive player that the White Sox had this weekend and they need him to keep it up. It has been a sore spot on the team and he has been one of the exceptions. He should be playing every single day and now we are seeing why. Hopefully, this keeps up for him.