Daniel Palka is getting it back together at Charlotte, but Yonder Alonso, Charlie Tilson and Ryan Cordell are keeping him there.
All in one night: Eloy Jimenez homers twice, Charlie Tilson belts slam and White Sox turn triple play
The Sox’ 9-4 victoy over the Astros included some major highlights.
The White Sox got two homers from Jimenez, one from Abreu and a slam from Tilson and turned four DPs — and a triple play — in their victory over the Astros.
"I would go into every game [last season] with confidence," he said, "but it would diminish in bad situations. Whereas now it’s never diminishing."
The White Sox were no match for Justin Verlander, except for one Jose Abreu swing that may have prevented them from being no-hit.
Jose Abreu knows the White Sox’ last World Series title came in 2005. He didn’t know it happened in the same ballpark where the Sox are playing a four-game series this week.
Rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez seemed to bounce back OK physically from his first game Monday after coming off the injured list with a high ankle sprain.
Perhaps there was some good in Eloy Jimenez getting a respite to sort of sit back, relax and press it down on a reset button.
Metrics point to worse defenses than North Siders’ error-prone crew.
Jimenez had been on the injured list since April 28 with an ankle injury.
Lopez gave up one homer and struck out one in his sixth QS in seven tries.