When you're a rookie in the Majors Leagues you figure out that, at this level, teams adjust to you and it's up to you to figure out how to adjust right back.
Well, Jose Quintana figured it out.
Tired of shutting teams out for eight innings and ending up with a no-decision, Jose Quintana figured out that he should instead blow the lead himself. Then, after leaving the game with the White Sox trailing, he'd give the opposing bullpen a chance to blow things.
Sure, you still end up with a no decision, but it's a better result for the team.
That's exactly what the White Sox did on Tuesday night, coming back from a 4-2 deficit to explode for 4 runs in the seventh and another 5 in the eighth to win this game 11-4.
An offense that had been sleep-walking through most of the second half so far exploded. Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko both homered for the second straight game. Dunn finished the night with 4 RBI and Paulie had 4 hits, further proving that the slump that had been dogging him is officially a part of the past.
Making it all that much more fun to enjoy was the fact that the Tigers lost to the Indians earlier in the night, meaning that the White Sox are once again tied for first place in the AL Central.
So I guess everybody can stop throwing themselves off the cliff for now.