The improvement that we started to see from the offense two weeks ago continued last week at the most important time. Not surprisingly, the White Sox went 4-2 since our last set of rankings thanks to strong performances throughout the lineup.
Really, aside from only two players in the lineup, everybody had an acceptable week, and plenty had fantastic weeks.
Who did what? Well the chart is right below this sentence, genius.
|6||Alejandro De Aza||384||6||3|
As you can see, only Alejandro De Aza and A.J. Pierzynski struggled this week, and when you look at Dewayne Wise's output it's not hard to figure out why Robin went with him over De Aza on Monday. Though I should point out that had Wise's Stupidest Decision Ever cost the Sox the game yesterday I would have docked him 500 points and shipped him to Siberia in a crate.
Seriously, though, look at the production from the regulars this week. Paulie had 19 points, and Dunn had 16 in half a week, but Rios, Beckham, Viciedo, Youkilis and Wise all put up 20 or more points. If that becomes a trend then wrapping up this division won't be all that difficult and the Sox could do some real damage in the playoffs.
Last week's rankings can be found here.