Wednesday, September 5, 2012
White Sox 6 Twins 2: Alex Rios Doesn't Need Your Help
I don't have the actual statistic in front of me, but I have a feeling that when you hit a grand slam in the first inning, your team goes on to win more often than not.
So thanks for that, Alex Rios.
Oh, and thanks for that second home run later in the game that made it 6-1. As it turned out those runs weren't necessary, but they were still enjoyable.
It was also nice to see Jake Peavy get back to being good Jake Peavy after having some problems in recent starts, particularly at Detroit over the weekend.
Now, this was far from a perfect game. The Sox still went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and scored all runs via the homer, but they also took advantage of walks, as three of the men Twins pitching gave a free pass came around to score on those homers.
So I guess if you're going to be dependent on the home run to score, it's best to make sure you hit those homers while runners are on base.