Jose Quintana (4-1) was outstanding in the hot hot heat this afternoon, holding the Rangers to one run in his eight innings of work. He struck out eight and walked one -- the lone runner to cross the plate from the Lone Star State. Addison Reed pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save.
Today he went 1-for-3 with a walk. Sox RBI beast Alexei Ramirez grounded out to drive him in, tying the game in the fourth inning. Then, two innings later, he took Matt Harrison deep for a solo HR. He scored both Sox runs today.
Yesterday you might recall he had a walk off base hit in the 10th to win the game. He was 2-for-4 with a walk in that one.
And going back to his first home game on Tuesday, he homered in his first at-bat, starting a 3-for-6 night, with three runs and four driven in as the Sox pummeled Roy Oswalt.
What a first home series for the third baseman. In this three-game set alone, he outperformed the production the White Sox had at the hot corner all season long. Ridiculous.