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Seventeen With a Bullet

I'll make it a quick one, because I really am writing something about last Tuesday, which I'm probably just making up at this point since I'm going on memory.

  • The White Sox offense scored 17 runs on Monday. They had scored 17 in the previous 5 games, including the brutal 20-1 loss to Minnesota.
  • It was the Sox first 20+ hit performance since the 22-hit loss to the Rangers, which I've already referenced once this season. The 17 runs were the most since this game during the Cardinals series in '06, which also happens to be the last time they had 24 hits. The last time the Sox had more than 24 hits in a game was 1981.
  • It shouldn't be a surprise that Paul Konerko was the only Sox starter who didn't get two hits, as he's been something of a reverse bellwether recently.
  • Alexei Ramirez had 4 hits... by the 4th inning.
  • Following in Mark Buehrle's footsteps, John Danks was not good. Though Danks was struggling with control rather than getting smoked by throwing pitches over the heart of the plate. He might have been able to take away something from the game thanks to the big cushion, as he seemed to regain some feel for his change and curve in the last three innings.
  • Carlos Quentin pulled up lame on an RBI double in the first. KW and the Sox training staff seem to be downplaying the severity of the injury, which puts me in the awkward position of having to agree with Bill Melton, WU and Larry all at the same time.