Gavin Floyd’s ninth start of 2010 went somewhat similar to his ninth start of 2009, impressive. Floyd held the Florida Marlins in check, striking out seven while pitching 6-1/3 of one run ball. His ERA fell from 7.00 to 6.31 and this has been typical of Floyd the last few seasons.
Panic buttons can be reset as things begin to settle down for White Sox fans, as the Sox have won two in a row and made it to double-digit hits again. That’s the fourth time this week the Sox have knocked the ball around and this trend looks like its going to continue. Alex Rios, Paul Konerko, and Carlos Quentin all had multi-hit games, and Gordon Beckham has a hit and reached base twice and scored both times. Apparently “Seek and Destroy” continues to work its magic.
Juan Pierre has raised his average to .263 as he’s hitting .366 over the last 10 games with 15 hits, four runs, three RBI’s and stolen bases. He’s also raised his OBP to .311 which is really the most important number of a lead-off hitter.
I’m feeling pretty good about the chances of a sweep this afternoon as I will be attending the game and Freddy Garcia will be pitching on an extremely warm afternoon. It could be sweep Sunday in Chicago, well for the Sox and Hawks.