It’s taken almost two months, but the Chicago White Sox are starting to show some life over this past road trip. Encouraging signs with the bat came from the likes of Adam Dunn, Alex Rios, Paul Konerko and Jeff Keppinger.
The most encouraging sign of the for-mentioned names was Dunn. The Big Donkey has struggled all season long, and at one point, you could see it in his eyes that he was losing confidence with every swing and a miss.
“We are pretty close to getting really hot,” said Dunn, who went 8-for-22 with four home runs before striking out three times Sunday. “We swung the bats pretty well, over the whole trip.”
“We have a tough home stand with Boston coming in, and we need to score some runs for us to compete with them.”
Konerko also showed signs of busting out of his May slump with a terrific Saturday when he had three hits. Over all on the trip, he finished 6 – 17 and a lot of his outs were hit hard.
“Saturday was a good day,” said Konerko. “It’s good to build off of that. That’s about it. I don’t want to get into it more than that.”
Keppenger also showed signs of the hitter the White Sox thought they were acquiring when they signed the second baseman over the winter.
He broke a 0-16 slump Wednesday night against the Twins and then today against the Angels he had two hits.
If the White Sox hitters can bring that momentum back to U.S. Cellular field this week, they just might be able to finally get some momentum to the 2013 season.