Saturday Afternoon Delight

The White Sox, behind Gavin Floyd’s eight-inning, 11-strikeout masterpiece, won their fourth in a row with today’s 5-1 victory over the Red Sox. For those of you interested in such things, it gave the Sox a 17-5 record on Saturday this season–far and away their most successful day of the week–and continued the South Siders’ mission to come back from the AL Central abyss.

The pitching of Garcia and Floyd and Mark Kotsay’s home runs yesterday and today have 
to stand out as the highlights of the two Red Sox contests. But another interesting story is unfolding with Chris Getz back in the lineup after being out with an oblique injury.
Since being activated on September 1, Getz has gone 8 for 16. In the last three games, including the one vs. the Cubs and two against Boston, Chris is 7 for 11 and in the first two games of the Red Sox series has gone 6 for 8 with his four hits last night and two today. The recent spurt has raised his average to .278.
Getz’s performance is not only a great sign for the rest of the season, but for the future as well. With a year under his belt, all signs point to him becoming one of the best second basemen in the AL next season.

Sunday in the park
It’s Danks vs. Lester tomorrow in the third of the four-game Sox/Sox series.

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