Saturday Night in Chicago
Saturday, August 9, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Miss, 2B; Swish, 1B; Uribe, 3B; Wise, CF. Jose back to the mound.
We’ll See, Let’s Hope
If Jose’s start tonight is as good as his side says that left Coop raving …
Ehren Wassermann was sent down after last night’s game to make room for Jose’s return … we are 38-17 (.691) at home, third-best in the AL behind Tampa (.726) and Boston (.714) … our 161 home runs lead the majors … Carlos Quentin is attempting to become the first Sox hitter since Dick Allen in 1974 (32) to lead the AL in homers … Alexei Ramirez ranks among AL rookies in multihit games (2nd, 26), average (3rd, .310), slugging (3rd, .474), total bases (3rd, 145), hits (4th, 95), extra-base hits (4th, 29), runs scored (5th, 42) and homers (T5th, 10) … our outfield leads the AL in homers (76) and slugging (.510) and ranks second in RBI (213) and OBP (.354) … our run differential of +68 ranks second in the AL to Boston (+105).