Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.
The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).
We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.
José Abreu will soon be passing guys on the #WhiteSox career HR list.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
10. Ron Kittle 140
11. José Valentín 136
12. Minnie Miñoso 135
13. Jim Thome 134
14. José Abreu 133
Daniel Palka is slugging .530.— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
11 of his 22 hits have been extra-base hits. 4 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR. #WhiteSox
Most multi-HR games in a season by a #WhiteSox shortstop— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
3 Tim Anderson 2018
3 José Valentín 2003
3 José Valentín 2002
3 José Valentín 2000
Players with 10+ Home Runs & 10+ Stolen Bases this season:— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
Just those three.
Daniel Palka of the White Sox slugged just the 5th HR in Statcast history with at least a 110 mph exit velocity AND a 40+ degree launch angle.— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 26, 2018
Others to do it: Rizzo, Bryant, Gallo, Hanley. pic.twitter.com/dlM2dYRkKR
Tim Anderson (10 HR, 11 SB) is first #WhiteSox player with 10 HR & 10 SB through team's first 49 games of a season since Alex Ríos (10 HR, 15 SB) in 2010— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
José Abreu: 4-4, 2 2B, HR, BB today— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 26, 2018
In 78 games vs Tigers:
.343/.411/.593, 16 HR, 50 RBI#WhiteSox
Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.