And to think there was talk of letting Paul Konerko walk after the 2010 season. The 2011 season would have been even worse if the Sox had let Konerko go. Great to see Beckham collect 4 hits yesterday. If he can even hit .250 with his defense, the Sox would be in great shape.
Konerko is 2nd in hits in AL with 65 and only 2 behind Derek Jeter. He is also 5th in doubles with 13, 6th in HR’s with 13, 6th in RBI with 33, 1st in batting average at .399, leads in OBP with .476 mark, 2nd in slugging at .681 and second in OPS at 1.157.
He is 3rd in the majors in total bases with 111. Only Josh Hamilton with 131 and Adam Jones with 116 are ahead of him. 4th extra base hits in AL with 24.
White Sox are 4th in AL in runs scored with 228. Lead AL in triples with 11, 4th in HR’s with 60, 6th in batting average at .258,
Pitching stats show Sox are 6th in saves with only 9 with only Toronto have less with 7. Sox have 7 blown saves which is next to last in AL with Toronto having 8 blown saves. Opponents are hitting .237 against the Sox with Texas and Los Angeles Angels allowing lower averages.
Sox have 3rd fewest errors with 21, with only the Mariners and Yankees having made fewer errors. Sox have the third least double plays with 39, with the Mariners and Tigers the only worse teams. The Sox have allowed the fewest stolen bases with 15, while the Angels have allowed the most with 45.