CHICAGO -– With a much-improved offense, the Chicago White Sox are showing they can get hits in bunches during the first two months of the season.
Individual players also are showing a tendency to cluster their hits as the White Sox lead baseball in a unique category this season.
Eight White Sox players have collected four hits in a game. As of Tuesday the next-closest team to the White Sox had four players collect four-hit games.
Conor Gillaspie was the latest White Sox player to accomplish the feat, doing it Monday on a single and three doubles. It was his career high for hits in a game.
Other players to deliver four hits in a single contest were Gordon Beckham, Tyler Flowers, Avisail Garcia, Alexei Ramirez, Marcus Semien (twice), Moises Sierra and Dayan Viciedo. One surprising omission from the list is Jose Abreu, who does not have a four-hit game this season.
Keep an eye on this: The White Sox are currently in a stretch where they play 19 of their 25 games at home and are 4-2 to start that run.
Question of the day: With impressive offensive production coming from both third baseman Gillaspie and second baseman Beckham, would it makes sense to send down Semien to get him consistent at-bats when Jose Abreu returns from the disabled list?