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Manny Ramirez notches three hits in White Sox victory

Sep 6, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

Manny Ramirez hasn’t shown any power since being claimed off waivers by Chicago last week, but he had three singles this afternoon and is now 7-for-16 (.438) with the White Sox.
Ramirez’s third single today came off Tigers closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and proved to be the game-winning run, as pinch-runner Alejandro De Aza came around to score in a 5-4 victory.
As a Twins fan I’d love it if all the Manny-hating columnists were right about his being washed-up, but the numbers never supported that notion and so far he’s hitting .438 for a White Sox team that has now won seven straight games.

  1. Ick McWang - Sep 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    He isn’t washed up. He’s just a pain in the ass

  2. Cheap Seat Chronicles - Sep 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    As a Twins fan, I’d love to see him suddenly come down with one of those phantom knee injuries or something, but he’s playing for his next contract, so it is far more likely that we’ll get a final month like he had with the Dodgers in 2008.

  3. Jon - Sep 6, 2010 at 8:20 PM

    OMG!! .438!! He’s amazing!!
    Why are we warned about small sample sizes when Manny does poorly, but we’re pummelled with stats when he does well over 16 at bats?
    I’m fairly certain that you wouldn’t be writing a “Manny is Done” story if he were 3 for 16. So don’t write “Manny is Amazing” stories after seven hits.
    Sorry for the rant.

  4. Shawon-O-Meter - Sep 6, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    As a Cubs fan and someone that lives in Minnesota and doesn’t mind the twins, I hope this goes south quickly.

  5. cusoman - Sep 7, 2010 at 1:15 AM

    You shouldn’t be sorry, it’s a completely valid argument for ANY player when talking about stats. I mean, did you know that Nick Punto batted 1.000 in the month of August! I can hear the MVP whispers already…

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