Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
At least Rios continues to rake. Gillaspie also is holding his own. Keppinger and DeAza look like they might start to hit, too.
To me, Keppinger looks like he's on his way very quickly to the super-infield-sub role. He's making contact at the plate, but not really driving the ball. More disconcerting to me is his shaky defense at second. Tonight he pulled Paulie off the bag with a bad throw and almost bobbled a ball when he was covering first. Last night in the 8th, there were two balls that fell into short leftfield. The first ball fell in front of Rios, and Beckham probably would have made the out. The second ball that fell behind Konerko, Beckham would have at least been in the television. Tonight, I saw a handful of balls that seemed to be out of his range.
The way Gillaspie is hitting the ball now, I see him as being a good fit at third. Hopefully Beckham comes back sooner rather than later.