Abreu connected for two home runs a day after hitting for the cycle and Fulmer earned his first major league win as a starter as the White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 8-1 on Sunday in an interleague matchup of last-place teams.
Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The first baseman added his 31st homer of the season and 12th in the last 26 games in the seventh.
"I would rather make a judgment, or little bit more of a judgment, and draw some conclusions as to what we need to work on and what we need to get better at here rather than in spring [training.] This will give us a better understanding of where they're at, measure what they do and then put a plan together for them as we move forward".
Samardzija has allowed four earned runs in 36 innings in his career against the White Sox and enters this meeting on a roll.
When September doesn't mean a pennant race, it becomes evaluation time for a team - and perhaps the best month to evaluate up-and-coming talent.
Volstad pitched for four teams in seven seasons but had not pitched in the major leagues since appearing in one games for Pittsburgh in 2015. "I want to have success here, along with the rest of my teammates". "For some of these young men, it's real time in terms of a regular season".
The Giants, who have the second-worst record in the majors, were looking to win their first road series since they swept the Pirates June 30-July 2. "He really, really continues to stay focused and in the zone".
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"He was very effective keeping his cutter down and working at a good tempo, " Renteria said.
The Giants also have a shot at winning the season series, which they currently trail 7-6 with six games remaining. "That's the frustrating part about it", Bumgarner said.
In his other start, Fulmer yielded a career-high six runs in 1 1/3 innings Aug. 21 against Minnesota.
"Our pitching was off. We're not swinging the bats at all right now", Bochy said.
Giants: Parker (strained left oblique) returned to the lineup at designated hitter following a seven-game absence.
And here's a happy Abreu, post-game in a celebratory pose! White Sox 1B Jose Abreu hit for the cycle Saturday against the Giants to join the Rockies' Nolan Arenado, the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, the Rangers' Carlos Gomez, the Rays' Evan Longoria, the Padres' Wil Myers and the Nationals' Trea Turner in accomplishing the feat this season.
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