Eloy Jimenez has a knack for obliterating White Sox rivals

first_imgEloy Jimenez made his Wrigley Field debut Tuesday, formally introducing himself to the fans he once thought he would play in front of for much of his MLB career.The Cubs shipped him to the White Sox in 2017, however, in the deal that brought left-hander Jose Quintana to the North Side, so, for Jimenez, this was a chance to show his former organization what it was missing. “When I signed (as an amateur with the Cubs), I said, ‘I want to hit one in Wrigley,'” Jimenez said. “Now I’m with the White Sox, and it feels really good.”It was made even more impressive by his bat breaking on the swing, which postgame photo evidence confirmed.Eloy Jimenez’s broken bat. #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/zK4clzBxPF— Kevin Powell (@kpowell720) June 19, 2019White Sox fans know this season is meant to build a bridge to a more fruitful future — one heavily involving Jimenez and his powerful bat. Watching their left fielder consistently mash against opponents such as the Cubs and Yankees will make the wait easier while providing plenty of optimism for what comes next. THIS IS WHAT YOU’RE MISSING, @Cubs .Eloy Jimenez off the team that traded him! pic.twitter.com/vzDI52hS8z— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) June 19, 2019Like he has done this year against other teams South Side fans dislike, Jimenez drilled a home run. His ninth-inning blast gave the White Sox a 3-1 victory.”It was everything,” Jimenez told reporters after the game. “I can’t explain right now, but it was a really good moment.”MORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNEarlier this year, Jimenez delivered a pair of multi-home run games against the Yankees, as well as two long balls in a contest against the Astros. Plus, he took the division-rival Royals — with whom the White Sox have openly feuded — deep on June 8 and June 9.But producing the home run to beat the Cubs in his first game at Wrigley might have been the most special MLB hit for him to date given his history with the organization.last_img

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