No one expected Dayan Viciedo to walk-off in the 10th inning for the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon, but that is exactly what the left fielder did.
Viciedo has only recorded three hits in 15 at-bats this season, but his third hit in five games is one that will stick with him for a while. After Paul Konerko lined out to left field to lead off the 10th inning, Viciedo stepped into the batter’s box without a hit in the game up until that point. Seattle Mariners reliever Kameron Loe left a pitch over the plate and Viciedo put it in the left-field bleachers. It was the first time he had ever walked off in a big league game.
Viciedo has spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the White Sox. The three-year player is not exactly known for his bat, although he did get to show off a bit last season when he got more opportunities. The 24-year-old posted a .255 batting average with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 505 at-bats. Hopefully, this is the start for good things to come from Viciedo this season.
The White Sox will begin a three-city, 10-day road trip Monday night as they look to build off of their epic victory. However, before they take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, the players plan on doing a little team bonding on Monday.
“It will be fun, first road trip of the year, guys excited to get out. We’re going to rent us a room Monday night and watch the [men’s college basketball] national championship game, that will be good for the team, get us some rest,” White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy told the Chicago Tribune.