KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Flowers doesn’t want to put too much thought into why he’s performing well at the plate. He just wants to enjoy it for all its worth.
Per Elias, the catcher is the first White Sox player since Magglio Ordonez in 2001 to have seven straight hits, a streak he saw end in the eighth inning of Friday's 7-2 loss to the Royals.
Flowers, who hit .195 with 10 home runs last season, is 8-for-14 and is a big part of the reason the White Sox have a team on-base percentage of .359 so far.
Last season, the White Sox finished with a .302 on-base percentage.
“I don’t know what the hell I’m doing,” Flowers said. “I’m just trying to see the ball and swing at stuff that looks good. I’m just trying to relax, and if it looks good, swing. If it doesn’t, take it. I’m just trying to keep it as simple as I can and hopefully ride this out for a long time.”
Flowers’ streak began Thursday when he singled four straight times and later was removed for pinch hitter Paul Konerko. He doubled and singled twice in three trips on Friday before the streak ended — when he reached on a two-base error in shallow right field.
According to Elias, no White Sox catcher has ever had seven straight hits.