"Managers don't change lineups when the team is winning," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Right now, we are desperate to win as much as we can. That's the reason. I think I have the feeling right now we are on a roll, and I want to keep the guys as much as I can out there. I expect it to work out."
Guillen felt there was no need to talk about the change with rookie Brent Morel, who has not lost his starting job and will be back in the lineup at some point during the upcoming Kansas City series, with the Royals throwing two lefties. Morel took some extra batting practice on Friday and makes sure to be stretched out and ready as a late-inning defensive replacement.
Otherwise, Morel understands the move. He also won't try to get three hits in one at-bat upon returning to the lineup.
"I don't want to put pressure on myself even if I play once a week, twice a week, five times a week," Morel said. "Just go out there and play the way I can and do what I'm supposed to do. I'm just rooting for those guys, and as long as we're winning, why change anything?"