Numbers not reflecting De Aza's quality ABs

Numbers not reflecting De Aza's quality ABs

Numbers not reflecting De Aza's quality ABs
CHICAGO -- The left-handed-hitting Alejandro De Aza is hitting .288 overall but just .196 against southpaws. Yet, De Aza took left-handed throwing Brian Duensing deep for his first career grand slam during Thursday's 11-8 victory over the Twins and has produced solid at-bats during these particular matchups.

"You don't notice it," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of De Aza's statistical struggles against left-handers. "You look at the numbers and you can scratch your head, but he's had a lot of good at-bats against lefties, getting on base and kind of starting innings against lefties. I don't look at it like he needs a day off against lefties."

De Aza tries not to change much at the plate, regardless of the pitcher being right-handed or left-handed.

"It's the same approach," De Aza said. "I just let the ball come a little deeper because most of the lefties, their [pitches] run away from me. So, that's pretty much it."