CHICAGO -- On Wednesday night, following a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, Adam Eaton heard general talk from the media as to how the White Sox were getting on a bit of a roll. On Sunday, Eaton stood at his locker pregame and listened as to how his team looked a bit out of sync with the offense struggling the last two days despite decent enough pitching to win.
Eaton wasn't about to panic over those two poor games, just as he's not a believer in holiday markers on the schedule as checkpoints for a season. He simply is focused on what he has learned about the team from the season's first two months.
"We're a good team that can compete with anybody. If we don't believe that, we have no business being in the locker room," Eaton said. "We can compete with anybody on the mound, in the batter's box, getting the job done day in and day out.
"With the guys we have in here, and when we get Abreu back, we'll be even more competitive. But I'm happy with the progress of the team and going forward we're going to continue to get better. We're a young team and I think we learn something every day when we're out there."
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