When Mark Buehrle asked Dewayne Wise on Friday to appear with him in reading a Top 10 list on the “Late Show with David Letterman” this Monday, Wise quickly accepted the offer. … Buehrle and Wise will be joined by Josh Fields, whose grand slam provided all the offense the southpaw would need to hurl his second career no-hitter Thursday against the Rays. Their reading of the Top 10, which is sure to center on benefits derived from being part of a perfect game, will be taped at the Metrodome prior to Monday’s series opener against the Twins. …
July 26, 2009
“I genuinely believe that if they are presented with the right opportunity, if they could get something fair, they will give me the opportunity to go play elsewhere. I had a very good talk with Kenny and got on the same page. A guy at my age, I told him, and not that I’ve turned heads by any means offensively, but I need to play every day and be an everyday big leaguer. I have more to offer. If it’s not with the White Sox, then maybe it really is time for a change.”
here are Kenny Williams’ comments:
Here’s a great quote from Josh Fields, when asked if he was nervous being a relative newcomer at first base during this perfect game.
“Actually, the only thing I thought yesterday was, ‘Thank God I’m not playing third,'” Fields said.
Joe Cowley from the Sun Times reported in a radio interview that the Chicago White Sox might be interested in acquiring Indians ace Cliff Lee or Diamondbacks ace Dan Haren. Cowley went on to say that Octavio Dotel mentioned he might be part of a “3 team deal” which would send Lee to the White Sox. Gavin Floyd is the name Cowley through out as the potential “centerpiece” of a Dan Haren Deal. …
More from Jason Gage here.
And as we like to keep reminding people, everybody is looking for relief help. The Dodgers, Brewers, White Sox and Los Angeles Angels are all in the mix for Baltimore’s George Sherrill.
BTW, Joe Cowley says that the Sox made a “last-minute play” for Matt Holiday on Friday.
Left-hander Clayton Richard appears to be the starting pitcher for Sunday night’s game, but that could be his last start for awhile. Because of manager Ozzie Guillen’s desire for a second left-hander in the bullpen, Richard is expected to return to the reliever role he fulfilled for the first five weeks of the season.
The Braves received a stellar effort from southpaw Bryan Morgado (Tennessee), a third-round pick of the Chicago White Sox. Morgado limited Chatham to one hit in even innings, allowed two runs but just one earned, struck out seven and walked one.
Bourne Braves IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Bryan Morgado....... 7.0 1 2 1 1 7 22 23
Rene, not Freddy:
Tucson Toros pitcher Rene Garcia called a Chicago White Sox scout to share some good news a week ago.Garcia, a right-hander, struck out seven in 3 2/3 scoreless innings in Long Beach, Calif. More importantly, his fastball hit 95 mph. After sustaining a shoulder injury in college, Garcia saw his velocity drop from 93-94 to 88-91 mph. But pitching for the Toros, he has returned to form, so he called his friend, Sox area scout Bryan Huie. As Huie watched Friday night at Hi Corbett Field, Garcia hit 95 mph again in the Toros’ 6-5 victory over Victoria. And on Saturday, Garcia landed a contract with the Sox organization. He said he planned to leave as early as today to report to their rookie-level team in Bristol, Va. He will join former Pima College teammate Jared McDonald.
Outfielder Trayce Thompson from Santa Margarita, a second-round draft choice of the Chicago White Sox, has reached agreement with the team and is scheduled to fly to Chicago this weekend and sign, UCLA baseball Coach John Savage confirmed Friday. Thompson, who had signed with the Bruins, became a top prospect this spring with lots of hard work. He had said his dream was to play professionally, and that’s apparently where he’s headed.
Mark Gonzales reported that he’ll be heading to Bristol.