Peavy threw 47 of his 67 pitches for strikes. Gonzales says his fastball was steadily clocked at 91 mph.
The ankle felt fine through everything Peavy did, calling the injury now the “least of my worries.” “I threw everything I had,” Peavy said. “Just didn’t have command of the breaking ball at all.” … “I have to be able to do certain things with the baseball to be the pitcher I know I can be,” said Peavy, who has fanned 10 and walked one in his seven innings pitched over the two Minor League starts. “I threw five or six breaking balls in a row, just to try and execute them. The baseball stuff is going to come. Right now, I have to get my strength back.
And here’s the video: Peavy works his way back (1:17).
Linebrink getting “break” from 8th inning role: Dotel, Pena and Carrasco to share those dutues.
Matt Thornton would be the logical bridge to closer Bobby Jenks, but Guillen likes to use Thornton at any point late in the game to get out of trouble. Octavio Dotel and Tony Pena will get late looks, but Guillen added that middle reliever D.J. Carrasco should not be ruled out. “If we think Carrasco is the guy to do it, we’ll just pitch him for an inning,” Guillen said. “Carrasco can do a lot of things. I think Carrasco has a stamp on his forehead, ‘pick-up garbage guy.’ Everything he’s been doing has been great.”
UPDATE: Ozzie said he wants to get Linebrink “back on start.” Linebrink’s response: “Get me back on track how?”
Here’s an interesting post: Why Chris Getz’ Injury is Good for this Team.
I’m wondering if Jayson Nix can maintain his .325 OBP. Getz also has a .325 OBP. Nix has much higher SLG %. BTW, while Nix has an 11.9 LD % in 2009, he had a 17.9 LD% in 2008.
Here are their fangraphs pages: Jayson Nix, Chris Getz. wOBA: .350 and .316 respectively. .342 and .318 on statcorner. Fangraphs uses batted ball data from Baseball Info Solutions, while statcorner uses batted ball date from MLB Gameday.
that’s the amount the Sox spend on the first 10 rounds of the 2009 MLB draft. Pretty graph here.
as compensation because they failed to sign LHP Bryan Morgado.
maybe they mean talented in serving homers:
Over his past 12 games, covering 10 2/3 innings, Linebrink has allowed 10 runs on nine walks and 15 hits. But the White Sox aren’t giving up on their talented setup man, just as they didn’t flinch on Monday after the Royals rallied against Linebrink in the eighth.
“He’ll be fine,” said Pierzynski. “We have all the confidence in the world in him. If we have a lead in the eighth inning [on Tuesday], he’ll be out there again.”
Can’t you stop at the first sentence A.J.?
Minor League Transactions:
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Gregory Infante, C Donny Lucy, 2B Eider Torres, OF Jordan Danks, OF Salvador Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Ryan Braun, RHP Freddy Garcia, RHP Lucas Harrell
Placed on temporarily inactive list: C Jared Price
The former Talladega native and Winterboro High standout signed a free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday evening. … Millender, 22, said he’ll return to school at the University of North Alabama to finish up his accounting degree, then will report to spring training in March. He played in the outfield for the Lions in 2008 and 2009. Millender, who checks in at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, tried out first for the Kansas City Royals, then got a look from the White Sox scouts on July 27. … Millender hit .356 for the Lions in 2009 and was a perfect 45-for-45 on stolen base attempts. He led UNA with 60 runs scored and he drove in another 24 runs. He was selected second-team all-region on both squads. Millender was previously selected All-Gulf South Conference as well. He helped lead the Lions to a 32-20 record in 2009. He hit .324 with five homers and 33 runs batted in. He also stole 15 bases.
45 for 45! He makes the team next year!
Millender’s dream growing up was to be a professional baseball player, and he will get his opportunity this spring playing for a single A ball club in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
… Millender is also known to have world-class speed and quickness, and an instinct to make plays. “What honestly separates him from the rest is his speed, man he’s fast,” said long time friend and former UNA pitcher Ryan Miller. Although some would consider his dream complete, Millender is not settling for just the single A, there are bigger goals in front of him that he hopes to achieve one day. “I plan on spending maybe two months or so playing single A ball, then I want to make it up to double A, and hopefully in a year and a half or two years be playing for the White Sox in Chicago.”
UPDATE #2: Millender played CF in the Bristol Sox’s opener tonight. Cool!