Konerko had 7 TBs (HR, 2B, 1B), Andruw 5 TBs (HR, 1B) and Rios 3 TBs (3B) and 1 BB. Quentin drew 2 BBs too.
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Beckham certainly will have a chance to be voted into the 2010 Midsummer Classic as a starter, making his first appearance on the All-Star ballot. Beckham is joined by eight of his teammates, including representation at the designated-hitter slot, with the 2010 Midsummer Classic to be played at the home of the Angels.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until July 1 at 10:59 p.m. CT. …
Other Sox candidates: Paul Konerko (1B), Alexei Ramirez (SS), Mark Teahen (3B), A.J. Pierzynski (C), Andruw Jones (DH), Carlos Quentin (OF), Alex Rios (OF), Juan Pierre (OF).
Kevin Thomas @ Press Herald:
The Red Sox traded Sea Dogs left-hander Andrew Dobies to the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash.
Dobies, who turned 27 today, was a third-round draft pick in 2004 out of the University of Virginia. He first landed in Portland in 2006 as a starter and played a part in the Sea Dogs’ championship run. Shoulder problems hampered his development and the Red Sox made him a reliever.
He made 32 appearances for the Sea Dogs last year (3.69) and three this season (1.80, with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings). …
And here’s a scouting report from sonsofsamhorn.net from 2006.
UPDATE: Dobies was assigned to AA Birmingham.
“It’s a matter of us swinging the bats better,” said Kotsay, who didn’t start Saturday against Cleveland right-hander Jake Westbrook and is in a 2-for-23 slump.
“Obviously, they’re going to go with who is swinging the hot bat. I had some tough outs, but for the most part I suck right now. When I get the opportunity to get back in the lineup, you want to be able to get some hits and help this club win.”
This brings memories of the Mackowiak CF experiment. Mackowiak was saying ‘I suck out there’ but Ozzie kept playing him in CF.
Jon Gilmore is hitting .366/.391/.463/.854. Is this a break out? FutureSox takes a look.
Division: 13.8%, Wildcard: 6.6%, Playoffs: 20.4%
Division: 7.0%, Wildcard: 0.8%, Playoffs: 7.8%
Division: 9.9%, Wildcard: 3.9%, Playoffs: 13.8%
Division: 6.7% Playoffs: 9.6%
Erik takes a look at the 2010 White Sox swing numbers and the numbers are … well, see for yourself!
BTW, here are the 2010 White Sox Plate discipline stats [Fangraphs]
And a quick explanation of the these numbers from the Fangraphs Quick glossary:
– Percentage of pitches a batter swings at outside the strike zone
Z-Swing% – Percentage of pitches a batter swings at inside the strike zone.
Swing% – Total percentage of pitches a batter swings at
O-Contact% – Percentage of times a batter makes contact with the ball when swinging at pitches thrown outside the strike zone
Z-Contact% – Percentage of times a batter makes contact with the ball when swinging at pitches thrown inside the strike zone
Contact% – Total percentage of contact made when swinging at all pitches
Zone% – Percentage of pitches seen inside the strike zone
Thompson’s first professional HR:
Trayce Thompson hit his first professional home run in the seventh inning and scored the winning run in the ninth to put the Intimidators (4-7) past the Crawdads. … Down 3-0 in the seventh, Thompson, in his second game with the Intimidators hit his first professional home run, a solo shot, making it 3-1.
Scouting reports and videos of Trayce here and updated here.
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Here’s Gordon Beckham:
“I’ve said it for a week now. I think we are really pressing. We really want to win so bad that we are almost hindering ourselves in a certain way.”
And Greg Walker:
“The issue there is putting the pressure on the pitcher,” Walker said. “It almost seems like that in the big situations, all it takes is a flyball or a ground ball even and we are putting the pressure on ourselves. We are the one in trouble instead of the pitcher in trouble.
Well, today’s culprit wasn’t the hitting…