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May 5, 2010

Freddy goes 6. Andruw and Rios go yard. Sox win 9-2.

Video highlights

A look at the TBs: Rios 6 TBs (HR, 2B), Andruw 4 TBs (HR, BB), Teahen 3 TBs (2B, 1B ), Konerko 2 TBs (2B), Pierre 2 (2 1B). Beckham and AJ had 2 BB each too.

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F(W, 1-2) 6.0 10 2 2 0 4 0 5.28
Linebrink 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.76
Putz 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Jenks 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
Totals 9.0 12 2 2 0 4 0 4.73

The Pitch F/X tool says:

Linebrink hit 97, Putz 96, Jenks 98. In detail:

Garcia:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Nibbleness Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 87.66 90.4 -5.28 11.55 30 16 / 53.33% 0 / 0.00% 7.85 0.436
CH (Changeup) 81.41 83.6 -6.80 7.72 28 21 / 75.00% 5 / 17.86% 8.18 0.470
SL (Slider) 80.45 84.6 2.57 3.82 20 16 / 80.00% 0 / 0.00% 6.77 0.472
CU (Curveball) 71.90 71.9 8.35 -2.88 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 9.46 0.536
FS (Splitter) 81.68 83.8 -0.48 5.06 5 5 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 5.45 0.468
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.

Nibbleness is the arithmetic mean of the distance of each pitch, in inches, from the edge of a normalized strikezone. Lower indicates “more Nibbley”.
Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

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Pods on not signing with the White Sox

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 5, 2010 8:43 pm
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Levine:

“I wouldn’t use the word ‘surprised,’ ” Podsednik said. “I’ve been around awhile. I know what free agency is like. I know what it’s like to be traded. Unfortunately, there is a business side to baseball. It doesn’t always work in favor of what you want. But it’s no secret that I wanted t come back to Chicago. This is where I wanted to be, but I’m happy with the Royals and how things turned out. I thought it would be another great fit for me to come back here and play again, not only personally but for the team as well. They wanted to improve their club. Deep down, they had other interests.”

“I thank [White Sox general manager] Kenny Williams for going out and giving me a chance last year when I was at home with no job,” Podsednik said. “So in a sense it worked out for both sides.”

“Bottom line is [the White Sox] got the player they wanted,” Podsednik said. “I got another opportunity to play with the Royals.”

Ozzie Guillen briefs Mark Buehrle on the latest popular culture happenings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 5, 2010 6:04 pm
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Brandon Stroud @ The Dugout:

EagerBieber: Hey girl! I want to give you all of my love, to you! /kisses fingertips, points

BuehrleBrawl: /looks around like he’s expecting Roger McDowell to show up any minute and blast him in the face with a shaving cream pie

EagerBieber: /winds up in most awkward way imaginable, lobs ball to home plate

BuehrleBrawl: /takes picture, heads off field

**Online Host**
Later, in the Chicago White Sox Chatroom…

BuehrleBrawl: hey coach, you got a second? I need to ask you a question.

OzzieOzzieOzzie: sure Mark, just hold on onnnnne second… /types “RT: @JohnStamos meeshell smiling is one the greatest song of all time” …

Sox acquire 22-year old SS Rafael Vera

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 5, 2010 5:59 pm
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Minor League Transactions:

Chicago White Sox
Signed:
SS Luis Rodriguez
Released: 1B Jorge Castillo, 3B Javier Castillo
Acquired: SS Rafael Vera from Indians for future considerations.

Stats: FI, B-R

Vera is assigned to Kannapolis.

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