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July 18, 2010

A.J. Pierzynski, Gordon Beckham not Club guys

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 10:26 pm
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A.J. Pierzynski doesn’t seem thrilled about the ‘The Club’:

“Apparently it’s great for the organization,” catcher A.J. Pierzynski said of the series that began Sunday night. “They’re really proud of it, but I’m not going to put my TiVo on and make sure I watch it. I know about it. I know there have been cameras everywhere.”

Unlike Major League Baseball-produced series on the Diamondbacks in 2002 and the Phillies’ bullpen in 2009, players aren’t the focus. “So it is what it is,” Pierzynski said. “It’s part of the game, and I hope it helps the organization and (Chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf. But other than that, I’m not going to sit down and watch it.”

Gordon Beckham too:

“I probably don’t want to watch,” he said. “I’m probably on there a lot, probably being talked about how bad I was playing. I really don’t have much desire to watch it, and I’m sure we’ll hear about it if something does come out.”

BTW, Reifert says CSN will air ‘The Club’ locally (Chicago).

Chris Sale strikes out both batters he faces [July 18]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 4:39 pm
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7/18:

Charlotte
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hynick 5.0 6 4 4 3 3 2 5.25
Nunez, J (W, 2-1) 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4.43
Sale (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Williams, R 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

Bobby Jenks screws up again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 4:25 pm
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7/18:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F 6.0 11 3 3 1 1 1 4.37
Thornton(H, 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.61
Putz(H, 9) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.51
Jenks(L, 1-2) 0.0 2 4 3 2 0 0 4.76
Santos(BS, 1) 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.88
Totals 8.0 16 7 6 4 3 1 4.04

7 K / 0 BB for 2009 6th round draft pick Justin Collop [July 18]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 4:12 pm
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7/18:

Kannapolis
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Collop, J (W, 6-7) 7.0 6 1 1 0 7 0 4.83

Collop has a 79 K / 18 BB ratio in 98.2 innings.

White Sox scouting Adam Dunn

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 3:39 pm
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Adam Kilgore @ WP twitter:

For what it’s worth, the White Sox, a team linked to Adam Dunn trade rumors, have had a scout here in Florida all series watching the Nats.

6 K / 0 BB for 2010 2nd round draft pick Jacob Petricka [July 17]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 12:15 pm
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7/17:

Bristol
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Petricka (L, 1-3) 5.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 3.91
Hollis 2.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 4.63

Patricka has a 28 K / 4 BB ratio, a 1.08 WHIP, a 67 GB% ratio, and a 2.25 FIP in 23.0 innings. Here’s hope he keeps that going.

B-R: White Sox pitching prospects sorted by K/BB ratio. You can sort the table by any attribute you want by clicking on the attribute’s title (top row).

Justin Smoak hits HR #10 [July 17] (video)

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 2:02 am
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A solo HR in the 6th inning against Anaheim starter Joe Saunders.

Video: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10009365 (0:43)

The HR was hit on a 84 mph changeup, on a 1-2 count:

Justin Smoak hits HR #10 [July 17] (video)

Joe Cowley, television guru

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 18, 2010 1:50 am
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Joe offers his opinion on the ‘The Club’:

Look, I enjoyed the first show. The chairman is a scene-stealer. The Sergio Santos stuff is priceless. But let’s not pass this off as must-see reality TV. It’s more like the MLB Network saying this is the reality we want you to see.

You mean there is must-see reality TV?

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