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February 28, 2011

About the failed double steal in the 1st inning of today’s game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ February 28, 2011 8:30 pm
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JJ explains his concerns with the strategy behind today’s failed double steal in the 1st inning:

The White Sox’s first spring training game of the year started off perfectly. After Juan Pierre walked, Gordon Beckham laced a single to put runners on first and second with nobody out and Adam Dunn coming up.

And then Pierre and Beckham took off running. Pierre was thrown out at third, and Clayton Kershaw struck out both Dunn and Konerko to end the inning.

The result isn’t what I’m concerned about. The execution isn’t what I’m concerned about. It’s the idea. …

I totally agree with JJ here. Ozzie’s reaction gives me hope that such a steal won’t be attempted again:

Guillen did say that he would prefer to avoid a repeat of the Sox first inning when Juan Pierre was thrown out at third with no outs and Adam Dunn at the plate.  Guillen admitted he told guys he wanted to be aggressive in spring training, but maybe not that aggressive.

“I hope he doesn’t do this during the season,” Guillen offered.  “I hope it’s a spring training thing.”

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2 Comments »

  1. Re: Ozzie chiding Pierre.

    Phew.

    Comment by JJ Stankevitz — February 28, 2011 @ February 28, 2011 8:45 pm | Reply


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