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June 16, 2011

Jake Peavy strikes out 9 and walks 0 in his rehab start and Dayan Viciedo is on fire

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2011 10:07 pm
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6/16:

Charlotte Knights
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy 6.0 2 0 0 0 9 0 3.65
Pena, T (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Whisler (BS, 1)(L, 1-1) 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 12.79
Corley 2.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 2.13

Pitches-strikes: Peavy 78-58, Pena, T 7-4, Whisler 16-10, Corley 38-21.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 5-2, Pena, T 1-1, Whisler 0-0, Corley 3-0.
Batters faced: Peavy 20, Pena, T 3, Whisler 3, Corley 10.

Hey, Tony Pena is in Charlotte too. Unlike Peavy, he hasn’t been missed though.

Also, Dayan Viciedo went 3-4 with 2 doubles and a homer. He’s hitting .325/.370/.542/.913 with a 16/44 BB/K ratio in 249 AB. The dude is on fire. Bring him up Kenny!

UPDATE: Seems Peavy was pitching exclusively from the left side of the mound.

How to ease the frustration

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Gregor @ DH:

A little bit of advice for White Sox fans out there.Get yourself a time-share cave from July 8-10, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 5-7.Make sure said cave is void of cable, and leave the radio, laptop and any other wireless device at home.

If you follow these steps, you won’t have to witness the Sox play the Twins for the rest of the season.

How painful is it to watch the White Sox play Minnesota, even when the Twins are currently fielding a Triple-A lineup due to key injuries?

And make sure the cave is air-conditioned.

Ozzie is in praise mode:

“Little sardines, they are (bleeping) sardines,” Guillen told reporters. “You see a bunch of midgets out there, but they can play. That kid who is the leadoff guy (Ben Revere), pretty good.

No, if they were good they wouldn’t have the worst record on the majors.

“When you’re missing (Justin) Morneau, (Joe) Mauer, (Jim) Thome and (Jason) Kubel and you’re still winning games, you have to give those guys credit.”

And give you blame.

White Sox sign 18th round draft pick RHP Bryan Blough

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2011 7:00 pm
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Baseball America’s draft database reports 18th round draft pick RHP Bryan Blough has signed. Baseball America’s scouting report says:

Kennesaw State’s top draft pick will be senior righty Bryan Blough, who was on BA’s 2009 list as a junior college product. He had a rough adjustment to Division I in 2010, posting a 10.29 ERA, but rebounded to go 4-4, 3.61 this season. He keeps the ball down and can push his fastball into the 88-92 mph range from an over-the-top delivery. Blough also holds his velocity well and gets depth on his slider.

Here are his College Stats:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2011 3.61 4-4 14-14 2 1/1 0 84.2 94 47 34 20 84 20 1 5 338 .278 4 9 0 2 3
2010 10.29 2-3 11-6 0 0/0 0 28.0 51 37 32 22 22 11 1 4 129 .395 2 2 0 0 2

Before KSU he was in Middle Georgia College:

Year GP IP R ER Hits SO BB ERA W L Save
2009 16 40.2 22 22 45 50 9 4.87 5 3 5

And here’s a 2 minute video of Blough pitching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lukVsvzCIg

White Sox sign 16th round draft pick RHP Chris Bassitt

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2011 3:00 pm
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Baseball America’s draft database reports 16th round draft pick RHP Chris Bassitt has signed. Baseball America’s scouting report says:

Scouts didn’t know much about righthander Chris Bassitt prior to this spring, because he redshirted in 2008 and made just one appearance while focusing on academics in 2010. He’s no longer anonymous after posting a 1.42 ERA and averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a fourth-year junior. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder lives off his 90-93 mph sinker, which he delivers from a low-three-quarters arm angle. His second pitch is a slider, which grades as an average pitch at times.

Here are his College Stats:

Year ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA
2011 1.42 2-5 28 0 0 0/1 7 38.0 24 9 6 15 48 1 1 2 131 .183 5 3 0 2 4
2010 0.00 0-0 1 0 0 0/0 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 6 .167 0 0 0 0 0
2009 3.52 1-2 23 0 0 0/0 7 30.2 19 15 12 14 34 5 0 1 103 .184 3 5 0 2 0

Back to hat-tippin’

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2011 1:30 am
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Gregor @ DH:

Pavano needed only 96 pitches.Juan Pierre,Dayan Viciedo,

“You’ve got to tip your hat when he does that,” Pierzynski said.

Sigh…

Other White Sox links: James says Jake Peavy isn’t a relief pitcher and looks at the Juan Pierre-Dayan Viciedo scenario. Mike looks at the Juan Pierre-Viciedo scenario too.

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