Guillen has frequently talked about the White Sox commitment to Richard as part of the rotation. He also spoke again about the patience in developing this 25-year-old hurler, whom the White Sox project out in the style of Gavin Floyd or John Danks, as Richard learns the ropes as a Major League starter.
On a team with postseason designs, though, this patience isn’t always an easy virtue to live by for Richard.
“Everyone in this clubhouse is competitive and we all want to win. That’s the last thing we want, is someone out there who is going to compromise winning,” said Richard, who picked up all three of his strikeouts Sunday when he fanned the side in the second. “I want to get out there and put our team in the best position to win. When that doesn’t happen, I feel bad and I feel bad for our team not giving them that chance.”
“We trust him,” said Guillen of Richard. “He has great stuff to pitch at the big league level. But every time he goes out there, we have to be patient and realize he’s a kid and we try to get him better every time.”
July 5, 2009
7/4: 3 innings, 2-3, 1 RBI
Quentin was replaced after playing 3 innings.
7/5: 4.1 innings, 2-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Quentin was replaced in the bottom of the 5th after drawing a walk.
Ozzie expected Colon to be pitching in a rehab assignmenent by now. Maybe he’s not in the team’s 2nd half plans anymore:
“Who can help us the most?” Guillen said of the main factor in determining what happens when Colon is ready. “But in the meanwhile, Colon has to throw more breaking balls and see if he could go back-to-back (starts). Then we will make that decision. Where he’s going to fit? We’ll figure out how we’re going to do it.’’
and Ozzie on Quentin’s rehab:
“But he’s making progress, a lot of progress,” Guillen said. “I just worry about how he’s running. He said he felt a little uncomfortable turning the bases, but this is the beginning of the rehab, and I think everyone sounded optimistic about where he is right now.’’
Buehrle was selected as the lone White Sox representative for the 2009 All-Star Game, to be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Tuesday, July 14, added by American League manager Joe Maddon.
BTW, here are the full rosters for the All-Star game.