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July 14, 2009

Obama throws the first pitch (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 9:25 pm
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Video: http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5571893
and http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5572949

Buehrle followed with a 1-2-3 inning (3rd). 9 pitches (video).

BTW, the two met earlier:

Next stop was the AL clubhouse, where he jibed Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter for being so old and signed an autograph for Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. A White Sox fan, Obama was glad to see pitcher Mark Buehrle, the only representative from the president’s favorite team.

Buehrle and Barack video.

Carlos Quentin goes 6 and a half

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 9:08 pm
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0-1 for 2 BB for Quentin tonight. He was replaced in the bottom of the 7th. Bartolo Colon struck out 8, 6 on called third strikes, while walking 1:

Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Colon, B (L, 0-1) 7.0 7 2 2 1 8 0 2.57

FutureSox twits Colon’s pitching speeds: 88-92 FB, 85-87 Cut FB, 80 CH, 84 SL?

FutureSox’s Midseason Top 25 Sox Prospects

Here’s FutureSox’s Midseason Top 25 Sox Prospects list. I’d put Viciedo lower and, of course, my guy Jack Egbert higher.

Aroldis Chapman’s Cuban League stats

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 6:06 pm
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Here are Chapman’s number in Cuba’s Serie Nacional from Chapman’s agency via BA:

Year

W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO AVG
2005-06 3 5 4.33 15 15 0 54 48 33 26 5 54 56 .240
2006-07 4 3 2.77 23 12 7 81 59 26 25 4 50 100 .207
2007-08 6 7 3.89 16 16 0 74 55 36 32 3 37 79 .200
2008-09 11 4 4.03 22 20 0 118 109 56 53 7 62 130 .252
TOTALS 24 19 3.74 76 63 7 328 271 151 136 19 203 365 .227

Chapman’s birthday is reported as Feb. 28, 1988.

UPDATE: Here’s a more detailed version of Chapman’s stats:

Year G GS GF GR W L PCT SHO SV IP AB BF H AVG R ER ERA SO BB IBB 2B 3B HR HBP WP
2005-06 15 15 0 0 3 5 .375 0 0 54 200 263 48 .240 33 26 4.33 56 54 1 7 0 5 5 3
2006-07 23 12 0 11 4 3 .571 0 7 81.1 285 350 59 .207 26 25 2.77 100 50 0 8 1 4 9 5
2007-08 16 16 2 0 6 7 .462 1 0 74 275 324 55 .200 36 32 3.89 79 37 2 10 3 3 8 1
2008-09 22 20 1 2 11 4 .733 0 0 118.1 433 515 109 .252 56 53 4.03 130 62 2 16 0 7 9 14
2009P 2 2 1 0 0 2 .000 0 0 14 51 60 12 .235 6 5 3.21 14 7 1 2 0 1 1 0
TOTALS 78 65 4 13 24 21 .533 1 7 341.2 1244 1512 283 .227 157 141 3.72 379 210 6 43 4 20 32 23

text format:

	  G GS GF GR  W  L  PCT SHO SV    IP   AB   BF   H  AVG   R  ER  ERA  SO  BB IBB 2B 3B HR HBP WP
2005-06 15 15  0  0  3  5 .375   0  0    54  200  263  48 .240  33  26 4.33  56  54   1  7  0  5   5  3
2006-07 23 12  0 11  4  3 .571   0  7  81.1  285  350  59 .207  26  25 2.77 100  50   0  8  1  4   9  5
2007-08 16 16  2  0  6  7 .462   1  0    74  275  324  55 .200  36  32 3.89  79  37   2 10  3  3   8  1
2008-09 22 20  1  2 11  4 .733   0  0 118.1  433  515 109 .252  56  53 4.03 130  62   2 16  0  7   9 14
  2009P  2  2  1  0  0  2 .000   0  0    14   51   60  12 .235   6   5 3.21  14   7   1  2  0  1   1  0
 TOTALS 78 65  4 13 24 21 .533   1  7 341.2 1244 1512 283 .227 157 141 3.72 379 210   6 43  4 20  32 23

Checking Bryan Morgado’s Cape Cod league numbers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 3:17 pm
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Bryan Morgado: 15 IP, 24 K / 5 BB, 58 TBF, 10 H, 2.40 ERA

His last two appearances:

           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
7/4       2.0  2  0  0  1  3  7  8
7/10      5.0  5  4  4  2  3 19 22

Tyler Flowers talks to Johnny Bench

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 2:28 pm
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The Birmingham News:

He got some advice from Bench, a fellow catcher. “I would say it was R-rated,” Flowers said, laughing. “He just stressed the importance of getting to know your pitchers and personalities of pitchers.”

Flowers’ promotion is mentioned again:

It turns out Monday was the last time fans will see Flowers at Regions Park. Flowers left today for the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte after he got the call Monday.

Mark Buehrle’s plan for pitching to Pujols

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 12:31 am
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Chris DeLuca:

”High and inside — hit him or knock him off the plate,” Buehrle said Monday. ”Hopefully, he charges the mound.” ”Whatever you throw the guy, he’s going to hit it,” Buehrle said in all seriousness. ”The softer you throw, maybe he won’t hit it as far.”

Brent Morel’s D

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ July 14, 2009 12:04 am
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Winston-Salem Journal:

What’s more impressive than Morel’s offense is his defense. He has only three errors in 76 games, and, as McEwing pointed out, one of those errors was on a pop up in foul territory. “Defensively and offensively he’s just one of those guys that is intelligent about every facet of the game,” McEwing said. “You can’t say enough good things about him. He’s hovering around .270 and he easily could be hitting .290 or even .300, so that’s a hard .270.”

Designated hitter Seth Loman marvels at the way that Morel plays defense. “He looks like he’s bored playing defense, because he makes it look so easy,” Loman said. “He makes all those plays and it doesn’t even look like it’s that hard at all.”

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