“I’m not happy with the road trip,” Williams said. “We lost two games we should have won, which [would put] us in first place by a half game. We’ve thrown away about a dozen games this year, where we would be where I thought we would be, which is in first place and in a good position “But we deserved what we got. I’m not happy with a lot of what I see. We’re underachievers.”
August 17, 2009
ESPN.com’s Keith Law says the White Sox won’t sign third rounder Bryan Morgado unless there’s a last-minute turn of events.
Signing deadline comes and goes, White Sox apparently made a last ditch effort to get Morgado signed but it appears to have fallen short.
stay focused says Kenny:
Heading down the stretch, Williams stressed the importance of the White Sox eliminating any nightlife and getting plenty of sleep. Same thing with good nutrition.
Kenny can sleep easier now that BA isn’t around!
Kenny says the Sox won’t risk Peavy’s rehabilitated ankle in their Sept. 3 makeup game at Wrigley Field (NL park) . Peavy will make his 2nd start minor-league on Tuesday wsith Charlotte, and then make one more start in the minors after that. Gregor adds that it looks like Peavy will debut on Aug. 28, at Yankee Stadium. After that Peavy’s next start should be on Sept. 2 in the Sox final game at the Metrodome. Kenny adds he doesn’t want Peavy to rush back, and be sure his ankle is OK when he returns.
UPDATE: Peavy is scheduled to throw 65 pitches tomorrow (Tuesday).
I’ve liked what I’ve seen out of Henry Mabee. Although already 24, he throws a hard fastball 95 to 97, a high 70’s curveball and a high 80’s splitter. As long as he keeps the fastball down, hitters are frozen. He has a large frame and I’m eager to see what he can do next season possibly splitting time between Birmingham and Charlotte. …
Reports on Clevelan Santeliz, Lucas Harrell, Brian Omogrosso, Christian Marrero, Stefan Gartrell, Jordan Danks, and Daniel Hudson too.
The big decision for the White Sox will be whether to call up Tyler Flowers, who has hit .292/.354/.444 in 72 at-bats since a promotion to Triple-A. Before that, he was at .305/.449/.556 in 243 at-bats in Double-A. He would have been more useful before the Alex Rios pickup provided another right-handed hitter. As is, the White Sox can already sit Jim Thome when they want to and they’re probably not going to trust Flowers to step in behind the plate just yet. It seems the only way he’d have any fantasy value is if Thome required a DL stint. . Freddy Garcia won’t have to wait until September for his callup, but when he’s installed as the fifth starter on Tuesday, he’ll be a weak option in AL-only leagues. . Josh Fields will be brought back for what may be his last stint in a White Sox uniform. Also, Jhonny Nunez, Carlos Torres and Wes Whisler could join the pen. Whisler is the only lefty among the 26 pitchers in Double- and Triple-A for the White Sox.
Beckham has started 62 consecutive games at third base for the White Sox, and manager Ozzie Guillen said last week he sees no need to rest Beckham. “I feel fine,” Beckham said. “We had a day off last Thursday, so the last couple of games have been easy, and I hope it continues. I want to be in there. “I don’t think I’m going to get too burned out. I’m sure if it gets to where I’m feeling awful, I’m sure [Guillen will] give me a day. But I’m not sure I want one.”