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April 18, 2010

Trayce Thompson hits his first professional HR

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 8:00 pm
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Thompson’s first professional HR:

Trayce Thompson hit his first professional home run in the seventh inning and scored the winning run in the ninth to put the Intimidators (4-7) past the Crawdads. … Down 3-0 in the seventh, Thompson, in his second game with the Intimidators hit his first professional home run, a solo shot, making it 3-1.

Boxscore

Scouting reports and videos of Trayce here and updated here.

One-click bookmark to download Youtube videos [NEW METHOD] or audio-only

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 2:47 pm

1. Go to webtrickz and save the “PwnYouTube video” bookmark in your bookmark list or drag it to your bookmark bar or save the following code as a bookmark:

javascript:(function(){url='http://pwnyoutube.com/download-video.js';document.body.appendChild(document.createElement('script')).src=url;})();

2. Now, when you are viewing the Youtube video you want to save, click on the bookmark and a bar with download links will appear on the top of the Youtube page:

Download YouTube videos easily using bookmarklets

3. To download only the audio use dirpy. Dirpy can downlawd the video too if you want.

Beckham: We are pressing too much – Walker: Put pressure on the pitcher

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 2:14 pm
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Here’s Gordon Beckham:

“I’ve said it for a week now. I think we are really pressing. We really want to win so bad that we are almost hindering ourselves in a certain way.”

And Greg Walker:

“The issue there is putting the pressure on the pitcher,” Walker said. “It almost seems like that in the big situations, all it takes is a flyball or a ground ball even and we are putting the pressure on ourselves. We are the one in trouble instead of the pitcher in trouble.

Well, today’s culprit wasn’t the hitting…

Complete-game no-hitter with the fewest pitches

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 11:36 am
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B-R blog:

Here are the complete-game no-hitters within the box score range covered by the PI ranked by most pitches:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str GSc BF AB HBP GDP SB
16 David
Wells
1998-05-17 NYY MIN W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 0 11 120 79 98 27 27 0 0 0
17 Jim
Abbott
1993-09-04 NYY CLE W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 5 3 119 66 85 30 25 0 2 0
18 Fernando
Valenzuela
1990-06-29 LAD STL W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 3 7 119 72 91 30 27 0 1 0
19 Randy
Johnson
2004-05-18 ARI ATL W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 0 13 117 87 100 27 27 0 0 0
20 Mark
Buehrle
2009-07-23 CHW TBR W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 0 6 116 76 93 27 27 0 0 0

Buehrle’s 116-pitch game is the one on this list with the fewest pitches. Randy Johnson and Sandy Koufax are the ones with the most pitches on the list with 138-pitch games.

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