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July 20, 2010

Chris Sale: 2 K / 0 BB / 1 HR

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 20, 2010 2:56 pm
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Harrell (L, 8-9) 5.2 7 4 4 4 3 1 4.30
Sale 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 3.38
Aquino 1.1 3 3 3 0 0 3 5.10
Braun 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.34

From the play-by-play:

Top 6th

  • Pitcher Change: Chris Sale replaces Lucas Harrell.
  • Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Michael Griffin replaces Chris Dickerson.
  • Coaching visit to mound.
  • Michael Griffin homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Chris Denove scores.
  • Drew Sutton strikes out swinging.

Top 7th

  • Yonder Alonso strikes out swinging.
  • Todd Frazier grounds out, first baseman Jeremy Reed to pitcher Chris Sale.
  • Pitcher Change: Greg Aquino replaces Chris Sale.

Hudson + Viciedo + ? = Fielder + Starting Pitcher?

Haudricourt @ MIL/WI JS:

Most lists of Chicago’s top prospects have Hudson at No. 1 and Viciedo in the top five. Any deal for Fielder probably would have to start with those two. I also have to believe that Melvin would prefer trading Fielder out of the NL, though he could sign with any club he chooses after 2011.

This is not to say a deal is in the works. But Williams has been known to make big deals in the past, which is how he got Peavy. The White Sox have been doing quite nicely as they stand now, roaring to the top of the AL Central. But, if they go for the jugular, they might make a move on Fielder.

I was told the White Sox probably would ask for a starting pitcher in return to plug into their rotation, so the Brewers might have to include a pitcher such as Chris Narveson or Manny Parra in any deal. Otherwise, Chicago would be short of starters and the deal might not make sense. …

UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal tweets Kenny is not on Fielder :

White Sox not on Fielder – don’t like $$$, no match given Brewers’ need for starting pitching. Also not on Berkman. Focus still Dunn.

Losing Daniel Hudson because Kenny listened to Ozzie who didn’t want Thome would suck. 6 years of Daniel Hudson down the drain. With the money the Sox signed Mark Kotsay, they could’ve signed Big Jim…

How Gordon Beckham lost his groove

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 20, 2010 11:43 am

Eisenberg @ THT:

Heading into the All-Star break, Beckham’s OPS placed him close to the bottom in the American League in slugging percentage. Now, I have to point out that Beckham has come back from the break on fire and, in looking at some very recent video of him, he seems to have fixed the mechanical problems that plagued his swing in the first half of the season.

While I may follow up with an article on the adjustments Beckham has made to get his old swing back, this article will focus on what went awry with his swing for much of this season. Below we see him from the center field camera angle. The clips below are in their entirety and are both synchronized to the pitcher’s release of the ball and to the point of contact. On the left is Beckham in 2009 on an 81 mph pitch, while on the right you see Beckham in 2010 on an 80 mph pitch. …

Another Big Hurt?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 20, 2010 2:27 am
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Hayes @ TC:

At 6-foot-2 and 195-pounds Hollis doesn’t physically stand out from the rest of the players on the BriSox roster. But as a youngster growing up in Chicago, he stood much bigger than his peers. So much so, his parents and friends labeled him “The Big Hurt” the same nickname of famed White Sox slugger Frank Thomas.

That was quite a popular nickname in the Windy City during Hollis’ formative years.

His house sat 10 minutes from U.S. Cellular Field and he recalled hearing the fireworks that would be set off when the White Sox hit a home run or closed out another victory. …

7 K / 0 BB for 2010 s3rd round draft pick Thomas Royce

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 20, 2010 1:56 am
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Great Falls
Royse 6.0 4 3 3 0 7 1 4.26
McCray 3.0 3 0 0 1 3 0 3.24
Gehle (L, 1-3) 0.2 2 1 1 2 0 0 6.14

Royse has 20 K to 5 BB in 25.1 innings.

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