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September 13, 2010

Stephen Sauer leads Winston-Salem to a Game 1 win in CL Finals

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 13, 2010 9:56 pm
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Parker @ MiLB.com:

Stephen Sauer hadn’t pitched in nine days, but showed no evidence of rust Monday night. The right-handed White Sox prospect allowed five hits over a season-high eight innings as Winston-Salem blanked visiting Potomac, 4-0, in the opening game of the best-of-5 Mills Cup Finals. He struck out six and did not walk a batter.

… Sauer got 14 groundball outs and four flyouts in the game, throwing just 82 pitches — 62 of them for strikes. He allowed one Potomac runner past second base.

Sauer took a perfect game into the 6th inning. Dylan Axelrod starts Game 2 for Winston-Salem.

Game 1 Boxscore.

Buddy Bell: Kenny Williams pushed the White Sox to draft Chris Sale

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 13, 2010 9:36 pm
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Chris Sale was mentioned on the latest issue of ‘Sporting News’:

White Sox director of player development Buddy Bell had the following to say about Sale.

“From the beginning, Kenny (Williams, the Sox’s G.M.) is really the one who pushed this through. He felt along that Chris could help the major league club at some point this year. The thing about Chris is he’s a very mature kid. He has no fear at all. He’s competitive. He pitches in the mid-90s, and he’s throwing his breaking ball and changeup for strikes. That’s an usual combination for any young pitcher. The plan all along is to get him back into the rotation, but he’s been so successful out of the bullpen. That’s a good problem to have.”

Baseball-Intellect reviews its White Sox prospects list

Eisenberg:

7. Trayce Thompson | OF | Age – 19 | Grade – C+

Numbers don’t completely reflect it, but he’s made a lot of progress since last year. Upside remains huge, but as big as his upside is, he’s just as raw.

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