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April 9, 2011

Terry Doyle struck out 8 and walked 1 yesterday (April 8)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 9, 2011 9:30 pm


Winston-Salem Dash
Doyle 4.0 5 1 1 1 8 0 2.25
Shirek 2.0 5 2 2 0 1 0 9.00
Collop, J 0.2 3 2 2 1 0 0 27.00
Kussmaul 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Kloess (L, 0-1) 1.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 13.50

Groundouts-flyouts: Doyle 3-1.
Batters faced: Doyle 18.

Monday return for Adam Dunn?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 9, 2011 9:30 pm

Merkin @ CWS:

Adam Dunn termed Friday the worst day on his recovery road from an appendectomy performed early Wednesday morning in Kansas City. But when he woke up Saturday morning, his outlook changed for the better.

“I was actually laying on my side, which is how I sleep. I hadn’t been able to do that,” Dunn said. “I woke up and thought, ‘I have a little action going on here.'”

Dunn took some flips in the batting cage Saturday, and while he wasn’t feeling 100 percent, he felt OK.

“That means tomorrow is going to be great,” a smiling Dunn said.

Sunday’s game would be Dunn’s fifth out of action since the appendectomy, marking the original projection for his absence. Dunn stayed consistent and still hoped to return for the Tampa Bay series finale, but manager Ozzie Guillen thought the Oakland series starting Monday was more of a possibility.

“I’m not a doctor, but when they open your body and you say five days, I don’t care who you are, you’re not Superman,” Guillen said. “I don’t care how tough you are, that’s going to get you. In the meanwhile, that’s very good news. He wants to play. We have to be careful with that.”

ScoutingTheSally looks at Miguel Gonzalez (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 9, 2011 9:26 pm

Newman @ STS:

At present, Gonzalez’ progress offensively has been impeded by poor plate discipline and a tendency to swing at anything near the strike zone. Gonzalez also likes to swing with his shoulders which negates the bat speed he does have. Now 20, Gonzalez has time to figure it out, but it will take an overhaul of both his swing mechanics and approach to make it happen. However, Gonzalez’ true strength does not lie in his hitting ability. Gonzalez is a “catch and throw” guy at his core. In 2010, he threw out half of opposing runners and possesses one of the best releases I’ve seen at the level. …

Here’s the video (1:25).

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