Santos, who has yet to give up a run in the regular season (9 2/3 innings) and spring training (same number: 9 2/3 innings) received praise from manager Ozzie Guillen before Friday’s game, hinting that he might start handing the ball to the young pitcher in save situations.”
Now I have confidence in Santos,” Guillen said. “I don’t mind closing a game with Santos if three righties are at the plate. I don’t mind at all. You talk about (Miguel) Cabrera, Magglio (Ordonez) and (Austin) Jackson, you might see Santos in the ninth. That’s the way we’re going to go to right now when we start to set everything ready to go.”
April 22, 2011
BTW, here are some BABIPs from statcorner:
Gordon Beckham: .237
Adam Dunn: .250
Brent Morel: .250
A.J. Pierzynski: .250
Alexei Ramirez: .241
Alex Rios: .213
Edwin Jackson: .342
Jesse Crain: .200
Will Ohman: .348
Chris Sale: .346
Sergio Santos: .250
Matt Thornton: .400
Jose Martinez, OF, White Sox (High-A Winston-Salem): 3-for-5, 2B, 3 R. He doesn’t have the wheels anymore, but other tools are in place; 22-year-old is up to .434/.492/.604 in 13 games.
Josh Phegley, C, White Sox (Double-A Birmingham): 2-for-5, 2 HR (3), 2 R, 4 RBI. Few doubted he could hit coming out of college, but questions about receiving skills remain unanswered as he’s committed 12 errors and been charged with 23 passed balls in just 91 career games behind the plate.
Small problem: Martinez’ BABIP is an astronomical .479.
|Kussmaul (W, 2-0)||2.0||2||1||1||0||2||0||3.38|
|Corley (S, 2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Rodriguez, S (H, 2)||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||2.70|
|Santos, O (BS, 1)||2.0||3||1||1||1||2||0||6.43|
|Shirek (L, 0-1)||1.0||1||1||1||1||1||0||11.12|
Is there a promotion to AA in Rienzo’s future? June?
As a second-round pick last year out of Indiana State with a fastball that consistently gets into the mid-90s, White Sox RHP Jacob Petricka shouldn’t face too many problems in low Class A. He’s come as advertised so far pitching with Kannapolis, where he’s allowed one run in 11 innings over his last two starts. Petricka, 22, now has an ERA of 0.53 and a 22-4 K-BB mark in 17 innings .