Dunn 1st player 2 have 4 k's in 1 game, then have 4bbs in 4 plate apps since Dick Allen May 1-2, 1968, according to Elias
— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 28, 2011
May 27, 2011
“The reality is that we have a lot of guys on this team that just absolutely refuse to take walks,” Steve Stone said on the Boers and Bernstein Show. “I mean, you’ve got Brent Morel, who’s going to be a very good player, but he hasn’t had a walk this year. You can get to three balls on [A.J.] Pierzynski, but he’s going to swing at it if it stays in the ball park. Juan Pierre is a swinging leadoff hitter, he’s not a walking leadoff hitter. [Alexei] Ramirez is very difficult to walk.
“So we have a lineup full of guys that swing the bat. When they’re hitting the baseball and they’re finding holes, then the team, you know, will put together a lot of hits and a lot of runs. But the teams that have consistently a lot of runs scored, are patient teams who get the starters out of there around the sixth inning because they’re up to 100 pitches because they’ve taken some walks, because they’ve run the counts deep, and our guys, historically, have not taken walks. And when you’re hitting that’s fine. When you’re not hitting, you’re putting a lot of pitchers-pitches in play.”
Audio at the link.
Other White Sox links: James looks at the Sox clutch hitting and says Happy Birthday to Frank Thomas (Happy Birthday Frank!), and FutureSox’ hot and cold prospects include Brazilian righty Andre Rienzo.
“Right now we’re in a six-man rotation and everyone is throwing well,” Cooper said by phone before Friday’s game in Toronto. “We haven’t thought about ‘who’s out?’ And we may not even do that. We might not do that. If they continue to throw the ball well, it’s working right now, so why would we change anything?” … “There’s nothing being considered. We’re not there yet,” Cooper said. “There’s been nothing like, ‘This guy’s throwing the ball a tad less than this guy so it’s got to be him.’ None of that is going on here.”
Jared Mitchell, OF, White Sox (High-A Winston-Salem): 2-for-3, HR (6), R, 2 RBI, 2 BB. 2009 first-round pick who missed all of 2010 has been mostly a disappointment in return, by 5-for-7 with two home runs in last two games for .220/.273/.415 line.