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September 18, 2011

September sweeps

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 18, 2011 10:31 pm
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Brett Ballantini:

September swoons have become an Ozzie trademark

…Here are the dirty details:

2004 – White Sox go 17-12 in September, swept by Minnesota Twins.
2005 – White Sox go 17-12, swept by Los Angeles Angels and see lead shrink to 1 1/2 games before running off five wins to end the season and 16 of 17 to end the season as World Series champs.
2006 – White Sox go 12-16, including a sweep by the Oakland A’s.
2007 – White Sox go 15-12 and avoid a sweep but finish at 72-90 and in fourth place.
2008 – White Sox go 12-15 in September in what becomes a war of attrition with the fading Twins. The White Sox won three straight games to end the season as Central champs, but lost five straight, including being swept out of first place on September 25 by the Twins to create such dire straits.
2009 – White Sox go 13-14 and are swept by the Twins.
2010 – White Sox go 14-13 and are swept by the Twins and Tigers, essentially eliminating them from the division race.
2011 – White Sox are 5-12 and will have to go 10-1 in the home stretch to finish better than .500 for the month. Two sweeps by Detroit nailed the coffin shut on the 2011 season.

Seems like September is sweeps month in the south side…

Other White Sox links:

September 2, 2011

I believe I can fly

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 10:49 pm
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Sox relievers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed make memorable first trip to bullpen

Kenny Williams: Addison Reed to be called up only if the Sox are in contention [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 2, 2011 3:15 am
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Besides the close to sure call-ups of Shane Lindsay, Eduardo Escobar, and Hector Santiago before tomorrow’s game Kenny is thinking about calling up Addison Reed BUT:

Manager Kenny Williams said this week that he is prepared to recall [Addison] Reed only if the White Sox are in contention. It’s possible that Williams might wait to make a decision on Reed until he knows where the team stands after this weekend’s series against the Tigers.

One move Williams doesn’t seem prepared to make is to call up outfielder Jordan Danks, the brother of pitcher John Danks, who will start in the series opener Friday. Williams believes the White Sox have enough outfield coverage at this time.

What about Lastings Milledge? He’s hitting .291/.361/.431/.802.

UPDATE: The Sox called-up Reed, Lindsay and Escobar.

BTW, Sickels is giving a B+ grade to Reed. /UPDATE

Other White Sox links: Ozzie Guillen is rather a popular topic.

August 17, 2011

Considered for promotion [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 17, 2011 11:39 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

Teams can expand their 25-man rosters Sept. 1. Among the Sox minor leaguers who might be considered for a promotion are outfielder Dayan Viciedo, infielder Eduardo Escobar and pitchers Gregory Infante, Shane Lindsay, Hector Santiago and Addison Reed. Viciedo left Triple-A Charlotte’s game Wednesday at Norfolk after 3 1/2 innings because of an undisclosed injury.

From tonight’s AAA-Charlotte opponent:

UPDATE: X-rays were negative. Viciedo is day-to-day.

UPDATE #2: Merkin says:

July 9, 2011

Dunn and Rios got this

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 9, 2011 3:00 am
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Ballantini @ CSN:

“Me and Alex, we’ve been as bad as you could possibly be, and if we’re doing half of what we normally do, we’re not even talking about [struggling offensively],” Dunn said, then issuing a promise that could but a catch in the South Side faithful’s throats. “Me and Alex talked about it, and we’re putting it all on us in the second half, basically.”

I’m so glad that’s over! Phew!

Yeah, I wish…

Other White Sox links: James looks at Phil Humber’s loss on Thursday’s game, same thing for J.J., Kenny Williams says to the Sox to lighten up, (yeah, they’re taking it too seriously…), and Tom Sorensen at the  Charlotte Observer has a cool article on Charlotte’s Shane Lindsay.

March 9, 2011

Shane Lindsay is working on a cutter

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 9, 2011 12:30 pm
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Schouwen @ CST:

[Shane] Lindsay, meanwhile, has impres­sed coaches and teammates with good stuff and good command. He throws a fastball, curve and changeup and is adapting well to the “slider-cutter’’ Cooper has him working on.

January 19, 2011

White Sox invite 14 players to Spring Training


The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with right-handed pitchers Brian Bruney, Jeff Gray, Josh Kinney, Shane Lindsay and Miguel Socolovich, catchers Donny Lucy and Jared Price and infielder Dallas McPherson. All eight players, in addition to six players within the White Sox system, have received non-roster invites to the club’s spring training camp in Glendale, Ariz.

Right-handed pitchers Kyle Bellamy and Brandon Hynick, left-hander Charlie Leesman, outfielders Jordan Danks and Brandon Short and catcher Josh Phegley all received invites to major-league camp from within the organization. Five of the 14 spring training invitees have major-league experience.

… White Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Thursday, February 17, with physicals and a workout scheduled for the same day. Position players will report and undergo physicals on Tuesday, February 22. The first full-squad workout also will take place at that time.

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