Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pitching: So easy, a caveman can do it

+1 RBI for Konerko. All other bats silent. This seems to be the story of the White Sox. It was also the story of the Sox for the majority of the first half of the 2008 season. Good pitching (3 runs over 8 innings, adding up to an 8-strike-out complete game? Not too shabby, Gavin Floyd!) and little to no run support. So, that’s that, what can I add to it? At least the Sox won the series.

On that note, let’s talk about Gavin Floyd. And how Ozzie thinks he is a man now. Well… that’s lovely and all, but I think that if they have been treating him like a kid so far, that right there is their problem. Oh, poor Gavin, he does crossword puzzles and this is only his 2nd year as a proven starting pitcher… Now excuse him while he uses his curveball to embarrass some veterans who dare challenge him while he is on the mound.

As for the opposing pitcher, Weaver, Ozzie had some words:

“He throw the ball good. He throw the ball real good," said Guillen of Weaver.
"He throw big pitches.”

Ozzie then proceeded to adjust his loincloth, beat his wife over the head with a wooden club, exited his cave, and pursued a mammoth for the family’s dinner, all the while making sure the fire stayed lit so that the sabertooth tigers wouldn’t attack his cave drawings.

What we saw a lot of this series is Jayson Nix. His first 2-homer game in the MLB brought the Sox a win when he took over for Getz on Tuesday. He took over for Fields Wednesday, in what I thought was a surprising move. I mean… thank the baseball gods it wasn’t Betemit, but I really didn’t think they would ever put Nix on 3rd. I guess this comes as a message to Fields whose batting average is an embarrassing .229 and who is the owner of several sombreros made of various precious metals.

To add to the pressure being put on Fields, Beckham has just been promoted to AAA. Now, this, to me, is not as big of a deal as everyone seems to think it is. I mean, he’s matured, and they were talking about him starting in Chicago as early as spring training, so he should at least be in Charlotte. Relax, Josh Fields. But it wouldn’t hurt you if you pounded some baseballs every now and then.

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