Found May 04, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Anyone who watches baseball knows that closers are their own breed. Many of these guys are weird, and they aren’t afraid to show it. Like many closers before him, Cleveland’s Chris Perez is one of the more animated players in the game. On Thursday night, Alex Rios took exception to that as Perez closed out a 7-5 win over Chicago.
According to MLB.com, Perez got the benefit of a borderline third-strike call to A.J. Pierzynski for the second out of the ninth inning and gave a strong fist pump. He then got Rios to ground into the game’s final out, which led to more celebrating and a heated exchange between him and the White Sox outfielder.
“Well, I don’t know what was wrong with him,” Rios said with a smirk after the game. “He just started yelling for no reason. I don’t know why he started yelling, and that’s it.
“When I hit that ground ball, he was yelling when (Cabrera) was throwing to first. He was yelling the whole way. I couldn’t tell what he was saying. He was just staring and sa...
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The Chicago White Sox are moving Chris Sale back to the bullpen to be the team's closer.
The left-hander was initially set to make his sixth start of the season Sunday at Detroit, but the team says right-hander Dylan Axelrod will take his spot in the rotation that day. Sale, who pitched six innings Tuesday, is not expected to start closing until Monday at the earliest.
If you follow me on Twitter at @Grab_Some_Bench, which you ‘oughta, then you know that Wednesday night’s game was the first time I made it to U.S. Cellular Field in this young 2012 campaign.
I soaked up a lot throughout the five or-so hours I spent there, and I think you’ll all enjoy hearing what I found to be unique about “The Cell” this season.
But first, let’s touch...
Prior to the start of the season, few would have considered a matchup between Detroit's Drew Smyly and Chicago's Jake Peavy a pitchers' duel.
Both are off to sensational starts, however, and runs could be hard to come by when the two square off in Friday night's series opener between the Tigers and White Sox at Comerica Park.
After opening 9-3, Detroit (12-12) has...
According to the sources of Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder (a long time Chicago Sun-Times writer, so I would very seriously trust these sources), Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley is one step away from being canned.
As far as his employment goes, the former White Sox reporter hired away from the Daily Southtown is trailing by a couple runs with two out and two strikes in the...
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Last minute so this will be short, but a couple of newsworthy items:
- Fister is back and will start on Monday.
- Delmon Young’s suspension is over today and Leyland has said that he will DH tomorrow and Sunday.