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Chicago White Sox
The Atlanta Braves started the 2nd half of the season with a win on Friday night. It was a Brian McCann home run that paved the way for a 6-4 Braves win over the Chicago White Sox. Andrelton Simmons was the 1st Atlanta Brave to homer in the 2nd half of the 2013 season. His 2-run shot in the 3rd inning put the Braves up 2-0. The Braves lead would not last long however. The White Sox were able to tie the game back up on a double by Alex Rios. Josh Phegley and Alexi Ramirez came in to score on the double by the White Sox right fielder. The score would be tied at 2 until Braves all-star, Brian McCann, hit his 13th homerun of the season in the 6th inning. Joey Terdoslavich, and Justin Upton were on the bases when McCann sent a ball over the right field fence. McCann’s 3-run homer put the Braves up, 5-2. The White Sox pulled within 1 run of the Braves in the 8th. Alexi Ramirez, and Jeff Keppinger both singled in runs in the inning. The Braves lead was cut to 5-4. Chris Johnson gave ...
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura benched Alex Rios after he did not run hard enough to try to prevent a double play.
The Atlanta Braves called up right-handed relief pitcher Kameron Loe from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned out utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky. The 6’8″ 245 pound Loe will add depth and experience to one of the best bullpens in baseball. Loe had a 4-2 record and 3.19 ERA at Gwinnett. Loe pitched 42.1 innings and gave up 40 hits while striking out 24 and walking only...
ATLANTA -- All three of the Braves All-Stars -- Craig Kimbrel, Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman -- have rejoined the team in Chicago to kick off the second half of the season, one in which the organization is poised to make its second-consecutive playoff appearance for the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Despite a first half defined, at times, by injuries and inconsistencies...
Atlanta Braves first Freddie Freeman missed the All-Star game due to a jammed thumb and didn’t start Friday night to give the injury more time to heal. But with the Braves up 5-4, he went into the game to replace Joey Terdoslavich as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning. So the last thing Freeman probably needed was a collision at first base, right? Not only did Freeman...
The pitching-starved Chicago White Sox activated right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy from the disabled list Friday and could be about a week away from getting right-handed set-up man Jesse Crain back as well.
Peavy (6-4, 4.30) returns to the starting rotation Saturday against lefty Paul Maholm (9-8, 3.98) and the Atlanta Braves at U.S. Cellular Field. Peavy, 32, has been sidelined since...
Returning from his rehab stint at AA Birmingham, Paul Konerko is ready for what could be his last stretch of baseball in a White Sox uniform. To make room for him, the team has optioned third baseman Brent Morel to AAA Charlotte.
Brent Morel didn't look like the defensive stud we know him to be, but he did show good versatility being able to move back and forth between...
After making things interesting in the eighth inning, the Braves held on to beat the White Sox 5-4 in Comerica Park Friday night. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Brian McCann is setting himself up to make some serious money this offseason
White Sox pitcher John Danks kept making mistake after mistake against McCann in the sixth inning, leaving off-speed pitches up...
White Sox outfielder Alex Rios found himself on the wrong side of the usually patient Robin Ventura on Friday night against the Braves.
It all came down to Rios's apparent lack of hustle during the fifth inning -- a willful mistake that prompted Ventura to lift Rios from the game and replace him with Casper Wells in right. Here's how MLB.com's Scott Merkin described...
Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at Alex Rios, and also might consider Alexei Ramirez. I’ve already done a Trade Values article on Rios. That article included a brief estimate of the value of Ramirez, although that came from just glancing at his stats and contracts, rather than digging in deep and looking at him closer. With last night’s rumor, I decided...
The Boston Red Sox enter the second half of the regular
season sitting in first place in the American League East. While they’re
looking down at all other teams in the East, their advantage in the standings
hasn’t stopped them from exploring trade options to improve their club. Nick
Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have scouted Chicago White
The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Alex Rios, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He also adds that “people familiar with Pittsburgh’s thinking suggest they wouldn’t be surprised if the Pirates expand the talks to include Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez”. That’s similar to the trade idea Jim Bowden floated out there a week ago, although I don’t think the cost would...
The Red Sox and White Sox already consummated one trade this season. Perhaps another one won’t be too far behind.
The Red Sox, who already acquired reliever Matt Thornton from the White Sox, scouted Chicago outfielder Alex Rios and will scout pitcher Jake Peavy closely over his next couple of starts, according to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. The Red Sox reportedly scouted...
With the 'second half' of the regular season getting underway on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves, it's time to over-analyze everything we can about the White Sox' trade candidates. On Saturday, Jake Peavy made his first start back from the disabled list with many teams' scouts in attendance.
But it was Alex Rios, who bounced back from being benched...
Early game time for us Aussies at the call of 5:35 am. Cold , wet and miserable as we are in the middle of winter here. The bright spot today is that Jake Peavy is in the office today for the first time since fracturing a rib,
Get a cuppa and see you soon
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Braves - (struck out,safe at first due to passed ball by Phegley)(ground out to short...
((HT: Aaron Chewning his own self))
Aaron Chewning is at it again...
This time, he tells the story of Atlanta Brave Evan Gattis...
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