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Rather than discuss the merits of the White Sox's temporary carousel at designated hitter (A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo should see the bulk of the time there with Adam Dunn subbing at first), I thought it might be more interesting/useful to take a more macro look at the rest of the season. More specifically, which parks have been the best and worst for hitters of both hands in 2012, and which teams will be visiting before the end of the season? We have reached the point in the calendar where there will be few repeat visitors, but that also means a park's effect will be less distributed the rest of the way out. Only a handful of batters will be able to take advantage of Coors' thin air, and only some select pitchers will benefit from the power-free confines on the west coast.
With only six weeks left on the season, thinking about the extremities of location can help inform your roster decisions to squeeze the potential out of every start.
Below are the top five and...
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Chicago White Sox Alexei Ramirez grounded out 6-3 yesterday against the A's. A.J. Pierzynski was running with the pitch. And he just kept running all the way home. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Adam Dunn's resurgent season continued Monday night in a gargantuan way. The Chicago White Sox slugger's most important home run in what would end up being a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays was his game-tying shot in the ninth inning. The homer that everyone should be talking about, though, came earlier in the game. Dunn clobbered a round-tripper in the fourth inning that went...
Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski scored on a groundout from first base after the Oakland A's infield left some bases unconvered during the seventh inning of Sunday's MLB game at U.S. Cellular Field.
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With Pierzynski on first, White Sox batter Alexei Ramirez hit a routine grounder to A's shortstop Cliff Pennington. ...
Rather than discuss the merits of the White Sox's temporary carousel at designated hitter (A.J. Pierzynski and Dayan Viciedo should see the bulk of the time there with Adam Dunn subbing at first), I thought it might be more interesting/useful to take a more macro look at the rest of the season. More specifically, which parks have been the best and worst for hitters of both hands...
Although Kevin Youkilis is known more for his bat that his glove, he flashed some excellent leather on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays.
Youkilis made an inning ending catch in foul territory in the second inning on a foul ball hit hit by David Cooper. The White Sox third baseman tracked down the ball as it was headed towards the third base stands, and made the...
The Chicago White Sox's lineup just doesn't look the same when the team captain is out of it. That was evident once again Monday night, as Chicago struggled to score runs in the 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. That meant Adam Dunn carrying the load with two solo homers, but having to play first base with Paul Konerko out. That meant catcher A.J. Pierzynski...
Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 34th home run, Dayan Viciedo and DeWayne Wise also connected and the Chicago White Sox beat the Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday night, posting consecutive victories in Toronto for the first time in six years.
Gavin Floyd pitched six innings to snap a three-start winless streak as the White Sox won back-to-back games north of the border for the first...
Erik Malinowski called A.J. Pierzynski's scoring from 1st on an infield out a contender for Worst Play in the History of Baseball™ And then he found this grainy video of San Francisco Giant Ruben...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
David Cooper singled home the winning run in the 11th inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday night.
Rajai Davis popped out to open the 11th before left-hander Leyson Septimo came on to replace Jesse Crain. After Septimo (0-2) walked Johnson on four pitches, White Sox manager Robin Ventura brought in Nate Jones to face Edwin Encarnacion, whose single...
Kevin Youkilis out does a fan to make the grab
Chris Sale struck out 11 in 6 2-3 innings, A.J. Pierzynski had a two-run home run in a five-run sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday.
Sale (14-3) reached double digits in strikeouts for the third time this season. He had 10 strikeouts through the first five innings, allowed two runs on solo homer and walked none.
Oakland starter Bartolo...
Apologies for the sporadic Tater Trot Tracker posts recently. It's something that happens in the long grind of the baseball season, I suppose. Maybe I should talk to Jose Canseco about better managing my time?
Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Adam Dunn, Chicago White Sox #1 - 23.32 seconds [video]
Is there anyone not excited to see Adam Dunn mashing taters again...