ZACH PUTNAM NEWS

White Sox put Putnam on 15-day DL, reinstate Webb

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin on Saturday and reinstated RHP Daniel Webb following a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. The move for Putnam was retroactive to Aug. 27. Putnam is 3-3 with no saves and a 3.07 ERA in 41 games this season. He last pitched Aug. 26 against Boston, throwing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Putnam’s Odd Mix, Spin Rates, Mariners, more

Zach Putnam has thrown 61.4% splitters and 24.7% cutters so far this season. If you think that’s unique, you’re right. No other MLB pitcher approximates that ratio. The White Sox reliever is one of only five pitchers (minimum 30 innings) who utilize each of the two offerings at least 10% of the time. Alfredo Simon – 35% splitters and 14.6% cutters – comes closest to Putnam’s...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Eaton's walkoff home run lifts White Sox over Blue Jays 7-6

CHICAGO (AP) Adam Eaton's walkoff home run in the 11th inning lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Eaton hammered a 1-0 pitch to right field off Toronto reliever Roberto Osuna (1-3) for his sixth home run of the season. Josh Donaldson hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for Toronto. Zach Putnam (3-3) pitched a scoreless...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Avisail Garcia, Bench Players Plays Hero in Victory Over The Orioles

DETROIT, MI – JUNE 25: J.B. Shuck #20 of the Chicago White Sox is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the Detroit Tigers on a triple by Carlos Sanchez of the Chicago White Sox during the 10th inning at Comerica Park on June 25, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) Contributions from two bench players and a robbed home run by Avisail Garcia...
Via The Sports Journal
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Walk off in Eleven and Other News

Father’s Day at The Cell welcomed the Stanley Cup and a visit from the Chicago Black hawks. Playing today were: Adan Eaton, Avi Garcia, Abreu as DH, LaRoche at 1st, Cabrera, Ramirez, Gillaspie,Beckham, Flowers, Sanchez. Pitching Staff – Jose Quintana, Zach Duke, David Robertson, Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka *1st inning – Texas opened the scoring with a home run. 1 to 0 *Bottom...
Via In The Neutral Zone
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays rally in 8th to complete comeback win over White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Steve Souza Jr. hit a tying RBI single, stole second with the help of a replay challenge and scored the winning run on an error, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Souza's two-out single off Zach Putnam (1-2) drove in David DeJesus in the eighth. Souza then swiped second and Asdrubal Cabrera was walked...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Souza helps Rays beat White Sox 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Steve Souza Jr. hit a tying RBI single, stole second with the help of a replay challenge and scored the winning run on an error, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. Souza's two-out single off Zach Putnam (1-2) drove in David DeJesus in the eighth. Souza then swiped second and Asdrubal Cabrera was walked intentionally...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 1 with the Kitty’s

First game at home and welcoming the Detroit Tigers Jose Quintana was in the office today, joined by Zach Putnam, David Robertson and Jake Petricka Playing offense today was: Adam”Spanky Eaton, Alexei Ramirez, Jose “Cannon” Abreu, Avi Garcia, Adam “the Beard” LaRoche, Melky Cabrera, Gordon “Bacon”Beckham, Tyler “T – Flow” Flowers, J.B Shuck, Giovanni Soto, Carlos...
Via In The Neutral Zone
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Can You Say Sweep?

It was Game 3 in Oakland today and Jeff Samardzija was in the mound office and pitched 8 solid inning with help from Zach Putnam in the 9th inning The boys wore the gray away uniforms today. In the line up today was Eaton(*Spanky), Bonifacio, Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), Garcia(Avi), Beckham(Bacon), Ramirez, Soto, Sanchez *Top of 1st – Eaton opened the game with a double, Bonifacio...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

In Milwaukee

The first of a 3 game series with the Milwaukee Brewers and Jeff Samardzija is back in the mound off today after surviving his 5 game suspension. In the office with him today was Zach Putnam, Hector Noesi in for one pitch and gets the out. Line Up: Eaton(Spanky), Cabrera(Melky), Abreu(Cannon), Garcia, Gillaspie(Conor), Ramirez(Missile), Soto, Johnson,(Jeff)Samardzija Uniform today...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend with the Reds

The Cincinnati Reds rolled in to The Cell for a 3 game series to close out this home stand. Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, turning Saturday into a double-header *Game One – Hector Noesi in the office. Reds 10 and Sox 4 Hector took a line drive off his hip in the second inning and departed, with Scott Carroll taking over, also in the office was Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday News

It was a 4 to 1 loss today for the Sox, still wearing the 1983 winning ugly uniforms. I look at it this way, we did score and there were no errors. Joining Jose Quintana in the mound office today also Jake Petricka, Dan Jennings and Zach Putnam. Playing today: Adam Eaton, Melky Cabrera, Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Adam LaRoche, Alexei Ramirez, Gordon Beckham, Tyler Flowers, Micah...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Anyone here for a Sale

Game 2 with Chris Sale in the office tonight, also helping Chris out today was Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam Uniform: throwback to the 80′s. Winning Ugly Lineup: (Spanky)Eaton Cabrera(Melky),(Cannon)Abreu, LaRoche(The Beard),Garcia(Avi),Gillaspie(Conor) ,Ramirez(Missile), Flowers(T-Flow), (Micah) Johnson, Gordon(Bacon) Beckham Weather 61 degrees at game time *Top of the 1st – Kitty’s runner...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Got more Milk

It is game two with the Twinkies and Jose “The Q” Quintana is in the office. Also on staff with him today is Zach Putnam, Zach Duke Lineup – Johnson, Ramirez(Missile), Cabrera, Abreu, LaRoche(The Beard), Garcia(Avi), Gillaspie(Conor), Flowers(T-Flow), Shuck Weather : Comfy spring night for baseball Uniform ; Grey pants and Black Jersey *Top of 2nd – The Beard with a single...
Via In The Neutral Zone
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s a Sale on K’s tonight

The cold weather of The Cell welcomes the Kansas City Royals for a 4 game series. Pitching Staff: Chris Sale, Zach Duke, David Robertson, Zach Putnam, Dan Jennings, Jake Petricka Lineup: (Spanky)Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu(Cannon),La Roche(The Beard), Garcia, Gillaspie, Ramirez, Flowers, Johnson, Beckham, Bonifacio Weather: Cold but blue sky Uniform: Black jerseys with white pinstripe...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain, Royals use the longball to knock off White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night. Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a single for his third hit. Wade Davis (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Greg Holland...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cain comes through in 8th with 2-run homer for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night. Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a single for his third hit. Wade Davis (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Greg Holland...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Chicago White Sox

Here is the roster for the 2015 start of the season. Pitchers – Matt Albers, John Danks, Kyle Drabek, Zach Duke, Javy Guerra, Dan Jennings, Hector Noesi, Zach Putnam, Jose Quintana, David Robertson, Jeff Samardzija Catchers – Tyler Flowers, Geovany Soto Infield – Jose Abreu, Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio, Conor Gillaspie, Micah Johnson, Adam LaRoche, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos...
Via In The Neutral Zone
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How Much Did the White Sox Improve?

The White Sox have made major waves this off-season with a flurry of new acquisitions via both free agency and trades. Perhaps no team in baseball has improved themselves more on paper than the Chicago White Sox. The question is just how much did they improve themselves? Let’s take a look at the Sox newcomers and compare them to the people they replaced and see how much of an impact...
Via Grab Some Bench
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Top Free Agent Target

The Chicago White Sox bullpen was a disaster in 2014 and it should be top priority for fixing this offseason. Chicago’s bullpen blew 21 of 57 chances while holding the lead this season. They also had the third worst ERA (4.38) along with ranking last with walks (236) in the MLB. The free agents that were predicted to help in 2014 turned out to be huge disappointments in Ronald...
Via Sports Mockery
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Win over the A’s.

The Sox went into today with a 2  to 1 lead in the series with Oakland. It was going to be a battle but the confidence was growing. Game two was taken by the A’s by a score of 11 – 2. *Game Three (Sox – 2 and A’s – 1) The Sox handed the keys to one of the new kids,Chris Bassitt who had a terrific outing going 6 innings of solid ball with 5 strike outs, only allowing one...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Catch up Baseball – Giants and Blue Jays

Time for some catch up baseball with the White Sox. **2 Game series in San Francisco – split series *Game one(Sox – 3 and Giants – 2)  - It took the Sox 10 innings to steal the win. Chris Sale in the office with Zach Putnam picking up the win. Adam Dunn hit a homer in the first with Jose Abreu on the pond, for a 2 – 0 lead in the first. Jake Petricka took over in the bottom...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Good News for White Sox Bullpen

Zach Putnam has been activated from the disabled list (DL) today.  Prior to hitting the DL, Putnam boasted a 2.35 ERA and a 1.20 Walks/Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP) over 38.1 innings. Putnam’s 7.51 K/9 ratio is second in the bullpen to only Javy Guerra (8.49 K/9). Anyone who follows the Sox knows that we could use all the bullpen help we can get. #WhiteSox returned Zach Putnam...
Via Sports Mockery
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Injury Update: Zach Putnam, Matt Lindstrom, Adam Eaton

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Zach Putnam will be activated from the disabled list on Friday, while fellow reliever Matt Lindstrom should return within the next week, reports Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Scott Merkin of MLB.com adds that center fielder Adam Eaton sat out on Thursday night as he recovered from a collision with the outfield wall the prior afternoon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Putnam Back from DL, Rienzo Down

A bit of news on Friday morning that should help out the White Sox’ bullpen, which has not been able to get anybody out of late; Zach Putnam (shoulder inflammation) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and added to the active roster. To make room, the club has sent Andre Rienzo back to Triple-A Charlotte. Rienzo, a 26 year old Brazilian who has made 11 starts and seven...
Via Grab Some Bench
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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