Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Training Game #8: Rockies 5 White Sox 2

The photographers got some great action shots today
Can't tell you how much fun it is to see and or hear the White Sox lose yet another spring training game. I tell you, it's just the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon when it's damn near 70 degrees out.

Anyway, let's get to it.

  • Johnny "Wild Thing" Danks. John Danks' second start of the spring wasn't much better than his first. While only 1 of the 3 runs scored against him in his 3 innings was earned, he did make sure to walk 4 batters and hit another. Which means that in 5 innings this spring, Danks has walked 7 guys. While it's somewhat problematic, it's not worth getting worried about unless it continues for a few more starts.
  • Another injury hits. Gregory Infante had to leave the game early with what the Sox called an oblique injury. They also said it's going to keep him sidelined indefinitely, which means they can start stitching his name on a jersey in Charlotte.
  • Eduardo Escobar wants that roster spot. Escobar went 2-for-3 with an RBI double on Sunday to improve his batting average to .357. If spring training were a week long, I think it's safe to say he'd be on the team plane to Chicago. Unfortunately for Eduardo, he's still got three more weeks to go.
  • Believe in the process, Alex. Alex Rios came into the spring with a new batting stance, and physically it's working. He's hitting the ball up the middle and to right field more often, but I am a little worried about it. I fear that Rios will see that with his new stance he's hitting .083 on the spring and fall back into some bad habits.
  • Some bat-handling, A.J. The best bat-handler on the team and the heir to the two-hole in the lineup, A.J. Pierzynski, went 0-for-2 with a strikeout to see his average drop to .167. And, yes, I only wrote this to troll Scott Merkin.

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