Posts tagged "dan johnson"

Instant Rationalization - Thanks for the memories/dingers

Final games of the season always feel like the last day of college.  Everyone’s going through their routines, but at half-speed because of the wistful sadness that builds as the night’s activities draw closer to the end. Hawk started thanking the production crew during the broadcast, and even worked ahead on talking himself into the... Read more »

Pondering a Dunn-less future

Pondering a Dunn-less future
Adam Dunn has missed his last six games, and eight out of his last 11.  His comeback effort has hit a roadblock.  The roadblock is that he’s not getting better. Adam Dunn tried to hit 2x but hasn’t seen enough progress w/ oblique to play. Ventura said was same as Tues & “not worth having... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half

Instant Rationalization - Bullpen, division lead is Scherzered in half
Entering into this game, the White Sox were hard up on ways to get to Max Scherzer.  They removed every questionable righty from the lineup in preparation for him, which included pulling a guy who had homered in back-to-back games, as well as turning to Dan Johnson. It was not enough.  It did not come... Read more »
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Delayed Rationalization - A bad time to be completely uncompetitive

The White Sox really only needed to drag out one win from this high-tension series with Detroit to stay somewhat comfortably ahead.  Even bad teams can muster up winning efforts one out of three times, but such adages don’t apply to games like Saturday night. There was nothing of note coming from the vistors’ dugout,... Read more »

Matt Thornton can't stop righties, and other things to remember

Matt Thornton can't stop righties, and other things to remember
Notice a trend, perchance? We had a nice little peak there–far longer than the average peak for a reliever–and now Thornton has slid all the way back to where he was just a wide-eyed 31 year-old, not yet learned in The Way of Coop. One could hate the sinner–and Thornton has done himself no favors... Read more »

DeWayne Wise is back to provide...something

DeWayne Wise is back to provide...something
Well, serves me right for speculating logically. Dan Johnson will not be getting a cup of coffee for a week while Konerko sits on the disabled list, it will be someone far more familiar with the beverage. 34 year-old OF DeWayne Wise was made the 13th Charlotte Knight to make the voyage to Chicago.  Robin... Read more »
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Life without Paulie

Life without Paulie
Fitting in with his seemingly gradual recovery from concussion symptoms, Paul Konerko has been placed on the special 7-day DL that exists just for that injury. The 7-day concussion DL is an odd one.  It’s not retroactive for missed time, so Konerko is not eligible to return until next Friday.  Also, there was significant reference... Read more »

Konerko's head case

Konerko's head case
Just when White Sox injuries were becoming easy and projectable in their recovery times (‘John Danks will be ready by Spring Training’, ‘Kevin Youkilis needs to rest his knee just one game’), we get hit with this. Or, more literally, Paul Konerko was hit in the side of the head with an incidental elbow from Jerome... Read more »

Orlando Hudson can be accountable

Orlando Hudson can be accountable
From JJ: “I f***ed it up,” Hudson snapped after going 0-4 with a key error as the Sox lost 2-1 to the Cubs Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. “I lost the game for [Peavy], that’s it. The man threw a hell of a game, I lost it for him. Point blank. Case closed. We lost.... Read more »
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Morning notes: Hopefully none of this will require surgery

Morning notes: Hopefully none of this will require surgery
The bulging disc in Brent Morel’s back won’t require surgery, putting him on much more of a week-to-week timeline in his recovery rather than month-to-month.  Since Robin Ventura is steadfast that Morel won’t lose his job due to injury, Orlando Hudson should be sure to keep sharp at all infield positions. However, the description of... Read more »