Tag: Brent Morel

Morning notes: Notes on things other than Chris Sale

Morning notes: Notes on things other than Chris Sale
Orlando Hudson has charmed us all with competent major league at-bats from the 3rd base position, but Brent Morel is on the recovery trail and has a starting job waiting for him if Robin Ventura sticks to his words. Morel took BP, did some exercises, and should be starting rehab work in Charlotte Wednesday, which... Read more »

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 »

Morning notes: More Orlando Hudson mania continues, for better or for worse

Morning notes: More Orlando Hudson mania continues, for better or for worse
Tuesday was Orlando Hudson’s first official day on the roster–and Brent Morel’s first on the DL–and he managed to get his feet wet.  O-Dog got in at the end of the blowout, singled, scored, and made a somewhat erratic throw to 1st on his only defensive chance.  He’ll probably start Wednesday, barring Eduardo Escobar going... Read more »
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The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?

The O-Dog is here, what does it mean?
Those that saw Peter Gammons’ initial tweet… The irrepressible ODog says he’s going to sign with the White Sox. — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) May 19, 2012 …and worried for a second that the team had plans to employ Larenz Tate to reprise his role as a homicidal youth from Menace II Society, might be pleasantly relieved... Read more »

Lineup at a glance

Lineup at a glance
After a banner week, taking a cross-section of the White Sox hitters after the last seven games should be a blast. 1.  Alejandro De Aza – 8 for 27, 4 BB, 9 K, 5 R, RBI – Not much pop, and an interesting influx of strikeouts, but the rate he’s getting on base at makes... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better
The 5-2 record the White Sox managed this past week is right up there with the best performance they’ve managed all season.  The weekend triumph against the Cubs was the first three-game sweep since they bested the Mariners on April 20-22nd. A dominant stretch against the crosstown team covered up a disappointing moment where the... Read more »
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All of a sudden the White Sox have injury problems--and Orlando Hudson?

All of a sudden the White Sox have injury problems--and Orlando Hudson?
When Paul Konerko went down in a heap Friday afternoon after being drilled in the face with a pitch, there was a lot emphasis placed on him being able to walk off under his own power, albeit while holding a towel over his eye. That didn’t do much to assuage my primary concern in the... Read more »

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms

Morning notes: Crosstown series looms
The crosstown series starts this Friday.  It’s still sponsored by BP, which is one year closer to being a fact they don’t have to de-emphasize out of embarrassment. Both the Cubs and Sox have losing records and rather mundane future outlooks, so the running narrative is that the rivalry is unimportant and lifeless now.  That... Read more »

Instant Rationalization - Walks, dropped pop-ups, and just enough Sale carry Sox to split

The first four innings in Anaheim were pretty much ideal for the White Sox on their getaway day.  Chris Sale had struck out six through four shutout innings, the Angels defense bungled two pop flies to key a 3-run 4th inning, and had hastened the departure of their starter C.J. Wilson, who only lasted 3.2... Read more »
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Morning notes: Too many DH's

Move over, Gordon Beckham, Dayan Viciedo is now the possibly rejuvenated hitter trying to earn his way up the batting order. Wednesday night’s losing effort witnessed Viciedo post his third straight multi-hit game, and launch his fifth home run of the year.  Better yet, Dayan’s deposit of a 93 mph Jerome Williams fastball into the... Read more »