White Sox Call Up Viciedo

June 18, 2010

Many of you have problem already seen in today’s papers, but this afternoon the White Sox officially recalled infielder Dayan Viciedo from Class AAA Charlotte and designated infielder Jayson Nix for assignment.

Viciedo, 21, is hitting .290 (69-238) with 14 home runs, 34 RBI and a .525 slugging percentage in 62 games with Charlotte this season.  The 5-foot-11, 240-pounder appeared in 51 games at first base and 10 at third.

Viciedo ranks fourth in the International League in home runs and 10th in slugging percentage.  He homered in each of his last three games with the Knights and was 11-28 (.393) over his last eight contests.


After that play, I love AJ and Beckham even more. That was just pure awesomeness.

Fine win. 3rd great start in a row for GF. Starting pitching is coming around and the SOX are looking much more relaxed. A 6-1 road trip will do that. Let’s line up the nasty nats tommorrow and take em out again.

I’ll admit, Gavin Floyd did good work tonight…but America wasn’t tuning in to see HIM, right?
Now that you’ve seen Stephen Strasburg “up close and personal”, can you see NOW this isn’t hype? Sure, he screwed up to start off the game…still, 10 Ks is nothing to sneeze at.
If it just hadn’t been for back-to-back gems in the field in the bottom of the 11th for you guys…DEFINITELY, a different outcome.
Nasty Nats Live Here (and (Everywhere)

I guess it shouldn’t be such a surprise that the Sox have gone on a nice roll. Face it, we have a National League-type team. We do not get a lot of run production from the DH slot and don’t lose much when we take our DH out of the lineup.

Our team’s strength — at least we thought it was going into the season — is starting pitching. And for the last couple of weeks, the starters have been magnificent. Only loss in last nine games came when we got one-hit by an unnamed team on Sunday night. And with one swing in the top of the ninth, that could have been a win as well.

As bad as most of the first third of this season was, it is a little hard to believe that we are only five games back in the loss column with a ton of games left against the teams in front of us.

Like we said when things were going rough, hang in there for a wild and woolly and up-and-down baseball season.

Oh, and Kenny, I may have been critical of some of your moves, but thank you for picking up Alex Rios. This guy is a stud and plays center field. When was the last time the Sox had a power-hitting stud in center field?

This was a great win. Excellent pitching from top to bottom! Great defense, bunting well and good base running. No home runs in 6 games and still 5 wins, this is a very good sign, and has to be a huge confidence builder. I am hoping for a sweep and 500 by the end of Sunday. That would be fantastic.
Go Sox
Any word on Blog night?

Yea! Another 4 game win streak. I’d take 4-1 for the rest of the season. But that won’t happen. So, here’s hoping that whatever was ailing Jake is resolved and he can step up tomorrow and make this a five game win streak. Then, bench, we can concentrate on sweeping the Nats….

I watched Strasburg against the Indians his previous start and except for the wet weather and 5 walks he looked good then too. I’m impressed with all his stuff. But before we anoint him the next can’t miss GREATEST thing since sliced bread, let’s wait for at least a few more starts.

And since tomorrow is FOX day I won’t be able to watch our Boys, so without me in the background, go Sox’10….j.k.

I’m back home from my trip to Chicago. While I was there, I attended the very fun game when the Sox beat Detroit 15-3, and then saw the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup! Sox went on to beat Detroit, and almost sweep the Cubs at Wrigley. Nice set of wins. Then they went to Pittsburgh and swept there – cool!

Maybe they are finding their stride. The pitching has certainly perked up, and some hitting is happening. Of course, I’d have liked a clutch hit in the 9th inning of the 3rd game at Wrigley, but you can’t win ’em all.

Now that this team has the feel of winning, maybe they can keep on doing it. Still too early to give up on this season!

Go SOX!!!!


Hi Nasty Nats – welcome to our side! Nope, it is not all hype. Your pitcher was good. BUT our team was just a little bit better and in the end, that’s all you have to be to get the W.


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