Gearing Up For the Tribe
Wednesday, May 17, 2011
Big opportunity over the next two games to slow down the Indians and start the process of closing ground on the Tribe. Should be two fun games to watch.
Don’t say it too loudly, but Sergio Santos leads all American League relievers with a 0.00 ERA (20.0 IP) and is the only qualifying reliever in baseball yet to allow a run … Santos’ 16 scoreless outings and 20.0 scoreless IP to start the season are both the second-longest streaks by a Sox pitcher, trailing Dustin Hermanson’s 19 games and 21.0 IP in 2005.
White Sox director of player development Buddy Bell spent some time on a conference call this afternoon talking to White Sox bloggers who spend a lot of time discussing and dissecting our famr system.
Among the highlights …
On Andre Rienzo, a RHP from Sao Paolo, Brazil, who is 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA in seven games at Winston-Salem:
“He’s a great story. This kid’s come really quick, and we need to make sure we don’t move him too quick. He’s still trying to strike everyone out.”
Bell noted that Rienzo features a good sinker and change and is starting to get a good feel for pitching.
On Jordan Danks:
“Jordan Danks looks better than I’ve ever seen him. He’s just seeing the ball and getting after it.”
On RHP Dan Romenowsky, who is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA and two saves at Class AA Birmingham:
“He can hit a gnat in the ass on both sides of the plate.” (editor: my favorite quote of the day)
On ever returning to managing:
“No! I like where I am at too much. I like the people I’m working with. I like where I am at.”