Picking Up Pieces
Saturday, June 11, 2011
“We need to be patient,” manager Ozzie Guillen said of closer Sergio Santos. “He’s a young pitcher and there are going to be games like that. The question is, ‘How will he bounce back.’”
Guillen added that a game like last night is a test for the entire team, not just Santos.
“We need to remember that we just have to play good enough,” he said. “We don’t have to put pressure on ourselves to play great. Just good enough to win.”
70s Night Aftermath
It was unanimous in the clubhouse that Comcast Sports Net’s reporter Sarah Kustok sported the best 70s outfit last night. She’s the one on the right. Not sure who the other guy is …
White Sox pitchers again took batting practice early before today’s regular hitting session.
“What a waste,” Guillen said. “10,000 swings leading up to interleague play so that they can strike out twice and maybe bunt once before I pinch hit for them.”
“But what about Buehrle and Garland and their homers,” I counter.
“You think this matters,” Guillen answered with a sweep of his hand at the batting cage.
Soon after, Edwin Jackson launches a home run half way up the stands in left field.
“Wow,” Guillen calls out. “You should have been a hitter, not a pitcher!”
“I was an outfielder,” Jackson answers. “They made me into a pitcher.”