White Sox have made 2 significant trades the past year, and they both involve the Blue Jays. I wonder if there will be more between the two after the Toronto took 2 of 3 from the South Siders.
It wouldn’t surprise me if a Gavin Floyd for Travis Snider deal happens one day. I know, I am crazy, but that might make sense. Snider is a a better hitter than he has shown, and the Jays have shown past interest in the the Sox righty.
One guy who has been making himself quite at home in the Sox rotation is Jose Quintana. The young left hander had another strong outing, 2 earned runs in 6 innings.
He was burned by a Jose Bautista home run, but many players can claim that too.
I remember Brandon Morrow when he was in the Mariners organization, and I never thought he’d be as good as he is now. Morrow throws gas, put it’s not just that he knows how to pitch. Only A.J. Pierzynski was able to solve Morrow, collecting the Sox only 2 hits on Wednesday.
Thursday, Jake Peavy teetered on the brink of disaster. In the 2nd inning alone, Peavy threw over 37 pitches. He is such a good pitcher, as he allowed just 2 earned runs. An error by Alexei Ramirez led to the other run scoring.
Peavy was also uncharacteristically wild, giving out 5 free passes. He didn’t get the win, but he didn’t take the loss either. Peavy hasn’t won in his past 2 starts.
Don’t hear alot about Alex Rios this year, but he sure looks like a different player than the one we saw last season. Rios did drop one on Wednesday, but he made up for it with a game tying 2-run blast on Thursday.
Nice to see Jordan Danks with the big club. John’s younger brother has worked hard to get to this point, so it was nice for him to get rewarded. It almost didn’t happen as the Sox left his unprotected in the rule 5 draft this past off-season. Luckily, no teams picked the guy up.
Francisco Cordero has been awful this year in Toronto, which proved to fortuitous for the Sox. Orlando Hudson’s game winning single with 2 out in the 9th on Thursday salvaged one game for the Sox. Cordero’s ERA is no a tidy 5.79.
Sox start interleague when Houston comes to town over the weekend.