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Toronto Sun Aug 20, 2016
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons tweaks batting orde:

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons tweaks batting orde:

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons adjusted his batting lineup Saturday in an attempt to create a slightly different dynamic.
MASN Sports Aug 17, 2016

O's game blog: Dylan Bundy faces David Price at Camden Yards - Steve Melewski

After making starts this season opposite Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi, Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Colorado's Jon Gray, Yu Darvish of Texas, Chicago's James Shields and Matt Cain of San Francisco, tonight Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy (6-3, 2.93 ERA) faces 2012 AL...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 9, 2016

Roberto Kelly is a good third-base coach

This is not a contrarian post, promise! The numbers suggest that Roberto Kelly is actually quite good at getting runners home, and he does it without getting them thrown out. On Sunday, Giants third-base coach Roberto Kelly didn’t send Buster Posey on a two-out single to center field. Ben Revere got to the ball quickly, but he also throws like one of the kids chasing down balls during the Home Run Derby. The throw sailed wide, it was clear that Posey would have scored, and the Giants lost, 1-0. It was a low point in a second half filled with low points. On Monday, Kelly sent Brandon...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 9, 2016

SF Giants Minor Lines, 8/8

Salem-Keizer managed to outhit Brandon Crawford by 1 hit! (Brandon Crawford had a good night). Michael Connolly allowed far far fewer hits than Brandon Crawford (Michael Connolly also had a good night!) From Baseball's Rules of Cruelty (excerpt): Live by the glove Die by the glove: HIGHLIGHTS: Michael Connolly threw 7 more shutout innings with 1 hit, 7 Ks Sacramento lost at Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) 4-0 Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG Chris Denorfia RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .333 .389 ...
South Side Sox Aug 8, 2016

The obligations to James Shields are here to stay

First two starts in August show why teams probably weren't all that interested in trading for him in July It’s almost as James Shields was designed to maximize the embarrassment of the Chicago White Sox front office. After giving up four homers over four outs to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, his numbers do the heavy lifting. There are numerous shocking ways to characterize them fairly, considering he has a 6.68 ERA. Two of my favorites: Sabermetrically oriented: When you see a pitcher with a 6.68 ERA, it’s fair to assume he’s getting all the bad breaks on top of his bad pitching....
South Side Sox Aug 8, 2016

White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 7-13

Scores, stats, and news from the White Sox farm system The box scores from Sunday ... Norfolk 4, Charlotte 0 Jake Peter went 0-for-3 with a walk. Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-4 with a double. Adam Engel went 2-for-3, although he was caught stealing. Anthony Ranaudo: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR Jackson 8, Birmingham 5 Eddy Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a double, strikeout and sac bunt. Trey Michalczewski singled, walked and struck out thrice. Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K Peter Tago: 0 IP, 0 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, eight of...
Northwest Herald Aug 8, 2016

Shields roughed up by Machado, Orioles; White Sox fall 10-2

CHICAGO – The White Sox have had a roller-coaster season, and James Shields has experienced as many sudden drops as anyone.
Mets 360 Aug 7, 2016

Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Tigers 1

The Mets used a tried and true — if unsustainable, with this roster and manager — formula to salvage the final game of their interleague series in Detroit: starting pitching and home runs. Jacob deGrom wasn’t as smooth or commanding…Read more →
South Side Sox Aug 7, 2016

Orioles 10, White Sox 2: James Shields melts down

Starter gives up four homers to Baltimore while recording only four outs This game could have been worse, but I don’t know if the same can be said about James Shields. It’s technically possible because he recorded four outs, but he also gave up four homers, so at that point, it’s all the same neighborhood of miserable. Shields gave up eight runs on six hits, two walks and two HBPs over his 1⅓. He did strike out one batter, but it was the first of the game, meaning it was all downhill from there. The Orioles started humbly with a Hyun Soo Kim singled and a Manny Machado homer for two...

Orioles and White Sox lineups - School of Roch

For the first time this season, Mark Trumbo is not in the Orioles starting lineup. Trumbo is 0-for-9 with six strikeouts lifetime against White Sox starter James Shields. Pedro Alvarez returns to the lineup after sitting out last night's game and will bat sixth as the designated hitter. Chris Davis...
South Side Sox Aug 7, 2016

Top 10 White Sox Prospects for 2016: Midseason Update

No headliner and shallows quickly First, the caveat: I didn't put a great deal of thought into this. I spend a lot of time on the offseason list. On this, I spent about ten minutes thinking about it and an hour writing it. I'd call this a high-precision, decent-accuracy list. Offseason ranking, if any, in parentheses. Position is current and not necessarily projected major league position. If you want more detailed scouting reports, you can find most of them in the offseason list. 1. RHRP Carson Fulmer (2) You've seen what he's capable of at the major league level. But you've also seen...
South Side Sox Aug 6, 2016

White Sox 4, Orioles 2: Upon further review, Omar Narvaez delivers

Bases-loaded blooper determined fair after challenge, driving in go-ahead run Few things are coming easy for the White Sox, but at least this victory featured some satisfying individual triumphs from the battery. Carlos Rodon pitched six strong innings against a tough lineup and around some poor defense, while Omar Narvaez put the White Sox ahead with a bloop single in the seventh by way of New York City. Narvaez came to the plate in his tensest situation yet -- tie game, bases loaded, nobody out, and a dynamic reliever on the mound in Mychal Givens. He fell behind 0-2, fought off another...
Friars on Base Aug 5, 2016

James Shields Questions Padre Ron Fowler

The fire is getting hot ! The Padre Fan Base is taking sides. Former players are striking back. People’s gums are flapping, including mine. The latest tirade by Padre Chairman Ron Fowler at the “town hall meeting” has stirred up a hornet’s nest. The latest blast was by former Padre James Shields. In an article […] James Shields Questions Padre Ron Fowler - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tampa Bay Times Aug 1, 2016

Rays break up no-hitter in eighth, lose to Royals

After seeing three teammates traded, the Rays are nearly no-hit.
South Side Sox Jul 28, 2016

White Sox Rumors: Interest in James Shields is increasing

Maybe the White Sox can have their cake and eat it too. While White Sox fans have been sitting and wondering whether Jose Quintana or Chris Sale would be with the team on August 1, it seems that interest is peaking in another White Sox pitcher, James Shields. When the White Sox acquired James Shields on June 4, the White Sox were looking at a way to add a solid fifth starter after falling out of first place just over a week before. Since then, the White Sox have gone 21-23 and have gone from being two games out of first to eight games out. While Shields time with the White Sox started...

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