Danks walked three and threw only 54 of his 94 pitches for strikes in 4 2/3 innings last Friday against the Tigers. Here he's on his aproach to tonight's game:
"I'm not going to change a thing until they show they can make an adjustment toward me. I've said all along I need to find a way to have shorter innings. I've thrown a lot of pitches per inning so my main goal is to attack the bottom of the zone and make them put the ball on the ground earlier in counts. Let the defense work behind me. The Tigers are one of the more aggressive teams I've faced so far. If I can attack the bottom, I'll give up my share of hits. But more times than not my defense will make the plays behind me."
Billy Pierce will join Charles Comiskey, Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox on the Cell:
A life-sized sculpture of franchise pitching legend Bill Pierce will be unveiled by the Chicago White Sox prior to the team's game on Monday, July 23, 2007. The Pierce sculpture will be located on the main concourse near left-center field. Pierce will participate in the sculpture's unveiling before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game vs. the Detroit Tigers.
Speaking of Pierce, Fred Mitchell
has a nice article on his perfect game bid on the June 27, 1958
game against the Washington Senators. Pierce had retired 26 in a row and the Sox were winning 3-0, before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald hit a double to become the only Senator base runner.
And, the latest Palehose 7 strip:
Rain Delay Theater