For the first time since I've moved to the blog here to South Side Sox, Firefox crashed, eating a large post in the process. I don't have the energy to retype it all out tonight, so here's an outline version.
Freddy is getting killed by good hitting teams.The Tigers, Indians, and Blue Jays have made Freddy Garica look like Felix Diaz this season. Take a look at his numbers against those teams.
IP H R ER HR BB K ERA 38.1 54 35 34 12 16 28 7.98I realize you can probably do the same thing for Jon Garland, and maybe even Javier Vazquez; but the difference is both of those pitchers seem to have all of their 'stuff.' Freddy, despite some added life to his fastball lately, still looks like a junkballer.
- Brian Anderson should play more often against right-handers, specifically sinkerballers. I've asked for this in the past, so I was very pleased to see him in the line-up, and not at all surprised that he responded with a 2-4 night at the plate. -- My theory is that he's getting under the ball too much, and that the sinker's action helps him make more solid contact. Just a theory though.
- Sean Tracey showed you why he is a project tonight. I don't know if I've ever seen a White Sox pitcher have such little command of the strike zone. He was channeling Rick Vaughn tonight. -- He's got a tantalizing fastball though. Let's hope Coop can reign him in.