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    rmapasad
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    Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by rmapasad on Fri May 06, 2016 10:36 am

    White Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte. Johnson was called up less than 12 hours ago to start against the Red Sox, but the White Sox won't be starting him again for the time being. Versus Boston, the 26-year-old right-hander surrendered four earned runs over five innings >>  

    Even though Danks was clearly flunking as 5th starter, the Sox may be short on internal candidates who can manage a passing grade.    Sure they weren't expecting great things from Johnson, considering his terrible spring training and his less than impressive record at Charlotte  (3.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 6.6 K's per 9).  Maybe the Sox felt they owed him this shot since he was in line to get a spot in the rotation prior to the Latos signing.
    Way Boston manhandled him last night coupled with his quick demotion is possibly the Sox acknowledging that they aren't confident of his chances to become a major league pitcher.  Only other logical internal candidate now would have to be Jacob Turner (3.04 ERA, 9 K's per 9) although his control looks shaky  (4 BB per 9).  They've given Johnson and Gonzalez looks so it may be Turner next.
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by Cream1953 on Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 am

    Hope the door doesn't hit him in the ass on the way out.

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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by Guest on Fri May 06, 2016 2:21 pm

    FOUR MAN ROTATION!!!!!
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    Post by jaywit on Fri May 06, 2016 2:40 pm

    Not to worry, guys.  Last night, I found my mitt in my garage under years worth of junk and it still had a fairly white league ball in it.  I'll start throwing tonight after work and give the Sox a call tomorrow.  Anyone got Hawk's number?
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by Soxillinirob on Fri May 06, 2016 3:10 pm

    tHe SicKo FANt wrote:FOUR MAN ROTATION!!!!!

    Heard Rick Hahn yesterday in an interview noting that if anything, they're thinking in the other direction, stating that with having so few days off in April, they want to get a full five guys in the rotation AND take advantage of the days off in May so that some of the starters can get some extra rest.  After watching Sale struggle to get his fastball over 91 last start, and flaming out at 115 pitches in about six innings, I agree he needs a breather.
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by Cream1953 on Fri May 06, 2016 6:14 pm

    I found my mitt in my garage under years worth of junk and it still had a fairly white league ball in it


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    Word on the street is that, with help from a little lubricant, you used that old mitt for other purposes than catching a baseball.  affraid
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by jaywit on Fri May 06, 2016 6:27 pm

    Cream1953 wrote:I found my mitt in my garage under years worth of junk and it still had a fairly white league ball in it


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    Word on the street is that, with help from a little lubricant, you used that old mitt for other purposes than catching a baseball.  affraid

    That's disgusting and I never even gave that a thought.
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by jaywit on Fri May 06, 2016 6:27 pm

    jaywit wrote:
    Cream1953 wrote:I found my mitt in my garage under years worth of junk and it still had a fairly white league ball in it


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    Word on the street is that, with help from a little lubricant, you used that old mitt for other purposes than catching a baseball.  affraid

    That's disgusting and I never even gave that a thought.

    I'll let you know tomorrow how it worked out.
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    Re: Johnson back to Charlotte

    Post by jaywit on Fri May 06, 2016 6:47 pm

    Are the Sox sending someone to watch Tim Lincecum throw?

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