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Game 144: Brian Cashman speaks...
White Sox reward inept clown

Double-A Trenton (5-3 win over Akron) Trenton leads the best-of-five Championship Series 1-0…Chase Wright takes on personal fave Chuck Lofgren in Game 2 tomorrow
Reegie Corona: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 K, 1 HBP
Austin Jackson: 2 for 4, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K – all 3 RBI came with 2 outs
Colin Curtis: 1 for 4, 1 2B, 2 RBI – both RBI came with 2 outs…which means all 5 of Trenton’s runs came with 2 outs
Juan Miranda, Cody Ehlers & PJ Pilittere: combined 0 for 14, 1 BB, 7 K – Miranda got hit by a pitch & K’ed thrice…Ehlers & Carson each K’ed twice, but Matty threw a runner out at the plate…PJ drew the walk
Marcos Vechionacci: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 K – signs of life
Gabe Lopez: 2 for 3, 2 R – one thing that all championship clubs have that gets no attention whatsoever is production from the bottom of the lineup
Tyler Clippard: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1-8 GB/FB – still walking too many
Steven Jackson: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – gave up a solo HR to Akron’s #3 hitter, which isn’t all that bad when you have a 3-run lead in the 8th with a stacked bullpen to back you up
Justin Pope: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Game 144: Brian Cashman speaks...
White Sox reward inept clown
  • Styles

    How bout Austin Jackson! He went from Low A, to High A where he was punishing pitchers with his bat and speed, then Jumps to AAA(albeit) for one game and is now producing good numbers for Trenton! What do you think about Austin Jackson Mike? And do you think he’s jumped ahead of Tabata as a prospect?

    • Mike A.

      No on being ahead of Tabata. I’m definitely intrigued by what he’s done since being promoted, but I’d like to see it over a full season. Now obviously he’s not going to hold a 1000+ over a full year, but I’d like to see him be consisent from start to finish. Maybe I’m asking too much of him.

      Tabata’s uber-legit. That dude could show up at the park at 6:45 and go 2 for 4 with a double. I can’t wait to see him with a healthy hand/wrist.

  • dan

    I feel sad whenever I see Clippard’s numbers. its very disappointing, considering how well he pitched in AA last year compared to how he’s pitched in scranton and trenton this year.

    • JP

      I was thinking the same thing. It looks like Wright straightened things out but Clippard still seems like he’s reeling from his time in the bigs. Hopefully he can bounce back next year.

      • Adam A

        Wright’s an okay pitcher, I guess. But still, he’s no where near Ian Kennedy, and all I hear about him is that he’s “just a 3rd starter.”

  • Mike R.

    Trenton looks like they’re going to put a pretty complete team on the field to start next season. Great outfield solid catcher, stellar pitching. I would be salivating at the thought of it if I were a Thunder coach or manager.