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Reed moving on from last night's blown save

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Reed moving on from last night's blown save

KANSAS CITY -- Addison Reed promised he wont carry last nights struggles over to Saturday nights game.
The White Sox rookie closer said hes already moved on from Friday when he had his second blown save of the season in 15 tries. He has no choice but to forget, Reed said.
The White Sox still emerged victorious only two innings after Reed allowed the tying run to score on Alex Gordons RBI groundout.
Its part of the game, Reed said. Its going to happen. Just forget about it. Today, theres nothing I can do about yesterday so Im going out there and hopefully get another save opportunity tonight.
Earlier in the week, Reeds former college teammate, Washington Nationals All-Star Stephen Strasburg, said he thinks Reed will have success as a closer because of his ability to move on to the next day.
He has such great short-term memory, Strasburg said. If he goes out and pitches poorly, he wont even remember it the next day. So youre getting a fresh guy with the same confidence every single day.
Reed carried that poise when he spoke on Saturday afternoon. Now in his first full season in the majors, Reed said his body is stronger now than it was at this point last season. He said he struggled because he failed to locate several offspeed pitches and hitters sat on his fastball.
Everything felt good and I just need to get ahead of hitters, Reed said. With (Jeff) Francouer, I threw one or two sliders and I kind of yanked them for balls. I fell behind so I had to throw a fastball pretty much. He was sitting on it and got a good piece of it. Thats how it went.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.