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Reed moving on from last night's blown save


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.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2


White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 2

In Part 2 of "Ask Us Anything" we answer the following questions: Who will be the biggest free agent the White Sox sign this off-season? What are the chances they trade Avi Garcia before the deadline? What's your assessment so far of Luis Robert?  Who's on your all-time busted prospect list? Is Omar Vizquel the next White Sox manager? Would the 1994 White Sox have won the World Series if there wasn't a strike?  What's the long term plan at third base? These questions and many more on this edition of the White Sox Talk Podcast.

If you missed Part 1 of 'Ask Us Anything', you can listen to the full episode here 

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White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect mentioned in some elite company

White Sox catching prospect Zack Collins is being talked about in some elite company after a recent accomplishment.

Collins participated in the Southern League Home Run Derby in Double-A earlier this evening for the Birmingham Barons, and he secured his first career home run derby win.

Now, this is cool, thanks to NBC Sports Chicago’s stats guru Chris Kamka: Dating way back to 1895, Babe Ruth was born on Feb. 6, 1895. Collins was born on the same day as Ruth, but 100 years later.

It’s still way too early to make any sort of comparisons, but it’s a fun way to connect the two.

Collins so far this season is hitting .267 with 9 HR, 33 RBI’s and 59 BB in 62 games. Those walks lead the Southern League. The next highest is 39.

Collins is hitting much better than he did when he was with Single-A Winston-Salem last season. Collins hit a mere .233 in 101 games.

Think about this too. Rick Hahn mentioned several White Sox prospects will get promotions in the coming days. Could this mean Collins will get his opportunity? We’ll just have to wait and see.