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Marinez recalled from Charlotte

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Marinez recalled from Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Jhan Marinez from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move from sending down right-hander Deunte Heath, who was optioned to Charlotte last Sunday.
The 23-year-old Marinez is a product of the compensation the White Sox received from the Miami in exchange for the Marlins agreeing to terms with manager Ozzie Guillen.
Marinez is 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 26 relief appearances spanning 43 innings with Charlotte this season. Batters are hitting just .182 off him, and he has 47 strikeouts. He leaves Charlotte having thrown 13.0 consecutive scoreless innings over his last six outings.
In seven minor league seasons, Marinez is 12-17 with a 3.96 ERA. He pitched in the 2011 Futures All-Star Game, striking out the only batter he faced for the World team.
Marinez is the 11th rookie, and ninth rookie pitcher to appear on the White Sox 25-man roster.

WATCH: Eddy Pineiro blasts game-winning 53-yard FG vs. Broncos

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WATCH: Eddy Pineiro blasts game-winning 53-yard FG vs. Broncos

The Chicago Bears kicker competition was the storyline that followed this team all summer after Cody Parkey's double-doink sent the Bears packing in last year's wild-card game against the Eagles.

Parkey was sent packing, the Bears were left searching for his replacement.

Eddy Pineiro ultimately won the battle, and in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos, he won the game.

Check out this 53-yard strike to put the Bears ahead, 16-14, as time expired:

Pineiro connected on all three of his attempts Sunday, including two from beyond 50 yards. 

The Bears have a kicker. And after Week 2, he may just be one of the best young legs in the NFL.

 

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Bears 13, Broncos 6: Whose arrows are up and down after the Bears' first win of 2019

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Bears 13, Broncos 6: Whose arrows are up and down after the Bears' first win of 2019

Eddy Pineiro! Club Dub is open again, as the Bears' just pulled out a 16-14 win against the Denver Broncos. Here's whose arrows are up and down:

ARROW UP – David Montgomery

Once again, the stats don’t tell the whole story. Montgomery only finished with 62 yards on 18 rushes, but he again looked like one of the team’s most dynamic players. The rookie back was an integral part of the Bears’ 3rd quarter touchdown drive:

Not only was it his first career touchdown, but the score helped curb (for the time being, at least) some of the ever-growing panic that’s surrounded the offense. The Bears clearly wanted to get him more involved than he was in Week 1 – he ended the first half with more touches (8) than he had all game (7) against the Packers. If it’s possible for there to be a silver lining to the Bears’ offense, it’s Montgomery.

ARROW DOWN – Mitch Trubisky

It was better than the Green Bay game, but Trubisky’s performance still left a lot to be desired. His final stat line (14-22, 90 yds) looked clean enough, but it was the plays that he didn’t make that stood out the most. His touch on deep balls was off, under-throwing what would have been an easy touchdown to Tarik Cohen on their first drive and later badly over-throwing David Montgomery on a (questionably-called) fade route in the second quarter. This team is built so that they can afford these types of performances every once in a while and still compete, but there’s no denying it at this point: he needs to be better.

ARROW UP – Special Teams

More specifically, the guys that do the actual kicking. Eddy Pineiro continued his season’s strong start, going 2-2 on field goal attempts that included a (at the time) career-best 52-yarder in the 2nd quarter. He then, you know, hit the game-winning field goal from 53.Punter Pat O’Donnell quietly had a terrific game, racking up 257 yards on 5 punts, while averaging close to 60 yards per. He pinned the Broncos deep in their own territory more than a couple times on Sunday, highlighted by a 75-yard boomer (with the help of a fortunate bounce).

ARROW DOWN – Mike Davis

It’s been an underwhelming first two games for Davis. After rushing for only 19 yards on five carries against the Packers, Davis finished Sunday’s game with one yard on three carries. He wasn’t target once in the passing game, despite Trubisky targeting Montgomery (4) and Tarik Cohen (3) seven times. The Bears’ haven’t yet found a useful role for Davis, and it’s clear right now that he’s RB3. 

 

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