Riske Business : Red Sox, White Sox Swap Relievers

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Boston has sent RHP David Riske (above) to the White Sox in exhange for 28 year old lefty Javier Lopez. The latter has 12 saves in ’06 for the International League’s Charlotte Knights, and could well occupy the spot in the Red Sox pen since vacated by Keith Foulke (ie. the guy who only wants to talk about trucks, hockey and barbeque).

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Chris DeLuca writes that Mark Prior is expected to make his first major league start of the season this Sunday against Detroit. Which means, in all probability, Prior will return to the DL no later than Monday night. The Cubs are clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Astros today at Wrigley ; Carlos Zambrano has stuck out 4 and allowed 5 hits over 6 innings, while Jacque Jones homered off Houston’s Ferando Nieve.

The San Jose Mercury News’ Chris Haft reports the Sultan Of Surly is now wearing a girdle. I am certain Barry isn’t the only guy in the big leagues who enages in this practice, but he’s just the most prominent one to have been caught.

Alex Rodriguez hit his 14th HR of the season earlier today against the Indians’ Cliff Lee. Though the Yankees were trailing 6-1 at the time, I would like to point out a) they all count the same and b) A-Rod is every bit as “real” a Yankee as Chad Curtis. New York is currently down, 8-4 in the top of the 9th. Mike Mussina had a pretty bad day, but so did Gary Glitter. It’s all relative.

2 Responses to “Riske Business : Red Sox, White Sox Swap Relievers”

  1. Rog says:

    A-Rod also struck out during the 8th-inning rally, but whatever. He doesn’t get paid to perform in the clutch.

    Then again, Bubba Crosby just fouled out to end the game on a 1-0 pitch. But Crosby’s a crowd favorite because he plays hard, or whatever Michael Kay would say. Also, he makes a pitiful salary. Also, I’m not so sure how announcers know for sure when a guy pops a boner during a game because they wear those bulky cups, but I’ll leave that to the experts.

  2. Bob Cook says:

    Ozzie Guillen must like that David Riske has more career HBP (17) than saves (16). And zero crying jags in the dugout after being yelled at by his manager.

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