Thursday, August 03, 2006
Sandy Alomar to Take ABs from A.J. Pierzynski
Expect newly re-acquired 39-year-old backstop Sandy Alomar to begin cutting into the playing time of starting White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski now that Alomar has been reunited with his battery mate of old, Mark Buehrle. Buehrle, 0-5 with a near 10.00 ERA in his last six starts, warmed to Alomar as the aging veteran helped him to a respectable showing in his last outing. Though Buehrle did not get a decision in the 7-5 victory over the Royals, he retired 13 of his last 14 batters including 10 straight, surrendering only four hits and two runs in six innings on 96 pitches. Alomar, acquired from the Dodgers, last caught Buehrle as a member of the ChiSox in 2004, when Buehrle put up a 16-10 record and 3.89 ERA. Alomar may soon be designated as Buehrle's personal catcher.