carlos quentin1 Breathing Room

And one late night later, so many people seem so much more at ease.

That’s what a convincing victory will do behind a solid start from a rookie pitcher, when combined with losses by both teams in pursuit.

So the Sox’ division lead stands at a season-high 2.5 games, and the Score’s Joe Cowley reports today that Ken Williams is working overtime to land the Nationals’ Adam Dunn in a trade.  Problem is the price counterpart Mike Rizzo is asking, but valuations change as the deadline approaches.  Williams also cautions us that the non-waiver trade deadline of 7/31 is just that, and that deals can still occur afterward.

Here’s Carlos Silva after his one inning of unacceptable pitching last night, per the Trib:  “The good thing is, I feel really good today.”  I’m not sure how to respond to that.

The Score’s Barry Rozner mentions in today’s Daily Herald that there is no indication from anyone involved that the Cubs are fast-tracking Ryne Sandberg to the Wrigley dugout, or even “tracking” him at all.  Lou may be done (as is Jim Hendry), but the future plan is completely undetermined.

Two guards join the Bulls yesterday:  Ronnie Brewer’s responsibilities will include less work at the point now that CJ Watson was added from the Warriors as primary backup to Derrick Rose.  Watson was long viewed as an undersized scoring guard, but has improved some as a distributor and screen-roll facilitator during stints in Europe and the NBDL.

Second Half at 3:30 today, Roar of the Day at 5:30.

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