The 31-year-old Frazier has been working on putting less pressure on himself — a challenge he started dealing with as a 12-year-old little leaguer.
Lackey’s strong start lowered the rotation’s ERA to 2.35 over the last 10 games, with only a 6-4 record to show for it, including a 2-0 loss Friday.
“Speech? What speech?” Buehrle said Friday. He might not be prepared to channel Lou Gehrig, but one thing Buerhle always was: prepared to pitch.
Toews and Kane make surprise visit to announce the pick.
Blackhawks lose a three-time Stanley Cup champion in Hjalmarsson, but gain a two-time champ in Saad.
Bryant plans to decline the invitation he received from MLB because of the fatigue factor. Rizzo hopes to be invited with the game near his hometown.
Stan Bowman has seen a lot of Connor Murphy during his time with USA Hockey. Now, Bowman will watch a lot more of him with the Blackhawks.