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May 27, 2010

Sox lose 5-1. Pitch F/X, videos, and boxscore.

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 11:00 pm
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Teahen hit a solo HR.

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd, G(L, 2-5) 7.0 4 3 3 1 5 2 6.02
Linebrink 1.0 3 2 2 0 3 0 4.42
Totals 8.0 7 5 5 1 8 2 4.54

Pitch F/X: (more…)

Kenny Williams-Ozzie Guillen relationship deteriorating rapidly? [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 10:25 pm
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Mitchell-Kaplan:

Well-placed baseball sources insist that the relationship between White Sox GM Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen is rapidly heading in the wrong direction.

“Kenny and Ozzie do not have anywhere near the relationship they once had and it appears that they only deal with each other when absolutely necessary,” said a longtime scout who has been around the big leagues for a long time. “If the team continues to struggle throughout the rest of the season it could become a bigger problem that will have to be dealt with.”

UPDATE: MLBTR:

ESPN.com’s Buster Olney has heard that Ozzie Guillen and White Sox GM Kenny Williams do not have a good relationship at this point.

The Dash is dashing!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 6:47 pm
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Eddy @ BA:

As teams near the 50-game line, we begin to see the true best and worst emerge. One-third of the schedule has elapsed, and if Winston-Salem continues at this pace they’ll win about 97 regular season games.

TOP SEVEN MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS • THROUGH MAY 26
NO TEAM W L PCT LEAGUE LVL ORG GAMES
1 Winston-Salem Dash 32 14 .696 Carolina HiA White Sox 46

The Barons aren’t doing so well…

John Ely allows 1 ER with 4 K & 2 BB in 7.1 innings (5/27)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 3:58 pm
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John Ely had 4 K / 2 BB and allowed 1 ER in 7.1 innings. The Dodgers’ O took the day off:

LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ely(L, 3-2) 7.1 4 1 1 2 4 0 3.00
Weaver, Jf 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Totals 8.0 4 1 1 2 5 0 4.19

Pitch F/X says:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 88.59 89.9 -3.14 11.75 46 29 / 63.04% 1 / 2.17% -1.3771 0.423
CH (Changeup) 80.52 86.2 -1.51 9.16 30 23 / 76.67% 6 / 20.00% 0.0926 0.464
SL (Slider) 85.95 86.4 1.81 6.57 8 3 / 37.50% 1 / 12.50% 0.0862 0.433
CU (Curveball) 70.29 71.9 3.73 -3.93 11 8 / 72.73% 2 / 18.18% -0.6723 0.533
FC (Cutter) 82.37 86.5 -1.52 10.95 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% -0.0832 0.454
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm and may be inaccurate.

Pitch Type LWTS correspond to how many runs were likely to score on a particular pitch based on average run expectancy when each pitch was thrown and what happened as a result. Negative scores indicate more effective pitches.

Time to Plate is the time, in seconds, that it takes an average pitch of this type to reach the plate. This is strongly correlated with velocity, but also factors in movement.

Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 15 9 60.00 15 -0.532
2 11 8 72.73 26 -0.848
3 12 7 58.33 38 -0.834
4 11 8 72.73 49 -0.004
5 11 8 72.73 60 -0.834
6 11 8 72.73 71 -0.848
7 14 7 50.00 85 0.258
8 13 10 76.92 98 1.688

BTB says Gavin Floyd isn’t regressing

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 2:24 pm
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Price:

… The underlying numbers, on the other hand, indicate that Floyd is far from declining. His FIP is a slightly improved 3.67, although his 4.04 xFIP isn’t as impressive. Floyd is walking slightly more batters this year, but he’s maintained his strikeout rate and increased his groundball rate 5%, up to 49% this season.

One of the primary reasons for his 2009 improvement was an increased ability to miss bats, and that’s something that he hasn’t lost in 2010. His contact rate has actually improved this season, progressing from 82% in 2008 to 78% in 2009, and it’s down to slightly below 77% now. He’s getting more swings on balls outside of the zone, and more swinging strikes in general. So while his ERA does look awfully ugly today, he does seem primed to improve a good deal, and that may have already began in his last start.

John Ely will take the mound at Wrigley Field at 1:20 pm CT (CSN)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 27, 2010 3:39 am
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and his dad is standing by his team:

… Ely is from Harvey, Ill., a community about 20 miles from the North Side. And he is bringing his 3-1 record and stupefying control home.

But his proud dad won’t make the short drive. Being wheelchair-bound is part of the reason, given old Wrigley Field’s access issues. A small part. The bulk of it is that Mr. Ely is a fan of the city’s other team.

“It’s part mobility issues, because Wrigley isn’t wheelchair-friendly,” said the 24-year-old righty, “and partly because he’s a die-hard White Sox fan and he doesn’t come here.”

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