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April 25, 2011

Phil Humber!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 25, 2011 8:59 pm
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Wow, I didn’t expect that:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humber(W, 2-2) 7.0 1 0 0 2 5 0 3.20
Sale(H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.79
Santos(S, 1) 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 3 0 0 2 7 0 4.23

Pitch-F/X:

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) 89.89 92.2 -5.59 9.13 37 23 / 62.16% 1 / 2.70% -1.5581 0.419
SI (Sinker) 88.75 89.6 -7.76 5.57 4 4 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.4706 0.426
CH (Changeup) 82.98 85.1 -0.30 4.36 30 16 / 53.33% 4 / 13.33% -1.3148 0.451
CU (Curveball) 80.02 82.9 7.82 -4.47 29 23 / 79.31% 1 / 3.45% -1.3135 0.472
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 20 14 70.00 20 -0.848
2 14 11 78.57 34 -0.848
3 14 8 57.14 48 -0.862
4 16 9 56.25 64 -0.518
5 6 3 50.00 70 -0.713
6 9 7 77.78 79 -0.834
7 21 14 66.67 100 -0.034

Chris Sale, and Sergio Santos inside:
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Q!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 25, 2011 7:18 pm
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and

Kenny goes to New York [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 25, 2011 1:02 pm
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Padilla @ ESPN:

Amid unsubstantiated reports that a coach could be fired as early as today, White Sox general manager Kenny Williams is expected to address the team’s struggles in advance of Monday night’s series opener at Yankee Stadium.

Williams has avoided talking on the record since the season started, preferring to let the team speak for itself. What the club is saying is not even close to being agreeable with the fan base, nor the expectations of management. …

UPDATE: No firings for now:

“I’ve got confidence in all of them,” Williams said in regards to manager Ozzie Guillen and coaches Greg Walker and Don Cooper. Williams added that he’s aware that Walker has been a main source of scrutiny in the past when the offense has struggled.

Williams said the Sox’s hitters who have struggled during a stretch that has seen them lose 10 of their past 11, “need to lighten up, not tighten up.” He reinforced his faith in .145 slugger Adam Dunn, stating it’s tough for power hitters to maintain their timing. Dunn missed six games earlier this month because of an appendectomy.

and

“The coaching staff is not throwing the baseball [or] hitting the baseball, they’re doing what they’ve always done,” he said. “The first 10 games of the season people talked about how well our offense was performing—we were hitting off the charts. When it’s turned around, we have to stand up and take the heat. [Hitting coach Greg] Walk[er] is used to taking the heat and he’s been consistent over the years the way teams have rebounded offensively. [Pitching coach Don] Coop[er] has taken his share… In professional sports, fingers will be pointed your way. None of them have gotten any dumber the last couple weeks. They’re same guys and I have a lot of confidence all of them.”

FutureSox takes a look at the White Sox prospects

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 25, 2011 12:59 pm
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Santaromita @ FS:

Red Flag Alert (stock could slip if this keeps up much longer)
Tyler Flowers, Charlotte (.206/.270/.324 1 HR, 2 BB, 12 K in 37 PA)
Jordan Danks, Charlotte (.156/.309/.222 9 BB, 19 K in 55 PA)
I’m lopping these two together because the story is the same: strikeouts. Each of them is striking out about one third of the time they step up to the plate. That’s unacceptable. At least Danks is drawing walks. If you didn’t already, it might be time to consider jumping ship soon.

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