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June 3, 2011

Q’s rocket pushes White Sox to 3 games under .500

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 3, 2011 10:50 pm
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Carlos Quentin hit a 3-run HR (epic bat flip) and Juan Pierre and Brent Lillibridge jacked solo HRs. Brent Morel brought the D. Pierre had a nice catch too. The defense was pretty god.

RE24 values: Quentin 4.04, Pierre 0.98, Morel 0.68. Alexei -1.44, Dunn -0.79.

6/3 Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buehrle(W, 5-4) 6.0 10 3 3 1 4 1 3.95
Bruney(H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 13.50
Thornton(H, 6) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.79
Santos(S, 10) 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.29
Totals 9.0 13 4 4 3 7 1 4.12

Pitch F/X for Mark Buehrle:

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) 84.72 88 1.94 7.06 33 15 / 45.45% 0 / 0.00% 0.6064 0.446
CH (Changeup) 78.64 80.6 7.72 5.03 20 19 / 95.00% 4 / 20.00% 0.7972 0.482
CU (Curveball) 74.65 80.9 -2.59 -2.19 11 5 / 45.45% 0 / 0.00% 0.5792 0.510
FC (Cutter) 81.93 83.3 -1.93 4.32 11 6 / 54.55% 2 / 18.18% 0.1613 0.464
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 85.18 87.6 8.66 6.75 24 17 / 70.83% 2 / 8.33% -0.6282 0.449
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 22 12 54.55 22 -0.034
2 11 8 72.73 33 -0.561
3 14 8 57.14 47 -0.848
4 17 12 70.59 64 0.925
5 20 13 65.00 84 2.383
6 15 9 60.00 99 -0.350

Fangraphs’ David Laurila has an awesome Q&A with Mark Buehrle

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 3, 2011 9:25 pm
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Laurila @ FG:

David Laurila: What is your approach on the mound?

Mark Buerhle: I just get the sign from the catcher and try to make the best pitch I can, to the best location. I’ve never been a guy who studies film or goes over scouting reports. I go with my catcher, and Coop [pitching coach Don Cooper] usually sits down with us and goes over the game plan beforehand. For the most part, I figure that the less that’s on my mind when I’m out there — if I’m not thinking about, and worrying about, what to throw to guys — the better off I’m going to be.

I have four pitches that I have confidence in, and I’ll throw almost all of them in any count, in any situation. I feel that if I make a quality pitch, sometimes it’s going to be a hit, but a lot of times I’m going to get an out. Who’s to say…if I’m thinking of throwing a fastball to a certain guy, and A.J. [Pierzynski] calls for a changeup, why am I right over him? I just take it as, “Hey, whichever pitch you throw down, I’ll try to throw it to the best location, the best spot, and see what happens.”

Fangraphs has 2 more White Sox related posts: on John Dakns seeing more left handed batters and on Brent Lillibridge’s hot hitting.

Adam Dunn gets a hit off a left-hand pitcher!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 3, 2011 8:52 pm
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And Brent ‘The Slugger’ Lillibridge hit his 7th dinger!

Call your neighbors!

Kenny Williams wants more pitching

Merkin @ CWS:

“If [White Sox chairman] Jerry [Reinsdorf] and Kenny had their way, it would always be pitching,” Laumann said. “I don’t necessarily disagree with that. You also need guys to catch and throw across the field and score some runs.” … “We will deal from the depth of the Draft, which looks like it’s in the college pitching, and that’s a good thing for us,” Laumann said. “Or if we feel like there’s one position player that stands out as an impact guy, we can possibly get him at 47 and feel confident about the next two or three college arms.”

Other White Sox links: James has fun with arbitrary datesSergio Santos hasn’t changed, A.J. Pierzynski is balancing his hands, Don Cooper says the 6-man rotation will stick around for a while, and Josh Phegley has good day at the plate and says he always goes after the first available fastball he sees.

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