“I don’t care how tough you are that has to bother him,” Guillen said. “If that doesn’t bother you that means you don’t care about the game. But he hasn’t changed since we got him. He’s the same guy. Maybe when he goes home he starts crying, but when he’s around us he’s very god. He’s stayed the same way.
“Obviously he gets upset around here but I don’t see any change. He’s the same guy since spring training. I don’t see any change with the character and I don’t see any change with the swing. He’s struggled since spring training. Hopefully he gets a couple of hits here and there and helps us to win a couple of games.”
August 2, 2011
[Terry] Doyle, a 37th-round selection by the White Sox in 2008, has been nothing but consistent – consistently good – since making his professional debut following a solid career at Boston College. Yet, when you look at some of his numbers, there is some head scratching involved.
The New Hampshire native is 4-9 with 2.99 ERA this season in 20 starts split between Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He has proven to be one of the most effective and dominant pitchers in the Chicago system, yet has won only 22 games in just under four seasons. It all goes back to the numbers.
Since the beginning of the 2010 season, he has made 30 starts in which he has allowed two earned runs or less at Kannapolis, Winston-Salem and now Birmingham. He has an ERA of 1.50 in those starts yet amazingly, his record is only 12-10 with eight no decisions in those outings. …
Forget ERA too. Look at his H/9, HR/9, BB/9, SO/9, SO/BB numbers:
|2010||24||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A+-A||CHW||12||10||.545||2.94||27||27||0||0||0||0||168.1||146||65||55||15||46||0||157||8||1||10||693||1.141||7.8||0.8||2.5||8.4||3.41|
|2011||25||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A+-AA||CHW||4||9||.308||2.99||20||20||0||3||1||0||132.1||124||49||44||10||21||0||89||3||0||4||533||1.096||8.4||0.7||1.4||6.1||4.24|
|Rk (2 seasons)||Rk||6||3||.667||2.66||22||10||7||0||0||0||81.1||78||31||24||1||18||0||102||6||0||9||333||1.180||8.6||0.1||2.0||11.3||5.67|
|A+ (2 seasons)||A+||9||13||.409||3.38||31||31||0||1||0||0||194.1||186||87||73||16||45||0||148||10||1||10||808||1.189||8.6||0.7||2.1||6.9||3.29|
|A (1 season)||A||4||2||.667||0.96||7||7||0||0||0||0||47.0||31||5||5||2||12||0||58||0||0||2||182||0.915||5.9||0.4||2.3||11.1||4.83|
|AA (1 season)||AA||3||4||.429||3.19||9||9||0||2||1||0||59.1||53||22||21||7||10||0||40||1||0||2||236||1.062||8.0||1.1||1.5||6.1||4.00|
Doyle is doing a heck of a job. His HR/9 is a bit higher this year. Hopefully he brings it down like in other years. And hopefully the Sox give him a chance in Spring Training 2012.
UPDATE: That July 11 game screwed his stats up in a big way. Doyle has allowed 7 home runs all year and 5 of them came in that 4 1/3 inning start. If we overlook that 1 game he has allowed only 2 home runs all year! Couldn’t Birmingham’s manager pull him earlier? OK, the guy had a bad game. No big deal. Take him out. Why send him out there for the 5th inning?