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May 17, 2012

Blair Walters struck out 9, walked 0 in 7 innings (May 17)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 17, 2012 11:30 pm
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Lexington @ Kannapolis:

Kannapolis Intimidators
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blair Walters (W, 2-2) 7.0 1 0 0 0 9 0 2.84
Bryan Blough 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.41

WP: Walters.
HBP: Duffy (by Walters).
Groundouts-flyouts: Walters 6-6, Blough 4-1.
Batters faced: Walters 23, Blough 7.

Walters, who has a 47 K / 11 BB ratio in 44.1 innings (8 games):

“By far this was the best outing I’ve had in my pro career,” said Walters.

“It almost felt like it was easy today, I just felt good. I was locating pitches when I needed to, definitely got in that rhythm and felt better than I had in any other starts.”

“Last time I went six and felt confident out there,” said Walters. “I was building off that, seeing what I can do with myself and trust myself.”

“I used my changeup a lot,” he said. “I was able to establish the fastball inside and locate that pretty well on both corners and go from there, so I could throw the changeup and get groundouts, swings-and-misses.”

“It definitely was nice [to pitch that deep into a game],” he said. “It was one of those nights you wish you could go all nine, but it felt good to go seven and help the team to a victory. The defense was good and the offense was there tonight. I was feeling good.”

Chris Sale averaged 92.2 mph on his two-seamer today (May 17)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 17, 2012 9:00 pm
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Sox @ Angels

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 4-2) 5.1 5 1 1 1 7 1 2.91
Jones, N(H, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.45
Thornton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.02
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.00
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 3 10 1 3.89

Pitches-strikes: Sale 103-68, Jones, N 25-13, Thornton 14-9, Crain 19-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 2-2, Jones, N 0-2, Thornton 3-0, Crain 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 22, Jones, N 6, Thornton 4, Crain 4
Inherited runners-scored: Jones, N 1-0.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FA (Fastball) 88.10 88.2 12.92 4.70 3 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.2565
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.00 95.5 7.60 7.98 3 1 / 33.33% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 33.33% 0.1034
CH (Changeup) 83.79 87 12.86 3.67 12 8 / 66.67% 2 / 16.67% 5 / 55.56% -0.7674
SL (Slider) 80.25 81.6 -4.35 -3.13 12 6 / 50.00% 1 / 8.33% 5 / 45.45% 0.6902
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.18 95.2 11.12 6.67 72 53 / 73.61% 10 / 13.89% 43 / 69.35% -0.7451
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 16 10 62.50 16 -0.834
2 22 13 59.09 38 -0.350
3 13 11 84.62 51 -0.877
4 12 10 83.33 63 -0.364
5 27 17 62.96 90 -0.034
6 12 7 58.33 102 1.996

In his first 6 starts Sale averaged 91.72, 92.35, 91.60, 93.44, 94.35, 94.26 (last to first start) mph on his two-seamer. So, today his velocity was up from his previous start.  Sale, also, threw 12 sliders tonight. In his first 6 starts: 19, 23, 28, 49, 18, 31 (last to first start). The bullpen experiment happened after the 5th start.

More Pitch-F/X readings inside.

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Simon Castro struck out 8, walked 1 in 6 innings (May 16)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 17, 2012 12:00 am
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Montgomery @ Birmingham:

Birmingham Barons
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Simon Castro 6.0 8 5 4 1 8 0 3.88
Ryan Kussmaul 3.0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.90
Leroy Hunt (L, 0-1) 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 10.13

Pitches-strikes: Castro, S 102-66, Kussmaul 41-26, Hunt 35-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Castro, S 9-1, Kussmaul 3-2, Hunt 3-0.
Batters faced: Castro, S 28, Kussmaul 12, Hunt 8.

Castro has a 36 K / 10 BB ratio in 45.0 innings (7 games).

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