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September 24, 2012

Chris Sale throws 118 pitches in 7 innings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 24, 2012 10:30 pm
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Indians @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 7.0 10 3 3 2 4 1 2.86
Myers(W, 3-7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.38
Thornton(H, 26) 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.32
Veal(S, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.75
Totals 9.0 13 4 4 3 5 1 4.05

Pitches-strikes: Sale 118-79, Myers 15-7, Thornton 9-7, Veal 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 10-3, Myers 0-0, Thornton 1-0, Veal 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 30, Myers 3, Thornton 3, Veal 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Veal 1-1.

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) 88.28 88.7 10.77 -0.38 4 3 / 75.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% 0.4921
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.60 94.1 8.00 0.74 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.2483
CH (Changeup) 83.19 87.4 13.07 -1.64 21 12 / 57.14% 1 / 4.76% 5 / 35.71% -1.8202
SL (Slider) 76.41 80.1 -6.06 -5.50 32 20 / 62.50% 2 / 6.25% 15 / 55.56% 1.6495
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.85 95.3 10.66 2.50 59 43 / 72.88% 6 / 10.17% 33 / 67.35% 2.2112
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 26 15 57.69 26 0.283
2 9 8 88.89 35 -0.072
3 21 13 61.90 56 0.810
4 12 7 58.33 68 -0.561
5 18 11 61.11 86 -0.062
6 18 14 77.78 104 1.905
7 14 11 78.57 118 -0.019

Sale threw a lot of pitches (118), a lot of whom were two-seam fastballs (59). And as we’ll see below, the numbers of sliders were down.

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 22 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 28 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 29 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 22 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 22 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 24 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 27 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 33 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 29 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 28 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 27 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 25 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 26 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 5 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 32 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 31 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61
26 (9/14) 6.0 99-65 22 6/3 3/0 5/0 7 39-27-1 92.06 - - 19-10-2 76.57 37-24-2 82.98
27 (9/19) 6.2 113-71 30 6/4 8/0 8/2 13 28-18-3 91.50 16-7-0 91.99 39-26-8 75.87 24-18-2 84.61
28 (9/24) 7.0 118-79 30 10/3 10/1 4/2 9 59-43-6 91.85 2-1-0 92.60 32-20-2 76.41 21-12-1 83.19

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched tonight (Brett Myers, Matt Thornton, Donnie Veal) inside:

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September 14, 2012

Chris Sale throws more changeups and less fastballs again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 14, 2012 11:00 pm
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Sox @ Twins:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 17-6) 6.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 2.78
Myers 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.58
Thornton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.36
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 4.09

HBP: Mastroianni (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 99-65, Myers 17-14, Thornton 17-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-3, Myers 1-1, Thornton 1-2.
Batters faced: Sale 22, Myers 6, Thornton 4.

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) 88.23 88.7 12.79 4.23 4 4 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.9592
CH (Changeup) 82.98 87.8 13.87 2.72 37 24 / 64.86% 4 / 10.81% 18 / 58.06% -1.5125
SL (Slider) 76.57 80.9 -6.17 -2.76 19 10 / 52.63% 2 / 10.53% 9 / 50.00% -0.7038
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.06 94.8 11.69 5.85 39 27 / 69.23% 1 / 2.56% 21 / 63.64% -0.0578
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 17 11 64.71 17 -0.848
2 10 7 70.00 27 -0.848
3 20 13 65.00 47 -0.350
4 19 12 63.16 66 -0.335
5 17 11 64.71 83 -0.502
6 16 11 68.75 99 -0.350

Sale’s 2-seam fastball velocity climbed over 92mph.

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 22 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 28 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 29 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 22 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 22 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 24 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 27 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 33 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 29 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 28 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 27 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 25 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 26 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 5 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 32 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 31 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61
26 (9/14) 6.0 99-65 22 6/3 3/0 5/0 7 39-27-1 92.06 - - 19-10-2 76.57 37-24-2 82.98

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Brett Myers, Matt Thornton) inside:

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September 8, 2012

Chris Sale dials up … the number of his changeups

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 8, 2012 9:00 pm
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Royals @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 16-6) 6.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 2.88
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.82
Myers 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.46
Thornton(H, 23) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.45
Reed(S, 26) 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 0 4.83
Totals 9.0 11 4 4 1 12 0 4.13

Pitches-strikes: Sale 101-63, Crain 15-10, Myers 11-6, Thornton 9-7, Reed 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 7-3, Crain 0-0, Myers 0-0, Thornton 0-0, Reed 0-0.
Batters faced: Sale 23, Crain 3, Myers 3, Thornton 2, Reed 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 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) 88.47 89.4 12.93 -1.20 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 50.00% -0.2827
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.40 94 7.27 0.47 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% -0.0010
CH (Changeup) 83.61 87.8 12.51 -1.95 37 25 / 67.57% 4 / 10.81% 19 / 61.29% -1.0771
SL (Slider) 77.40 86.1 -3.92 -6.01 24 13 / 54.17% 3 / 12.50% 12 / 52.17% -0.3524
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.72 94.4 11.02 0.01 34 21 / 61.76% 2 / 5.88% 13 / 50.00% -0.7928
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 20 12 60.00 20 -0.350
2 17 9 52.94 37 -0.062
3 29 18 62.07 66 0.464
4 13 9 69.23 79 -0.862
5 12 9 75.00 91 -0.848
6 10 6 60.00 101 -0.848

Sale threw 37 changeups (season high), 25 of them were strikes (season high). Also, the velocity of Sale’s 2-seam fastball was under 92mph for the 3rd consecutive start.

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 22 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 28 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 29 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 22 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 22 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 24 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 27 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 33 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 29 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 28 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 27 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 25 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 26 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 5 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 32 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 31 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30
25 (9/8) 6.0 101-63 23 7/3 5/0 6/1 9 34-21-2 91.72 3-2-0 92.40 24-13-3 77.40 37-25-4 83.61

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Jesse Crain, Brett Myers, Matt Thornton, Addison Reed) inside:

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July 28, 2012

Chris Sale threw 45 sliders tonight

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 28, 2012 12:00 am
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Sox @ Rangers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 12-3) 6.1 6 5 5 2 6 1 2.61
Jones, N 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.43
Thornton(H, 17) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.64
Myers(H, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.27
Reed 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.00
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 4 8 1 4.05

HBP: Kinsler (by Sale), Gentry (by Sale), Kinsler (by Jones, N).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 109-75, Jones, N 9-2, Thornton 10-5, Myers 17-13, Reed 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-4, Jones, N 0-0, Thornton 1-1, Myers 1-1, Reed 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 27, Jones, N 2, Thornton 3, Myers 4, Reed 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Jones, N 1-0, Thornton 3-1.

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) 88.30 89.2 12.47 7.50 6 2 / 33.33% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 33.33% 0.3629
CH (Changeup) 84.46 87.8 11.84 6.41 27 16 / 59.26% 1 / 3.70% 10 / 47.62% 0.9957
SL (Slider) 78.14 80.3 -0.13 1.61 45 36 / 80.00% 12 / 26.67% 30 / 76.92% -2.5457
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 90.22 92.4 12.04 7.87 31 21 / 67.74% 0 / 0.00% 16 / 61.54% 1.1327
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 28 19 67.86 28 1.953
2 8 7 87.50 36 -0.057
3 12 11 91.67 48 -0.350
4 11 9 81.82 59 -0.862
5 24 15 62.50 83 -0.215
6 13 8 61.54 96 -0.561
7 13 6 46.15 109 0.038

Sale has pitched 124.0 innings now this year.

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Sale had thrown more than 36 sliders just one time this year before tonight: in his 3rd start of the year, when he also played 6.1 innings and also threw just 1 more pitch than tonight., he threw 49 sliders.

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched tonight (Nate Jones, Matt Thornton, Brett Myers, Addison Reed) inside:

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June 16, 2012

Chris Sale slows down

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2012 8:00 pm
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Sox @ Dodgers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 5.2 7 5 5 4 6 0 2.46
Crain(BS, 3) 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.29
Jones, N 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18
Thornton(L, 2-4) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.14
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 5 9 0 4.02

WP: Thornton.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 107-70, Crain 11-9, Jones, N 12-7, Thornton 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-3, Crain 0-0, Jones, N 1-1, Thornton 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 28, Crain 3, Jones, N 3, Thornton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-2.

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
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 93.47 95.5 7.55 8.71 24 14 / 58.33% 3 / 12.50% 10 / 50.00% -0.5245
CH (Changeup) 83.16 87.6 10.88 6.26 11 8 / 72.73% 2 / 18.18% 5 / 62.50% 0.1722
SL (Slider) 79.73 83.3 -3.67 0.32 30 20 / 66.67% 2 / 6.67% 14 / 58.33% 1.3855
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.89 95 9.70 7.79 42 28 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 23 / 62.16% -0.1855
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 25 12 48.00 25 0.627
2 13 10 76.92 38 -0.105
3 20 11 55.00 58 -0.048
4 10 7 70.00 68 -0.848
5 19 15 78.95 87 -0.350
6 20 15 75.00 107 1.572

Here’s how today’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
 
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16

RL=Relief

BTW:

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May 23, 2012

Chris Sale averaged 91.7 mph on his two-seamer again (May 23)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 23, 2012 11:30 pm
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Twins @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 5-2) 7.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 2.50
Crain 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.69
Thornton 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.44
Totals 9.0 4 0 0 4 7 0 3.79

Pitches-strikes: Sale 97-64, Crain 18-12, Thornton 23-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 11-0, Crain 1-0, Thornton 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 24, Crain 5, Thornton 4.

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) 88.40 88.5 11.38 0.08 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% -0.0815
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.93 94.7 7.40 3.51 6 5 / 83.33% 1 / 16.67% 2 / 66.67% -1.3300
CH (Changeup) 84.54 87.8 11.43 0.72 14 9 / 64.29% 2 / 14.29% 6 / 54.55% -0.3332
SL (Slider) 79.79 81.6 -4.83 -4.38 19 14 / 73.68% 5 / 26.32% 13 / 72.22% -0.5835
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.68 95.1 10.32 3.24 55 34 / 61.82% 2 / 3.64% 25 / 54.35% -1.8977
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 13 9 69.23 13 -0.350
2 15 10 66.67 28 -0.848
3 13 8 61.54 41 -0.834
4 16 9 56.25 57 -0.239
5 13 9 69.23 70 -0.350
6 13 9 69.23 83 -0.757
7 14 10 71.43 97 -0.848

Here’s how tonight’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start Pitches-Strikes-Innings Sliders-Strikes 2-seam fastball Slider
1 (4/9) 100-60-6.2 31-16 94.26 mph 80.20 mph
2 (4/15) 102-68-5.0 18-12 94.35 mph 81.23 mph
3 (4/20) 110-69-6.1 49-36 93.44 mph 80.65 mph
4 (4/25) 101-71-8.0 28-18 91.60 mph 78.68 mph
5 (5/2) 88-62-6.0 23-17 92.35 mph 79.66 mph
RL (5/8) 26-14-1.0 11-3 94.41 mph 80.48 mph
6 (5/12) 103-66-5.0 19-12 91.72 mph 78.17 mph
7 (5/16) 103-68-5.1 12-6 92.18 mph 80.25 mph
8 (5/23) 97-64-7.0 19-14 91.68 mph 79.79 mph

RL=Relief
RL=Relief

More Pitch-F/X readings inside.

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May 17, 2012

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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May 11, 2012

Gavin Floyd & Company shut down the Royals

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 11, 2012 10:31 pm
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KC @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd(W, 3-3) 7.2 5 0 0 2 5 0 2.53
Thornton(H, 5) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.05
Santiago, H 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.25
Totals 9.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 3.46

Pitches-strikes: Floyd 116-71, Thornton 4-3, Santiago, H 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Floyd 6-6, Thornton 0-0, Santiago, H 1-1.
Batters faced: Floyd 30, Thornton 1, Santiago, H 3.

Pitch F/X for Gavin Floyd:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.49 92.9 -4.71 6.63 54 32 / 59.26% 2 / 3.70% 24 / 52.17% -2.2936
CH (Changeup) 82.63 82.9 -9.06 3.03 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% -0.0880
CU (Curveball) 79.51 82 6.12 -5.79 12 3 / 25.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 18.18% 0.7683
FC (Cutter) 85.16 89.8 -0.79 2.29 47 34 / 72.34% 5 / 10.64% 20 / 60.61% -1.7269
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 11 6 54.55 11 -0.848
2 20 11 55.00 31 0.296
3 12 8 66.67 43 -0.848
4 13 8 61.54 56 -0.862
5 12 7 58.33 68 -0.834
6 11 7 63.64 79 -0.335
7 10 7 70.00 89 -0.834
8 27 17 62.96 116 0.925

More Pitch F/X readings inside.

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On the rotation again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 11, 2012 10:00 pm
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whitesox.com:

Chris Sale‘s return to relief pitching turned out to be short-lived indeed. The White Sox announced on Friday that Sale will return to the starting rotation and will take the mound on Saturday against the Royals. Sale will replace left-hander Eric Stults, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday’s middle game. “He’s back in [the rotation],” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Friday’s series opener.

… As it turns out, Sale was able to talk his way back into the rotation. “Let’s just say I really, really thought I could do this,” Sale said. “This is something that’s been a dream of mine and a passion of mine for very long, and at the end of the day, I felt that I could do this and felt poorly that I set a goal to do this and fell drastically short. I felt like I was letting my teammates down and felt like I was depending on other people to pick up my slack.”

… When the club returned to Chicago on Thursday, Sale underwent an MRI, which the left-hander said was identical to the MRI he underwent after being selected in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. “MRI is clean and pristine,” White Sox general manager Ken Williams said. “He’s going to pitch.”

Williams said the club prides itself on protecting its young pitchers and will continue to monitor Sale closely now that his one-week hiatus from the bullpen is over. “We are very conservative in our approach with regards to the care of particularly our pitchers,” Williams said. “I think our history, when you look at all the injury reports over the last dozen years, will show you that. “The course of action that we’ve taken with [Sale] has not been unlike the course of action we’ve taken with many of our Minor League guys in such situations.”

So what changed since last week? “The only thing that changed was that when the expression of general soreness turns into ‘I feel pain in my elbow’ and ‘I feel discomfort in my elbow,’” Williams said. “It’s beyond the general soreness that we’ve come to expect.” Williams said the 23-year-old Sale was unyielding in his desire to pitch out of the rotation when they spoke on the phone during the White Sox recent road trip.

“I’m really proud of him, because he stood up for himself,” Williams said. “The reason why this changed is that when Robin Ventura said he was going to the bullpen, that was a course of action. That was the game plan based on what [Sale] had communicated to our medical staff. “What changed is Chris Sale’s phone call to me, saying, ‘No, it’s not exactly described as pain. It’s more general soreness. It’s something that I’ve had and I can get through this. And he was adamant about it. He was adamant to the point where he almost crossed the line. And I like that.” …

What a relief! Seems the coaching staff heard ‘pain in the elbow’ and blacked out. Why they didn’t skip his start and have him undergo an MRI immediately I don’t understand.

Sale gets brownie points too:

“I truly felt this was something I could do,” Sale said of starting, and he made that clear to Williams in a phone call the day he worked out of the bullpen.

“He wants it badly, and I love that about him,” said Williams, whose conversation with Sale brought about the latest change. “I’m really proud because he stood up for himself. When Robin Ventura said he was going to the bullpen, what changed was a Chris Sale phone call to me.”

Sale insisted that what initially was thought to be “pain” in his elbow — Williams called it “a red flag” to the team — was more “general soreness.” Sale told Williams, “I can get through this.”

“He was adamant. He almost crossed the line,” Williams said. “But the forcefulness he had told us something. It told us he has something extra mentally.”

Also,

And the closer now according to Robin Ventura is “Whoever ends up in the ninth inning”.

BTW, here’s James’ take.

PS. Title is Willie. Contemplated Mick too.

April 29, 2012

Gavin Floyd takes a no hitter into the 7th

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 29, 2012 8:00 pm
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Boston @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Floyd(W, 2-3) 6.2 3 1 1 1 9 0 3.13
Reed(H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Thornton(S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.82
Totals 9.0 3 1 1 2 12 0 3.41

Pitch F/X for Gavin Floyd:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.28 91.8 -5.86 7.29 55 39 / 70.91% 5 / 9.09% -1.9794
CH (Changeup) 86.63 89 -6.37 6.15 3 2 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% -0.0888
CU (Curveball) 79.59 80.4 6.25 -6.54 15 9 / 60.00% 3 / 20.00% -1.2463
FC (Cutter) 84.15 89.6 -1.04 1.53 29 16 / 55.17% 4 / 13.79% -0.3206
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 90.96 91.9 -8.88 7.56 9 4 / 44.44% 0 / 0.00% 0.0899
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 17 13 76.47 17 -0.848
2 10 7 70.00 27 -0.862
3 14 8 57.14 41 -0.862
4 13 9 69.23 54 -0.848
5 23 13 56.52 77 -0.532
6 13 7 53.85 90 -0.834
7 21 13 61.90 111 1.242

BTW, here’s James’ recap.

More Pitch F/X inside:

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April 21, 2012

Chris Sale strikes out 11 in 6.1 innings (April 20)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 21, 2012 3:30 am
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Sox @ Seattle:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 2-1) 6.1 7 3 3 3 11 1 3.50
Thornton 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Crain 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.57
Santiago, H 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Totals 9.0 9 3 3 3 15 1 3.34

Pitches-strikes: Sale 110-69, Thornton 8-6, Crain 12-8, Santiago, H 14-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 4-2, Thornton 1-0, Crain 0-1, Santiago, H 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 28, Thornton 3, Crain 3, Santiago, H 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-1.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 89.60 89.6 11.43 0.43 1 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.1785 0.423
CH (Changeup) 85.48 86.5 12.17 0.76 8 1 / 12.50% 1 / 12.50% 0.2029 0.446
SL (Slider) 80.65 83.6 -4.35 -4.94 49 36 / 73.47% 12 / 24.49% -1.3660 0.474
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 93.44 95.8 10.35 2.80 52 32 / 61.54% 5 / 9.62% 1.6964 0.408
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 12 8 66.67 12 -0.077
2 22 13 59.09 34 0.283
3 24 14 58.33 58 0.283
4 18 9 50.00 76 -0.034
5 11 8 72.73 87 -0.862
6 13 10 76.92 100 0.582
7 10 7 70.00 110 0.537

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April 16, 2012

Hector Santiago blows the save

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 16, 2012 11:00 pm
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Chuck Garfien:

Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Humber 5.1 6 1 1 3 7 0 1.69
Ohman 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 12.00
Thornton(H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Crain(H, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 3.60
Santiago, H(BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 2 6.75
Stewart(L, 0-1) 1.0 5 6 1 0 1 1 4.50

Pitch F/X for Hector Santiago:

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) 93.63 95 7.25 7.53 15 9 / 60.00% 2 / 13.33% 2.7718 0.410
CH (Changeup) 80.64 86.2 10.50 1.74 7 3 / 42.86% 2 / 28.57% -0.3674 0.475
SL (Slider) 81.30 81.3 -3.64 -5.64 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0624 0.465
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
9 23 13 56.52 23 2.342

UPDATE: JJ explains what went wrong. /UPDATE

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April 14, 2012

Peavy dials it up

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 14, 2012 12:00 am
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Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy(W, 1-0) 6.2 2 2 2 1 8 1 3.55
Ohman 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
Reed(H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Thornton(H, 2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Santiago, H(S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.00

Pitches-strikes: Peavy 94-59, Ohman 1-1, Reed 15-7, Thornton 4-3, Santiago, H 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 3-4, Ohman 0-0, Reed 0-1, Thornton 1-0, Santiago, H 0-1.
Batters faced: Peavy 23, Ohman 1, Reed 4, Thornton 2, Santiago, H 4.

Pitch F/X for Jake Peavy:

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) 91.21 93.5 -5.80 7.27 26 13 / 50.00% 4 / 15.38% -0.8222 0.414
CH (Changeup) 83.48 84.5 -6.70 1.90 5 2 / 40.00% 1 / 20.00% -0.1930 0.451
SL (Slider) 82.83 84.4 4.14 0.57 8 7 / 87.50% 1 / 12.50% -0.7237 0.448
CU (Curveball) 79.75 84.3 3.16 -5.17 13 9 / 69.23% 3 / 23.08% 0.8539 0.470
FC (Cutter) 85.99 88.3 0.68 0.88 21 13 / 61.90% 2 / 9.52% -0.6071 0.434
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.11 92.4 -9.02 5.97 21 15 / 71.43% 1 / 4.76% -1.2985 0.416
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 10 7 70.00 10 -0.862
2 13 9 69.23 23 -0.862
3 13 7 53.85 36 -0.848
4 14 9 64.29 50 -0.335
5 14 8 57.14 64 -0.239
6 12 8 66.67 76 -0.848
7 18 11 61.11 94 1.204

UPDATE: James has a good recap of the game.

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April 13, 2012

Agreement on the bullpen by matchup concept

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 13, 2012 11:37 pm
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Scott Merkin:

In setting up the White Sox bullpen, general manager Ken Williams said Friday that the coaching staff and front-office personnel were in agreement on one thing: They wanted Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton available for the eighth inning and maybe the seventh inning on some occasions.

“We all know in a game that [the] ninth inning doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have the toughest hitters up,” Williams said. “The situation to win the game might be in the seventh or the eighth inning, so to have those guys available and interchangeable for that kind of fit everything together.”

After that decision was made, the final call came down between rookies Addison Reed or Hector Santiago for closer. Santiago’s screwball to combat right-handed hitters from a left-handed pitcher helped his cause, as did his 95-mph fastball.

“Aggressiveness, and he can spot it from both sides of the plate and then turn it over with a changeup and then the screwball that you can’t really practice,” said Williams of Santiago. “And if you only see it on occasion, it can really screw you up.

“So, I think we were all privately thinking that. Then when we came together for a meeting and the subject was brought up, no one was caught off guard or surprised. So we just kind of came to the deal together.”

Santiago picked his third save in three chances during Friday’s 5-2 victory over the Tigers, striking out two in the ninth inning. Reed made his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance and Thornton made his fifth consecutive scoreless appearance.

J.J. has more.

April 9, 2012

Chris Sale strikes out 5 and walks 2 in his 1st major league start

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ April 9, 2012 9:00 pm
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Boxscore:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 1-0) 6.2 3 1 1 2 5 0 1.35
Reed(H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Thornton(H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Santiago, H(S, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 4.50
Totals 9.0 5 2 2 2 7 1 3.18

Pitches-strikes: Sale 100-60, Reed 12-7, Thornton 7-5, Santiago, H 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 9-3, Reed 1-1, Thornton 2-0, Santiago, H 0-1.
Batters faced: Sale 25, Reed 3, Thornton 3, Santiago, H 4.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Swinging Strikes / % Linear Weights Time to Plate
FA (Fastball) 90.22 92 12.15 3.21 23 16 / 69.57% 1 / 4.35% -1.3461 0.411
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.85 94.8 11.47 4.56 14 6 / 42.86% 0 / 0.00% -0.2536 0.398
CH (Changeup) 83.81 86.5 12.38 3.61 12 7 / 58.33% 1 / 8.33% -0.6511 0.445
SL (Slider) 80.20 82.3 -2.70 -1.78 31 16 / 51.61% 4 / 12.90% -0.4366 0.465
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 94.26 95.4 11.15 5.95 20 15 / 75.00% 2 / 10.00% -0.6952 0.396
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 18 8 44.44 18 -0.518
2 20 12 60.00 38 -0.048
3 14 9 64.29 52 -0.848
4 7 6 85.71 59 -0.848
5 11 7 63.64 70 -0.834
6 23 14 60.87 93 -0.004
7 7 4 57.14 100 -0.283

Very impressive stuff! If Sale remains healthy, the sky is the limit!

UPDATE: More on Sale’s starting debut: James @ WSO, JJ @ CSN, Fornelli @ SSA, Jack Moore @ Fangraphs /UPDATE

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