After going 3-4 with a HR today,
April 26, 2011
|Chi White Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||HR||ERA|
|Floyd, G(W, 3-1)||8.0||4||2||2||1||10||2||3.60|
|Pitch Type||Avg Speed||Max Speed||Avg H-Break||Avg V-Break||Count||Strikes / %||Swinging Strikes / %||Linear Weights||Time to Plate|
|FF (FourSeam Fastball)||90.60||92.5||-5.03||9.16||35||22 / 62.86%||4 / 11.43%||-0.1221||0.415|
|CH (Changeup)||83.80||85.3||-6.57||8.60||7||2 / 28.57%||0 / 0.00%||0.1175||0.450|
|CU (Curveball)||77.60||79.4||9.01||-5.58||31||20 / 64.52%||5 / 16.13%||-1.9682||0.488|
|FC (Cutter)||84.44||86.9||0.37||4.71||25||20 / 80.00%||6 / 24.00%||-0.8447||0.444|
|FT (TwoSeam Fastball)||90.38||91.5||-9.50||8.12||4||2 / 50.00%||0 / 0.00%||-0.0197||0.414|
|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|
Matt Thornton, and Sergio Santos inside:
bottom of the 9th, sox up 3-2, 2 on, 2 out:
Lillibridge also caught the ball hit that was hit by the previous batter:
The Chicago White Sox promoted right-handed pitching prospect Addison Reed from Low-A Kannapolis to High-A Winston-Salem, where he threw two shutout innings of relief on April 23rd. He now has 10 innings pitched combined at the two levels, giving up four hits, one run, one walk, with 14 strikeouts. Drafted in the third round out of San Diego State last year, Reed closed in 2009 but started last year in college. The Sox seem to think he’ll advanced more quickly as a reliever, due to outstanding command of his low-90s fastball, slider, and curve. His arsenal is diverse enough to start, but he throws harder when used in the bullpen. Personally, I’d use him as a starter until he proves he can’t handle it, but he could reach the majors within a year as a reliever.
Still just 26, [John] Danks has always been considered an above-average starter, but his strikeout rate has always prevented him from being elite. While a career 7.06 K/9 isn’t a bad thing, it’s not exceptional either. This season, Danks is fooling hitters more than ever. Through 33.0 innings pitched, Danks has struck out a batter per inning. Typically, we would attribute that large of a jump to luck or blame it on small sample size, but Danks has made some adjustments this season that may allow him to sustain his success. …
The big culprit in Rios’ case is that he’s falling behind in counts from pitch one and having trouble from there: In 48 plate appearances in which he faced an 0-1 count, [Alex] Rios has managed just 6 hits while striking out 12 times. But his first-pitch strike percentage (63.7%) is his highest ever by a good margin, so it stands to reason that as that tapers off, he’ll start seeing more hitter’s counts, giving him more opportunities to be aggressive rather than defensive. …