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May 5, 2011

Jake Peavy throws 100 pitches (71 strikes) in Charlotte and goes to Seattle [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 5, 2011 11:05 pm
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Charlotte Knights
Peavy (W, 1-1) 7.0 4 5 5 1 5 1 4.82
Kinney 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.29
Bruney 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.3

Pitches-strikes: Peavy 100-71.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 6-5.

Shouwen @ CST:

According to the stadium radar gun, Peavy’s fastest pitch was 93 mph. Most of his fastballs were in the upper 80s.

Merkin @ CWS:

A healthy Peavy will join the White Sox in Seattle on Friday and could start either Wednesday in Anaheim or next Friday in Oakland. Wednesday would back him up an extra day.

Phil Humber, who starts Friday with Felix Hernandez on the mound for the Mariners, is almost certain to get another start on this road trip.

UPDATE: CSN has the video (0:42).

Fangraphs’ Eno Harris isn’t buying low on Gordon Beckham

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 5, 2011 10:37 pm
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Harris @ FG:

The more reliable numbers this year are just as bad: his plate discipline is shot right now. That swinging strike rate is almost in a reliable sample. Contact percentage is in a reliable sample, and he’s showing his career-worst in that category (79.9% career, 76% this year). Since batters have been swinging at pitches outside the zone at different rates over the past year, we can normalize that category to see that Beckham has gotten worse there, too: He swung at pitches outside the zone at 98% of league average in 2009, 110% last year, and 124% this year. His contact on balls in the zone has dropped 6% down from league average in that category. …

However, Fangraphs’ Jeff Zimmerman is (buying low).

Other White Sox links: JJ looks on A.J. Pierzynski’s struggles, and compares the 1992 White Sox to the Springfield Power Plant team (Simpsons), and FutureSox looks at Sox prospects in April and how Jared Mitchell is doing.

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