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May 22, 2011

Adam Dunn FTW!

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 22, 2011 11:00 pm
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More Dunn:

“I’m expanding my zone early in the count and that’s getting me in trouble,” he said. “I’m going to fix it. It’s just a matter of how or when. It’s one of those things sitting around pouting about it, moping around about it isn’t going to change anything.

“I don’t want the guy sitting on the hill throwing me pitches to realize it. I want him to look at me and go, ‘Man, this is still a dangerous guy, I don’t care what he’s hitting.’ And if you’ve got that bad body language like you’re pouting or something, what’s that going to solve?”

Other White Sox links: J.J. has a plan to get Adam Dunn on track, James looks on Brent Lillibridge and how he should be used, Jim looks on Gavin Floyd’s hot start, and Brett Ballantini writes about Omar Vizquel’s awesomeness.

Edwin Jackson’s slider was good; Sox 4 games below .500

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 22, 2011 10:00 pm
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Sox at 22-26:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E(W, 4-5) 5.2 5 1 1 2 7 0 4.26
Sale 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 0 6.32
Crain(H, 7) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.45
Thornton(S, 2) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.17
Totals 9.0 8 3 3 4 10 0 3.90

Big day for Alexei: a single, two doubles and a homer. And Dunn goes 1/2 with 3 walks.

Pitch F/X for Edwin Jackson:

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) 95.47 98.4 -3.09 7.19 52 26 / 50.00% 2 / 3.85% -0.1152 0.394
CH (Changeup) 84.40 84.4 -8.60 3.79 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% -0.0504 0.456
SL (Slider) 89.67 95.5 0.12 1.44 52 40 / 76.92% 8 / 15.38% -1.1442 0.419
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 94.30 94.7 -5.79 5.59 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.0071 0.399
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 16 11 68.75 16 -0.862
2 12 7 58.33 28 -0.561
3 16 13 81.25 44 -0.575
4 18 12 66.67 62 -0.344
5 31 18 58.06 93 0.795
6 14 7 50.00 107 0.244

Dayan Viciedo hits 2 more home runs

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 22, 2011 9:45 pm
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5/22:

Charlotte Knights
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Viciedo DH 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 .313

Viciedo: .313/.359/.524/.883 with 12 BB and 30 K in 166 AB.

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