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June 30, 2011

Sergio Santos eases up on the slider. Gets strikes on his fastball too.

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 30, 2011 11:45 pm
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Will today’s Juan Pierre heroics ensure he gets to chance to do more damage? J.J. takes a look. Good game by Beckham too.

RE24: Gordon Beckham 3.47, Juan Pierre 1.10, A.J. Pierzynski 1.06, Adam Dunn -1.86, Omar Vizquel -1.27.


Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Peavy 6.0 7 4 4 2 4 1 4.47
Ohman 1.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4.84
Sale 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.71
Crain(W, 4-2) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Santos(S, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.00
Totals 10.0 9 4 4 5 9 1 3.84

What about Sergio? Here’s Pitch F/X:

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) 94.48 95.8 -0.31 6.07 12 7 / 58.33% 1 / 8.33% -0.0350 0.391
SL (Slider) 84.25 85.1 4.01 -2.41 6 5 / 83.33% 2 / 33.33% -0.8274 0.440
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
10 18 12 66.67 18 -0.862

Relese point looks OK:

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Ozzie Guillen is pushing his luck

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 30, 2011 3:50 pm
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He plans to play Adam Dunn at right field again. Last time he got away with it with Dunn getting one ball hit to him only.

Padilla @ ESPN:

Manager Ozzie Guillen then said that Dunn might play in two of the three games this weekend, once for Konerko and once for Carlos Quentin in right.

“Wrigley Field is easy, he can play right field,” Guillen said. “[In Colorado] I don’t want him playing right field because the gap is too big for him to be chasing balls. I plan for him to play maybe two games. I try to figure out how to do it.”

Terry ‘John’ Doyle wins Southern’s league ‘Pitcher of the Week’ award

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 30, 2011 12:00 pm
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Jackson @ MiLB:

Terry Doyle, Birmingham

1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB, 4 K

White Sox right-hander Terry Doyle, who threw his first complete game in the Carolina League earlier this year, used his opportunity this week to toss his first shutout, pulling off the feat in his fourth Double-A outing. Pitching against Tennessee on Sunday, Doyle allowed two doubles, a single and two walks but kept the Smokies away from the plate. He struck out four, and his Southern League ERA dipped down to 2.67 over his 27 innings at the new level.

Doyle’s stats look very very good: in 27.0 innings in AA he has a 20 K / 5 BB ratio, a 1.18 WHIP, a 2.67 ERA and a 3.06 FIP. Looks like a bright spot in the White Sox barren minor-league system. If he keeps this up for the rest of the year, he should get a shot to make the team in Spring Training next year.

BTW, here’s a cool article about how Doyle substitutes as a math teacher in the winter due to an encounter with dermatitis in his right hand index and middle fingers in 2007. The dermatitis cleared up, but the math teaching remains! More on the teaching here.

Price @ BTB: White Sox Need To Bench Juan Pierre

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 30, 2011 11:30 am
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Price @ BTB:

This won’t take long. I shouldn’t have to spend much time explaining to you guys why the White Sox can’t possibly keep shooting themselves in the foot with a rocket launcher like this. …

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