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.