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September 3, 2012

Chris Sale’s fastball drops under 92 mph again

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ September 3, 2012 2:30 pm
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Sox @ Tigers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 15-6) 6.0 5 4 4 4 7 2 2.93
Jones, N 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.95
Septimo 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.59
Myers 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.42
Totals 8.0 8 4 4 5 8 2 4.03

HBP: Fielder (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 106-61, Jones, N 14-10, Septimo 3-3, Myers 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-2, Jones, N 1-1, Septimo 0-1, Myers 0-1.
Batters faced: Sale 26, Jones, N 4, Septimo 2, Myers 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Myers 1-0.

Pitch F/X for Chris Sale:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.09 93.3 6.76 5.99 8 3 / 37.50% 1 / 12.50% 2 / 28.57% -0.1697
CH (Changeup) 82.30 87.4 12.38 1.78 21 12 / 57.14% 3 / 14.29% 9 / 50.00% -1.7617
SL (Slider) 77.64 80.3 -5.97 -2.36 44 27 / 61.36% 9 / 20.45% 25 / 59.52% 0.3550
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.68 95.2 10.61 4.22 33 19 / 57.58% 2 / 6.06% 11 / 44.00% 3.1431
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
1 12 6 50.00 12 -0.743
2 13 9 69.23 25 -0.019
3 13 6 46.15 38 -0.757
4 21 10 47.62 59 -0.186
5 16 12 75.00 75 1.392
6 31 18 58.06 106 1.880

Sale’s velocity was under 92mph last week too. Sale, also, threw 44 sliders. 44 out of 106!

Here’s how yesterday’s start compares with Sale’s previous starts:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
BF GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastballs
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
4-seam
fastball
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
4-seam
fastball
velocity
(mph)
Sliders
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Slider
velocity
(mph)
Changeups
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 25 9/3 3/0 5/2 8 20-15-2 94.26 14-6-0 92.85 31-16-4 80.20 12-7-1 83.81
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 22 7/2 5/1 5/2 11 51-36-4 94.35 6-4-1 93.60 18-12-5 81.33 18-8-1 84.36
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 28 4/2 7/1 11/3 18 52-32-5 93.44 - - 49-36-12 80.65 8-1-1 85.48
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 29 4/5 6/0 5/0 4 53-38-1 91.60 - - 28-18-2 78.68 16-11-1 84.55
5 (5/1) 6.0 88-62 22 9/5 3/0 3/1 6 28-21-2 92.35 1-0-0 92.20 23-17-2 79.66 17-14-2 84.64
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 6 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 24 7/4 7/0 3/2 6 66-41-2 91.72 5-4-1 92.10 19-12-0 78.17 10-7-3 84.34
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 22 2/2 5/1 7/1 13 72-53-10 92.18 3-1-0 94.00 12-6-1 80.25 12-8-2 83.79
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 24 11/0 2/0 6/2 10 55-34-2 91.68 6-5-1 92.93 19-14-5 79.79 14-9-2 84.54
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 27 4/2 3/0 15/2 23 53-35-9 93.23 - - 33-27-10 79.96 20-12-4 84.52
10 (6/3) 9.0 119-81 33 7/9 5/1 8/2 11 43-29-2 92.97 11-6-1 92.77 36-28-8 79.07 23-15-0 84.57
11 (6/9) 8.0 101-70 29 7/6 4/0 7/0 15 47-31-3 92.52 5-5-1 92.98 16-12-4 78.64 29-18-7 82.89
12 (6/15) 5.2 107-70 28 6/3 7/0 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16
13 (6/22) 8.0 109-70 27 6/5 4/0 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98
14 (6/27) 7.0 93-64 25 5/5 6/1 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91
15 (7/3) 7.1 95-64 26 11/3 5/0 4/1 10 44-35-4 92.28 5-0-0 94.34 17-12-3 78.88 21-13-3 83.85
AS (7/10) 1.0 13-10 5 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -
16 (7/15) 8.0 115-76 32 11/4 10/0 4/0 7 39-24-1 92.26 17-7-1 92.40 28-24-4 78.30 31-21-1 84.00
17 (7/21) 7.0 90-59 31 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 90.80 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22
18 (7/27) 6.1 109-75 27 6/4 6/1 6/2 13 31-21-2 90.22 - - 45-36-12 78.14 27-16-1 84.46
19 (8/6) 8.0 101-67 30 6/4 8/2 7/0 12 58-39-7 92.69 6-4-0 93.75 17-9-1 78.82 20-15-4 82.41
20 (8/12) 6.2 114-79 26 5/2 6/2 11/0 19 52-35-6 92.50 4-3-1 92.55 26-17-6 78.30 30-24-6 82.77
21 (8/17) 6.2 117-70 32 8/2 9/2 5/4 11 51-32-1 92.63 7-4-1 94.29 24-17-6 79.10 24-17-3 82.62
22 (8/22) 7.2 109-70 27 3/4 3/1 13/1 14 43-33-5 93.05 12-6-1 92.88 29-17-6 78.46 23-14-2 83.25
23 (8/28) 4.0 76-46 19 4/0 6/1 5/3 9 31-21-4 91.49 - - 15-8-2 77.35 25-15-3 84.23
24 (9/2) 6.0 106-61 26 5/2 5/2 7/4 15 33-19-2 91.68 8-3-1 92.09 44-27-9 77.64 21-12-3 82.30

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

Pitch F/X for the other Sox that pitched yesterday (Nate Jones [who hit 101.1 mph!], Leyson Septimo, Brett Myers) inside:

Nate Jones:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 98.40 98.8 -6.68 11.03 3 3 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 100.00% 0.3180
SL (Slider) 88.60 89.7 0.03 0.88 4 2 / 50.00% 2 / 50.00% 2 / 50.00% -0.1117
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 99.54 101.1 -8.93 9.09 7 5 / 71.43% 0 / 0.00% 3 / 60.00% -0.5560
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
7 14 10 71.43 14 -0.350

Leyson Septimo:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.20 94.7 9.51 6.68 2 2 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.2779
SL (Slider) 79.90 79.9 0.31 -1.92 1 1 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.4983
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
8 3 3 100.00 3 0.220

Brett Myers:

Pitch Statistics
Pitch Type Avg Speed Max Speed Avg H-Break Avg V-Break Count Strikes / % Whiffs / % SNIPs / % Linear Weights
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.43 92.3 -2.15 6.72 3 1 / 33.33% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 33.33% 0.0367
SL (Slider) 84.75 84.9 2.88 0.29 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 50.00% 0.1355
CU (Curveball) 76.77 77.2 7.73 -10.67 3 3 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 100.00% 0.4359
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 90.70 92.7 -7.59 4.95 5 3 / 60.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 33.33% -0.3498
Pitch classifications provided by the Gameday Algorithm.
SNIPs are “Strikes Not In Play” and do not include any balls in play.
Inning-by-Inning Pitch Totals
Inning Pitches in Inning Strikes in Inning Strike% in Inning Cumulative Total Pitches Pitch LWTS in Inning
8 13 8 61.54 13 0.258
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