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July 21, 2012

Chris Sale’s command slips

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 21, 2012 10:00 pm
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Sox @ Tigers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(L, 11-3) 7.0 7 5 5 4 6 1 2.37
Axelrod 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 5.63
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 5 7 1 4.06

IBB: Cabrera, Mi (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 90-59, Axelrod 29-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-6, Axelrod 1-1.
Batters faced: Sale 31, Axelrod 7.

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
FA (Fastball) 88.25 88.4 12.18 3.40 2 2 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 100.00% -0.0986
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 90.80 93 7.73 5.89 2 1 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 50.00% 0.0443
CH (Changeup) 82.22 87.8 11.10 2.13 27 18 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 9 / 50.00% -0.1470
SL (Slider) 77.15 79.4 -4.99 -3.53 26 21 / 80.77% 8 / 30.77% 15 / 75.00% 0.9095
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.40 94 10.61 4.21 29 17 / 58.62% 1 / 3.45% 11 / 47.83% -0.8116
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 9 7 77.78 9 -0.848
2 9 7 77.78 18 -0.350
3 15 6 40.00 33 -0.442
4 11 9 81.82 44 -0.834
5 15 13 86.67 59 0.964
6 18 10 55.56 77 1.410
7 9 7 77.78 86 -0.004

Sale’s velocity was down. And he got 8 of his 9 whiffs on his slider.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5/6 7/1 6/4 11 29-17-1 91.40 2-1-0 91.40 26-21-8 77.15 27-18-0 82.22

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

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White Sox trade for RHP Brett Myers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 21, 2012 2:10 pm
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White Sox press release:

The Chicago White have acquired right-handed pitcher Brett Myers and cash considerations from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Matt Heidenreich, left-handed pitcher Blair Walters and a player to be named later.

Brett Myers’ stats:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2002 21 PHI NL 4 5 .444 4.25 12 12 0 1 0 0 72.0 73 38 34 11 29 1 34 6 1 2 307 92 1.417 9.1 1.4 3.6 4.3 1.17
2003 22 PHI NL 14 9 .609 4.43 32 32 0 1 1 0 193.0 205 99 95 20 76 8 143 9 0 9 848 90 1.456 9.6 0.9 3.5 6.7 1.88
2004 23 PHI NL 11 11 .500 5.52 32 31 1 1 1 0 176.0 196 113 108 31 62 4 116 6 0 5 778 81 1.466 10.0 1.6 3.2 5.9 1.87
2005 24 PHI NL 13 8 .619 3.72 34 34 0 2 0 0 215.1 193 94 89 31 68 2 208 11 4 4 905 118 1.212 8.1 1.3 2.8 8.7 3.06
2006 25 PHI NL 12 7 .632 3.91 31 31 0 1 0 0 198.0 194 93 86 29 63 3 189 3 0 3 833 120 1.298 8.8 1.3 2.9 8.6 3.00
2007 26 PHI NL 5 7 .417 4.33 51 3 37 0 0 21 68.2 61 33 33 9 27 1 83 1 0 5 293 106 1.282 8.0 1.2 3.5 10.9 3.07
2008 27 PHI NL 10 13 .435 4.55 30 30 0 2 1 0 190.0 197 103 96 29 65 6 163 6 0 2 817 96 1.379 9.3 1.4 3.1 7.7 2.51
2009 28 PHI NL 4 3 .571 4.84 18 10 1 0 0 0 70.2 74 38 38 18 23 1 50 4 0 1 304 87 1.373 9.4 2.3 2.9 6.4 2.17
2010 29 HOU NL 14 8 .636 3.14 33 33 0 2 0 0 223.2 212 88 78 20 66 3 180 3 0 2 936 126 1.243 8.5 0.8 2.7 7.2 2.73 CYA-10
2011 30 HOU NL 7 14 .333 4.46 34 33 1 2 0 0 216.0 226 116 107 31 57 5 160 4 0 7 917 86 1.310 9.4 1.3 2.4 6.7 2.81
2012 31 HOU NL 0 4 .000 3.52 35 0 29 0 0 19 30.2 35 17 12 4 6 1 20 2 0 1 134 116 1.337 10.3 1.2 1.8 5.9 3.33
11 Yrs 94 89 .514 4.22 342 249 69 12 3 40 1654.0 1666 832 776 233 542 35 1346 55 5 41 7072 100 1.335 9.1 1.3 2.9 7.3 2.48
162 Game Avg. 11 10 .514 4.22 39 29 8 1 0 5 190 192 96 89 27 62 4 155 6 1 5 814 100 1.335 9.1 1.3 2.9 7.3 2.48
PHI (8 yrs) 73 63 .537 4.40 240 183 39 8 3 21 1183.2 1193 611 579 178 413 26 986 46 5 31 5085 99 1.357 9.1 1.4 3.1 7.5 2.39
HOU (3 yrs) 21 26 .447 3.77 102 66 30 4 0 19 470.1 473 221 197 55 129 9 360 9 0 10 1987 104 1.280 9.1 1.1 2.5 6.9 2.79
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

More stats.

MLBTR:

Myers, 31, has a $10MM option for 2013 that will vest if he finishes 45 games and doesn’t end the season on the disabled list.  To date, the closer has finished 29 games with 35 appearances in total.
… If the Astros trade the 31-year-old to a team that uses him as a setup man, the option likely won’t vest. There’s a good chance Myers will finish 45 games if he continues closing, but one executive suggested to Morosi that the $10MM vesting option isn’t that scary to prospective trade partners. “I wouldn’t imagine it’s going to be a huge hindrance,” the person said.

Myers’ contract:

  • 2 years/$23M (2011-12), plus 2013 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 8/1/10, replacing option year of previous deal
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 11:$7M, 12:$11M, 13:$10M club option ($3M buyout)
    • 2013 option guaranteed based on 2012 games started (re-worked 2/12 to base vesting on 2012 games finished, reflecting change to closer’s role)
    • $1.5M in annual performance bonuses

22-year old minor-league LHP Blair Walters was an 11th round pick in the 2011 draft. Here arew Walters’ stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 21 Great Falls PION Rk CHW 9 0 1.000 4.03 14 13 1 0 0 0 73.2 72 36 33 6 17 0 72 3 0 5 306 1.208 8.8 0.7 2.1 8.8 4.24
2012 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ CHW 4 6 .400 3.96 18 18 0 0 0 0 97.2 99 47 43 9 22 0 93 8 1 8 415 1.239 9.1 0.8 2.0 8.6 4.23
2012 22 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 3 3 .500 2.88 13 13 0 0 0 0 72.0 61 27 23 6 18 0 69 5 0 4 295 1.097 7.6 0.8 2.2 8.6 3.83
2012 22 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 1 3 .250 7.01 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.2 38 20 20 3 4 0 24 3 1 4 120 1.636 13.3 1.1 1.4 8.4 6.00
2 Seasons 13 6 .684 3.99 32 31 1 0 0 0 171.1 171 83 76 15 39 0 165 11 1 13 721 1.226 9.0 0.8 2.0 8.7 4.23
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

21-year old RHP Matt Heidenreic was a 4th round pick in the 2009 draft, and a PTBNL (player to be named later). Here are Heidenreich’s stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2009 18 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 0 1 .000 4.50 16 0 3 0 0 0 22.0 22 14 11 1 12 0 12 0 0 2 100 1.545 9.0 0.4 4.9 4.9 1.00
2010 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A CHW 6 2 .750 2.69 14 11 1 0 0 0 77.0 76 32 23 2 11 0 60 4 0 4 310 1.130 8.9 0.2 1.3 7.0 5.45
2010 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 6 2 .750 2.49 13 11 1 0 0 0 76.0 73 30 21 2 11 0 58 4 0 4 304 1.105 8.6 0.2 1.3 6.9 5.27
2010 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 3.000 27.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
2011 20 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 10 10 .500 4.32 27 27 0 0 0 0 154.1 174 91 74 13 31 0 101 11 0 5 676 1.328 10.1 0.8 1.8 5.9 3.26
2012 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA CHW 9 4 .692 3.95 18 18 0 2 1 0 111.2 115 56 49 13 18 0 71 4 0 3 462 1.191 9.3 1.0 1.5 5.7 3.94
2012 21 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 8 2 .800 3.57 15 15 0 2 1 0 93.1 88 42 37 12 13 0 62 4 0 3 377 1.082 8.5 1.2 1.3 6.0 4.77
2012 21 Birmingham SOUL AA CHW 1 2 .333 5.89 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.1 27 14 12 1 5 0 9 0 0 0 85 1.745 13.3 0.5 2.5 4.4 1.80
4 Seasons 25 17 .595 3.87 75 56 4 2 1 0 365.0 387 193 157 29 72 0 244 19 0 14 1548 1.258 9.5 0.7 1.8 6.0 3.39
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2012.

Wondering who the PTBNL is gonna be…

July 15, 2012

Chris Sale pitches 8 1-run innings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 15, 2012 7:30 pm
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Brewers @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 11-2) 8.0 10 1 1 0 4 0 2.11
Reed(S, 14) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.09
Totals 9.0 11 1 1 0 4 0 3.93

WP: Sale.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 115-76, Reed 17-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 11-4, Reed 2-0.
Batters faced: Sale 32, Reed 4.

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) 92.40 95.4 7.41 7.25 17 7 / 41.18% 1 / 5.88% 4 / 28.57% -0.5411
CH (Changeup) 84.00 87.7 9.86 4.20 31 21 / 67.74% 1 / 3.23% 14 / 58.33% -0.1032
SL (Slider) 78.30 80.5 -4.28 -1.94 28 24 / 85.71% 4 / 14.29% 17 / 80.95% -0.0731
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.26 95.8 9.63 6.59 39 24 / 61.54% 1 / 2.56% 13 / 46.43% -0.8145
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 15 10 66.67 15 -0.848
2 14 10 71.43 29 -0.004
3 22 15 68.18 51 0.480
4 11 7 63.64 62 -0.561
5 22 13 59.09 84 0.647
6 9 6 66.67 93 -0.834
7 12 8 66.67 105 -0.350
8 10 7 70.00 115 -0.062

Sale got 4 whiffs on his slider.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

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July 11, 2012

Chris Sale pitched 1 inning at the All-Star Game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 11, 2012 10:00 pm
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NL @ AL:

AL All-Stars IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Pitches-strikes: Sale 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 0-2.
Batters faced: Sale 5.

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) 95.10 95.1 8.28 10.62 1 1 / 100.00% 1 / 100.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.2536
SL (Slider) 81.22 82.3 -5.46 -2.25 5 3 / 60.00% 1 / 20.00% 3 / 60.00% -0.1071
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 94.60 95.5 10.06 7.50 6 5 / 83.33% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 66.67% -0.0697
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
6 12 9 75.00 12 -0.430

Here’s how yesterday’s appearance compares with Sale’s previous appearances:

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 0/2 2/0 1/0 2 6-5-0 94.60 1-1-1 95.10 5-3-1 81.22 - -

RL=Relief, AS=All-Star Game

July 3, 2012

Chris Sale cuts down on the strikeouts; throws less pitches

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 3, 2012 11:00 pm
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Rangers @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 10-2) 7.1 5 1 1 1 4 0 2.19
Omogrosso 1.2 4 1 1 0 1 0 5.40
Totals 9.0 9 2 2 1 5 0 3.93

WP: Sale.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 95-64, Omogrosso 37-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 11-3, Omogrosso 2-2.
Batters faced: Sale 26, Omogrosso 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Omogrosso 1-1.

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
FA (Fastball) 88.31 89 11.14 -2.79 8 4 / 50.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 33.33% -0.9707
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.34 95 7.73 1.96 5 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0 / 0.00% 0.1998
CH (Changeup) 83.85 87.3 12.33 -2.21 21 13 / 61.90% 3 / 14.29% 10 / 55.56% -0.2522
SL (Slider) 78.88 83.7 -2.84 -7.83 17 12 / 70.59% 3 / 17.65% 9 / 64.29% 0.5263
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.28 96.3 10.47 0.71 44 35 / 79.55% 4 / 9.09% 22 / 70.97% -3.3174
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 17 10 58.82 17 -0.532
2 14 8 57.14 31 -0.834
3 9 7 77.78 40 -0.848
4 11 8 72.73 51 -0.350
5 11 8 72.73 62 -0.575
6 21 16 76.19 83 -0.335
7 6 5 83.33 89 -0.561
8 6 2 33.33 95 0.220

Sale got 11 GroundOuts and 3 FlyOuts tonight.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
GO/FO H/HR K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 2/1 1/0 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

RL=Relief

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July 1, 2012

Jake Peavy is tired of losing games

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 1, 2012 3:00 am
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Scott Merkin:

“I’m just tired of losing,” said Peavy, who set a personal White Sox high with 11 strikeouts and reached double digits for the 31st time in his career, while not issuing a walk. “My fifth day has been a rough one here the last month or so.”

“I’ve pitched my whole life with not a whole lot of run support, so this is nothing new,” Peavy said. “At the same time, on your fifth day, you want to win. I told you all from the get-go I don’t care how it has to happen.

“We just haven’t found a way to get it done this last month and a half. We’ve thrown some good games in there and it hasn’t been enough, and today we had no chance after I gave up a couple, as good as those guys were.”

June 29, 2012

White Sox play Shadow Ball

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 29, 2012 11:00 pm
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Cool stuff by Keith Olbermann

post: http://keitholbermann.mlblogs.com/2012/06/29/phantom-ball-with-video-and-monty/

video (0:20): http://videos.videopress.com/3q2qUZk2/img_9585_dvd.mp4

June 28, 2012

Chris Sale goes 7

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2012 11:00 pm
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Sox @ Twins:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 9-2) 7.0 6 2 2 1 5 1 2.27
Ohman 2.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 6.41
Totals 9.0 8 5 5 2 6 2 3.90

Pitches-strikes: Sale 93-64, Ohman 46-24.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 5-5, Ohman 3-1.
Batters faced: Sale 25, Ohman 11.

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
FA (Fastball) 88.03 88.3 14.61 2.81 3 3 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 1 / 100.00% -0.3849
CH (Changeup) 83.91 87.8 13.24 3.41 22 15 / 68.18% 4 / 18.18% 12 / 63.16% -0.1267
SL (Slider) 79.02 82.3 -0.25 -1.03 28 18 / 64.29% 6 / 21.43% 10 / 50.00% 0.3726
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.75 94 11.71 5.60 40 28 / 70.00% 2 / 5.00% 22 / 64.71% -0.2029
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 8 7 87.50 8 -0.848
2 11 9 81.82 19 -0.848
3 21 12 57.14 40 0.589
4 13 9 69.23 53 -0.335
5 15 10 66.67 68 0.869
6 13 10 76.92 81 0.288
7 12 7 58.33 93 -0.057

Sale got 6 whiffs on his slider and 4 whiffs on his changeup.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5/1 12 40-28-2 91.75 - - 28-18-6 79.02 22-15-4 83.91

RL=Relief

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How soon before Leyson Septimo learns to throw a cutter?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 28, 2012 10:00 pm
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June 27, 2012

Will Ohman

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 27, 2012 11:00 pm
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Left/Right Splits:

SPLITS: Regular Season 2012
SPLIT TEAM W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
vs Left - - 3.31 - - - - - - 16.1 11 6 6 2 2 3 0 8 .186 0.86 1.67
vs Right - - 11.32 - - - - - - 10.1 12 13 13 4 4 2 0 5 .286 1.35 1.08

Very good versus lefties, very bad against righties. But that’s how it’s supposed to be. The guy is a LOOGY. So, why DFA him? Because he didn’t do what he’s not supposed to do?

UPDATE: James explains why. :) /UPDATE

Other White Sox links:

June 25, 2012

Carlos Sanchez’ scouting report

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 25, 2012 8:00 pm
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Robbie Knopf:

White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez, a 19 year old out of the Dominican Republic, has seen some time at shortstop , but having split time between shortstop and second base in his career, we’ll almost assuredly see him at second base in the Futures Game.  Sanchez, 5’11″, 175, isn’t the caliber of prospect of any of the players above, but he has promise and has been playing out of his mind in 2012. Sanchez features a compact swing with little power, but he hits a lot of line drives, mostly singles, and has the speed to beat out groundballs. Sanche also can bunt for base hits. Sanchez’s bat speed is average, but his pitch recognition has made serious progress and he draws a fair amount of walks. Sanchez is very fast, but he needs a ton of work reading pitchers on the basepaths, not only to steal bases but even to take extra-bases. His instincts on the bases simply aren’t there right now and he’s not nearly a good enough baserunner as he should be with his speed. Defensively, Sanchez is able to put his speed to better use, and he has soft hands with a strong arm, tools that have allowed him to see time at shortstop as well even though his future is at second base. Sanchez doesn’t have elite upside, but has room to grow in terms of hitting, his plate discipline, and especially on the basepaths. In 2012, Sanchez has really impressed offensively at High-A, posting a .325/.380/.405 line with 13 doubles, 3 triples, 1 homer, 33 RBI, and 13 of 24 steals. Sanchez has struck out 47 times versus 23 walks, and he has played 40 games at shortstop versus 29 at second base. Sanchez has been a breakout prospect for the White Sox this year, and it got him to Futures Game and we’ll see just how far it can get him.

Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 17 White Sox DOSL FRk CHW 22 42 32 7 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 8 10 .156 .341 .156 .498 5 0 1 1 0 0
2010 18 White Sox DOSL FRk CHW 52 203 156 26 42 5 2 1 18 7 3 41 26 .269 .431 .346 .777 54 4 4 1 1 0
2011 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-Rk CHW 68 318 280 48 80 11 1 1 30 8 10 20 51 .286 .354 .343 .697 96 5 10 7 1 0
2011 19 Bristol APPY Rk CHW 5 24 16 4 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 5 2 .250 .500 .313 .813 5 0 3 0 0 0
2011 19 Kannapolis SALL A CHW 63 294 264 44 76 10 1 1 27 7 8 15 49 .288 .341 .345 .686 91 5 7 7 1 0
2012 20 Winston-Salem CARL A+ CHW 70 314 276 43 89 13 3 1 33 13 10 24 48 .322 .380 .402 .782 111 8 4 6 4 0
4 Seasons 212 877 744 124 216 29 6 3 84 29 23 93 135 .290 .381 .358 .738 266 17 19 15 6 0
FRk (2 seasons) FRk 74 245 188 33 47 5 2 1 21 8 3 49 36 .250 .416 .314 .729 59 4 5 2 1 0
A (1 season) A 63 294 264 44 76 10 1 1 27 7 8 15 49 .288 .341 .345 .686 91 5 7 7 1 0
Rk (1 season) Rk 5 24 16 4 4 1 0 0 3 1 2 5 2 .250 .500 .313 .813 5 0 3 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 70 314 276 43 89 13 3 1 33 13 10 24 48 .322 .380 .402 .782 111 8 4 6 4 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 6/25/2012.

Sanchez has a .374 BABIP in Winston-Salem.

June 23, 2012

Chris Sale pitches 8 scoreless innings

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 23, 2012 11:00 pm
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Brewers @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 8.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 2.24
Reed 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.18
Crain(L, 1-1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.45
Totals 10.0 6 1 1 1 9 0 3.96

WP: Sale, Crain.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 109-70, Reed 11-8, Crain 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-5, Reed 1-0, Crain 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 27, Reed 3, Crain 5.

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
FA (Fastball) 88.30 88.7 10.98 2.53 6 4 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 50.00% 0.5400
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 94.13 95 7.58 5.15 8 5 / 62.50% 2 / 25.00% 5 / 62.50% -0.2879
CH (Changeup) 83.98 87.9 11.54 2.38 17 11 / 64.71% 5 / 29.41% 10 / 62.50% -0.3833
SL (Slider) 79.05 82 -5.78 -4.06 22 13 / 59.09% 2 / 9.09% 10 / 52.63% -1.3344
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.84 95.6 9.85 4.66 45 30 / 66.67% 2 / 4.44% 20 / 57.14% -1.4467
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 19 11 57.89 19 -0.240
3 14 8 57.14 33 -0.575
4 15 11 73.33 48 -0.364
5 17 10 58.82 65 -0.047
6 11 10 90.91 76 -0.834
7 10 5 50.00 86 -0.004
8 12 8 66.67 98 -0.848

Sale’s changeup was working fine. He got 5 whiffs on changeups.

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 7/1 11 45-30-2 92.84 8-5-2 94.13 22-13-2 79.05 17-11-5 83.98

RL=Relief

J.J. says Sale had an 80 GameScore.

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June 16, 2012

Chris Sale slows down

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 16, 2012 8:00 pm
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Sox @ Dodgers:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale 5.2 7 5 5 4 6 0 2.46
Crain(BS, 3) 0.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.29
Jones, N 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.18
Thornton(L, 2-4) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.14
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 5 9 0 4.02

WP: Thornton.
Pitches-strikes: Sale 107-70, Crain 11-9, Jones, N 12-7, Thornton 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 6-3, Crain 0-0, Jones, N 1-1, Thornton 1-0.
Batters faced: Sale 28, Crain 3, Jones, N 3, Thornton 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 2-2.

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) 93.47 95.5 7.55 8.71 24 14 / 58.33% 3 / 12.50% 10 / 50.00% -0.5245
CH (Changeup) 83.16 87.6 10.88 6.26 11 8 / 72.73% 2 / 18.18% 5 / 62.50% 0.1722
SL (Slider) 79.73 83.3 -3.67 0.32 30 20 / 66.67% 2 / 6.67% 14 / 58.33% 1.3855
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 91.89 95 9.70 7.79 42 28 / 66.67% 0 / 0.00% 23 / 62.16% -0.1855
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 25 12 48.00 25 0.627
2 13 10 76.92 38 -0.105
3 20 11 55.00 58 -0.048
4 10 7 70.00 68 -0.848
5 19 15 78.95 87 -0.350
6 20 15 75.00 107 1.572

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

Start
#
Innings
Pitched
Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
2-seam
fastball
-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)
Changeup
-Strikes-
Swinging
Strikes
Changeup
velocity
(mph)
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 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 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 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 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 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 1/1 1 15-11-0 94.41 - - 11-3-1 80.48 - -
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 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 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 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 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 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 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 6/4 7 42-28-0 91.89 24-14-3 93.47 30-20-2 79.73 11-8-2 83.16

RL=Relief

BTW:

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June 13, 2012

Dragon throws the first pitch in Sox game (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 13, 2012 9:00 pm
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http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=22121739&c_id=cws

6/8/12: The Dragon from Dreamworks’ “How To Tame Your Dragon” throws out the first pitch before Astros-White Sox game

June 9, 2012

Chris Sale should change his name to Cy Sale

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 9, 2012 8:30 pm
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Astros @ Sox:

Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sale(W, 8-2) 8.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 2.05
Stewart 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 5.06
Totals 9.0 6 1 1 0 9 1 3.94

HBP: Altuve (by Sale).
Pitches-strikes: Sale 101-70, Stewart 24-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sale 7-6, Stewart 0-1.
Batters faced: Sale 29, Stewart 5.

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
FA (Fastball) 88.23 88.6 9.22 3.89 4 4 / 100.00% 0 / 0.00% 2 / 100.00% -0.6786
FF (FourSeam Fastball) 92.98 94.7 7.40 6.94 5 5 / 100.00% 1 / 20.00% 4 / 100.00% -0.6190
CH (Changeup) 82.89 87.7 11.94 2.46 29 18 / 62.07% 7 / 24.14% 13 / 54.17% -1.1913
SL (Slider) 78.64 79.9 -3.17 -3.13 16 12 / 75.00% 4 / 25.00% 10 / 71.43% -0.0380
FT (TwoSeam Fastball) 92.52 95.2 10.55 5.48 47 31 / 65.96% 3 / 6.38% 20 / 55.56% -1.9041
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 17 13 76.47 17 -0.350
2 10 8 80.00 27 -0.848
3 11 8 72.73 38 -0.834
4 10 9 90.00 48 -0.364
5 15 7 46.67 63 -0.834
6 15 10 66.67 78 0.149
7 11 7 63.64 89 -0.834
8 12 8 66.67 101 -0.517

I remember after Sale’s previous start I was complaining that Ventura/Cooper should’ve taken Sale out after 8 innings since he had thrown 101 pitches. Well, he had 101 pitches after 8 innings today too. Thankfully he was removed after 8 today.

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

Start Innings Pitches-
Strikes
K/BB Swinging
Strikes
Sliders
-Strikes
2-seam
fastball
Slider
1 (4/9) 6.2 100-60 5/2 8 31-16 94.26 mph 80.20 mph
2 (4/15) 5.0 102-68 5/2 11 18-12 94.35 mph 81.23 mph
3 (4/20) 6.1 110-69 11/3 18 49-36 93.44 mph 80.65 mph
4 (4/25) 8.0 101-71 5/0 4 28-18 91.60 mph 78.68 mph
5 (5/2) 6.0 88-62 3/1 6 23-17 92.35 mph 79.66 mph
RL (5/8) 1.0 26-14 1/1 1 11-3 94.41 mph 80.48 mph
6 (5/12) 5.0 103-66 3/2 6 19-12 91.72 mph 78.17 mph
7 (5/16) 5.1 103-68 7/1 13 12-6 92.18 mph 80.25 mph
8 (5/23) 7.0 97-64 6/2 10 19-14 91.68 mph 79.79 mph
9 (5/28) 7.1 115-80 15/2 23 33-27 93.23 mph 79.26 mph
10 (6/3) 9 119-81 8/2 11 36-28 92.97 mph 79.07 mph
11 (6/9) 8 101-70 7/0 15 16-12 92.52 mph 78.64 mpn

RL=Relief

Here’s Zach Stewart too:

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