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Six Pack of Stats: Mariners 8, White Sox 2

When you surrender five earned in the first inning, chances are you’re going to suffer some ugly WPA, Reynaldo López

Dancing on the Ceiling: Seattle’s dominance from the first inning on made for a win expectancy graph with some high elevation.


With an atrocious, five-earned first inning and game line of five innings, five earned, four walks, one K, one homer, Reynaldo López tallied by far the worst WPA of Sunday’s game. Ryon Healy, he of the double-dinger, six-RBI Healys, won the game MVP with a .201 WPA.


The Chicago White Sox have lost seven of eight of their last road games, a .125 winning percentage. They’ve also lost 13 of 16 roadies, and 20 of 27.


The White Sox have lost 22 of their last 32 games, a .313 winning percentage. That’s worse than their full season winning percentage of .347 (34-64).


MLB Network dug into run differential history and determined that the Seattle Mariners set a record in winning their 60th game today. With a +1 run differential, Seattle has a lower run differential in its first 100 games than any other 60-game winner. The previous low in run differential for a 60-game winner was +14, run up by the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers.


ZIPS projects the White Sox as currently having a 3% chance of finishing with the worst record in baseball, thus earning the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2018. The Baltimore Orioles hold a 56% chance, the Kansas City Royals 36%.


Mariners starter Marco Gonzales nearly had a “two-game perfecto,” retiring 26 consecutive batters without allowing a hit or a walk. The perfecto stretched from the 4th inning on July 11 in Anaheim through the 6th today, when Kevan Smith drew a walk.