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Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 4, Angels 2

Carlos Rodón takes the MVP with a modest WPA — and the second-place finisher faced just one batter!

Boa Constricted: The win expectancy graph sort of illustrates how Carlos Rodón squeezed the life out of the Angels on Tuesday.
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0.41

In a bit of a surprise, Carlos Rodón’s absolute gem of a game added up to 0.41 WPA. He was the game MVP, but that number — undoubtedly tempered a bit by Juan Minaya singlehandedly ushering two of his baserunners to home plate — is pretty tame.

.722

Yoán Moncada, with a homer, RBI, two runs scored and a walk, dominated all offensive players with a .722 wOBA.

6.04

Jeanmar Gómez inducing Justin Upton to pop out to short to end the eighth inning, with the bases full in a 4-2 game, rewarded him with a positively insane LI (single play) and pLI (total game) leverage of 6.04, tops on Tuesday. That one out was so pressure-packed, it earned Gómez 0.15 WPA, making him the second-most valuable player in the game.

44.4%

Joakim Soria earned his second save in as many days and now has 16 on the season. The veteran has now saved 44.4% of Chicago’s wins.

55

Rodón is now averaging a 55 game score over eight starts this season, best among the current five starters (James Shields, at 52, is the only other member of the rotation with an above-average average game score).

96%

Soria has escaped without an earned run in 24 of his last 25 appearances, a 96% rate.