Jace Fry (two innings of no-hit, four-K relief) and José Abreu (two-run double in the fifth, walk, run) share the White Sox MVP for Tuesday, with 0.12 WPA. If we had to break the tie, give it to Fry, for facing higher leverage in the game.
Wednesday’s starter, Carlos Rodón, has a 0.98 ERA over his last five starts (dating to July 11), the second-best mark in baseball behind Trevor WIlliams of the Pittsburgh Pirates (0.68).
Tuesday marked Xavier Cedeño’s first save for the Chicago White Sox this season.
Nicholas Castellano went 5-for-5 with 5 RBIs against the White Sox on Monday, just the third time that’s happened since 1946. The other two players with fives wild against Chicago were both New York Yankees: Joe DiMaggio and Cecil Fielder.
Cedeño became the ninth different White Sox reliever to save a game for the team in 2018. He’s now tied for third on the team in saves, behind Joakim Soria (16) and Nate Jones (four).
It’s been 103 games an almost exactly three years since Cedeño last recorded a save (Aug. 11, 2015, as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays).