Yoán Moncada’s lousy 0-for-4 day through regulation was turned on its head with his game-winning double in the 10th, which counted for .324 WPA.
Lucas Giolito was outstanding in his start today, throwing seven innings and giving up just two hits and three walks, against six Ks, for a 75 game score. His .330 WPA makes him the game MVP.
Despite two Ks, José Abreu’s home run and two RBIs gave him the highest wOBA on the White Sox in Friday’s game. Tampa’s Willy Adames had the top wOBA for the game, at .880.
Tyler Danish came in for just one batter, in front of his hometown St. Petersburg fans. But boy, did he make it count, striking out Jesus Sucre with ducks on the pond to wriggle out of the ninth inning and sending the game to extras. That one batter earned Danish a 4.79 PI and pLI, giving him the highest leverage faced for any single play in the game, as well as the highest leverage for the entire game.
Five White Sox players have at least 10 steals already this season: Tim Anderson (21), Adam Engel (12), Leury García (11), Yoán Moncada (11) and Yolmer Sánchez (10). The last White Sox team featuring five players with at least 10 steals was the 2005 title team.
Friday marked the first save for Hector Santiago in more than six years (he had four saves for the White Sox in April 2012). Santiago went 215 appearances, including 137 starts, between saves.