Carlos Rodón either has incredible stuff, or he works tirelessly to work through his command and long at-bats to keep his team in the game. The latter was on display tonight. In five innings, Los gave up three runs, including five hits (one of which was a home run) and four walks (yikes). However, his eight strikeouts came in handy.
His 104-pitch workout displays as so:
Yusei Kikuchi had it all put together this evening. In 5 2⁄3 innings, Kikuchi gave up one run (Yasmani Grandal’s solo shot in the second) and two hits, but he did walk four. He struck out six, and his funky delivery would have earned him a quality start had he notched one more out.
Regardless, it was still quality. His 90-pitch evening went like this:
After a Yasmani Grandal leadoff walk in the fifth and trailing 3-1, Andrew Vaughn ground out (which did advance Yaz to second) was a 2.12 LI play, the most pressure of the night.
J.T. Chargois entered the fifth inning with the goal of getting one out to end it, and he did; he faced the most overall pressure in the game, at 1.28 pLI.
Luis Torrens’ two-run homer in the second created a .181 WPA and would be the winning factor of this evening’s game.
Torrens and his two, two-run home runs accumulated a .156 WPA, but Yusei Kikuchi’s .188 WPA awards him tonight’s top performer.
Hardest hit: Yasmani Grandal is the only source of heat in the Sox’s lineup at the moment. He mashed a 110.8 mph, 1.000 xBA solo shot in the second (from the right side, too!), and the bat flip was marvelous, of course!
Weakest contact: J.P. Crawford’s 46.7 mph single in the fourth could not out-weak Kyle Seager’s 46.2 mph single in the third, which goes for tonight’s weakest contact.
Luckiest hit: Crawford’s fourth inning single, and Jake Fraley’s sixth inning home run tied, with .150 xBAs. However, Tim Anderson’s .100 xBA infield single takes the cake!
Toughest out: Fraley’s 102.1 mph line out in the fourth tabbed an .830 xBA.
Longest hit: Grandal’s 438-foot rocket!
Magic Number: 11
Of his 27 hits this season, 11 of them have been home runs for Yasmani Grandal.
Hard-hit is any ball off the bat at 95 mph or more
LI measures pressure per play
pLI measures total pressure faced in game
Whiff a swing-and-miss
WPA win probability added measures contributions to the win
xBA expected batting average
Which White Sox play earns tonight’s MVP honors?
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Yasmani Grandal: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 LOB
Carlos Rodón: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 8 SO
Yoán Moncada: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Which White Sox player was the coldest cat amongst all other cool cats?
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Bullpen (Ruíz, Burdi, Foster): 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 3 SO
José Abreu: 0-for-3, 3 LOB
Zack Collins: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 LOB
Andrew Vaughn: 1-for-4, 1 SO, 2 LOB
South Side Sox Roll Call
Just 165 comments, but a lot of different commenters. Still, we all could not pull in a win. AnoHito nearly doubled his closest rival.
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Not a ton of green tonight, but it was wissoxfan83 earning four recs with his initial report from the game. Of course, it didn’t take long before he was asking for his cheap-seats money back!