In a bullpen game, Ryan Burr earned the start. In his two innings of work in a seven-inning game, Burr struck out two batters and gave up nothing else. Efficient.
His 27 pitches (4.5 pitches per out, on average ) looked like this:
Robert Dugger, a starter, turned the game into an early bullpen game for the Mariners. In 2 2⁄3 innings, he gave up three runs (two earned), five hits, and two walks while only striking out two batters.
His 52 pitches (6.5 pitches per out) went like this:
In the top of the third inning with the bases loaded (all three baserunners took a walk against Garret Crochet), Kyle Seager walked and tallied an RBI in a 3.23 LI play for he and Evan Marshall. It cut the deficit in half for Seattle, to 2-1.
Entering with the bases loaded, Evan Marshall (3.24 pLI) surrendered a walk, but left the game with the Sox still leading, 2-1.
Let’s hope Yermín Mercedes has found the light at the end of his slump tunnel. With the bases loaded during the bottom of the first, he lined a two-run double to left (.152 WPA), which opened up the scoring, 2-0!
Of course, Mercedes earns tonight’s top performer honors! His .231 WPA should help end this slump at the plate and reignite the engine to go the distance!
Hardest hit: Zack Collins’ bases-clearing double in the fourth was scorched at 109.9 mph!
Weakest contact: Ryan Burr induced Jake Bauers into a 44.3 mph ground out in the second inning.
Luckiest hit: Yermín Mercedes’ 58.1 mph, .180 xBA RBI single in the fourth was this early evening game’s luckiest hit.
Toughest out: Against Codi Heuer in the sixth, Jake Bauers lined out on a baseball that is a hit 64% of the time.
Longest hit: With one out in the ninth, Mitch Haniger (possible future South Sider!) sent a ball 392 feet to left-center field, trimming the White Sox lead to 7-5 and forcing Liam Hendriks into the game.
Magic Number: 1
For his first assist of the 2021 season (after two in 2020), Luis González nailed Kyle Seager at the plate for the third out of the sixth inning to keep the score at 7-2.
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 player had enough of this losing streak?
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Ryan Burr: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 SO
Tim Anderson: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO, 3 LOB
Yermín Mercedes: 2-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
Zack Collins: 2-for-4, 4 RBI, 1 SO, 2 LOB
Luis González: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 LOB, an incredible outfield assist
Liam Hendriks: 0.2 IP, 1 SO, 1 S
Which White Sox player was glad someone else was ready to end the losing streak?
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Garrett Crochet: 0.1 IP, 1 R, 3 BB
Yoán Moncada: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 4 LOB
Andrew Vaughn: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3 LOB
Brian Goodwin: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 SO, 4 LOB
South Side Sox Roll Call
A lot of spirit for the nightcap, squeezing 184 comments into a six-and-a-half innings. Well, winning makes commenting more fun, yeah. Trooper Galactus, in possibly (?) a first, takes the honors.
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Galactus swept in the nightcap, with not just the greenest comment, but the second-most rec’d comment as well. BIG GAME Trooper!