The Chicago White Sox are very good at winning at home, and they are very good at winning in games where they hit at least one home run. They hit four homers against the Detroit Tigers and secured a Thursday evening dub to kick off this four-game, weekend set.
I like the Dane Dunning for Lance Lynn trade each and every Lynn start. Without any exception, Lynn continued his pitching dominance during this evening’s outing. He went six innings, giving up one run, four hits (one was a solo shot), and two walks during those 18 outs. He struck out six.
His 89 pitches looked like this:
(Why is Lance Lynn STILL not a diamond in MLB The Show 21? I need answers.)
Casey Mize continues to impress as a young pitcher. He also notched a quality start, giving up three runs (all off of solo home runs) throughout seven innings. He gave up two additional hits, and struck out six.
Though Mize also threw 89 pitches, his 89 looked like this:
With the bases loaded in the second and trailing 1-0, Jake Rogers struck out, allowing Lance to escape a 3.19 LI situation.
In the best situation of the night to put up runs in this pitcher’s duel, Jake Rogers faced the most pressure at a 2.05 pLI.
Cutting the score in half at the time, 2-1, Willi Castro’s solo shot in the fifth attributed a .115 WPA; the Sox’s four homers (in order) accounted for .106, .101, and .107, and .036 WPAs.
Of course, Lance Lynn is tonight’s top performer, accumulating a .238 WPA and following up his undefeated May with an undefeated start to June.
Hardest hit: Did you all read James Fox’s article yet? Yasmani Grandal sent one into orbit during the seventh inning, leaving the Earth’s atmosphere at 110.0 mph.
Weakest contact: Akil Baddoo’s infield single against Aaron Bummer in the seventh left his bat at 41.8 mph, illustrating his contact side over his power side during this at-bat.
Luckiets hit: Tim Anderson’s 56.1 mph single off of Mize in the third is only a hit 17% of the time.
Toughest out: Before his home run and to further prove James’s article, Yasmani smoked a 106.9 mph, .580 xBA ground out in the second.
Longest hit: Oh yeah, the ball Yaz sent into orbit? It traveled 457 feet!
Magic Number: 1.23
Pitching for Lance Lynn is as easy as his 1.-2-3 ERA.
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 proved that "sox" beat "tiger" during tonight’s rock-paper-sox-tiger?
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Lance Lynn: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR
White Sox Bullpen (Bummer, Marshall, Hendriks): 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 6 SO, 1 S
Yasmani Grandal: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, .101 WPA
Yoán Moncada: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 2 SO, .082 WPA
Which White Sox player came away with a shredded "sox" tonight?
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Adam Eaton: 0-for-4, 3 SO
José Abreu: 0-for-3
Yermín Mercedes: 0-for-3, 1 SO
Billy Hamilton: 0-for-3, 1 SO, 1 LOB
South Side Sox Roll Call
An absolute barnburner of a 166-comment gamethread tonight, as the finish was nip-and-tuck among Ano, 83, PB and Schoolly. AnoHito eked out the win.
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A lotta recs tonight, but the deepest green was granted to Billy K0ch, opining on YoYo: