The Chicago White Sox decided that today was a day that they wanted to win a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
Dylan Cease, excuse me, Dealin’ SHEESH was on fire today! In seven innings, Dylan ceased offensive production with only four hits, one run, and a career-high 13 strikeouts! He only walked one batter.
His efficient, 101-pitch outing went down like this:
Sharing the mound with Cease, Jordan Lyles had a solid outing (one run too many for a quality start). In seven innings, Lyles allowed six hits, four runs, and one walk. He struck out four batters.
His 111 pitches looked like this:
With the bases loaded, one out in the ninth, and a two-run lead, Kendall Graveman induced a 6.35 LI sacrifice fly off the bat of Cedric Mullins.
Before the pressure play, Rougned Odor pinch-hit for Richie Martin with the bases loaded and nobody out in the ninth. Odor proceeded to strike out and under a massive 6.22 pLI.
Gavin Sheets found his power with a two-run home run (.170 WPA) to open the scoring this afternoon.
A top pitcher in the American League earned today’s honors. At .230 WPA, this game was all in Dylan Cease’s control.
Hardest hit: Andrew Vaughn opened the first inning with a scorching 107 mph ground out (.340 xBA).
Weakest contact: Luis Robert’s third-inning pop out left his bat at 52.7 mph.
Luckiest hit: No. 25 could not get anything to go his way this afternoon. His .700 xBA fly ball in the third became a sacrifice fly.
Toughest out: Seeing the ball well, Vaughn thought he had a double ticketed to right-center field (104.9 mph, .590 xBA), but Superman (Cedric Mullins) flew to and caught the baseball.
Cedric the Entertainer. pic.twitter.com/h0NK5WCLfd— MLB (@MLB) June 26, 2022
Longest hit: Edging Gavin Sheets’ home run by three feet, Jonathan Araúz sent his homer 390 feet to right-center field.
Magic Number: 13
1⃣3⃣ Ks! A new career-high for Dylan Cease. pic.twitter.com/VB1k4XKgga— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 26, 2022
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
Who was today’s White Sox MVP?
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Dylan Cease: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 13 SO, 1 HR
Gavin Sheets: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 LOB
José Abreu: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 E
Kendall Graveman: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 S
Who was the White Sox Cool Cat?
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Jake Burger: 0-for-4, 1 SO, 4 LOB
Tim Anderson: 0-for-4, 2 LOB
Luis Robert: 0-for-4, 1 SO
Seby Zavala: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 SO, 1 LOB