Lucas Giolito secured the series victory for the South Siders this afternoon. Although his defense let him down a bit, Gio still kept the Sox offense in the game. Through six innings of work, Gio allowed eight hits, five runs (two earned), and two walks; he struck out three. Unfortunately, he did give up two home runs, but he did what he needed to do to ensure a victory.
His 109 pitches break down like this:
Ryan Yarbrough continued his tough season. Through his five outs of work, Ryan allowed eight hits, six runs, and two walks. He struck out none and did not allow a home run, but the Good Guys got to the lefty very early and very efficiently.
Ryan’s brief, 68-pitch afternoon looks like this:
To begin the save and preserving a one-run lead, Liam Hendriks induced a 3.22 LI fly out off the bat of Isaac Paredes for the first out of Liam’s successful 16th save of the season.
Tasked with the one-run save opportunity in back-to-back games, Hendriks’ 2.38 pLI was the most accumulated from any player today.
With the bases loaded and one out in the first, Jake Burger — who continues to prove he should stay with the Sox — recorded a .172 WPA ground-rule double. That opened the scoring, 2-0, for the Good Guys.
With the pressure comes the opportunity to thrive, and Liam Hendriks did just that with his .171 WPA.
Hardest hit: Yandy Díaz smoked a 113.2 mph single off of Aaron Bummer in the seventh inning.
Weakest contact: Right before today’s hardest hit, Manuel Margot notched a 55.9 mph ground out against Bummer in the seventh. Gotta love the juxtaposition!
Luckiest hit: José Abreu’s eighth-inning single off of Jason Adam is an out 76% of the time.
Toughest out: Lucas Giolito gave up a .640 xBA fly out to Ji-Man Choi in the second.
Longest hit: Isaac Paredes bested Giolito for a 410-foot home run in the fifth inning.
Magic Number: 11
The White Sox finished 11-8 against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Yankees during this 2022 season.
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 your South Side MVP?
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Jake Burger: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SO, 5 LOB
Andrew Vaughn: 3-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 LOB
Yasmani Grandal: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO
Bullpen (Bummer, Graveman, Hendriks): 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO
Who was your Chicago Cool Cat?
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Danny Mendick: 1-for-5, 1 R, 4 LOB
AJ Pollock: 0-for-5, 1 SO, 4 LOB
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