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Six Pack of Stats: Sell the team, Jerry

How about dem Bears???

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Welp. The White Sox suck and fall to 7-21. I’m not wasting anyone’s time, so let's just get into it.

The Starters

Lance Lynn has had a tough month, and with a 7.52 ERA coming into this game, he needs to get back on track. Guess what? Lynn did just that. He went into the seventh without any hits and nine strikeouts, getting ahead of nearly every batter. Unfortunately, Aaron Bummer screwed everything up, making Lynn’s final line less than ideal. But in this house, we don’t care about Bummer. Lynn was great!

Lynn’s 103-pitch outing looked like this:

Baseball Savant

Calvin Faucher, we hardly knew ye. Faucher exited the game after only 1 2⁄3 innings after giving up back-to-back walks, was charged with an error, and gave up a two-run single to Elvis Andrus. His first inning was great, knocking out a 1-2-3 inning on 11 pitches, but the hurler soon faltered. He ended the day with one hit, one strikeout, two walks, and two earned runs in 39 pitches.

Faucher’s 39-pitch outing looked like this:

Baseball Savant

Pressure Play

Aaron Bummer was under a ton of pressure that he made for himself in the seventh. Manuel Margot singled to second on a grounder, and Isaac Paredes scored. Taylor Walls advanced to second. The LI for the play was 3.64.

Pressure Cooker

Aaron Bummer’s abysmal and horrible seventh inning gave him a 2.99 pLI.

Top Play

Isaac Paredes had a .210 WPA double to left, scoring Josh Lowe, and Lance Lynn’s unfortunate error allowed Paredes to advance to third.

Top Performer

Wander Franco busted the seventh inning wide open, triggering an avalanche of hits and runs. His WPA was .258.


Hardest hit: Randy Arozarena’s seventh-inning home run was launched at 111.8 mph.

Weakest contact: Yasmani Grandal reached first on a fielding error after hitting the ball 60.4 mph.

Luckiest hit: José Siri’s double in the seventh had a .040 xBA.

Toughest out: Andrew Vaughn had a fly out in the third with an .890 xBA.

Longest hit: Randy Arozarena’s seventh-inning home run traveled 433 feet.

Magic Number: 41

The White Sox are on pace for a 41-121 season record.


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 White Sox MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Lance Lynn
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Elvis Andrus
    (1 vote)
  • 60%
    The "sell the team chant"
    (66 votes)
  • 25%
    The ducks in right field
    (28 votes)
109 votes total Vote Now


Who was your White Sox Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    (6 votes)
  • 43%
    Seriously, everyone
    (41 votes)
  • 18%
    Aaron Bummer
    (18 votes)
  • 31%
    Everyone watching the game
    (30 votes)
95 votes total Vote Now

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