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Six Pack of Stats: Tigers 7, White Sox 3

Let’s shoot for the split tomorrow

If only they could carry over some runs from yesterday.
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The White Sox fall to the Tigers after a late rally fell short, and the bullpen blew the game. Only four of the Chicagos managed to get a hit, making it impossible to manufacture runs.

The South Siders have a chance to split the four-game series tomorrow.

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The Starters

Jesse Scholtens lasted only 4 2⁄3 innings after giving up four hits, two earned runs, and two walks. The one positive was that he struck out three. His fastball did the most damage, but that wouldn’t be enough to keep the Tigers off the board. Scholtens got batters to swing 30 times in his 68 pitches, 15 of which were called strikes.

Scholtens’ 68-pitch outing looked like this:

Baseball Savant

Michael Lorenzen had an excellent afternoon, still hurling baseballs at 97 mph in the seventh inning, throwing two strikes for every ball, and grunting. Aside from his ace-esque work, Lorenzen was also able to trust his bullpen, unlike Scholtens. In Lorenzen’s 95 pitches, he had batters swinging 52 times, 13 of those being strikes.

Here’s the breakdown:

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Pressure Play

Gavin Sheets doubled to center under 4.68 LI duress, pushing all three runs in off of Detroit’s Jason Foley.

Pressure Cooker

Jason Foley got the win, but that came after giving up a late-inning hit that gave the White Sox a small window to win the game. His pLI was 2.84.

Top Play

Surprisingly, the pressure play also doubles for the top play. Sheets helped put the Good Guys up, and briefly in the lead for about half an inning. The play scored three and a .466 WPA.

Top Performer

Michael Lorenzen gave the Tigers the best chance to win for 6 23 innings, collecting a WPA of .327.


Hardest hit: Jonathan Schoop’s eighth-inning double came off the bat at 111.1 mph.

Weakest contact: Quite a few balls were hit in just the 60’s and low 70’s. Clint Frazier grounded out in the third at 40.6 mph. The next-lowest was Eric Haase in the seventh, with a 63.8 mph single.

Luckiest hit: Andrew Vaughn’s single in the ninth had a .150 xBA.

Toughest out: Spencer Torkelson had a hard-hit ball with a .670 xBA that turned into a line out.

Longest hit: Zack Short’s detrimental eighth-inning home run off of Jimmy Lambert traveled 416 feet.

Magic Number: 4

In this four-game series that finishes tomorrow, the White Sox have put up only four hits per game for both losses.


CSW called strikes plus whiffs
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

  • 94%
    Gavin Sheets: 1 H, 3 RBI, 0 Ks, 0.41 WPA
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Yoán Moncada: 1 H, 1 R, 0.07 WPA
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Gregory Santos: 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 H, 0.05 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Andrew Benintendi: 1 R, 1 BB, 0.01 WPA
    (0 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now


Who was your White Sox Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jesse Scholtens: 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 Ks, -0.05 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 92%
    Joe Kelly: 4 H, 1 HR, 3 ER, 0 Ks, -0.55 WPA
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Yasmani Grandal: 0-for-4, 1 K, -0.12 WPA
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Tim Anderson: 0-for-4, -0.10 WPA
    (1 vote)
14 votes total Vote Now

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