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Instant Rationalization - Walks, bloop hits, and a resurgent Gavin Floyd help the Sox avoid a sweep

Instant Rationalization - Walks, bloop hits, and a resurgent Gavin Floyd help the Sox avoid a sweep
Tuesday night, an error and a drive off of Jake Peavy’s foot keyed the Cubs’ game-winning rally, a complete game effort from Jake was wasted, and opportunities against an overworked Cubs bullpen went for naught. If the fates owed something to the White Sox, they were quick to even the balance. ┬áRandy Wells’ control problems... Read more »

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better

White Sox Week That Was: 5/14-5/20 - The Cubs' series makes everything look better
The 5-2 record the White Sox managed this past week is right up there with the best performance they’ve managed all season. ┬áThe weekend triumph against the Cubs was the first three-game sweep since they bested the Mariners on April 20-22nd. A dominant stretch against the crosstown team covered up a disappointing moment where the... Read more »

Why is Edwin Jackson failing to live up to expectations?

Remember him as you loved him then. // Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune This article starts off with me explaining the basic principles of FIP then zooming to obscure pitch value and plate discipline stats with barely a warning.  I’d keep the stat primer open and go to FanGraphs Library if this intro is worrisome to... Read more »
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Bullpen acrobatics

Not from this game but…you get the idea. // Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune Maybe Wednesday wasn’t exactly what everyone had in mind.  Both expectations coming into the season and those for just this game tonight led to surprises. Game surprise: Jake Peavy can’t spot anything beside his fastball?Season surprise: Jake Peavy’s doesn’t have devastating slider? ... Read more »