First Pitch: White Sox at Royals

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Tony gave Dallas the best possible defensive lineup tonight


I don’t understand why this team seems to struggle against Mike Minor.

Joliet Orange Sox

It’s a small sample and Minor isn’t awful. Minor has a better FIP (4.21) this year than Keuchel does (4.71).


In the grand scheme of things it is a small sample, but in case you haven’t looked, in 142 innings coming in to tonight Minor has held the Sox to a .195/.261/.297 slash line. So, small sample size but damn this guy is frustrating.

Last edited 2 years ago by soxygen
Joliet Orange Sox

The 142 in the Baseball Reference splits is Plate Appearances not Innings Pitched. Minor only has about 600 IP total in the American League.


Ah…well there you go. So, it’s an even smaller sample than I thought, but damn this guy has been frustrating!


Wow, Vaughn got two awful called strikes in that at bat.


Well it only took til the 5th inning… cancel the postgame show! I thought the Sox would be all over Minor before the game began. They crush lefties, Eloy back… not so I guess. One hit through 5 in maybe the fastest game all year.

Last edited 2 years ago by jhomeslice
As Cirensica

Collins wasn’t getting strike calls….I have seen this movie a lot lately


Yep. All Zach Collins fault as usual.