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With the White Sox winning 5-1 on Tuesday evening, Dylan Cease continued his dominance over the Detroit Tigers, improving to 10-0 in eleven starts against them in his young career. Further, he sports a shiny 1.91 ERA to match that 10-0 record with 75 strikeouts to just 18 walks. Considering that 4 of those walks were in the very first start of his career, I’d say that ain’t too shabby a strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.17, in case you were wondering).
While pitching wins is hardly a statistic which matters these days (though I suspect they probably still do to starting pitchers), throwing the ball well enough that a pitcher is able to pick up 10 of them in their first 11 outings does tend to raise eyebrows. And, indeed: as you’ll see from today’s Sporcle, White Sox pitching hasn’t had someone do this in over a decade.
So, today’s Sporcle: in franchise history 27 pitchers have logged at least 10 wins over their White Sox careers pitching against just the Tigers. How many can you name? Good luck!
- I’ve allotted 10 minutes for completion attempts.
- For hints, I’ve provided the tenure of the pitcher in question, and the number of wins they recorded against the Tigers.
Useless information to amaze, annoy, confuse, and/or confound your friends and family:
- While Cease’s K/BB ratio against the Tigers is the highest in franchise history, so too is his K/9 at 11.01. The next highest is 7.1.
- The average triple-slash against from the pitchers on this list: .257/.314/.349
- The average ERA? 2.72.
All data from stathead.com