Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Week 13 Pitchers Poll: Chris Sale Needs To Start On A Monday

By skipping Chris Sale's start on Sunday to give him more rest over the All-Star break, the White Sox not only cost themselves a possible win -- I don't think Toronto scores 10 runs with Sale on the mound -- but they also cost Chris Sale a much more prestigious honor.

He probably would have been first in the Pitchers Poll today.

That's the way it's worked for the last two months. Jake Peavy jumps into first place after one of his starts, and then Chris Sale jumps into first place after each of his starts.

The problem for Sale is that Peavy always gets the last start before Tuesday comes along and I publish these.

1Jake Peavy 186 1 14
2Chris Sale 175 2 12
3Gavin Floyd 128 3 12
4Jose Quintana 83 4 15
5Phil Humber 62 5 0
6Matt Thornton 61 711
7Nate Jones 56 6-1
8Addison Reed55 8 6
9Hector Santiago 41 9 2
10Jesse Crain 39 9 0
11John Danks 34 11 0
12Zach Stewart 21 12 0
13Dylan Axelrod 17 13-1
14Will Ohman 10 14 0
15Eric Stults 7 150
16Leyson Septimo 4 15-3
17Brian Bruney 2 170
17Brian Omogrosso  0 NA0

As for everyone else, Matt Thornton has surpassed Nate Jones as the Sox reliever with the most points, putting up 11 this week. That's what happens when you're the only guy in the bullpen who has been able to vote in two different Presidential elections.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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