Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Week 14 Pitchers Poll: Peavy Hanging On By A Thread


I know there were a lot of White Sox fans upset when the team skipped Chris Sale's last start of the first half to give him some extra rest and allow him to pitch an inning in the All Star Game.

Jake Peavy isn't one of them. It's because of this decision that Jake Peavy is still in first place in the Pitchers Poll. Though the lead Peavy still has is the smallest one available.

Peavy's hanging on by a point.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Jake Peavy 190 1 4
2Chris Sale 189 2 14
3Gavin Floyd 128 3 0
4Jose Quintana 84 4 1
5Matt Thornton 64 6 3
6Phil Humber 62 50
7Addison Reed 56 81
8Nate Jones55 7 -1
9Hector Santiago 41 9 0
10Jesse Crain 39 10 0
11Dylan Axelrod 38 13 21
12John Danks 34 11 0
13Zach Stewart 21 120
14Will Ohman 10 14 0
15Eric Stults 7 150
16Brian Bruney 2 170
17Brian Omogrosso 2 182
18Leyson Septimo  1 16-3
19Jhan Marinez  0 NA0

Now if we were to break this down by inning, Sale would be ahead of Peavy. Sale has pitched 16 less innings than Peavy this season, and is averaging 1.72 points per inning pitched. Peavy on the other hand is averaging 1.51 points per inning.

As for the rest of the pitching staff, Dylan Axelrod was the hero of the last four days, picking up 21 points in his start against Red Sox on Monday night and his extra innings work against Kansas City on Friday.

To put Axelrod's two performances in perspective, he scored 21 points while every other pitcher on the Sox combined scored, yep, 21 points.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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