Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 20 Pitchers Poll: Chris Sale Closes In


Well, if there's any good news about the pitching staff this week it's that Chris Sale and Jake Peavy both rebounded from poor performances in Week 19.

The bad news is that nobody else did much of anything.

Here's the latest.

RANKPLAYER POINTS LW+/-
1Jake Peavy 260 1 12
2Chris Sale 258 2 22
3Gavin Floyd 149 3 1
4Jose Quintana 127 4 3
5Phil Humber 83 5 -3
6Addison Reed 82 64
7Matt Thornton 79 74
8Nate Jones70 8 3
9Hector Santiago 54 10 4
10Jesse Crain 53 9 -1
11Francisco Liriano 41 13 13
12Dylan Axelrod 37 11 0
13John Danks  34 120
14Zack Stewart 21 14 0
15Brett Myers 20 152
16Donnie Veal 11 16-1
17Will Ohman 10 170
18Eric Stults 7 180
19Brian Omogrosso  4 190
20Brian Bruney 2 200
21Leyson Septimo 1 210
22Jhan Marinez 0 220
23Pedro Hernandez -4 230

Francisco Liriano had a decent week, but it would have been a lot better if his start yesterday hadn't been so mediocre.

What I find really strange about this week is that in Week 19, White Sox pitchers scored 72 points even though the team went 4-3 and opponents scored 33 runs. This week the Sox went 5-1 and allowed 23 runs, yet scored only 63 points.

The reason? Walks.

There have been too many damn walks lately, and though the Sox were able to work around them with regularity this week, that won't last forever.

So start throwing some damn strikes.

Last week's rankings can be found here.

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