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Tale of the Tape: White Sox 9, Mariners 7

by Jordan Lazowski

In what was an almost four hour game that began late on the West Coast, the White Sox won the slugfest. The core of the White Sox’ offense was incredible throughout the game, surviving a late rally from the Mariners to improve to 65-82 on the season.

W: Josh Osich (3-0) L: Yusei Kikuchi (6-10) S: Alex Colome (27)

The Good

Yoan Moncada: 3-for-5, 4 RBI; Home Run short of the cycle

Every Starter except Zack Collins had at least one hit

The Bad

Dylan Covey: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Zack Collins: 0-for-4, K

Moment of the Game

This isn’t the moment of THIS game, but it is the best thing I saw in baseball yesterday. This was honestly hilarious – the ball just takes off.

Stats On 35th: Let’s Break this one down By the Numbers

Last Night’s Numbers:

30.9/-26.9, 27, 16.87, 2, .334


Last night’s MVP and LVP, in terms of Win Probability Added (WPA) were Yoan Moncada (30.9%) and Dylan Covey (-26.9%). Yoan Moncada and the White Sox offense worked hard to make up for the rough start by Dylan Covey, and despite a late scare, were successful in doing so. Moncada and his 4-RBI performance obviously led the charge.


With his ninth inning homer, Eloy Jimenez hit his 27th on the season. This is tied for third all-time in White Sox history for a rookie with Daniel Palka (2018) and Zeke Bonura (1934). However, he will likely have to settle for third, as Jose Abreu’s record of 36 and Ron Kittle’s second place count of 35 are likely safe with this little of the season remaining. Despite the struggles and injuries, it has been quite the rookie campaign for Jimenez.


With a rough three-run first inning, Dylan Covey’s first inning ERA this season ballooned to a whopping 16.87. It’s almost like it would be better if someone opened the games for him… Yes, I am choosing this hill to die upon.


In what has been an incredible campaign, Yoan Moncada fell short of the cycle for the second time this season. He was absolutely on the ball all night, however, and in his last at-bat he missed a home run by just five feet or so. The most impressive part of his night? He was 3-for-3 from the right side, proving he has made some serious improvements this season that will impact him beyond 2019.


With just 15 games to play, Tim Anderson is still chasing a batting title. With two more hits last night, our SS now leads all of Major League Baseball with a .334 AVG. The next three behind him are all NL players, leaving a nine-point gap between him and the next highest in the AL – D.J. LeMahieu (.325). 

Tonight’s Action: “Cease” the Series Victory

Dylan Cease (3-7, 6.53 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez (1-6, 6.96 ERA), 8:10 PM CT (Thankfully earlier)

Player of the Game

Who are you picking: the near-cycle, the late-inning performer, or Mr. Steady himself? Vote now!

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Aaron Sapoznik

Hey Jordan, for an advanced analytical guy I’m shocked that you put Zack Collins in “The Bad” category considering his 3 hard hit balls to the outfield including one in which he was robbed of extra bases due to a superb catch by center fielder Mallex Smith. Collins was also outstanding behind the dish with numerous blocked balls in the dirt which helped preserve the close and hard fought 9-7 victory.

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