Tagged: white sox

Alcides Escobar Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, August 6 (box, 4-2 White Sox win)
Situation: Top 8, one out, 1-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, game tied 2-2
Pitcher: Chris Sale
Batter: Alcides Escobar
Runner on 3rd: Tony Abreu

Leverage index: 4.2
Win probability added: -16.2%

Chris Sale defines ‘gazelle off the mound’ making an absolutely huge play in a tie game in the 8th inning.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): -1 (-1, fail)

Dee Gordon Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles, June 15 (box, 7-6 Dodger win)
Situation: Bottom 6, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Los Angeles down 5-3
Pitcher: Chris Sale
Batter: Dee Gordon
Runner on 3rd: Juan Uribe

Leverage index: 3.1
Win probability added: -10.0%

A bunt so bad it was almost good. Well, you get what you deserve.

Can someone tell me why Dee Gordon, the black hole of offense, is leading off for the Dodgers?

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): -2 (-1, fail; -1, pop up)