Six Pack of Stats: Angels 9, White Sox 2

One swing of the bat: The home run off of the bat of Mike Thaiss (an 81.9% win expectancy) was all the Los Angeles Angels would need to take the series from the Chicago White Sox. (FanGraphs)

Eloy notches his first career triple and tallies home run No. 22 in an ill-fated loss to the Angels

Although the Chicago White Sox couldn’t find the series equalizer, Eloy Jiménez had himself a numbers game this afternoon.

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The Tale of Threes:

Eloy Jiménez recorded his first career triple during the top of the fourth inning. With this three-bagger, Eloy has more triples this season than Tim Anderson.

However, Timmy still has a very admirable batting average well into the three-hundreds.

The worst of the threes is that the Angels take three of four games in this late-August set.

’95

Dylan Cease, born in 1995, threw 95 pitches in his eighth career major league baseball game.

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In all eight major league outings, Cease has pitched at least five innings. Dylan works to save the bullpen, and if he can keep it up and possibly stretch it to six, the bullpen arms will be as sharp as ever. In a game where long starts are needed, Cease provides a bright spot for the future.

22

One-out in the ninth inning, Eloy hit another opposite-field home run in back-to-back games. Lucky No. 22 lands just above the yellow line on the padding of the right field’s wall.

.056

Mike O’Brien, Jason Benetti’s partner-in-crime for this afternoon, dons Mark Buehrle as his favorite baseball player. No. 56 inspired Eloy a little as Jiménez recorded the best WPA of the game for Chicago at .056.

25

The South Side pitchers gave up 25 runs in the four-game series. Allowing over six runs a game will be a habit that must be broken in order to contend in the future. It all comes with the growing pains of the game, and I am confident that these young ballplayers are going to go on a very special run.

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Ashley is currently in her second year of college at Aurora University; she is double majoring in Health Science (pre-med) and English, as well as minoring in Psychology. She has grown up in the Southwest Chicago suburbs, where she has cheered her lungs out supporting the White Sox, Packers (yes, go Green and Gold!), Blackhawks, and the U.S Women's National Soccer Team. Apart from consuming all things sports, Ashley is an avid reader, Parks and Recreation fanatic, and a cat enthusiast. A nice hour drive to the stadium, Ashley usually attends five or so Sox games each season. As an incredibly passionate Sox fan, she has many pictures with the players, as well as autographs. Ashley22Sanders frequently plays #SoxMath and was fortunate to represent her female White Sox and math fanatics in the 2018 semifinals. Ashley will forever support Yolmer Sánchez, Lucas Giolito, and Carson Fulmer. It is her goal to give this site engaging content and an unmatched energy. It's an exciting time on the South Side, and she can't wait to capture it all! Follow Ashley on Twitter @Ashley22Sanders.

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Ashley is way too modest to mention her frequent 9th inning appearances for the Sox in Tampa.