Early lead goes to waste: Despite grabbing a 2-0 lead in the first, the White Sox’s odds of winning were low throughout the majority of this game. (FanGraphs)
Despite being on the losing team, Eloy Jiménez led all players in wins probability added, with .170. Jiménez accounted for six total bases, as his home run and double gave the White Sox’s chances a boost.
Tim Anderson‘s road to the batting title took a small hit this afternoon, as he finished 1-for-5 (the hit was a single). As a result, his batting average dropped to .334, which still leads the majors.
Yoán Moncada had another multi-hit performance to build on his excellent season. Due to his 2-for-4 performance, which included a double, Moncada’s OPS sits at .920.
The bullpen allowed only one run on a grand total of three hits in four innings. Two of those hits were allowed by John Osich, and one of those hits was a solo home run. Despite the rough outing by Osich, this is a bullpen performance that White Sox fans should be happy about, as this one could have spiraled out of control if not for Jace Fry, Carson Fulmer, and Jimmy Cordero.
Though the Tigers entered this game last in the American League with 141 home runs, they hit four homers this afternoon. It is a rough day from a pitching perspective when your team allows that many long balls to this team.
Eloy Jiménez blasted his 30th home run of the season in the top of the first. That homer left his bat at 106.8 mph and traveled 424 feet. As impressive as that home run was, Jiménez has a handful that have gone farther.