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Six Pack of Stats: Blue Jays 2, White Sox 1


The White Sox looked to reverse their recent mini-slump, as they had lost three of their last four games entering tonight. Things appeared to be turning around, as the South Siders used a high-quality effort from Lynn and some BABIP luck to score the first run of the game. However, the Blue Jays came back to take the series opener. Let take a look at how it happened.The StartersLance Lynn, who is having an outstanding season, pitched another masterpiece. The Blue Jays did very little against him in the first five innings. Even when they managed to put a runner on base, Lynn did a great job of shutting down the threat.The only hiccup came in the sixth inning, when Toronto made much more solid contact than in any other inning against Lynn. Reese McGuire led off with a double, but the White Sox caught a break when McGuire tried to advance to third on a ground ball. Csar Hernndez made an aggressive but great play to nail McGuire for out No. 1. After a ground out that advanced Bo Bichette to second, Vladimir Guerrero Jr Herb Score Jersey. came through with a clutch single to drive in the tying run.Lynn finished with seven innings, one run, four hits, no walks, four strikeouts. Here is a closer look at his 86-pitch performance:Baseball SavantRookie righthander Alek Manoah, who made his second career appearance against the White Sox, also had a very successful outing.Like Lynn, Manoah got through the first five innings unscathed before running into some trouble in the sixth. During that inning, the White Sox used three consecutive singles to get on the board. Even those batted balls were unlikely to get through for hits , but the White Sox were due for some good luck Yoan Moncada Jersey.Manoah final line was six innings, one run, five hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. Here is how the 108-pitch outing from Manoah shaped up:Baseball SavantPressure PlayThe wild pitch by Craig Kimbrel with runners on first and third and two outs in the top of the eighth registered a LI of 3.83. This pitch, which catcher Seby Zavala could not handle, allowed the decisive run to cross the plate.Pressure CookerOn average, Blue Jays pinch-runner Breyvic Valera faced the most high-pressure situations out of any player in this game, with a pLI of 3.11. Valera was only in the game during high-leverage at-bats, and he ended up scoring the winning run.Top PlayIt that wild pitch again. It improved Toronto odds of winning the game by 24.6% . By the time pinch-runner Breyvic Valera scored and Guerrero Jr. advanced to third, the Blue Jays chances stood at 85.5%.Top PerformerIn terms of WPA, we have a tie for tonight top performer. Both Lynn and Valera registered a WPA for the game of .289.SmackdownHardest hit: Bo Bichette third inning ground out left the bat at 110.7 mph, but he did not have anything to show for it except for this award.Weakest contact: Danny Mendick pop out in the sixth was hit at only 37.2 mph.Luckiest hit: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a double in the seventh that fell right between Andrew Vaughn and Luis Robert. While Gurriel fly ball had plenty of hang time, Robert was set up in right-center, so he had a very long way to go.Toughest out: A fifth inning line out by Csar Hernndez had an xBA of Yoan Moncada Jersey.820.Longest hit: If you love long homers, this was not the game for you. Nobody hit a home run in this game, and the longest batted ball was a fourth inning line out by Corey Dickerson .Magic Number: .138 After a strong start with the White Sox, Csar Hernndez has gotten cold at the plate. His most recent extra-base hit was a home run on August 7 against the Cubs. Since that day on the North Side, Hernndez is 8-for-58 . The White Sox would greatly benefit from more production from him, especially when he is leading off, as he was tonight.

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