However, since that day, they are 6-20, and have won just two games since May 23 (both against the New York Mets at Citi Field).
To make matters worse, they went out and acquired James Shields in a trade with the San Diego Padres, only to have him allow three home runs in just two innings. Shields allowed seven earned runs in his U.S. Cellular Field debut and was booed off the mound.
Let's take a look at the White Sox fantasy baseball points scored during their 23-10 run vs their recent 6-20 collapse.
|April 3 - May 9||FPts||FP/G||GP||AB||H||1B||2B||3B||HR||BB||SB||CS||HBP|
|April 3 - May 9||FPts||FP/G||GS||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Sv||Hld||ERA||HB||HR|
White Sox Designate Mat Latos for Assignment
Since the Collapse
|May 10 - June 8||FPts||FP/G||GP||AB||H||1B||2B||3B||HR||BB||SB||CS||HBP|
|May 10 - June 8||FPts||FP/G||GS||IP||H||ER||BB||K||Sv||Hld||ERA||HB||HR|
Points Per Game
Garcia and Lawrie have come crashing back down to earth after getting off to hot starts. Lawrie posted similar stats in May as he did in April, but needed 11 more ABs to do so, dropping his BA from .267 in April to .238 in May. Garcia has just 12 XBH on the year and just a .307 OBP.
This offense lives and dies with Abreu, Frazier and Eaton. The power has not been there for Abreu, but he is starting to heat up with 9 hits in his last 24 ABs. Now is the time to buy low on the White Sox slugger as he looks to hit 30 HRs for a third straight season. That's at least 23 more between now and September!
Frazier has been crushing the ball, adding three more home runs in June already to give him 19 on the year. However, even for a .250 career hitter, his BA (.218) leaves a lot to be desired. He has five hits in his last 10 games, four have been home runs.
Eaton has done an decent job setting the table for Chicago with a .359 OBP, thanks to 25 walks.
Sale got off to an amazing start, winning his first nine, but since then is 0-2 in three starts, totaling just 16.2 IP. He has seen his ERA rise from 1.58 to 2.54, and walked eight of his 18 batters this season.
Quintana was 5-1 before losing five straight decisions. His last start was the worst of them, allowing five earned runs to the Detroit Tigers in just 4.1 IP. He has only allowed two home runs all year, he will be fine. If his owner wants to trade him, go get him!
Rodon and Latos have each started 11 games for Chicago, and while their ERA/WHIP are similar, they have gotten there on very different paths. Both pitchers have allowed 10 HRs, but Rodon owns an 8.38 K/9 while Latos' K/9 sits at just 4.77, 2nd worst among qualified starts behind Jeff Locke. Rodon's xFIP is 4.09, while Latos' is 5.38.
Now you add Shields to the mix and on paper the rotation looks nice, but they are all struggling.
The White Sox bullpen owns the third worst K/BB. Their only saving grace is that their 51 GB% is third best and they are the best at preventing home runs. If for some reason they start allowing balls to leave the yard, things could get a lot worse!
Singles (1B) 5.6
Doubles (2B) 8.5
Triples (3B) 11.3
Homeruns (HR) 15
Walks (BB) 3.5
Hit by Pitches (HBP) 3.5
At Bats (AB) -1
Stolen Bases (SB) 2.5
Caught Stealing (CS) -3
Innings Pitched (IP) 7.5
Strikeouts Pitched (K) 2
Hits Allowed (H) -2.5
Home Runs Allowed (HR) -12.5
Walks Allowed (BB) -3
Hit Batsmen (HB) -3
Innings Pitched (IP) 0.75
Strikeouts Pitched (K) 2.5
Hits Allowed (H) -0.3
Home Runs Allowed (HR) -5
Walks Allowed (BB) -0.5
Hit Batsmen (HB) -0.5
Saves (Sv) 2
Holds (Hld) 1
Earned Runs Allowed (ER) -2