Throwing Up Zeros
Friday, April 16, 2010
Early-Season Bullpen Heroics
? The White Sox bullpen leads the major leagues with a 1.89 ERA and an average of 12.96 strikeouts per 9.0 IP.
? The Sox pen struck out 12 batters in just 5.0 IP last night, which according to the Elias Sports Bureau tied the franchise record set previously on 7/9/06 vs. Boston (13.0 IP), 5/8/84 vs. Milwaukee (19.0 IP) and 6/5/74 vs. New York-AL (13.0 IP).
? Randy Williams (2.0 IP), Sergio Santos, J.J. Putz, and Scott Linebrink (1.0 IP apiece) each struck out three batters as the bullpen needed 8.0 IP less to match the existing club mark.
? The Sox pen has thrown 17.1 scoreless IP over the last six games, allowing just nine hits with 26 strikeouts, an average of 13.50 per 9.0 IP.
? The bullpen line over the last six games:
W-L ERA SV-OPP HLD IP H R ER HR BB SO ,AVG
1-0 0.00 2-2 0 17.1 9 0 0 0 7 26 .150