CHICAGO WHITE SOX NOTES:
WHITE SOX AT A GLANCE
The Chicago White Sox have won six of their last 10 games as they conclude a seven-game trip this afternoon at Kansas City.
RHP Mike Clevinger, who is on a three-game losing streak and is winless over his last fi ve starts overall, is scheduled to start today’s game for Chicago.
The White Sox have split the first six games of this trip, losing two of three at the Royals after opening the trip by winning two of three at Cincinnati last weekend.
Following today’s series finale at Kauffman Stadium, Chicago returns home for a nine-game, 10-day homestand vs. Houston (5/12-14), Cleveland (5/16-18) and the Royals (5/19-21).
The Sox went 3-4 on their last homestand vs. Tampa Bay (1-3) and Minnesota (2-1) from 4/27-5/4 and 0-6 on their last trip at the Rays (0-3) and Toronto (0-3) from 4/21-26.
The White Sox have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games since 5/3 … they are looking to win three straight series for the first time, and clinch their first winning trip of 2023.
The Sox have won six of the last 10 games following a 10-game losing streak … fi ve of the wins have come by three runs or less, including two by one run and two on walkoff hits.
Chicago starters own a 7.27 ERA (28 ER/34.2 IP) with 10 home runs, a .308 average and 36 strikeouts over the last 10 games.
The Sox are 32-142 (.225) with RISP over the last 18 contests.
Luis Robert Jr. has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, going 12-30 (.400) with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, fi ve walks, three multihit eff orts and a 1.326 OPS.
Andrew Vaughn owns 12 RBI over his last 12 games.
LAST NIGHT’S RECAP
Kansas City scored four times in the first inning against Lance Lynn, and limited Chicago to six hits in its 9-1 win.
The Royals recorded six hits and a walk in the first, and added runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.
Hanser Alberto drove in the White Sox only run with a RBI single in the second.
Lynn fell to 1-5 after allowing seven runs on nine hits, including two home runs, over 5.0 IP … Nick Padilla (2 ER/2.0 IP) made his Sox debut in relief after being recalled pregame.
Gavin Sheets (1-2, R, 2 BB) reached three times, and Luis Robert Jr.’s hitting streak was snapped at eight … Chicago recorded six singles, went 1-8 with RISP and left eight on base.
CLEVINGER’S ROYAL FLUSH
Mike Clevinger is 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA (18 ER/81.2 IP), 0.99 WHIP, .217 (65-300) opponents average and 87 strikeouts over 14 career games (13 starts/nine QS) vs. Kansas City.
He joins the Dodger’s Clayton Kershaw (11-0 vs. the Mets) and Toronto’s José Berríos (9-0 vs. Baltimore) as the only active pitchers to start his career at 9-0 or better against a single opponent … Clevinger’s 9-0 start is the best by a pitcher vs. the Royals in MLB history (Elias).
Clevinger has allowed three earned runs or less in 12 starts, two or less 12 times and one or less eight times … he is 5-0 with a 1.41 ERA (6 ER/38.1 IP) and 0.76 WHIP in his last six outings.
REINFORCEMENTS ON THE MEND
INF Jake Burger (strained left oblique), LHP Garrett Crochet (TJ surgery), RHP Liam Hendriks (cancer treatment) and INF Yoán Moncada (lower back soreness) currently are on rehab assignments with Class AAA Charlotte.
Burger, who was placed on the IL on 5/4, is beginning his assignment tonight vs. Class AAA Durham.
Crochet has made fi ve appearances (4 ER/5.0 IP; 6 SO) with Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte.
Hendriks (1 ER/3.0 IP) has made three appearances with Class AAA Charlotte … he announced on 4/20 he is cancer free.
Moncada is 8-14 (.571) with two home runs, four RBI, five runs scored and four walks in five games with Charlotte.
FLIPPING THE SCRIPT?
Chicago has won six of its last 10 games after losing a season-high 10 straight games from 4/19-29.
During the stretch, the Sox won consecutive games (4/30-5/2) for the first time, and earned their first overall series (5/2-4 vs. Minnesota) and road series (5/5-7) wins.
A breakdown of the White Sox over their last 10 games since 4/30 and during their 10-game losing streak:
W-L AVG R R/G HR OBP SLG OPS ERA IP QS ER HR SO
6-4 .268 59 5.9 14 .341 .438 .779 5.24 91.0 3 53 19 102
0-10 .174 25 2.5 8 .250 .297 .547 7.24 51.0 1 41 10 50
WHITE SOX VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Chicago is hitting .204/.269/.337 with three home runs, owns an 8.28 ERA (23 ER/25.0 IP) with one quality start and has been outscored by a 23-10 margin vs. Kansas City this season.
The White Sox and Royals play 13 games this season, including seven times in May and six times in September.
The White Sox are 19-22 vs. the Royals since the start of the 2021 season (outscored 165-156) after going 9-1 in 2020 … the Sox have lost fi ve of the last six games at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago went 9-10 vs. Kansas City last season, going 5-4 at Guaranteed Rate Field and 4-6 at Kauffman Stadium.
CENTRAL DIVISION DYNAMICS
Chicago is 4-5 vs. the American League Central this season.
The White Sox went 37-39 vs. the AL Central in 2022 (18-19 at home; 19-20 on the road) after going 69-47 from 2020-21.
The White Sox recorded three straight winning seasons vs. the division from 2019-21, their longest streak since 1997-2009.
REST WHEN YOU CAN
The Sox are 6-4 during their current stretch of 29 games in 30 days from 5/2-31 … their only off days in May are 5/1 and 5/15.
The 29-game stretch includes 15 games at home, 14 on the road and 20 vs. the American League Central.
The White Sox play seven consecutive series from 5/5-28 vs. teams one game over, at or below .500 (Cincinnati, Kansas City twice, Houston, Cleveland twice and Detroit).
Chicago pitchers lead MLB with 374 strikeouts, 15 ahead of Minnesota (359) … White Sox starters rank second in the major leagues in strikeouts (222), trailing the Twins (234).
The White Sox are batting .273/.339/.443 vs. left-handed pitching since the start of the 2019 season … during that span, the Sox lead MLB in average, rank second in on-base percentage, third in OPS (.781) and sixth in slugging percentage.
Tim Anderson owns a .350/.380/.556 (143-408) slash line vs. LHP since 2019, and Hanser Alberto is hitting .346/.366/.493 (172-497) … Anderson and Alberto rank 1-2 in MLB in average vs. left-handers since the start of 2019.
Luis Robert Jr. is a career .349/.413/.608 hitter vs. lefties.
ANDREW, ANDREW … HE’S OUR MAN!
All four of Andrew Vaughn’s home runs this season have tied the game or given Chicago the lead, including a game-ending, three-run shot in the ninth inning on 4/30 vs. Tampa Bay.
Vaughn leads the White Sox with 31 games reaching base (T5th in AL) and 15 contests with a hit and RBI (T6th in AL).
He is 13-29 (.448) with three homers and 25 RBI with RISP.
AS TA GOES, SO GO THE WHITE SOX
The White Sox went 3-15 during Tim Anderson’s 10-day injured list stint from 4/11-5/1 (sprained left knee).
Since the start of the 2020, the Sox are 154-115 when Anderson is in the starting lineup and 68-85 when he does not start.
During that span, the Sox are 126-76 when Anderson records a hit, 73-32 when he records a multi-hit eff ort, 96-47 when he scores a run and 27-3 when he homers.
Anderson ranks second in MLB since the start of 2019 with 52 three-hit games (Sox are 36-16), trailing Freddie Freeman (60).
Anderson needs three homers to become the fourth player in White Sox history to record 100 homers and 100 stolen bases.
ON DECK: VS. HOUSTON ASTROS
The White Sox begin a nine-game, 10-day homestand tomorrow vs. Houston … RHP Michael Kopech is scheduled to start.
The Sox and Astros split four games to open the season from 3/30-4/2 at Minute Maid Park (all games were decided by three or less) … Chicago won on Opening Night and the series finale.
The White Sox are hitting .296/.352/.480 with five home runs, own a 4.24 ERA (16 ER/34.0 IP) with one quality start and have been outscored by a 17-16 margin.
Chicago has gone 7-11 vs. Houston since the start of 2021.
STARTER – #52 MIKE CLEVINGER RHP
CLEVINGER AT A GLANCE
Is scheduled to make his eighth start of the season, fifth on the road and first vs. the Kansas City Royals.
Is limiting opponents to a .209 (14-67) average with runners on base, .216 (8-37) average with RISP and .125 (2-16) average with RISP/two outs this season.
Has tossed 5.0-plus scoreless IP in five of his first seven starts of the season, recording at least five strikeouts in those three outings.
Has surrendered six home runs across his last four starts after allowing no home runs over his first three.
Agreed to terms with Chicago on a one-year, $12-million deal in December (includes a mutual option for 2024).
Has appeared in just 37 games (36 starts) since the start of the 2020 season … missed the entire 2021 season to continue his recovery from his second Tommy John surgery … also underwent Tommy John surgery in 2012.
Was originally drafted by the Angels in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB Draft … was traded to Cleveland in August 2014 … made 101 major-league appearances (88 starts) with Cleveland from 2016-20 … was traded to San Diego in August 2020, appearing in just 27 games
(16 starts) with Padres from 2020-22.
Did not factor in the decision on 5/6 at Cincinnati after allowing four runs on six hits (one home run) with one walk and seven strikeouts over 6.0 IP … allowed a three-run home run to TJ Friedl in the fifth inning.
Departed the game in the seventh with the White Sox trailing, 4-3 … the Sox lost 5-3.
Owned a 56.0 first-strike percentage and 10.3 swinging-strike percentage (12 swing and misses) vs. 25 batters … threw 97 pitches (63 strikes) with the following pitch breakdown: 43 four-seam fastballs (93.8 mph avg; 95.7 mph max), 30 sliders (79.6 avg; 82.2 max), 21 cutters (85.9 avg; 88.4 max) and three changeups (84.3 avg, 85.0 max).
Is 4-4 with a 6.75 ERA (36 ER/48.0 IP) and .292 (57- 195) opponents average over his last 10 road starts … has made just one scoreless appearance during that span and has allowed four-plus runs six times.
Owns a 28-21 record with a 4.00 ERA (152 ER/342.1 IP), .229 (290-1,266) opponents average and 344 strikeouts over 67 career appearances (61 starts) on the road.
DAY ‘N’ NITE
Is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA (5 ER/13.0 IP) in three day starts this year with 17 strikeouts and five walks.
Has gone 20-11 with a 2.90 ERA (81 ER/251.2 IP), .211 (193-915) opponents average and 260 strikeouts in 48 career day appearances (44 starts), earning 22 quality starts … his 2.90 day ERA ranks fifth among active pitchers (min. 250 IP)
Posted a 2.04 ERA (10 ER/44.0 IP) and .173 (27-156) opponents average across the first two innings in 2022, compared to a 5.76 ERA (45 ER/70.1 IP) and .267 (75- 281) mark from the third-seventh.
Limited opponents to a .196 (37-189) average the first time through the lineup in 2022, compared to a .244 (43- 176) mark the second time through the lineup and a .306 (22-72) average the third time through the order.
Is limiting opponents to a .231 (12-52) batting average across the first two innings this season, holding opponents to a .218 (12-55) average the first time through the lineup with 17 strikeouts.
JUST WIN BABY
When Clevinger takes the mound, his team has gone 18-12 in his 30 appearances (29 starts) since 2022 … is averaging 5.29 runs of support per 9.0 IP in that span.
Across his last 14 outings, the Padres and White Sox have gone a combined 8-6 when he pitches.
VS. KANSAS CITY ROYALS || A.L. CENTRAL
Will make his 14th career start against the Kansas City Royals and seventh at Kauffman Stadium.
Owns a 9-0 record with a 1.98 ERA (18 ER/81.2 IP), .217 (65-300) opponents average, 87 strikeouts and 16 walks … his 1.98 ERA is the best ERA against Kansas City among active pitchers (min. 80 IP) … is one of two active pitchers without a loss to the Royals, along with Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (min. 10 GS).
Last faced Kansas City on 7/25/20 in Cleveland, allowing two runs on four hits (two home runs) across 7.0 IP with six strikeouts and no walks.
Is 26-9 with a 2.33 ERA (79 ER/305.0 IP), 96 walks and 331 strikeouts in 56 career appearances (49 starts/32 quality) against the AL Central.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS NOTES:
OFFENSE IN OVERDRIVE: The Royals scored a convincing 9-1 win over the White Sox last night, improving to 3-1 in their last 4 games, to match their win total from their previous 13 games…they scored in 5 of their 8 innings on offense, including a 4-run 1st in which they sent 10 men to the plate and forced Sox starter Lance Lynn to throw 37 pitches…they had 3 straight 1-out hits and four straight batters reached with 2 outs, including 3 consecutive run-scoring hits…that 1st frame was more than enough for Brad Keller, who allowed 1 run over 5.0 innings for the fourth time in 8 starts and held his opponent to 3 hits or fewer for the fourth time this season… the offense didn’t stop in the 1st, as Michael Massey hit his 1st HR of the season in the 4th, Nick Pratto added a 2-run shot in the 5th and Edward Olivares went deep in the 7th as the trio combined for 1,209 ft. worth of HR.
Salvador Perez hit a pair of doubles on his 33rd birthday, becoming the fourth Royal this Century with 2 extra-base hits on his birthday, joining Billy Butler (2010), Mike Sweeney (2004) & Carlos Beltrán (2004).
SERIES SPEAKING: After winning 2 of the 1st 3 games of this 4-game series, a win today would clinch the Royals first series victory since April 7-9, when they took 2 of 3 in San Francisco…no matter the outcome today, the Royals can do no worse than a split in this 4-game set, meaning they’ve already snapped their run of eight consecutive losing series, which matched a franchise record previously done from Aug. 4-31, 2008.
The Royals have won two of their last four 4-game series dating back to last August, as they took 3 of 4 from the Red Sox (Aug. 4-7, 2022) and White Sox (Aug. 9-11, 2022) on the same homestand last season, but have since lost 4-game sets at Tampa Bay from Aug. 18-21, 2022 and vs. Toronto from April 3-6.
MAY FLOWERS: The Royals offense continued to blossom in the month of May with last night’s 9-1 win, in which they recorded at least 14 hits for the third time on this homestand…since the calendar flipped to begin this season-long, 10-game homestand, the Royals lead all 30 teams in with 7.0 runs per game, 43 extra-base hits, a .559 slugging percentage and .931 OPS…they rank tied for 1st in the Majors with a .372 on-base percentage, 2nd with a .302 batting average and tied for 2nd with 17 home runs…this comes on the heels of a rough first month of the season, during which the Royals ranked 24th in runs per game and 30th in OPS (.624).
Through the 1st 9 games this month, the Royals have scored in 32 of their 77 innings on offense (41.6%).
Nick Pratto is batting .400 (16-for-40) in 12 games since his April 28 recall, a stretch in which his 12 RBI are tied with teammate Salvador Perez and Chicago’s Andrew Vaughn for the American League lead.
Michael Massey matched a career high last night with 3 hits, and has hit safely in 6 straight…he’s reached safely in 12 of his last 14, a stretch in which he’s batting .340 (16-for-47) with a .429 on-base percentage.
Salvy is batting .396 (21-for-53) with 5 HR and 14 RBI over his last 14 games, and is on pace for 30 HR.
DINGER PARTY: The Royals have homered in a season-high 9 consecutive games to begin the month of May, after homering in 14 of 29 games in March/April (20 HR total)…it’s the longest active streak in the Majors, and only two American League teams have a longer streak this season: the Rays, who homered in each of their 1st 22 games to begin the season, and the Twins, who homered in 18 straight games from April 18-May 6… another HR today would mark the Royals 10th 10-game homer streak in franchise history…they enter today 6 games shy of the club record set from April 6-22, 2001, when the Royals homered in 15 consecutive games.
The Royals have hit 17 HR through 9 games this month, which matches the Yankees for the American League lead and is tied for the 2nd-highest total in the Majors, trailing the Braves, who have 19 HR in 10 games…of the Royals 17 HR in May, a Majors-most 14 have traveled at least 400 ft., ahead of the Braves (12)…the next closest American League team is the Rays, who have hit 8 homers at least 400 ft. in May.
Royals catchers have hit 9 home runs this season, the most of any position on the team and the highest total at the catcher position in the Majors, matching the Braves, whose catchers also have 9 home runs.
Salvador Perez is tied for the team lead with 7 HR, including 6 as a catcher…MJ Melendez has homered once as a catcher and Freddy Fermin has homered twice on this homestand, the 1st and 2nd of his career.
PATIENCE/POWER RATIO: Vinnie Pasquantino matched a career high last night with 3 hits, including a 1stinning double to mark his 13th two-base hit of the season, which ranks 3rd in the American League…it was also his 20th extra-base hit, which ranks tied for 3rd in the American League behind Matt Chapman (22) and Wander Franco (21)…he’s also one of five players in the Majors this season with at least as many walks (19) as strikeouts (18), but his 20 extra-base hits are by far the most among that group…Vinnie is only the second player over the last five seasons to record at least 20 extra-base hits through his team’s 1st 38 games, while also recording at least as many walks as strikeouts, along with José Ramírez, who did it last year, a season in which he was selected to the All-Star Game, was named a Louisville Silver Slugger and finished 4th in the AL MVP vote.
Pasquantino has reached safely in 54 of his last 57 games dating back to Sept. 15, 2022, a stretch in which he leads Major League Baseball (min. 200 PA) in times on base (103), and ranks 2nd to Luis Arraez (.361) in batting average (.335), 2nd to Brandon Nimmo (.432) in on-base percentage (.420) and 3rd to Yordan Alvarez (1.016) and Ronald Acuña Jr. (.962) in OPS (.958)…Vinnie is the first Royal to reach at least 103 times over a 57-game span since Mike Sweeney in 2002, the season he hit .340.
PITCHING PROPS: Royals starting pitchers have completed at least 5.0 innings in each of the last 4 games, a stretch in which they’ve pitched to a 3.20 ERA (9 ER in 25.1 IP) and .200 opponents’ average (18-for-90)…the bullpen has been even more dominant over the last 4 games, during which Royals relievers have combined for a 0.57 ERA (1 ER in 15.2 IP), .164 opponents’ average (9-for-55), 21 strikeouts (12.1 K/9) and no HR allowed. Ê Royals starting pitchers have recorded 18 starts in which they’ve issued 1 walk or fewer over at least 5.0 innings, which is tied for the 3rd-most starts in the Majors behind the Mariners (21) and Twins (19).
VS. WHITE SOX: The Royals have outscored the White Sox 23-10 through the 1st 3 games of this series, as they go for the series win today at Kauffman Stadium…the Royals are 22-19 vs. the White Sox since the start of 2021, the most wins of any team in the Majors, after they went just 1-9 vs. Chicago during the 2020 season.…these two teams will meet again next weekend for 3 games in Chicago, which will complete a run of 7 games in 14 days between the Royals and White Sox, but the Sox won’t return to Kauffman Stadium until Sept. 5-7.
ON DECK: Today marks the end of this season-long, 10-game homestand, after which the Royals will fly to Milwaukee to begin a 10-day, 9-game road trip…they’ll play 3 games this weekend vs. the Brewers and 3 games next week in San Diego, before enjoying an off day in Chicago on Thursday, May 18, which will wrap up a stretch of 26 games in 27 days…that will lead into a 3-game series next weekend in Chicago vs. these White Sox from May 19-21.
The Royals next homestand will feature a 3-game set vs. Detroit from May 22-24 and 3 games vs. the Washington Nationals from May 26-28.
Six of the Royals next eight opponents are National League teams, including stops in Milwaukee and San Diego the upcoming trip…they’ll host the Nationals on the next homestand for the first time since 2016, before playing the Cardinals, Rockies and Marlins in consecutive series.
TODAY’S STARTERS: RHP BRADY SINGER (2-4, 8.82)
BRADY SINGER is making his 8th start of the season and 71st of his career today vs. the White Sox…it’s his 9th career start (10th appearance) vs. the Sox…Singer is in his fourth season in the Majors and was selected by Kansas City in the 1st round (18th overall) of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida.
LAST START: Singer suffered a 5-4 loss to the Athletics last Saturday at Kauffman Stadium, in which he allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks in 4.0 innings, with 4 strikeouts…he failed to record a clean frame, but started with a scoreless 1st after stranding a 1-out hit batter…Brady allowed five of eight batters to reach in the 2nd, including a 2-out, 2-run single by Esteury Ruiz…he yielded a 1-out HR to JJ Bleday in the 3rd, before the A’s got him with back-to-back RBI doubles in the 4th inning.
TAKE FIVE: Brady has surrendered at least 5 runs in 5 of his 7 starts, after allowing at least 5 runs in only 3 of his 24 starts last year…opponents are batting .304 vs. Singer this season, and he held them to a .246 average last year…part of that might be due to some poor luck, as his opponents’ batting average on balls in play this year is .350, the 7th-highest mark in the AL (min. 7 starts), after he held them to a .303 average on balls in play last season, which was much closer to the league average of .290.
He’s also walking more batters this season, already 12 in 33.2 innings (3.2 BB/9), after issuing only 35 walks in 153.1 innings last year, 8th best in the AL.
Opponents are batting a whopping .342 (13-for-38) in scoring situations this year, after he held them to a .198 (20-for-101) clip in those spots last season.
One positive sign through Brady’s 7 starts this year is his first-pitch strike rate, which is 64.7%, a significant improvement over last season’s rate of 59.9%.
WALK THIS WAY: Since the start of last season, Singer has recorded at least 5.0 innings without issuing a walk in 12 of 30 starts—including 3 this year—which are tied for the 3rd most such starts in the Majors, trailing Corey Kluber (15) and Aaron Nola (13)…he’s issued 47 walks in 187.0 innings since the start of 2022, and his 6.0% walk rate during that time is tied for 8th best in the American League (min. 180.0 IP).
CASTING CALLS: In 31 starts since his May 17 recall last year, Brady has induced a called strike on 603 of 2,967 pitches (20.3%), tied for the 3rd most in the Majors, trailing Logan Webb (611) and Gerrit Cole (608)…Singer’s rate of 20.3% called strikes since last May 17 leads the Majors by a wide margin (min. 2,500 pitches), ahead of Sonny Gray (17.8%)…since his 2020 debut season, Singer’s called-strike rate of 21.0% ranks 2nd in the Majors (min. 5,000 pitches), trailing Adam Wainwright (21.2%).
CAN’T TOUCH THIS: Singer has recorded 375 strikeouts in 379.2 innings since his 2020 debut for an 8.9 K/9, which is the best rate in Royals history among pitchers who’ve started at least 70 games, ahead of Ian Kennedy (8.4), Jakob Junis (8.1) and Danny Duffy (8.1)…Brady’s 375 strikeouts are the most by a Royal through 73 career appearances ahead of Junis (370)…even without a strikeout today, Singer’s 375 strikeouts would still rank 1st through 74 appearances, ahead of Junis (374).
EYE OF THE TIGER: Singer pitched a career-best 153.1 innings in 2022 in a career-high tying 27 appearances (24 starts)…he began the season in the Royals bullpen, but only pitched in 3 of the team’s first 16 games before being optioned to Triple-A on April 28…he returned to the big leagues on May 17 and made a team-high 24 starts from that point on, in which he went 10-5 with a 3.11 ERA (51 ER in 147.2 IP).
CHANGE OF TUNE: A big part of Singer’s breakthrough last season was his addition of a changeup, a pitch he threw 182 times in 24 starts last year, which accounted for 8.0% of his 2,273 pitches after returning from Triple-A Omaha last May 17…that total was more than double the 88 changeups he threw in 27 starts in 2021, which equaled 3.8% of his pitches thrown…after returning from Omaha last May 17 with a focus on mixing in the changeup, Singer went 10-5 with a 3.11 ERA (51 ER in 147.2 IP), after going 9-15 with a 4.67 ERA (103 ER in 198.1 IP) in his previous 42 career appearances (39 starts)…from last May 17 through last season’s end, opponents went 8-for-34 (.235) vs. his changeup…through 7 starts this season, the changeup has accounted for 7.1% of his pitches, and opponents are 2-for-7 in at-bats ending on the pitch.
DAY & NIGHT: In 12 daytime starts last season, Singer went 7-3 with a 2.54 ERA (21 ER in 74.1 IP)—holding opponents scoreless in 4 of those 12 starts—and his 7 daytime wins were 1 off the Major League lead…that success has not translated to this season, as he’s 0-2 in 3 afternoon starts with an 11.85 ERA (18 ER in 13.2 IP).
VS. WHITE SOX: Singer is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA (19 ER in 51.0 IP) in 9 career appearances (8 starts) vs. the White Sox, issuing only 7 walks in 51.0 innings for a 1.2 BB/9 and 3.3 BB%…it was a year ago next week, on May 17, 2022, when Singer returned from Triple-A Omaha to debut his new changeup vs. these White Sox, and pitched 7.0 scoreless innings en route to a 6-0 win.
HOME: Singer has allowed 19 runs in 19.0 innings across 4 home starts this season, in which he’s 1-3, already more losses than he had all of last season at Kauffman Stadium…in 2022, he went 8-2 over 15 home appearances (14 starts) with a 2.76 ERA (29 ER in 94.2 IP), including a 6-0 record and 1.67 ERA (11 ER in 59.1 IP) over his last 9 home starts…on the bright side, he’s 3-1 in 4 home starts vs. the White Sox with a 2.00 ERA (6 ER in 27.0 IP).