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Old 07-06-2018, 01:01 PM
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The White Sox walked the leadoff hitter with a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning and got away with it. Undeterred, they walked the leadoff hitter with a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth and finally paid for their staff-wide refusal to throw the ball over the plate.

The Sox have issued a league-high 371 walks this season. Baltimore ranks a distant second at 308.

The 2017 Sox led the league with 632 walks. Baltimore was a distant second with 579.

It wasn't quite that bad in 2016 when Sale and Quintana were both at the top of the rotation, but the Sox ranked third in the AL in walks with 521.

Too many walks. This isn't a small sample size. It's a long-term trend and a problem in this organization. I call upon our alleged great pitching coach to get this staff in the strike zone more frequently. Giving the opposition baserunners is never a recipe for success, especially when you have a suspect defensive club as well.(Although the Sox did make some good defensive plays last night.)
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