|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||19.10||1.00||1.00||0.00||3.26||1.55||10.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 6.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||1||4|
|vs LHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 2.18||0||9||10|
|vs RHB|| 28.0||0||0|| 2.25||0||16||26|
|07/12/2014||Jake Petricka, RP CHW||Matt Garza, SP MIL|
|07/11/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B CHW|
Jason Hammel, SP OAK
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
|Brandon Belt, 1B SF|
Jake Petricka, RP CHW
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
Coco Crisp, CF OAK
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
Felix Hernandez, SP SEA
|07/11/2014||Jake Petricka, RP CHW|
Jose Reyes, SS TOR
Zach Putnam, RP CHW
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
|Jed Lowrie, SS OAK|
Jordan Walden, RP ATL
Ender Inciarte, CF ARI
Jason Motte, RP STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Candidates emerging in White Sox bullpen |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(7/7/14) After using him much like a team would use its closer in a tie game Wednesday, the White Sox brought in Zach Putnam to pitch the ninth inning of a one-run game Saturday against the Mariners only to watch him blow it. They'd go on to lose in the 14th inning.
So when they had another save opportunity Sunday against those same Mariners, they instead turned to Jake Petricka ... in the eighth inning, that is.
Because Putnam's blown save wasn't the most epic of meltdowns, especially when you consider one of those runs was charged to Eric Surkamp, and because Petricka wasn't used like a traditional closer Sunday, I'm not sure either is a clear front-runner right now. But I do believe one of the two will get the White Sox's next save.
My guess is Putnam so that the White Sox can keep Petricka available for multiple innings, but both deserve to be owned in leagues where saves are scarce.
|Jake Petricka untouchable lately |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/7/14) White Sox reliever Jake Petricka, who earned his third save Sunday, has gone 11 innings without allowing a run, notes WEEI.com. He has a 1.85 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings.
The White Sox are using a committee approach at closer, but Petricka is making a strong case for more save opportunities.
|White Sox will go with a closer by committee for now |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/28/14) The White Sox will go with a closer by committee approach for now, according to CSN.
Ronald Belisario had been the club's closer, but was pulled Friday after struggling in the ninth. The club turned to Eric Surkamp, and then Jake Petricka to pick up the save. Manager Robin Ventura claims the team will use matchups to dictate who closes.
|Jake Petricka could get a chance to close |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(6/27/14) White Sox reliever Jake Petricka recorded the final two outs of Friday's 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, and could be in line for more save opportunities moving forward.
Petricka entered Friday's game with the bases loaded and induced a pair of groundball outs to end the threat, recording his second save of the season. After the game, manager Robin Ventura told reporters Ronald Belisario is out of the closer's role, and Petricka could get a chance to fill in.
Petricka has been one of the White Sox's best relievers this season, posting a 2.08 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 43 1/3 innings.
|Where else do the White Sox turn for saves? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/29/14) We've said it before, but with Ronald Belisario blowing two of his five save opportunities -- and nearly two more -- in his first week and a half on the job, the White Sox have to turn to Daniel Webb pretty soon here, right?
Not that trying out Belisario in the role (which is still technically his, by the way) was a bad call. He's been an effective late-inning reliever before and has been one of the more consistent strike-throwers out of the White Sox bullpen this year. But clearly, he isn't getting a job done.
While he certainly wouldn't pass as a strike-thrower, issuing 18 walks in 26 1/3 innings, Webb has been one of the White Sox's more reliable relievers this season. His ERA isn't as low as Zach Putnam's or Jake Petricka's, but he throws hard, which is what most teams want in a closer, and has a 1.35 ERA in his last 11 appearances.
If Robin Ventura doesn't turn to Webb next, opting for Putnam, Petricka or -- who knows? -- Javy Guerra instead, he's clearly making a deliberate effort to avoid the young right-hander, perhaps because he doesn't trust him to throw strikes.
And perhaps he shouldn't. Truth be told, whoever claims the closer role for the White Sox is about the last closer I'd want in Fantasy, even behind Chad Qualls.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/12/14||@ CLE||3:05 pm||Zach McAllister|
|7/13/14||@ CLE||1:05 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|7/18/14||HOU||8:10 pm|| |
|7/19/14||HOU||7:10 pm|| |
|7/20/14||HOU||2:10 pm|| |
|7/21/14||KC||8:10 pm|| |
|7/22/14||KC||8:10 pm|| |
= probable start