The White Sox pitchers have the lowest overall FIP in the AL at 3.83. They seem to have strong numbers both in the starting rotation and in relief. The starters combine for an ERA 4.04 and FIP of 3.86, while the relievers combine for an ERA and FIP of 3.76. White Sox pitching’s BABIP, however, is tied for third highest in the AL at .306.
John Danks is holding opposing hitters to a .230 average, while Freddy Garcia has struggled, giving up a .290 average to opponents. Danks and Gavin Floyd have both racked up the strikeouts this season, with 130 and 135 respectively.
The White Sox have lost some of their most dependable relievers to injury this month. J.J. Putz and Matt Thornton have had solid seasons for Chicago, each with an ERA and FIP below 2.70 over 47 innings of work. Bobby Jenks, Tony Pena and Scott Linebrink have been the other big arms out of the bullpen, but they have not been as successful as Putz or Thornton, with ERAs of 4.40, 5.48 and 4.36 respectively, although Jenks FIP is significantly lower (2.62).…