Chicago White Sox Morning BP: Daniel Webb building resumé


As a team the Chicago White Sox are underachieving with just 33 wins on the season, though left-handed ace Chris Sale is entering the record books with an incredible strikeout streak, giving fans something to look forward to every fifth day.

Besides Sale’s historic eight games of 10-plus strikeouts streak, there is one relief pitcher that has done some solid work since returning from the minors, and has been a much needed addition to the White Sox bullpen.

White Sox reliever Daniel Webb made his MLB season debut on May 28, and 10 appearances later the 6-3, 215 pound right-handed reliever has built a very solid resumé thus far with a 0.00 ERA in 11 innings of relief.

Webb has given up 11 hits and walked two in 10 outings, but he’s currently pitching better than his career numbers, and he hasn’t allowed a run, including pitching 0.2 innings of relief on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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In that outing he threw just seven pitches, four for strikes. Since returning to the majors, Webb’s WHIP is 1.18 with 10 strikeouts tallied along the way.

With the Charlotte Knights in ’15 Webb in 15 outings (24.2 IP) allowed 11 earned runs on 22 hits and 14 walks. He struck out 21 in 24.2 IP, leaving the Knights with a 4.01 ERA.

At Charlotte, Webb held batters to a .237 average, while with the White Sox thus far batters have a .262 average against the righty.

With the White Sox all but out of any potential postseason race, keeping tabs on Webb and seeing how long he can keep his scoreless relief outings going is something to look forward to, because that’s getting close to all there is to watch in ’15 … individual accomplishments and feats.

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