WHITE SOX NUGGET A DAY — AVISAIL GARCIA

Avisail Garcia really got into one on April 3 in Toronto.

My nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox continues with a look at AVISAIL GARCIA.

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Avisail Garcia’s 481-foot home run on April 3, 2018 at Toronto is the longest by a White Sox player in the Statcast era (2015).

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The blast, off JA Happ, wound up being the longest in the American League and fourth-longest in the Majors in 2018.

The blast had an exit velocity of 116.7 mph, which was tied for the second-best on the 2018 Sox behind Daniel Palka’s 118.4 mph on June 5.

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WHITE SOX ONE NUGGET A DAY — CARSON FULMER

April but not much else was kind to Carson Fulmer in 2018 (Picture https://goo.gl/images/RhPUox)

My nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox continues with a look at CARSON FULMER.

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When the first month of 2018 ended, it’s hard to believe but Carson Fulmer led the White Sox with two victories.

Those two wins were offset by one loss and accompanied by a 4.32 ERA in six games (five starts).

Everything looked so promising for Fulmer as April ended.

He closed the month by firing seven shutout innings on four hits for the victory on April 28 in Kansas City but then …

After that start, Fulmer posted a 20.87 ERA in his next three appearances and was sent to Triple-A where he spent the rest of the season.

WHITE SOX ONE NUGGET A DAY — JACE FRY

My one nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox continues with a look at JACE FRY.

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Jace Fry’s start on Sept. 26, 2018 vs. Cleveland was the first by a White Sox pitcher wearing No. 57 since Kevin Beirne took the bump vs. Boston on that date in 2000.

I celebrated this fact on the Guaranteed Rate Field on that night.

Both absorbed losses in those games in Chicago exactly 18 seasons apart.

Fry, making his first career start, gave up a game-starting home run to Francisco Lindor and it was all downhill from there for the Sox in a 10-2 setback in the 2018 home-finale.

Beirne gave up three runs (all on homers by Nomar Garciaparra and Dante Bichette) in five frames in the Sox 4-3 loss to Boston and Pedro Martinez in the opener of the final homestand of that campaign.

WHITE SOX ONE NUGGET A DAY — CALEB FRARE

Caleb Frare is one of two Montana natives to play for the White Sox (Photo https://goo.gl/images/qfZeaJ)

My one-nugget-a-day series on the 2018 White Sox continues with a look at CALEB FRARE.

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When Caleb Frare made his Major League debut on Sept. 2, 2018 he became the first native of Montana to play for the White Sox since Jim Otten on May 17, 1976.

Miles City’s Frare and Lewistown’s Otten, both pitchers, are the only Montana natives to play for the Sox and just two of just 24 natives of the state to play in the bigs.

WHITE SOX ONE NUGGET A DAY — DANNY FARQUHAR

Danny Farquhar became the first Sox reliever to earn a win in March this season (Picture https://goo.gl/images/U443zk)

The latest in my nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox focuses on DANNY FARQUHAR …

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Danny Farquhar, on the mend from a scary April brain hemorrhage, became the first relief pitcher in Sox history to earn a victory in March in 2018’s second game.

On March 31, the right-hander tossed a perfect seventh and was put in position to win when Welington Castillo’s two-run double gave the Sox the lead for good in a 4-3 triumph at Kansas City.

Farquhar joined starters Jaime Navarro (1998), Chris Sale (2016) and James Shields (2018) as Sox pitchers with wins in March.

WHITE SOX NUGGET A DAY — ADAM ENGEL

Adam Engel had some success out of the nine hole in 2018 (Picture https://goo.gl/images/F67W4w)

My nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox continues today with a look at ADAM ENGEL.

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On Aug. 12, 2018, Adam Engel joined Omar Narvaez (July 29, 2018), Tyler Flowers (Aug. 14, 2014) and Mark Teahen (April 12, 2010) as the only ninth place hitters in White Sox history with a single, triple and homer in a game.

WHITE SOX ONE NUGGET A DAY — NICKY DELMONICO

Nicky Delmonico had quite a year when it came to triples in 2018 (Picture: https://goo.gl/images/HMrBtL)

My one-nugget-a-day review of the 2018 White Sox continues with a look at NICKY DELMONICO.

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Nicky Delmonico recorded five triples in just 284 at bats for the 2018 Sox.

The last time a Sox player collected more than five three-baggers with fewer than 284 at bats was in 1986. That year, Greg Walker amassed six triples in only 282 at bats.

The last time a Sox player had five triples with fewer than 284 at bats was in 2003 when D’Angelo Jimenez accomplished the feat.

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