Now that the White Sox minor-league system is captivating for its sum instead of its parts, we’re ramping up our minor-league update to match.
In previous years, we’ve run through the daily performances on a weekly post tucked in on the corner of the front page. But now that the prospects have gained more attention, we may as well put them where everybody can see them.
The result is basically the same, but more. In fact, the “more” is simply called “more.” If you have any suggestions for the format as we go along, let me know.
- Adam Engel went 0-for-5 with two walks (one IBB) and two strikeouts.
- Yoan Moncada, 3-for-6 with an IBB, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
- Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-5 with two walks and a strikeout. He also made a nice diving catch on Pedro Alvarez’s attempt to hit a soft one against the shift.
- Willy Garcia, 2-for-6 with a double, walk and three strikeouts.
- Danny Hayes was 1-for-4 with three walks and a strikeout.
- Kevan Smith was the hero, going 4-for-6 with a double, walk and strikeout. He hit the game-winning single off Zach Stewart after Stewart walked the bases loaded.
- Rymer Liriano was 2-for-6 with two strikeouts.
- Reynaldo Lopez: 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. Alvarez hit the homer, which isn’t all that damning.
- Zack Burdi: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP. His slider was nasty.
- Jason Collette was at the game, remarking on Burdi’s secondary stuff, as well as Moncada’s inability to track non-fastballs.
- Eddy Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
- Jake Peter, 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He was caught stealing.
- Trey Michalczewski went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Courtney Hawkins started his season with a golden sombrero.
- Nick Basto, 0-for-3 with a K.
- Alfredo Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but stole a base.
- Jordan Guerrero: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
- Alex Call, 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Zack Collins doubled twice, singled once, walked once and struck out once.
- Aaron Schnurbusch went 1-for-3 with a walk and a K.
- Johan Cruz was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Aaron Bummer lived up to his name: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
- The Baseball America crew was in attendance, and says there will be a full report with video on Collins’ night. UPDATE: Here it is, and with a quote you don’t see often:
“We put the center fielder in the right spot,” Buies Creek manager Omar Lopez said. “but he hits the ball in a spot where nobody can catch it.”
- Joel Booker went 2-for-3 with two walks, and was picked off/caught stealing.
- Jameson Fisher went 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
- Micker Adolfo singled twice and struck out twice.
- Jimmy Lambert: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K