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White Sox Minor League Update: May 12, 2018

Do not fret, the farm system took two of four, with some masterful performances out of the bullpen

May Day: Micker Adolfo is hitting .359 during the month of May.
Winston-Salem Dash

Durham Bulls 10, Charlotte Knights 3

At least they sold out, right?

Charlie Tilson: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Kevan Smith: 1-for-3, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Casey Gillaspie: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Matt Tomshaw: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Thyago Vieira: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K **MVP**

The Knights go down again tonight, as Matt Tomshaw allowed three runs in the first two innings. Charlie Tilson also continued his season-long drought with another no-hit game. Kevan Smith scored on a ground-ball double play off the bat of Mason Robbins in the second. Gillaspie and Jake Elmore both reached base multiple times, but nobody could drive them in. Gillaspie’s performance included a little offensive spark in the ninth inning, with a two-run double. However, the MVP was Vieira, though, him still being on the 40-man roster played into the decision. This appearance marked the first time since August 29, 2017 in which Vieira has thrown three straight outings without a walk.

Birmingham Barons 5, Mobile BayBears 3

Zack Collins: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K

Eloy Jimenez: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K

Seby Zavala: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Matt Rose: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 0 K

Jameson Fisher: 3-for-4, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Bryant Flete: 2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Dane Dunning: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

Ryan Burr: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Dane Dunning, though without his normal command, was able to shut down the BayBears for five solid innings. He allowed four runners on base, but stranded most of them on the basepaths. Matt Rose and Keon Barnum added run support in the third inning with home runs. However, the familiar Brad Goldberg could not keep the lead, as he allowed one run and another run scored off of an error in the seventh inning to tie the game at three. By the ninth inning, Bryant Flete was able to drive in the go-ahead runs with a double, and Ian Hamilton closed out the game with three strikeouts.

Down East Wood Ducks 7, Winston Salem Dash 5

Joel Booker: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 0 K

Alex Call: 3-for-5, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Micker Adolfo: 1-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Yeyson Yrizarri: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Luis Martinez: 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

Matt Foster: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K **MVP**

The Dash were down quick and for the duration of the game. The Wood Ducks scored five runs in the first two innings and the Dash hitters could not claw their way back. Call, who hit .224 in April, now is batting .269 after his three-hit night that included two runs batted in. Micker Adolfo collected one of the 11 Winston-Salem hits and has now hit safely in nine of the 11 games this month. Meanwhile, Luis Alexander Basabe was able to stop a trend. His two hits was the most he has had in a game since April 25. However, Matt Foster brought the most fireworks in this game. In his longest outing of his season, three innings, he struck out seven batters. Foster has now thrown 10 straight scoreless innings lowering his ERA from 6.43 to 2.65.

Kannapolis Intimidators 11, Asheville Tourists 8

Yes, do take a peep at the hits column.

Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-6, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Laz Rivera: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Craig Dedelow: 4-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Evan Skoug: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Justin Yurchak: 3-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Parker Rigler: 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Jose Nin: 1 23 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Tyler Johnson: 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Kannapolis hitters stepped up in today’s game, unlike yesterday. The team reached base 21 times. Every single Intimidator hitter reached base and eight of nine were on base multiple times. Luis Gonzalez led off the game with a home run and Laz Rivera tacked on another home run in the third inning. Rivera is hitting .367 after his 2-for-5 performance. Justin Yurchak continued to progress to his BABIP and batting average mean with three singles, but power still eludes him with (.037 ISO). Craig Dedelow was a hitting machine tonight, going 4-for-5 with two doubles. He has raised his average up to .275. The high leverage situation bullpen, led by Jose Nin and Tyler Johnson, was able to calm down the Tourists (do people tour Asheville, N.C. by the way?) for the last 2 23 innings. Nin leaves today with his second win, and Johnson with his fifth save.