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White Sox Minor League Update: May 25, 2018

The offenses didn’t provide many fireworks on a 2-2 night

Modelo Especial: It was another two-hit night for Eloy Jiménez.

Charlotte Knights 2, Indianapolis Indians 1

Alex Presley: 0-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Matt Skole: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Patrick Leonard: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Michael Saunders: 0-for-2. 1 BB, 0 K

Carson Fulmer: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER 6 BB, 5 K

Carson Fulmer may have rebounded in terms of run surrender, but not command. He still had trouble finding the strike zone, issuing six walks along with three hits in five innings of work. Fulmer will stay in Charlotte for more than a couple starts if his command does not improve. Patrick Leonard helped provide the modest offense in tonight’s matchup, tripling home a run and scoring; in other words, he accounted for both runs in the Knights win.

Jackson Generals 5, Birmingham Barons 2

Zack Collins: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 3 K

Eloy Jimenez: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Matt Rose: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

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

Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER 1BB, 4 K

Spencer Adams had another unsuccessful outing. His walks were down, which is a good sign, but he allowed too much hard contact. In six innings, Adams allowed four runs on six hits as he plods along in his season of regression. Adams’ 6.42 ERA is the highest of his career, and his FIP is not much better. He still is on the younger side for a AA prospect, at 21, but this is not optimal development. Meanwhile, Eloy keeps collecting hits. He was 2-for-4, pushing his batting average is up to .328. His BABIP is still less than his career average, so there is still improvement Jiménez will realize in the future.

Winston-Salem Dash 3, Potomac Nationals 0

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K

Micker Adolfo: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Blake Rutherford: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Gavin Sheets: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Joel Booker: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Luis Martinez: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER 2 BB, 3 K **MVP**

Another win for the Dash tonight, as Luis Martinez was much improved in tonight’s shutout, going six innings and only allowing four runners to reach. Matt Foster was able to close out the game with two strikeouts and only one hit, as he continues to lower his season ERA. Offense was hard to come by for both teams, but Winston-Salem was able to garner enough for the win. Joel Booker had the best game of the vaunted outfielder crew, adding his ninth stolen base on the season as well as a run batted in. The Dash are in the midst of a division race and need to collect more series wins to make it to the postseason.

West Virginia Power 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 0

Luis Gonzalez: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Laz Rivera: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Craig Dedelow: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K

Tate Blackman: 1-for-2, 2 BB, 0 K

Justin Yurchak: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Evan Skoug: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K

Luis Curbelo: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Parker Rigler: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER 2 BB, 6 K **MVP**

The I’s have lost the best team in minor league baseball title with this 5-0 loss. Parker Rigler was able to throw a quality start, but the offense was nonexistent tonight. Luis Gonzalez was able to provide some excitement on the basepaths, but that was it for Kannapolis. They still have the division lead and a chance to make the playoffs, but this was a disappointing game for all except Rigler.