"There are guys at every level you can project will pitch in the big leagues, and that isn't always the case."— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 29, 2018
The #WhiteSox are loaded with pitching talent throughout each level of the farm system: https://t.co/6AapSwvAge pic.twitter.com/1BGUeGM3xS
Leading off: Good article above looking at the pitching depth within the White Sox’s farm system and explaining that there’s a lot more hurlers with a potential future in MLB than just Michael Kopech, Dane Dunning, Dylan Cease and Alec Hansen. In addition, Winston-Salem announced that 1B Gavin Sheets has been placed on the 7-day DL.
RECAP: Your #CLTKnights won their third-straight game as they beat the #IronPigs 5-1 on Tuesday.— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) May 30, 2018
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Charlotte Knights 5, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1
Jacob May (.245): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
Alex Presley (.252): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Michael Saunders (.157): 1-for-3, HR (2), 1 RBI, 1 BB
Mason Robbins (.229): 1-for-4, HR (1), 1 RBI
Juan Perez (.197): 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB (9)
W: Carlos Rodόn (1-0, 0.00 ERA), 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K ***MVP***
Carlos Rodόn’s third rehab start went about as good as the White Sox could have hoped for. Rodόn left after five innings (86 pitches) of shutout ball, allowing just three hits while striking out eight and walking two. In two rehab starts with the Knights, Rodόn has pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up four hits, zero Runs and two Walks with 14 strikeouts. DH Mason Robbins hit the first home run of his Triple-A career in the ninth inning, RF Michael Saunders connected on his second homer of the season and LF Alex Presley hit a two-run double to provide the offensive fireworks.
FINAL: Chattanooga 1, Birmingham 0— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) May 30, 2018
W: Van Steensel (5-1)
L: Tomshaw (0-3)
S: Harper (5)
The Rickwood Classic returns tomorrow with a 12:30 p.m. pitch as we travel back to the 1950's! Yankee's legend Buck Dent is the guest of honor.
Chattanooga Lookouts 1, Birmingham Barons 0
Zack Collins (.269): 1-for-3, 1 BB
Eloy Jimenez (.333): 1-for-4
Tito Polo (.236): 1-for-2, 1 BB
L: Matt Tomshaw (0-3, 5.57 ERA), 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 4 K ***MVP***
Aside from a sensational outing by starting pitcher Matt Tomshaw, it was an ugly night for the Barons. Tomshaw pitched seven innings, allowing just five hits and the one run allowed was unearned as the Barons committed two errors. It got no better at the plate, as Birmingham only managed three hits -- none for extra bases -- while striking out 14 times.
We played a tight one all the way into the 10th, but Myrtle Beach wins 6-2 on a walk-off grand slam from Tyler Alamo.— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) May 30, 2018
No sweat, we got two more against these guys this series.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans 6, Winston-Salem Dash 2 in 10 innings
Micker Adolfo (.280): 1-for-4, 1 R
Yermin Mercedes (.231): 1-for-3, 1 R
Yeyson Yrizarri (.255): 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 1 BB ***MVP***
Dylan Cease (2.96 ERA): 4 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K
L: Mike Morrison (4-2, 5.68 ERA), 0 IP, 1 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB
Dylan Cease’s hot stretch of four quality starts over his prior five outings came to an end as he struggled with his control and departed after four innings on Tuesday night. Cease only gave up two runs but allowed five hits and walked four while striking out seven. Mike Morrison gets the loss, however, after giving up a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning. Dash bats were quiet as well, managing just six hits -- none for extra bases. 3B Yeyson Yrizarri drove in both Dash runs in this one. DH Micker Adolfo’s average fell to .280 with a one-hit effort.
UPDATE: Tonight’s game has been POSTPONED. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:05. Wednesday’s game will be at 6:35 as scheduled.— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) May 29, 2018