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White Sox Minor League Update: May 29, 2018

Carlos Rodόn’s rehab continues in Charlotte; Barons, Dash endure quiet nights at the plate

Rockin’ the Rehab: Carlos Rodon pitched five scoreless innings, striking out eight in his third rehab start.
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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.

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.

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.

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.