RHP Zack Burdi, the White Sox’s first-round draft pick (No. 26 overall) in 2016 who has been out since undergoing Tommy John surgery on July 27, tweeted out this video of him pitching:
The 2018 Southern League All-Stars, including seven members of the Barons, visited a Children’s Hospital Monday morning:
After that, the fan autograph session was held, which included this sweet interaction between a fan and OF Eloy Jimenez:
A fan surprised @BhamBarons outfielder Eloy Jimenez with a drawing of Eloy as Superman at today's @SLeagueBaseball All-Star autograph session. I think it's safe to say that @Lamantha21 appreciated the gift. #whitesox pic.twitter.com/07hdzkgCII— Scott Forester (@scott4ester) June 18, 2018
Speaking of the Southern League All-Star Game, Barons RHP José Ruiz was added to the roster. In 21 games between Winston-Salem and Birmingham this season, Ruiz has a 2.51 ERA in 21 games covering 32 1/3 innings.
Tonight’s game against Helena has been postponed The makeup is scheduled for June 30th and we will have our Coors Koozie Cups ready then, as well as our DaVita hat giveaway! pic.twitter.com/KC9ilJDsSt— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) June 18, 2018
Lency Delgado (.333): 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB
Micah Coffey (.250): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB
Camilo Quinteiro (1.000): 2-for-2, 2 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB, 1 SB (1) ***MVP***
Ty Greene (.600): 3-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI
W: Nelson Acosta (1-0, 2.25 ERA), 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
The AZL White Sox jumped in front early, plating three runs in the second inning. Another run in the fourth and four runs in the fifth inning put the game out of reach. 2B Camilo Quinteiro stood out at the plate reaching base five times with two hits in two official at-bats, a pair of RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base. C Ty Greene contributed three hits in an eight-hit attack for the squad. After starting pitcher Taylor Varnell completed three innings of shutout ball, Nelson Acosta came in to pitch four innings of one-run ball to earn the victory.
Jorgen Rosas (.182): 1-for-4
Ulises Martinez (.310): 2-for-4 ***MVP***
Jerrick Francees (.207): 1-for-3
Yordi Rosario (0.00 ERA): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
L: Cristofer Melendez (1-1, 3.60 ERA), 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
The DSL White Sox fell to 2-12 on the season after being shut out by the DSL Orioles on Monday. DSL White Sox managed just four hits, none for extra bases, with Ulises Martinez contributing half of those hits. Starting pitcher Yordi Rosario pitched two scoreless innings before being removed. Cristofer Melendez gave up four runs (three earned) in two innings to take the loss. On the bright side, DSL White Sox only committed one error in this one.