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White Sox Minor League Update: June 1, 2018

The farm goes 3-0 on a rainy night, led by Alex Presley, Bryant Flete and Tate Blackman

Zack Attack: Collins tacked on three RBI in the fourth inning to help the Barons win, 6-4.
Birmingham Barons

Charlotte Knights 10, Buffalo Bisons 4

Alex Presley: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Kevan Smith: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Michael Saunders: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Casey Gillaspie: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Donn Roach: 6 23 IP, 4 H. 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

The Knights bats came alive tonight, on the back of a quality start by Donn Roach. Alex Presley hit a three-run bomb in the six-run fifth inning. This was a game for the potential major league placeholders, as Kevan Smith and Michael Saunders added an RBI as well. Smith’s batting average is up to .267. At this point, there is not much difference between Omar Narváez, Alfredo González, and Smith, but Smith has shown well with the bat in Charlotte.

Birmingham Barons 6, Chattanooga Lookouts 4

Danny Mendick: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Zack Collins: 1-for-5, 3 RBI ,0 BB, 2 K

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

Bryant Flete: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Seby Zavala: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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

Jordan Guerrero: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Birmingham got off to a peculiar start in this 6-4 win. The opening run by the Barons was scored by Eloy Jiménez — on a balk. Eloy had tripled in the previous at-bat and added on a single later for a two-hit game. His OPS is now up to 1.009. Jameson Fisher also had a multi-hit day, as he continues to raise his batting average (to .261) after a poor April. Bryant Flete, the fourth piece to the Jose Quintana deal, led the team with three hits. Flete does not play every day, but he has put up a good average, at .296.

Winston-Salem Dash

Kannapolis Intimidators 5, Hagerstown Suns 3

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

Laz Rivera: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Craig Dedelow: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K

Tate Blackman: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**

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

Justin Yurchak: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Luis Curbelo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Lincoln Henzman: 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Kannapolis maintains the best record in minor league baseball with a 5-3 win. Lincoln Henzman allowed six hits in five innings. Luis Curbelo had his best game as an Intimidator, with two hits. Laz Rivera extended his hitting streak to seven games, after hitting .383 in the month of May to raise his batting average to .359. Tate Blackman got the I’s on the board in the first inning with a two-run home run. The bullpen was phenomenal. Luis Ledo and Zach Lewis combined for four shutout innings, with nine strikeouts.