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White Sox Minor League Update: June 19, 2018

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Avisail and Leury Garcia shine as their rehab continues at Charlotte; several White Sox prospects have strong All-Star Game performances

Ahh, Avi: With a home run on Tuesday night, Avisail Garcia raised his batting average to .333 during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte.
(Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights)

Charlotte Knights 6, Columbus Clippers 2

Leury Garcia (.400): 1-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB

Eddy Alvarez (.286): 1-for-5, 2B, 1 R

Avisail Garcia (.333): 1-for-4, HR (2), 1 RBI

Matt Skole (.258): 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Johnny Giavotella (.225): 2-for-4, 1 R

Patrick Leonard (.229): 2-for-4, 1 R

Alfredo Gonzalez (.198): 1-for-4, 1 R

W: Donn Roach (8-2, 2.75 ERA), 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K ***MVP***

RHP Donn Roach improved to 4-0 in June with six shutout innings while striking out nine and the Knights scored a victory over Columbus on Tuesday. Roach lowered his June ERA to 0.68 with 23 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched. Avisail Garcia continued his rehab by hitting his second home run with Charlotte -- a solo blast in the third inning. Leury Garcia hit a double, walked and drove in three runs as his rehab assignment continued. Matt Skole also contributed a RBI single and scored a run.


Prior to the Southern League All-Star Game, C Zack Collins won the Home Run Derby.

Then, several Barons made a strong impression in the All-Star Game itself.

South All-Stars 9, North All-Stars 5

Eloy Jimenez: 1-for-3

Seby Zavala: 1-for-2

Zack Collins: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Danny Mendick: 2-for-4

Dane Dunning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Ian Hamilton: 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Jose Ruiz: 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 0 K

It was Zack Collins’ day. After winning the Home Run Derby, he had a hit, walked (of course), drove in a run and scored a run in the All-Star Game. Danny Mendick had a pair of hits, while Eloy Jimenez and Seby Zavala each had one hit. Dane Dunning pitched a perfect inning, striking out a pair. Ian Hamilton got the two outs in the two batters he faced. However, Jose Ruiz struggled, recording only one out while allowing two earned runs on three hits and walking one.


South All-Stars 7, North All-Stars 6

Joel Booker: 3-for-4, HR, 4 RBI

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 SB

Dylan Cease: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Bernardo Flores: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Matt Foster: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Joel Booker takes home MVP honors with three hits -- including a home run -- and four RBI. Luis Basabe went hitless but did manage to get on base, score a run and swipe a bag. Dylan Cease pitched a hitless inning while striking out two. Bernardo Flores pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two while allowing two hits. Matt Foster allowed one earned run on two hits in his inning of work.


The Intimidators were represented by Tate Blackman and Craig Dedelow in the South Atlantic League Home Run Derby prior to the All-Star Game:

As for the game itself:

South All-Stars 9, North All-Stars 5

Laz Rivera: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 SB

Tate Blackman: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI

Craig Dedelow: 1-for-1, 1 R, 1 BB

Jake Elliott: 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Blake Battenfield: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Tate Blackman followed a strong showing in the Home Run Derby with a solo homer in the All-Star Game that turned a 4-2 game into a 4-3 deficit. Laz Rivera had a pair of hits in three at-bats, including a double, scored a run and stole a base. Craig Dedelow only got one at-bat, but had a hit and scored a run while drawing a walk in his other at-bat. Jake Elliott pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Blake Battenfield struggled a bit in his inning of work, allowing one run on two hits.


A doubleheader is scheduled for Wednesday night.


AZL White Sox 5, AZL Cubs 4

Luis Mieses (.222): 2-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 R ***MVP***

Micah Coffey (.429): 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R

Brayan Herrera (3.60 ERA): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

S: Hunter Kiel (1, 0.00 ERA), 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

After giving up a one-run lead in the top of the eighth inning and down a run, CF Luis Mieses hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning -- his first of the season -- and the AZL White Sox took down the AZL Cubs on Tuesday night. 3B Micah Coffey continues his strong performance at the plate with a pair of hits including a double, two RBI and a run scored. Starting pitcher Brayan Herrera was solid for five innings, allowing just two earned runs while Hunter Kiel came in to earn the save.


DSL Blue Jays 3, DSL White Sox 2

Ulises Martinez (.310): 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 SB (2)

Jhoneiker Betancourt (.263): 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R ***MVP***

Andres Rosario (.116): 2-for-4

L: Edgar Navarro (0-2, 6.23 ERA), 4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Down 3-1 in the ninth inning, the DSL White Sox plated one run and left the go-ahead run at first base as a rally fell short on Tuesday. The DSL White Sox out-hit the DSL Blue Jays 8-5, but all eight hits were singles -- with five of those scattered over the first eight innings. Combined with taking zero walks, runs were scarce in this one. DH Jhoneiker Betancourt had three of the team’s eight hits with one RBI and one run scored. 1B Ulises Martinez and LF Andres Rosario each had a pair of hits. Starting pitcher Edgar Navarro couldn’t get out of the fifth inning, allowing three runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings.