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White Sox Minor League Update: June 3, 2018

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The Farm takes three of four, thanks to strong pitching performances from Carlos Rodon, Matt Tomshaw, Dylan Cease and John Parke

Rocking it Retro: Dylan Cease threw another quality start en route to a 5-1 Rayados win.
Winston-Salem Dash

Charlotte Knights 4, Buffalo Bisons 3

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

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

Michael Saunders: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K

Patrick Leonard: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K

Carlos Rodon: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K **MVP**

Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

In what should be Carlos Rodon’s last rehab start, he showed he was ready for a big league lineup. He did have to scuffle through five innings with six hits and three walks allowed, but he punched out eight to help keep runners off base. Casey Gillaspie is actually in a bit of a swinging groove. He is hitting .345 since returning from injury, including tonight’s two-hit game. Thyago Vieira closed out the game with his second straight outing featuring no walks, only the second time he’s accomplished that all year.

And in what is the first move in what is sure to be a flurry of transactions this draft week, the Chicago White Sox and Knights said goodbye to Brad Goldberg:


Birmingham Barons 8, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 1

Danny Mendick: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB

Zack Collins: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

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

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

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

Matt Tomshaw: 9 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K **MVP**

An all-around 8-1 victory for the Barons came in the minor league night cap. Birmingham was able to score eight runs off of 11 hits, but Matt Tomshaw did not need all that offense to win. Tomshaw threw nine strong innings, with only three hits allowed and one earned run in his complete game. Meanwhile, Zack Collins was able to provide half of the offense with four runs batted in, most of which came off of a three-run homer. Collins raised his batting average to .277 after his two-hit game. The first-round pick is starting to finally hit like one. Eloy Jiménez was also able to extend his hitting streak to 13 with a single.


Winston-Salem Rayados (Dash) 5, Carolina Mudcats 1

Joel Booker: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Blake Rutherford: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Micker Adolfo: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Dylan Cease: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K **MVP**

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

The Dash continue their winning ways, with a 5-1 victory over the Mudcats. Dylan Cease was able to set the tone for the game by allowing only one hit, a home run in the second inning. Cease has now gone at least six innings in three of his last four outings. The consistency is becoming more of a reality as the season goes on. Joel Booker added his second multi-hit game of the month, and he accounted for two runs in the game. Matt Foster closed out the game and lowered his ERA to 2.74.


Hagerstown Suns 3, Kannapolis Intimidators 1

Luis Curbelo: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Craig Dedelow: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Tate Blackman: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Justin Yurchak: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

John Parke: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K **MVP**

Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Kannapolis has lost another pitching duel to Hagerstown. John Parke was tabbed for only one of the three runs that crossed the plate in the second inning. However, the I’s could only add one run on eight hits in the 3-1 loss. The I’s hitters combined to leave 19 runners on base, which will not help win a game. Justin Yurchak drove in Luis Curbelo for the lone Kanny run in the fourth inning. Yurchak had been in a long slump before today’s game. His batting average was at a lowly .233, but he is too good of a hitter to stay there for long.