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White Sox Minor League Update: July 12, 2018

Jacob May has a perfect night in Charlotte’s win; Danny Mendick comes up clutch for the Barons

Perfect at the Plate: Knights OF Jacob May reached base five times and had four hits, including two doubles.
(Laura Wolff/Charlotte Knights)

Charlotte Knights 4, Durham Bulls 2

Jacob May (.259): 4-for-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB ***CO-MVP***

Jose Rondon (.254): 1-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI

Seby Zavala (.226): 2-for-5, 1 R

Trayce Thompson (.211): 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R

Patrick Leonard (.221): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

W: Jordan Guerrero (2-0, 2.16 ERA), 6 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K ***CO-MVP***

S: Ian Hamilton (4, 0.00 ERA), 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Starting pitcher Jordan Guerrero was brilliant for 6 2/3 innings of shut out work, striking out seven to earn his second win of the season. OF Jacob May provided most of his offensive support with four hits, including two doubles, and one RBI. May also drew a walk, reaching base five times in the game. 3B Patrick Leonard had a pair of hits, one RBI and scored a run. Closer Ian Hamilton picked up save No. 4 at Triple-A as his ERA remains zero.

Birmingham Barons 8, Tennessee Smokies 5

Joel Booker (.280): 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 BB

Luis Alexander Basabe (.220): 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB

Zack Collins (.250): 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Trey Michalczewski (.261): 2-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Danny Mendick (.229): 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Matt Rose (.201): 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R ***MVP***

Jameson Fisher (.233): 1-for-5, 1 RBI

Alex Call (.220): 2-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI

Keon Barnum (.205): 1-for-5, 1 RBI

Matt Tomshaw (5.38 ERA): 5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

W: Ryan Burr (3-2, 2.95 ERA), 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

S: Jose Ruiz (7, 2.33 ERA), 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Every Baron had at least one hit in a see-saw affair in which the good guys pounded out 14 hits and eventually prevailed. Trailing 5-4 after six innings, the Barons tied it in the seventh inning after Matt Rose double and Keon Barnum brought him in with a single. They then scored three runs in the eighth inning to grab the win after a (game-winning) two-run double by Danny Mendick and Jameson Fisher’s RBI single. Zack Collins had a pair of hits, walked once, drove in one run and scored one run. Rose’s double was part of a three-hit night. RHP Matt Tomshaw struggled yet again, giving up five runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched but Birmingham’s relievers were phenomenal once again.

Winston-Salem Dash 6, Salem Red Sox 5

Luis Gonzalez (.333): 2-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SB (2) ***MVP***

Laz Rivera (.275): 0-for-3, 2 RBI

Mitch Roman (.291): 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 2 BB

Yermin Mercedes (.275): 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R

Ti’Quan Forbes (.289): 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 R

W: John Parke (2-1, 3.38 ERA), 7 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

S: Danny Dopico (4, 3.99 ERA), 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Trailing 4-1 entering the seventh inning, the Dash put up a “big, crooked number” with five runs and held on for the win over Salem. Mitch Roman led off the seventh with a single and advances to second on a wild pitch. After Gavin Sheets walked, Yermin Mercedes singled to load the bases. Then, Ti’Quan Forbes singled in one run. Following an error that brought home Sheets, Luis Gonzalez drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in a run and Laz Rivera got hit by a pitch to force in another run. After Blake Rutherford struck out, Roman walked with the bases loaded to force in yet another run. Patience definitely paid off for the Dash on Thursday night. Gonzalez was again the offensive star with a pair of hits including a double, one RBI, one run scored, one walk and one stolen base -- he’s now hitting .333 since joining the Dash. LHP John Parke got the win by pitching seven innings and allowing four runs while striking out four.

Kannapolis Intimidators 2, Greensboro Grasshoppers 1

Nolan Brown (.285): 1-for-4, 2B

Tate Blackman (.259): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Anthony Villa (.268): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB

Tyler Frost (.207): 1-for-2, 2 BB

Carlos Perez (.265): 1-for-4, 1 RBI

W: Drew Harrington (5-4, 4.82 ERA), 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K ***MVP***

S: Jose Nin (4, 1.52 ERA), 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Leading 1-0 in the ninth inning, the I’s plated a big insurance run when 3B Anthony Villa singled to score 2B Tate Blackman and double the lead. With Greensboro plating one run in the bottom of the ninth, that proved to be the game-winning hit. It was Villa’s second hit of the game, he also scored a run and drew a walk. DH Carlos Perez drove in the other I’s run with a single in the fourth inning. LHP Drew Harrington was sensational in this one, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just four hits while striking out seven for a 77 game score. When things got a bit shaky in the ninth, closer Jose Nin entered to pick up save No. 4 on the season.

Great Falls Voyagers 6, Orem Owlz 3

Ian Dawkins (.307): 3-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R

Logan Sowers (.357): 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB

Alex Destino (.250): 2-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R

Romy Gonzalez (.292): 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 SB (5)

Amado Nunez (.258): 1-for-4, 1 RBI

Adam McGinnis (.281): 1-for-3, HR (4), 1 RBI, 1 BB ***MVP***

W: Chris Comito (2-3, 5.34 ERA), 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 6 K

S: Bennett Sousa (4, 0.00 ERA), 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

C Adam McGinnis hit his fourth home run of the season in the second inning and Great Falls never trailed in winning their third straight game. Leadoff hitter CF Ian Dawkins continues to rake, with three more hits including a double, one RBI and one run scored. DH Romy Gonzalez had a pair of hits, one RBI and swiped his fifth bag of the season. Starting pitcher Chris Comito earned a quality start and a win with six innings of one (earned) run ball while striking out six. Bennett Sousa picked up his fourth save with a scoreless inning, keeping his ERA at 0.00.

AZL D-backs 5, AZL White Sox 1

Nick Madrigal (.000): 0-for-2

Anthony Coronado (.160): 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Ty Greene (.280): 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB ***MVP***

Ian Clarkin (5.19 ERA): 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

L: Sean Thompson (0-2, 5.68 ERA), 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

The AZL White Sox managed just one run on two hits, yet somehow held a 1-0 lead going into the eighth inning when it all fell apart as the AZL D-backs scored four runs to claim victory. C Ty Greene plated the only run of the game with a RBI single in the fifth inning. Ian Clarkin started and pitched four scoreless innings before departing. Reliever Sean Thompson got bombed as he couldn’t even pitch one full inning, recording two outs while giving up four runs on five hits. 2018 first-round draft pick Nick Madrigal, nursing a sore hamstring, played in his second game as a designated hitter and went hitless in two at-bats.

DSL Blue Jays 4, DSL White Sox 1

Samil Polanco (.244): 1-for-4, 3B

Edwin Peralta (.175): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 SB (2)

Richard Garcia (.217): 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Johnabiell Laureano (.186): 1-for-2, 1 BB

L: Pablo Yanes (0-1, 27.00 ERA), 1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Yordi Rosario (3.06 ERA): 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K ***MVP***

Starting pitcher Pablo Yanes barely made it out of the first inning, burying the DSL White Sox in a 3-0 hole they could never climb out of despite stellar bullpen work to keep them in the game until the conclusion. One day after failing to score even one run in 14 innings of baseball (doubleheader), the DSL White Sox managed just one run on three hits. 2B Edwin Peralta scored the only run on a RBI ground out by C Richard Garcia.