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White Sox Minor League Update July 20, 2018

Pitching is the system’s specialty — but the offense fuels the farm today

Clean Sheets: Gavin is nearing .300, as he has another multi-hit game.
Winston-Salem Dash

Charlotte Knights 6, Indianapolis Indians 5

Charlie Tilson: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Eloy Jimenez: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Matt Skole: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 0 K

Jose Rondon: 0-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Jordan Stephens: 5 23 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Ian Hamilton: 1 23 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Carson Fulmer: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Jordan Stephens got off to a great start in today’s game, allowing one run in four innings, but his command started to fail him in the fifth. The righthander got yanked after his third run allowed, but thanks to Eloy Jimenez, Stephens left with the lead. In Jimenez’s first three at-bats, he had two solo home runs and an RBI double. Both homers were to the opposite field, as Jiménez’s OPS is creeping up to 1.000. Charlie Tilson doubled in his first game back down in Charlotte. Ian Hamilton had a much better game than his last (blown save); in another multi-inning outing, he did not allow a run. Meanwhile, to end the game, Carson Fulmer was strong out of the pen and snatched the win.

Birmingham Barons 4, Jackson Generals 3

Joel Booker: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K

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

Zack Collins: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 3 K

Trey Michalczewski: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Alex Call: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Dylan Cease: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

In his first start since the Futures Game, Dylan Cease had a three-run first inning. But after the first, he reverted to normal Cease, as he only allowed two more hits and no earned runs. The bullpen continued the scoreless streak, and ended the game without allowing another run. The offense did not provide much production, but Luis Basabe had a double and Trey Michalczewski hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth. Zack Collins continued his recent woes, with three strikeouts without reaching base.

Winston-Salem Dash 17, Carolina Mudcats 0

Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K

Ti’Quan Forbes: 2-for-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Blake Rutherford: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 0 K

Gavin Sheets: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

JJ Muno: 4-for-6, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Kyle Kubat: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

Ian Clarkin: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

This was a blowout from the start: The Dash scored three runs in the first inning and only tacked on 14 more. Every Dash hitter recorded a hit, and seven guys had multiple hits. What is even more impressive is that all but one batter had an RBI and every single starter scored. In all, the Dash had 23 hits and only allowed five. On the pitching side of the blowout, Kyle Kubat had a brilliant spot start. He struck out 10 in five shutout innings, as he lowered his ERA below 2.00. Ian Clarkin also came out of the pen and threw two shutout innings to close out the win.

Hickory Crawdads 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 1

Ian Dawkins: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

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

Nick Madrigal: 1-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB

Corey Zangari: 0-for-1, 0 BB, 0 K

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

Evan Skoug: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K

Parker Rigler: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Bennett Sousa: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Parker Rigler was sailing through five innings of shutout ball, but then was tabbed with three more runs in short order and did not record an out in the seventh inning. The offense was not any better, mustering just one run. Nick Madrigal added another hit and a stolen base. In his Kannapolis debut, Ian Dawkins had the one of the two (Evan Skoug) multi-hit games for the I’s, with two singles. Also in a debut, Corey Zangari was pulled from the game; it is not known why, but he has had multiple injury problems over the years.

Great Falls Voyagers 12, Orem Owlz 3

Ramon Beltre: 1-for-6, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 K

Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Logan Sowers: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Jason Bilous: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Great Falls has gotten off to a great start to the season, and solidifies itself in first place with this win. The Voyagers combined for 10 hits, many of them for extra bases. In total, there were six extra-base hits, two being home runs from Ramon Beltre and Lenyn Sosa. Both batters are still hitting over .300 on the year, with Beltre yearning for a promotion. Jason Bilous and Devon Perez starred on the pitching side, combining to only allow one run. Both have an ERA in the 3.00s since being drafted earlier this year.

AZL White Sox 10, AZL Reds 3

Camilo Quinteiro: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI 0 BB, 1 K

Luis Mieses: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Ryan Cordell: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Bryce Bush: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Cabera Weaver: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB **MVP**

Taylor Varnell: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

A big night of run scoring in the minors was capped off in Arizona. Off of 12 hits, the AZL Sox scored 10 runs. Five batters on the Sox side had multiple hits, including Cabera Weaver. He hit his first professional home run in the second inning, and would single later in the game. He had the most RBIs on the team today, with three. The pitching was just as good. Taylor Varnell left with a 62 game score when Rigo Fernandez took over. Varnell now has an ERA less than 2.00, and Fernandez is closing in on that mark after not allowing an earned run.

DSL Padres 8, DSL White Sox 3

Jose Rodriguez: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K

Omar Martinez: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Francisco Benitez: 0 IP, 1 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K

It’s the same old story in the Dominican: The Sox lost. Before the first out, the DSL squad was down by five runs, off of only one hit. Francisco Bentiez has regressed mightily since his hot start. Jose Rodriguez was able to get on base twice, and as now raised his team-leading batting average to .275. Omar Martinez has fallen off since the start of the year, and is hitting .177. However, Martinez was productive today, recording two singles, one of which drove in a runner. But after the awful start from Benitez, it was not enough.