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White Sox Minor League Update: July 27, 2018

Even after a whirlwind of promotions, the same ol’ players — Eloy, anyone? — left a mark on their respective teams

Stepping Through the Paces: After his promotion to Triple-A, Ryan Burr threw one shutout inning.
Birmingham Barons

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Pawtucket Red Sox 6, Charlotte Knights 1

Ryan Cordell: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Eloy Jimenez: 3-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Jose Rondon: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Jordan Stephens: 2 23 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Ryan Burr: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Ian Hamilton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

After larry made headwinds with an impassioned plea for Rick Hahn to call up Eloy Jimenez, Jiménez went out and recorded three hits, the Knights’ only RBI, and only extra-base hit. He is now hitting .372 in AAA. Meanwhile, Jordan Stephens did not have a good day on the mound: He did not strike out a batter and walked more hitters than innings pitched. Ryan Burr made his AAA debut and did not allow a run, though it was not without trouble as he allowed two runners in his inning. Ian Hamilton also allowed more runners than innings, but he struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.

Birmingham Barons 5, Tennessee Smokies 2

Joel Booker: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 SB

Luis Basabe: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Zack Collins: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K

Alex Call: 1-for-3, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Bernardo Flores: 6 23 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K **MVP**

Jose Ruiz: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Bernardo Flores is on a roll when it comes to quality starts. After another one in Birmingham, Flores stands with a 2.40 ERA. Luis Basabe kept his hit streak going with his third triple with the Barons, and would later score in the inning. Zack Collins has not been hitting the ball as well of late, but he continues to get on base via the walk and still leads the Southern League in walks. Alex Call added another double, his ninth, as he remains under the outfield prospects radar even though he is hitting .299 in AA. Jose Ruiz closed down the game for the 5-2 win.

Winston-Salem Dash 6, Salem Red Sox 5

Luis Gonzalez: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K **MVP**

Laz Rivera: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Blake Rutherford: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Gavin Sheets: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Lincoln Henzman: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

After becoming the biggest riser on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 White Sox prospects, Gonzalez hit his third homer as a member of the Dash. He is now hitting .317 in A+, as he backs up his prospect status. Meanwhile Henzman, who is on an innings limit, threw three perfect innings. Henzman has done much better since being put into a limited starting role instead of the bullpen, as he seems to need to prepare like a starter to be successful. Even with the bullpen allowing five runs, the Dash still won, 6-5.

Kannapolis Intimidators 8, Delmarva Shorebirds 2

Ian Dawkins: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Nick Madrigal: 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

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

Spencer Moran: 5 13 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Bennett Sousa: 2 23 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Hey, Nick Madrigal had four plate appearances and ... he did not strike out, nothing new to see here. He also added a single and had two sacrifice hits for RBI. Ian Dawkins also chipped in two singles, increasing his average to .429, as the 2018 draft class is having a big impact on the I’s season. Bennett Sousa also appeared in the game and lowered his ERA to 1.42. After a terrible initial start, Spencer Moran rebounded and was at least serviceable, scuffling through 5 13 innings.

Helena Brewers 4, Great Falls Voyagers 2

Steele Walker: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Logan Sowers: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Romy Gonzalez: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Ramon Beltre: 1-for-3, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Matt Portland: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K **MVP**

Matt Portland has been productive with the Voyagers. After a brutal, one-run loss, he lowered his ERA to 3.10 (but still should not be considered a prospect option for the Sox). Meanwhile, Lenyn Sosa just keeps on doing things at the plate. The 18 year-old added two more singles, as he raised his batting average to .321, which now leads the team. However, errors doomed the Voyagers. Miscues were responsible for one run directly, but kept the inning going on multiple occasions.

DSL Diamondbacks 11, DSL White Sox 5

Harold Diaz: 0-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 SB **MVP**

Jefferson Mendoza: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Yoelvin Silven: 3 13 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Well, the little winning streak is over. Recent signee Harold Diaz did not record a hit, but was able to garner two walks and was productive on the basepaths. He stole two bases that eventually led to two runs scored. There was really nothing else of note. The pitchers were bad, per usual, and Jefferson Mendoza keeps lowering his batting line (it’s now at .182). Same old, same old in the Dominican.