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White Sox Minor League Update: August 12, 2018

The losing didn’t stop with the White Sox today — it extended down through the entire farm system

Ti-Lovely: Ti’Quan Forbes was one of the few top performers today, as he continues to raise his batting average and profile.
Winston-Salem Dash

Rochester Red Wings 3, Charlotte Knights 2

Charlie Tilson: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Ryan Cordell: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

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

Jose Rondon: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 K

Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K **MVP**

Caleb Frare: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Adams did what Adams does best, go six innings and keep the Knights in the game with a quality start. He is still walking too many hitters — along with not striking out enough — but he still battles through. Jimenez had a bad game but Cordell salvaged the day with two hits, both singles, and a stolen base. Meanwhile, Rondon kept his power streak going with his 17th home run in AAA, but it was not enough to beat the Red Wings.

Montgomery Biscuits 7, Birmingham Barons 3

Luis Basabe: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K **MVP**

Joel Booker: 1-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K

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

Bernardo Flores: 3 23 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Matt Foster: 1 23 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Flores was hit hard today, as he allowed three runs in fewer than four innings pitched. He just could not miss any bats, with only one punch out, but he left early with an injury. Meanwhile, the offense was able to reach base more than enough times but situational hitting was lacking. Basabe and Jameson Fisher had multiple hits, and Call walked three times, but only three runs were produced by them.

Winston-Salem Dash 6, Potomac Nationals 3

Luis Robert: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K

Luis Gonzalez: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Nick Madrigal: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Ti’Quan Forbes: 3-for-4, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

John Parke: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K

BREAKING NEWS: Madrigal has struck out. But he was able to add a single in his final at-bat, one of the Dash’s 15 hits. Parke struggled to get through five innings, with 10 runners on base, but Winston-Salem’s bats bailed him out. Five Dash hitters had multiple hits, including Robert and Forbes. Robert has his average up to .295, while Forbes is up to .275. The bullpen proved dominant for the Dash: In four innings, they allowed just two hits, with eight strikeouts. Recently acquired Hunter Schryver closed out the game.

Game 1: Lexington Legends 8, Kannapolis Intimidators 2

Ian Dawkins: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K

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

Steele Walker: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K

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

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

Yosmer Solorzano: 3 13 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Bennett Sousa: 1 13 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K **MVP**

The opener was not a good performance from the I’s. Solorzano’s pitching, plus an error, saw seven runs cross the plate in the third and fourth innings. Meanwhile, the top of the lineup for Kannapolis was less than stellar. The top four batters did not collect a hit or a walk. Only Tate Blackman provided some offense with a solo home run in the seventh, with the game out of reach. However, on the bright side, Sousa might deserve another promotion. He has an ERA of 0.84 and 13 strikeouts in 10 23 innings.

Game 2: Lexington Legends 8, Kannapolis Intimidators 4

Ian Dawkins: 1-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Luis Curbelo: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K

Steele Walker: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K

Tyler Frost: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

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

Drew Harrington: 1 23 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

The nightcap was not much better. Harrington was even worse than Solorzano, as he allowed seven runs before getting out of the second inning, and the I’s could not come back. The offense was equally bad for most of the game. They only recorded six hits, and all the RBIs came from one player, as Frost hit a three-run home run and added an RBI single. Craig Dedelow added two hits of his own as well. It was a bad day for a team seeking a wild card.

Idaho Falls Chukars 13, Great Falls Voyagers 4

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

Jay Estes: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Jason Bilous: 2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

It was not a good day in Great Falls either, and again, starting pitching failed the team. Bilous was crushed for six hits and six earned runs. However, the defense was just as bad. The Voyagers had four errors, and their hitting did not make up for their fielding, as they only collected eight hits. Estes provided much of the lumber, with two doubles that helped him earn an RBI and a run scored. Great Falls was able to put the ball in play multiple times, but the Idaho Falls defense was much better. Sosa did add another hit to his repertoire, but beyond that it was mostly a failure in all phases.

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