Spencer Adams spun a start for @KnightsBaseball today:— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 17, 2018
Has thrown at least six innings in four straight starts.
Adams is No. 26 on the #WhiteSox Top 30: https://t.co/WZTfDO0qCK pic.twitter.com/z2Ze8qgVtD
Charlie Tilson: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 SB **MVP**
Welington Castillo: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Jose Rondon: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
Ryan Cordell: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Eloy Jimenez: 1-for-1, 0 BB, 0 K - Pinch Hitter
Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Ryan Burr: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Well, somehow Spencer Adams keeps pitching well with fewer strikeouts and more walks. He left with a 64 game score and lowered his ERA to 3.20. Adams only punched out three hitters, but was able to keep the bats at bay. It was Gregory Infante who helped break a 1-1 tie, when he allowed two runs in the eighth. Meanwhile, the suspended Welington Castillo started his “rehab” assignment: He singled in his first at-bat, and reached base on a walk later in the game. Charlie Tilson and Ryan Cordell had kinda the same game, leading to Cordell driving in Tilson. The bottom of the ninth was where the game got interesting. Three runners reached base, including on a single from Eloy Jimenez. Then Tilson tied the game at three, with a single to center field. Alas, the Knights would lose in extras, 4-3.
The Barons chase Keegan Thompson from the game in the third with three more runs.— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 18, 2018
-@Matt_Rose_5 comes home on a passed ball
-@FleteBryant hits a sac fly to score Mitch Roman
-Luis Basabe with an RBI single to right to score Mendick
Barons lead 6-1, B3. #NextSox
Joel Booker: 4-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Luis Basabe: 2-for-5, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Zack Collins: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
Alex Call: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K
Dylan Cease: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Jose Ruiz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Dylan Cease had a long, but not particularly rough first inning: Only one run crossed the plate, and it was unearned. He through 42 pitches (23 strikes and 19 balls), so he was all over the place, and was removed after one inning. There has been no indication it was for injury, so let’s assume it is because of command issues. Meanwhile, the bullpen and the offense played well in Cease’s place. Six runs came in the first three innings for the Barons, including three from Luis Basabe. He has been struggling lately, as he continues to adapt to AA pitching, but he was fabulous on Friday. Joel Booker also had four hits and was able to raise his OPS to better than .700 again this year. But the true heroes was the bullpen, throwing eight shutout innings, including two from Jose Ruiz.
.@Zachyflat7 hit a 2⃣-run homer, @NickMadrigal_3 had 2⃣ RBIs, Alec Hansen threw and our bullpen tossed 6⃣ strong innings as part of a 4-3 win over Wilmington.— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) August 18, 2018
We've now won 7⃣ straight at home.
Here were the highlights... pic.twitter.com/P6VAy4SkE9
Luis Gonzalez: 3-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Laz Rivera: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Nick Madrigal: 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**
Blake Rutherford: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K
Gavin Sheets: 1-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Alec Hansen: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
The overall results were not great for Hansen, but his execution of his pitches is what matters for him after the demotion. Two earned in three innings, along with two extra-base hits, is not great, but no walks with six K’s, is very encouraging. What is also encouraging is Nick Madrigal — no, he did not walk (bust), but he drove in two runs, with two singles. Luis Gonzalez is as steady as ever, as he added three hits, including a double. His batting average is now up to .309, and the Dash are now 72-48 on the season after the win.
And that’s another W!! Intimidators win!! pic.twitter.com/zVhWdV3S9M— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) August 18, 2018
Steele Walker: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K
Tate Blackman: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Evan Skoug: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K
Ian Dawkins: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Ramon Beltre: 3-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
Drew Harrington: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
After an abysmal past couple weeks as a team, Kannapolis is back on its winning way after a 6-3 victory, their third straight. Drew Harrington worked his way to a quality start to keep the I’s close. Meanwhile, Tate Blackman is back on fans’ minds. He hit his 13th homer of the year to give his team the lead in the second inning. Meanwhile, Craig Dedelow, Blake Hickman, and Ramon Beltre, along with the bullpen, made sure Kannapolis would have a healthy lead as the game wound down.
The @gfvoyagers plate two in the 10th without a hit and lead the Chukars 3-1 going B10...— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) August 18, 2018
Romy Gonzalez: 0-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Lenyn Sosa: 1-for-5, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
Bryce Bush: 1-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K
Konnor Pilkington: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Davis Martin: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K **MVP**
Another pitching duel, this time with Great Falls involved. Konnor Pilkington got the start and allowed Idaho Falls’s only run of the game, in the first inning. Once Davis Martin took over, it was downhill for the Chukars. Martin started off the bullpen run with three shutout innings on one hit. Lane Ramsey and Austin Conway combined for four shutout innings, and only Ramsey allowed a hit. Jack Maynard would close out the win. Meanwhile, the offense got lucky. They were able to take advantage of four errors by the Chukars. Lucky for Kanny, because the offense could only scrape seven hits in 10 innings.
Cabera Weaver: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
Luis Mieses: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Camilo Quinteiro: 1-for-3, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Sam Abbott: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K **MVP**
Aaron Soto: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
The Arizona Sox keep their hot streak going with a win over one of the better teams in the AZL. The Sox got a great start from Aaron Soto, who went six innings with a 70 game score. Meanwhile, Soto did not need that great of a start with the bats behind him. Luis Mieses had a multi-hit night, with two singles. Also, the Sox hit three homers today: Anderson Comas had one, Sam Abbott had the other two. Unsung prospects won the day, as the AZL Sox search for a playoff spot.
Sidney Pimentel: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 3 K
Jose Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
Wilber Perez: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K **MVP**
It was a pitching duel on both sides today in the Dominican: There were a total of just 10 hits in 59 plate appearances between the two teams. The Sox’s Jose Rodriguez collected one of those 10. Wilber Perez kept his roll going since being acquired from the Brewers, going five innings, with a 65 game score. It is too late for a promotion to the States, but look for Perez to make it to at least Great Falls next season, possibly Kannapolis.