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White Sox Minor League Update: August 30, 2018

It was Eloy Day again as he hit a home run, but it was the Dash who continued their collective dominance

Robert Baron: Luis will be heading to Arizona in the fall, but for now he was still pounding the ball for the Dash in Thursday’s 13-0 win.
Winston-Salem Dash

Charlotte Knights 5, Durham Bulls 3

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

Eloy Jimenez: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 K

Welington Castillo: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Seby Zavala: 2-for-4, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Ricardo Pinto: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

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

Again, as the Eloy Jimenez group clamors for promotion, he backs it up. Eloy hit a home run in the first inning to put the Knights up early and now has 12 in AAA. Seby Zavala added two doubles, to make it 15 in Charlotte. Ricardo Pinto got the spot start, and was good enough in his five innings. Ian Hamilton notched his 10th save.

Biloxi Shuckers 3, Birmingham Barons 2 (10)

Joel Booker: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

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

Zack Collins: 0-for-3, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K

Alex Call: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K

Tanner Banks: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K **MVP**

A tough loss in ten innings for the Barons. There was not much offense to go around on either side, as there were only 13 combined hits. Joel Booker had two, a double and a single, and he also came around to score one of the five runs in the game. Tanner Banks was the star of the show for Birmingham, going seven innings for a 71 game score. He has lowered his ERA to 2.66 on the year.

Winston-Salem Dash 13, Salem Red Sox 0

Nick Madrigal: 2-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Luis Robert: 3-for-4, 4 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB **MVP**

Luis Gonzalez: 3-for-4, 4 R, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Gavin Sheets: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Laz Rivera: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Luis Martinez: 6 23 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

The Dash just keep cruising this year, and they didn’t have to tap the brakes once in their big win against Salem. W-S had 16 hits compared to Salem’s two; Laz Rivera, Nick Madrigal, Luis Robert, and Luis Gonzalez had 10 of those 16 hits. Robert had two doubles, Madrigal had one, and Rivera hit a grand slam in the third inning. After the announcement for the AFL rosters, Robert and Rivera should be some of the top performers out west. On the pitching side, Luis Martinez and a day. He had a 73 game score compared to his counterpart’s nine. Martinez did walk a few batters, but all six runners on base stayed there. This was as complete a win as you can get for the Dash.

Asheville Tourists 5, Kannapolis Intimidators 4 (10)

Luis Curbelo: 2-for-4, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K **MVP**

Steele Walker: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K

Ian Dawkins: 1-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Yosmer Solorzano: 4 13 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 K

The I’s lose a tough one in the 10th inning. They outhit the Tourists, 10-4, but two errors led to an unearned run. Solorzano did not help his own cause, though, as he walked five. Andrew Perez and Will Kincanon threw 4 23 shutout innings in relief to keep the I’s in the game. Luis Curbelo added two hits and scored a run, but the I’s offense just could come through in the clutch.

Helena Brewers 10, Great Falls Voyagers 5

Romy Gonzalez: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 K **MVP**

Lenyn Sosa: 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Gunnar Troutwine: 2-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K

Jason Bilous: 3 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 1 K

The Voyagers fell in this one despite scoring four runs to open up the game. Romy Gonzalez and Ryan Fitzpatrick hit home runs, and Gonzalez in particular has had a great first season in professional baseball. He currently has an OPS of .863 after hitting his 10th home run of the year. Gunnar Troutwine is keeping his hot season going, now hitting .321. However, all that offense was for naught; Jason Bilous did not have a good start, and the bullpen was not much help, as they also allowed five runs in the loss.