Leading off: Knights OF Eloy Jimenez was named White Sox Minor League Player of the Month and Barons RHP Dylan Cease was named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August/September ...
Class AAA Charlotte outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September, while Class AA Birmingham right-hander Dylan Cease has been named Pitcher of the Month as voted by a panel of Chicago-area media members. pic.twitter.com/PAgx8p2v3I— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) September 4, 2018
Another addition to the White Sox MLB roster (nope, still not Eloy Jimenez):
Congrats to José Ruiz on his promotion to the @whitesox!— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) September 4, 2018
Ruiz was an All-Star for Birmingham this season, posting 14 SV with 55 SO and 19 BB in 45.1 IP.
Ruiz is the 3rd member of the 2018 Barons bullpen to join the White Sox, along with Ryan Burr and Ian Hamilton. #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/vhz96kFcUf
Plus, a preview of Kannapolis’ first-round playoff matchup:
Intimidators reach SAL Playoffs on final day of regular season— Kannapolis Intimidators (@Intimidators) September 4, 2018
Here's more information on the match-up with the @BlueClaws and how you can take advantage of our #DriveToTheChampionship promotion!
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Voyagers Drop Second Straight to Billings https://t.co/Pjfo8kwPhw via @milb pic.twitter.com/ESW51mFhiX— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) September 5, 2018
Mustangs plate one in the 3rd for a 6-0 lead before the @gfvoyagers strike for 2 runs in the 4th. It's 6-2 going T5. GF runs come on a two-run single into center by Nunez to extend his hitting streak to 13. That matches a team season high.— Great Falls Voyagers (@gfvoyagers) September 5, 2018
Billings Mustangs 6, Great Falls Voyagers 4
Logan Sowers (.294): 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB
Bryce Bush (.270): 1-for-4, 1 R
Amado Nunez (.354): 2-for-4, 2 RBI
Alex Destino (.254): 1-for-3, 1 BB
Micah Coffey (.256): 1-for-4, 1 R
Travis Moniot (.279): 1-for-4, HR (1), 2 RBI ***MVP***
L: Jason Bilous (0-4, 7.85 ERA), 2 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Billings scored five runs in the second inning — all off of starting pitcher Jason Bilous — and never looked back as the Voyagers went down on Tuesday night. The club tried to make it a game, though. Trailing 6-0 in the fourth inning, Amado Nunez drove in a pair of runs with a single. Then, in the seventh inning, Travis Moniot belted a two-run homer, his first of the season, to bring the Voyagers within two. That was as close as they would get, however. After Bilous’ struggles on the mound, Voyagers pitchers didn’t allow an earned run over the final six frames, with reliever Johan Dominguez striking out three in a perfect inning of work. Nick Johnson also pitched a scoreless inning in relief and now has a 0.90 ERA this season.