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White Sox Minor League Update: June 23, 2019

A walk-off Intimidators sac bunt raises spirits back up in Kannapolis

Sac bunt magic: A walk-off winner sends the Kanny Kids home happy.
Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

Chattanooga Lookouts 5, Birmingham Barons 2

Luis Robert (DH) 2-for-4, R, 2 K, .315 BA, .894 OPS
Nick Madrigal (2B) 1-for-4, CS (3), .377 BA, .884 OPS
Blake Rutherford (RF) 3-for-4, R, .241 BA, 618 OPS **MVP**
Matt Tomshaw (SP) 4 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7K, HR, 83 pitches/54 strikes, L (2-4), 3.18 ERA
Codi Heuer (RP) 2 IP, 2 H, K, 2.25 ERA

Birmingham took the lead in the first on a Ti’quan Forbes sacrifice fly, scoring Luis Robert, but 1-0 would be the extent of Baron good fortunes this afternoon. Matt Tomshaw was roughed up a touch, and the offense never really got unwound: just one extra-base hit (Trey Michalczewski double) and took no walks in the game.

Lynchburg Hillcats 12, Winston-Salem Dash 9 (11)

Tyler Frost (CF) 3-for-6, 2 R, RBI (25), HR (7), SB (8), E (3), .245 BA, .745 OPS **MVP**
Jameson Fisher (1B) 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI (24), BB, K, .257 BA, .795 OPS
Zach Remillard (SS) 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI (22), HR (5), 2 BB, SB (5), .310 BA, .824 OPS
Jorgan Cavanerio (SP) 4 23 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, 99 pitches/59 strikes, 4.10 ERA
Vince Arobio (RP) 2 IP, 2 H, K, 0.00 ERA

The Dash rallied to eventually tie the game in the ninth inning, when Tyler Frost hit a one-out solo shot to knot the game 7-7. One inning earlier, Winston-Salem had put up a crooked five to close to within 7-6; at 7-1, Jameson Fisher hit a two-run single, and Zach Remillard did the rest of the dirty work with a massive, three-run clout to creep W-S ever closer.

One inning earlier, Evan Skoug and manager Justin Jirischele were ejected from the game after Skoug was called out on strikes to end the seventh inning.

Kannapolis Intimidators 4, Augusta GreenJackets 3 (10)

Ian Dawkins (CF) 0-for-5, 3 K, .330 BA, .835 OPS
Alex Destino (RF) 3-for-5, R, 2 RBI (29), HR (6), .281 BA, .825 OPS
Corey Zangari (1B) 2-for-4, R, BB, .221 BA, .759 OPS
Jhoandro Alfaro (C) 2-for-4, RBI (5), K, SB (3), .162 BA, .490 OPS
Johan Dominguez (SP) 5 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 6 K, 87 pitches/57 strikes, 2.05 ERA **MVP**
Lane Ramsey (RP) 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K, W (2-3), 2.29 ERA

Jhoandro Alfaro was the first hero of the game, singling in a run with two outs in the eighth to tie the game 3-3. Two innings later, in extras, the GJs intentionally walked Corey Zangari to put two runners on with no outs. When Romy Gonzalez laid down a solid sacrifice bunt, August pitcher JJ Santa ho-ho-hoed a throw wide of first base, allowing “runner on second base in extras” dude Bryce Bush to scamper home with the winning run. Walk-off, baby!

Hey, way to not pick the same MVP, Kanny!

(Cameron Simmons rocking some BP)

Missoula Osprey 7, Great Falls Voyagers 4

Harvin Mendoza (1B) 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB, K, 2B (2), .296 BA, 1.079 OPS
Lency Delgado (SS) 3-for-4, 3 RBI (7), K, 2B (2), .226 BA, .563 OPS **MVP**
Dan Metzdorf (SP) 3 IP, BB, 3 K, 37 pitches/23 strikes, 1.80 ERA
Jack Maynard 1 23 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, K, HR, 7.36 ERA
Brayan Herrera (RP) 1 23 IP, H, 4 K, 6.75 ERA

Great Falls, behind an innings or pitch-count abbreviated start from Dan Metzdorf, commanded a lead for most of this game. Then came the seventh inning, when Jack Maynard came on and spit the bit, handing the Osprey the five runs that would prove more than enough for the win. Shame, though, as Lency Delgado, of all people, is proving an RBI machine, racking up his seventh ribbie in just nine games.

AZL Brewers Gold 4, AZL White Sox 1

Misael Gonzalez (CF) 2-for-5, 2 K, .250 BA, .600 OPS **MVP**
Victor Torres (C) 1-for-4, 3 K, E (2), .143 BA, .286 OPS
Jeremiah Burke (SP) 4 23 IP, 9 H, 4 R/3ER, BB, 4 K, HR, “36 pitches/31 strikes,” 3.52 ERA

I saw a tweet today chastising the Chicago Bulls for scooping up just one undrafted free agent after last week’s draft to fill out its Summer League or D-League roster, and how that was representative of a certain Jerry Reinsdorf cheapness. Well, every major league team in the AZL besides the Sox seemingly having two clubs also may not look too inspiring to South Side fans. Something called “Brewers Gold” handed the singular AZL Sox their lunch today. Seventeenth-rounder Jeremiah Burke did not have the luck spun in his pro debut, this time surrendering nine hits in just 4 23 innings for the loss. Pretty cool control, if I do say so myself, JB. (The Kurse of the Kooky Desert Pitch Counts strikes again!)