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White Sox Minor League Update: June 8, 2019

Unless you flew to the Dominican Republic, you couldn’t see a White Sox affiliate finish a game on Saturday

Raindrops are falling on our heads: The Charlotte Knights called their game after a three-hour rain delay.
Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville BatsSuspended in the fourth inning (rain)

Fans waited through a three-hour rain delay at Knights Stadium. After an initial delay, the teams ended up making it to the bottom of the fourth, tied 2-2, before the rain came back around. The game resumes at 1:05 P.M. Sunday, with the regularly-scheduled game to follow.


Birmingham Barons vs. Mobile BayBears — Postponed (rain)


Winston-Salem Dash vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans — Postponed (rain)


Kannapolis Intimidators vs. Augusta GreenJackets — Postponed (rain)


DSL Orioles vs. DSL White Sox — Postponed (rain)

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KIDDING! Nope, there was enough sun in the Dominican to squeeze the game in ...

DSL Orioles 8, DSL White Sox 5

Johnabiell Lauerano (CF): 2-for-5, 2 K, picked off (albeit cleverly), CS (2) (.294 BA, .721 OPS)
Enoy Jiménez (of the Eloy Jiménezes) (2B): 0-for-1, R, BB (.000 BA, .500 OPS)
Wilber Sanchez (SS): 0-for-2, 3 BB, K (.333 BA, .894 OPS)
Lazaro Leal (1B): 0-for-4, RBI (8), BB (.320 BA, 1.012 OPS)
Donicio Jiménez (not of the Eloy Jiménezes) (SP): 3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, BB, 4 K, L (0-2) (12.27 ERA)
Luis Nin (RP): 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K (4.00 ERA) **MVP**

Lauerano gets kudos for managing to get picked off of first base in the second inning, but turning it into an “RBI pickoff” after the Orioles catcher overthrew second base. That’s how scoring in this ballgame began, and two runs later (with the Orioles up, 2-1), still no run had been scored off of anything but a misplay on the diamond. DSL, baby.

The DSL Chisox are apparently unable to handle the surprising bounty of a .500 record, as the club fell behind 7-1 before remembering, hey, those guys in the other dugout are just as woefully raw at base-balling as we are! Thus began a 4-1 run to get back into the game. The key play in the comeback, as it were — check that, the most unorthodox play ... wait, still, check that, the most hilarious scoring play came in the fifth, when Lazaro Leal flew out to center field and Wilber Sánchez was doubled up trying to advance to second base. But, ha! Joke’s on you, Baltimore DSL: Anthony Espinoza scored on the play to cut your lead to 7-3, and all it cost the Chicago side was two outs!

Starter Donicio Jiménez was pretty bad for the DSL Sox, giving up seven runs, all earned; pause now to realize how close to impossible it is to give up seven runs in the DSL and have them all be earned.

To review:
DSL White Sox Run No. 1 wild pitch
DSL White Sox Run No. 2 wild pitch
DSL White Sox Run No. 3 8-6-5 double play
DSL White Sox Run No. 4 wild pitch
DSL White Sox Run No. 5 balk