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White Sox Minor League Update: June 24, 2021

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The Barons continue their walk-off ways and we will focus on that!

Craig Dedelow #26 bats from behind, mid-swing
Craig Dedelow, pictured, and Zack Granite propelled Birmingham to the win in the ninth, for maximum drama
Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox. All boxes below courtesy of MiLB.com
Knights/Sounds linescore
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This was a rude and sudden roller coaster for Charlotte, who led at points 2-0, 2-1, 4-1, 7-4, and 7-5. They never trailed until they lost. The top of the order went 10-for-20 with 4 walks while the bottom five went 2-for-21 with 3 walks.

Starting pitcher Mike Wright was five innings into a typical Mike Wright outing (that is, low-scoring) when things got shaky in the sixth. After a hit by pitch and a triple, Jake Burger made his 11th error of the year at third base, which allowed another run to score. A third would cross the plate, inherited and allowed by Ofreidy Gómez, before the inning ended, and the Sounds scored in every inning until the end of the game. Gómez was further victimized, Hunter Schryver was not effective in one inning, and after a Tim Beckham error allowed the first runner of the ninth on, Nik Turley threw a wild pitch and then gave up a walk-off single to Jamie Westbrook.

As mentioned earlier, the top half of the lineup had a great night, Matt Reynolds and Burger sharing three-hit nights, Beckham and Gavin Sheets with two apiece. Of Charlotte’s 12 hits, only two of them were for extra bases, both doubles off the bat of Reynolds (who also walked twice, making that five times on base). Burger knocked in three runs, Sheets two, and Reynolds one. On the season, Burger is up to a line of .303/.344/.579, and Sheets is at .294/.357/.477.

The team went 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position and left 15 on base.

Poll

Who was the Knights MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Matt Reynolds: 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB, K
    (56 votes)
  • 41%
    Jake Burger: 3-for-6, 3 RBI, K, E
    (41 votes)
  • 2%
    Gavin Sheets: 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    Tim Beckham: 2-for-5, R, BB, 2 K, E
    (1 vote)
100 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Mikie Mahtook: 0-for-5, 2 K
    (9 votes)
  • 43%
    Blake Rutherford: 0-for-5, 2 K
    (32 votes)
  • 43%
    Hunter Schryver: IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K (BS)
    (32 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

Blue Wahoos/Barons linescore
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What a couple of nights the Barons have had. They were close enough for a rally all game, trailing 1-0 through the middle of the fifth and 2-0 through mid-nine, and finally got it at almost the last possible moment. The only run that John Parke allowed over his five innings was a solo homer; he only gave up one other hit, walking two and striking out five. This is on the good side of closer to typical for Parke, who pitched out of the bullpen his last two times out and threw a one-inning, four-run clunker in his last start on June 10. Emilio Vargas pitched the rest of the game once Parke departed and was just about as good, allowing one run on four hits and a walk over four innings.

At the plate, the Barons had nothing until the ninth; all game before then, the offensive production was Laz Rivera’s two singles and JJ Muno’s one. Trailing 2-0, Muno walked, as did Joel Booker, then Romy González. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Zack Granite tied it up with a single, making it to second on the play. Wisely deciding to intentionally walk Micker Adolfo after learning their lesson last night, the Blue Wahoos then induced a popup from Carlos Pérez for the first out of the inning. Unfortunately for them, they still pitched to Craig Dedelow, who launched a fly ball deep enough for González to score the winning run from third.

Poll

Who was the Barons MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Craig Dedelow: 0-for-3, RBI, 2 K (game-winning sac fly)
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Zack Granite: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, K
    (5 votes)
  • 10%
    Laz Rivera: 2-for-3, PO
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    JJ Muno: 1-for-2, R, BB
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Joel Booker: 0-for-2, R, BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Romy González: 0-for-3, R, BB, 2 K
    (1 vote)
  • 71%
    John Parke: 5 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 5 K
    (41 votes)
57 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Carlos Pérez: 0-for-4
    (41 votes)
  • 2%
    Xavier Fernández: 0-for-2, BB
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Micker Adolfo: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 K
    (4 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

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Lenyn Sosa had another multi-hit game and Alex Destino reached base three times but the Dash fell to the Tourists, as all things eventually must, 7-1. Davis Martin bounced back from a four-run, ⅔-inning start last time out by stretching out four runs over four innings, hopefully just a step on his return to early-season, weirdly-dominant form. Isaiah Carranza had been starting games, but has thrown out of the bullpen his last couple of outings; tonight, he allowed three runs, but all unearned on the strength of back-to-back errors by Yolbert Sánchez at shortstop and Gunnar Troutwine behind the plate. Sal Biasi pitched a scoreless eighth, but the damage was done.

Sosa has been looking better and better after a slow start, and is up to .275/.304/.421 on the season. Even before adding in his 2-for-4 night tonight, over an eight-game hitting streak, Sosa is batting .452/.469/.645 with a home run, three doubles, one walk, and six strikeouts.

Ian Dawkins has a hit in eight straight, stretching back to before his recent IL stint. Sánchez and Yoelqui Céspedes were back-to-back in the lineup today and both went 1-for-5. Johan Cruz and Duke (not Dock) Ellis singled and Troutwine drew a walk. Ellis used the opportunity to steal yet another base and is up to 19 on the season, leading the league (in the majors, he would be trailing only Whit Merrifield by one, with about a month’s fewer games played).

Despite reaching base 12 times, the Dash scored only once.

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-4, RBI
    (34 votes)
  • 26%
    Alex Destino: 1-for-2, 2B, 2 BB, outfield assist
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Ian Dawkins: 1-for-4, BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Yolbert Sánchez: 1-for-5, R
    (2 votes)
49 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Davis Martin: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K (L)
    (26 votes)
  • 11%
    Tyler Osik: 0-for-4, K
    (5 votes)
  • 29%
    Gunnar Troutwine: 0-for-3, BB, 3 K, E
    (13 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

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Add this to the list of now 32 forgettable ones for the Cannon Ballers, who dropped this game late to Fayetteville after failing to find offense. Starter Jesus Valles kept Kannapolis in the lead through five, departing with a shutout and a two-hitter. It didn’t last, though, as Martin Carrasco, Sammy Peralta, and Marcus Evey all got scorched to the tune of six total runs (five earned) over the last four innings (although Evey did pick a guy off second).

The Ballers scrapped up five hits, two off the bat of Luis Mieses — one going for his third Ballers home run — and two from Harvin Mendoza, who hit a double and was also hit by a pitch. Second baseman Samil Polanco was the only other hit and baserunner, a single.

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Jesus Valles: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
    (27 votes)
  • 30%
    Luis Mieses: 2-for-4, HR, R, RBI
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    Harvin Mendoza: 2-for-2, 2B, RBI
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Samil Polanco: 1-for-3, GIDP
    (1 vote)
42 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Martin Carrasco: 1 ⅔ IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K (L, BS)
    (21 votes)
  • 0%
    José Rodríguez: 0-for-4, K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Chase Krogman: 0-for-4, K
    (0 votes)
  • 24%
    Bryan Ramos: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    DJ Gladney: 0-for-4, R, 2 K
    (1 vote)
  • 16%
    Caberea Weaver: 0-for-3, K, 2 E
    (6 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now