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White Sox Minor League Update: June 6, 2021

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Rain impacted two games today, while the Dash put up a fight to almost win and the Cannon Ballers bats had no lit fuse

Travis Moniot had a pretty good weekend for the Dash.
Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

The Knights did their best 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series imitation this week vs. the Nashville Sounds: Although Charlotte was outscored, 26-19 over six games, it won four of six from one of the hottest teams in professional baseball. The Sounds came into Charlotte at 19-4, but left scratching their heads.

Mother Nature helped out today, as Charlotte avoided any late offensive eruptions from powerful Nashville when the game was called by rain after six innings. Probably for the best, as after falling behind, 3-0, the Sounds had rallied for tallies in their fifth and sixth frames.

The offense was provided by Gavin Sheets, with his first homer (fifth on the season) since getting back from his “phantom” call-up to the White Sox last week. Brian Goodwin also added two hits.

On the other hand, as Sheets has pretty well handled right field, not his natural position (13 flawless chances in 10 starts), he made his fourth error at first base (yep, his natural spot) today. Hm.

We had a man on the ground in Anders Johanson to get a live, in-person viewing of Jimmy Lambert and the Knights, so hop on over there to get the full scoop on a strong start from Lambert.

The bullpen wasn’t so hot today, though, so let’s skip chatting about them, other than to note the most vultured, sniped win ever — Will Carter entered in the seventh inning and was awarded the win for striking out a guy before the rain washed away the final three frames.

Poll

Who was the MVP of Charlotte’s 3-2, rain-shortened win over Nashville?

This poll is closed

  • 34%
    Jimmy Lambert: 4 2⁄3 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
    (39 votes)
  • 0%
    Will Carter: 1⁄3 IP, K, nine pitches, most hilarious sniped win EVER
    (1 vote)
  • 61%
    Gavin Sheets: 2-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, LOB, E
    (70 votes)
  • 1%
    Brian Goodwin: 2-for-2, BB
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jake Burger: 1-for-2, R, BB
    (1 vote)
113 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cold Cat of Charlotte’s 3-2, rain-shortened win over Nashville?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Tim Beckham: 0-for-2, BB, 2 K, 3 LOB
    (43 votes)
  • 21%
    Zach Remillard: 0-for-2, K, 3 LOB
    (16 votes)
  • 6%
    Kodi Medeiros: 1⁄3 IP, 2 BB, K
    (5 votes)
  • 12%
    Connor Sadzeck: IP, H, ER, HR
    (9 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

Birmingham Barons - Postponed (Rain)

The game will be made up later in the season, at Tennessee, so the Barons lose a home game from their schedule.


From down and out to an improbable comeback, the Dash thought they might have stolen one late today. But in the end, it was Winston-Salem going down in walk-off fashion, 7-6. The main reason for the Dash loss is situational hitting. The Dash had 14 hits and had two walks on top of that, for 16 base runners. They were 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base

Yolbert Sánchez and Travis Moniot led the way for the lineup with three hits each. Moniot had the only homer of the day, a two-run shot in the ninth inning.

Davis Martin has been impressive this season and though he only allowed one run today, it was a battle. He allowed 10 batters to reach base (seven hits and three walks) and did not have his strikeout pitch going. The bullpen is where all the traffic finally caught up with the Dash: Cooper Bradford allowed three runs in the fifth, and then Caleb Freeman blew the save in the ninth by allowing a game-losing, two-run homer.

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Yolbert Sánchez: 3-for-5, 0 BB, 0 K
    (9 votes)
  • 83%
    Travis Moniot: 3-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
    (55 votes)
  • 3%
    Davis Martin: 4 IP, 1 ER (2 R), 7 H, 3 BB, 2 K
    (2 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 77%
    Cooper Bradford: 1 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K
    (41 votes)
  • 22%
    Caleb Freeman: 1 2⁄3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
    (12 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now

They had a chance for a .500 week, but the Cannon Ballers could not put anything together in this one. Matthew Thompson got the start, and his pitching woes over his last few games continued. He was unable to finish the fifth inning after allowing four runs, thanks in part to a whopping six walks. He did not have good command today, and actually threw 41 balls compared to 35 strikes, so a lot of his problems were of his own making. The bullpen, in large part, was good, the only slacker was Jesus Valles, who allowed two runs.

The offense was obviously not good, as the Cannon Ballers were shutout. Kannapolis could only muster six base runners and struck out 11 times — not great. Iván González (two hits) and Bryan Ramos combined for their three hits. Since their demotions, Luis Mieses and Harvin Mendoza have been unable to take advantage of easier competition thus far, and went a combined 0-for-8 in this one.

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Iván González: 2-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K
    (46 votes)
  • 0%
    Brandon Bossard: 0-for-1, 2 BB, 1 K
    (0 votes)
  • 60%
    Rigo Fernández: 1 2⁄3 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
    (69 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Matthew Thompson: 4 1⁄3 IP, 4 ER, 2 H, 6 BB, 7 K
    (43 votes)
  • 11%
    Jesus Valles: 2⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    Lency Delgado: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    James Beard: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K
    (1 vote)
53 votes total Vote Now