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White Sox Minor League Update: July 24, 2021

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Just two wins tonight, but one featured Angel Acevedo with a dynamite start for Kannapolis

If he keeps pitching like he did on Saturday, we will have to actually find and run Kannapolis photos of Angel Acevedo.
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It was a bullpen day gone wrong, as high-hoped bullpen lefties Kodi Medeiros, Hunter Schryver and Jace Fry all failed in tonight’s 9-4 loss. So let’s just talk about the hitters, who fared better, headlined by Micker Adolfo enjoying his first Triple-A double and first outfield assist (gunning down Kevin Padlo at home plate, the same Padlo the SSS sim White Sox traded for from the Rays in 2020). Matt Reynolds joined Adolfo with two hits, and the Charlotte attack was balanced, with every batter but Marco Hernández tapping at least one hit. The offense simply wasn’t enough to overcome the southpaw sluicing.

Both Eloy Jiménez and Yermín Mercedes, rehabbing in their own distinctive ways, it turns out, went 1-for-4. Mercedes caught, without issue but for one sack stolen on him.

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Charlotte lost, 9-4, on Saturday. Who was its MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Matt Foster: 1 1⁄3 IP, 2 K
    (2 votes)
  • 96%
    Micker Adolfo: 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, K, 2 LOB, RF assist at home plate
    (76 votes)
  • 1%
    Matt Reynolds: 2-for-4, K, 2 LOB
    (1 vote)
79 votes total Vote Now

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Charlotte lost, 9-4, on Saturday. Who was its Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 94%
    Kodi Medeiros: IP, 5 H, 5 ER, K, 2 HR, BLOWN SAVE, LOSS, WP
    (74 votes)
  • 5%
    Jace Fry: 2⁄3 IP, H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Hunter Schryver: IP, 2 H, ER, BB, K, HR
    (0 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now

A heartbreaker in Chattanooga tonight, but not because of a leaky bullpen. In fact the Barons firemen tossed five scoreless at the Lookouts, desperately hoping for some support from the bats. It was not to come, but for an RBI double with none out in the ninth from Carlos Pérez. But with three shots to tie it or take the lead, B-ham floundered, with a fly out, single, and Yolbert Sánchez game-finishing, double-play grounder.

Notable: Alec Hansen threw in his first game since June 11, when he was placed on the Minor League Development List. I did not know there was such a thing as a Minor League Development List, which is not for injuries but, yep, development. So apparently, Hansen was working some issues out at Camelback Ranch, under the watchful eyes of White Sox coaches and trainers. Whatever he accomplished over the past six weeks, it looked good tonight, a scoreless fifth inning, with a walk and a K. Eight of 15 pitches for strikes, believe it or not, is something to build on.

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Birmingham lost, 2-1, on Saturday. Who was its MVP?

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  • 23%
    Jake Elliott: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K, 31 pitches/23 strikes
    (15 votes)
  • 12%
    Carlos Pérez: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 LOB, GIDP
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    JJ Muno: 1-for-3, R, BB, K, 2 LOB
    (0 votes)
  • 40%
    Alec Hansen: IP, BB, K, 15 pitches/8 strikes
    (26 votes)
  • 24%
    Ian Dawkins: 2-for-3
    (16 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

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Birmingham lost, 2-1, on Saturday. Who was its Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Jason Bilous: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K, HR, LOSS
    (14 votes)
  • 64%
    Craig Dedelow: 0-for-3, 2 K, LOB
    (33 votes)
  • 7%
    Mitch Roman: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (4 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now

Though the Dash made a late effort to steal this one back from the BlueClaws, that effort necessitated the bullpen snuffing any further Jersey Shore scoring. Mission: Failed. None of the three Winston-Salem pitchers were particularly sharp, and with nine left on base (19 total LOB), the recipe tasted like losing. Lenyn Sosa, Yoelqui Céspedes, Luis Curbelo and Jagger Rusconi all chipped in two hits, while rehabbing Luis Robert roamed center field and went 1-for-4 with a K.

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Winston-Salem lost, 7-6, on Saturday. Who was its MVP?

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  • 5%
    Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-5, RBI, K, 2 LOB
    (4 votes)
  • 38%
    Yoelqui Céspedes: 2-for-5, RBI, 2 K, 2 LOB
    (28 votes)
  • 34%
    Luis Curbelo: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB
    (25 votes)
  • 19%
    Jagger Rusconi: 2-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 K, E
    (14 votes)
  • 2%
    Travis Moniot: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, K, 2 LOB
    (2 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

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Winston-Salem lost, 7-6, on Saturday. Who was its Cold Cat?

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  • 79%
    Dan Metzdorf: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR, E, pickoff at 1B, WP
    (38 votes)
  • 2%
    Trey Jeans: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 5 K, HR, LOSS
    (1 vote)
  • 18%
    Alex Destino: 0-for-4, R, BB, 2 K, 3 LOB
    (9 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now

Tell me the number of games Kannapolis has won this year in which José Rodríguez failed to get a hit. No, seriously, tell me, it’s 2:30 a.m. and I’m not looking it up. Guess here is minimum zero, maximum one. Anyway, it happened, and the game wasn’t particularly close. Angel Acevedo had what is very likely his best start/outing of the year (again, 2:30, not checking), with just one earned over six innings, and let’s not minimize the effect some solid, deep starts can have on Kanny’s winning percentage — there have been precious, precious few this year. The law firm of Mieses & Mendoza (hi again, Julie, come back soon!) continues to feast on Low-A pitching, combining for six of the nine CBs hits tonight.

OK, final question, dear reader: How many games have the Cannon Ballers won when Rodríguez commits an error? Well, it theoretically could be 21, as the developing shortstop committed his 21st tonight.

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Jump back, honky cat, Kanny won, 7-1, on Saturday. Who was its MVP?

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  • 41%
    Angel Acevedo: 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR, WIN
    (27 votes)
  • 0%
    Yoelvin Silven: 2 IP, H, K
    (0 votes)
  • 47%
    Luis Mieses: 4-for-5, R, 3 RBI, LOB
    (31 votes)
  • 3%
    Harvin Mendoza: 2-for-4, BB, 2 K, 4 LOB
    (2 votes)
  • 7%
    Bryan Ramos: 1-for-3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, LOB
    (5 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Cold Cat of Kanny’s 7-1 win on Saturday?

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  • 88%
    Caberea Weaver: 0-for-5, 2 K, 7 LOB
    (44 votes)
  • 12%
    Chase Krogman: 0-for-4, BB, 3 K, LOB
    (6 votes)
50 votes total Vote Now

The bonus day off (again, was it a buffalo stampede? Dirt devil? Wild boar attack? Concessions meltdown? The ACL offers no deets) did not help the ACL White Sox, and specifically, Cristian Mena. Mena started and got no deeper into the game than the second inning, taking six earned on the chin. Falling behind 6-1 is a problem even for a good offense, and through 18 games now (13 losses), the ACL Pale Hose have not proven to have one of those. Misael González continued to make a case for Kanny, with another two hits, and, what ho, Elijah Tatís joining Gonzo with a pair.

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The ACL White Sox lost 7-4 to the Dodgers on Saturday. Who was their MVP?

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  • 39%
    Misael González: 2-for-5, R, HR, 2 RBI, K, LOB, CS, picked off 1B
    (21 votes)
  • 7%
    Anthony Espinoza: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB, K, LOB, E
    (4 votes)
  • 22%
    Elijah Tatís: 2-for-4, R, 3 LOB
    (12 votes)
  • 5%
    Homer Cruz: 2 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K
    (3 votes)
  • 24%
    Rigo Fernández: 2 2⁄3 IP, 4 K
    (13 votes)
53 votes total Vote Now

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The ACL White Sox lost 7-4 to the Dodgers on Saturday. Who was their Cold Cat?

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  • 75%
    Cristian Mena: 2 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, HR, LOSS
    (34 votes)
  • 24%
    Sam Abbott: 0-for-4, BB, 4 K, 4 LOB
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Ramon Laureano: 1-for-4, 2 K, 3 LOB
    (0 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

Well, this marks multiple wins for the system today, which these days qualifies as a huge night for it. Brian Carrion, apparently pitching every day in the DSL (?), chiseled his ERA below four, with four scoreless. Still, that effort, in a seven-inning game, wasn’t enough for the win, as the scoring rules are not adjusted for seven; Daniel González vultured the win, with two strong innings of his own. It was a good day for rookie ball-Gonzálezes! Alberto Bernal continues to roll, with a two-run homer. And Manuel Guariman continued to display a great batting eye, or at least an unwillingness to swing wildly at age 17, with three walks today and five in 13 plate appearances; he cut down one of three baserunners stealing as well.

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The DSL White Sox whitewashed the Tigers, 4-0, on Saturday. Who was their MVP?

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  • 0%
    Javier Mora: 0-for-1, R, 2 BB, K, SB
    (0 votes)
  • 28%
    Alberto Bernal: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, K
    (12 votes)
  • 7%
    Manuel Guariman: 0-for-1, 3 BB, 1-for-3 CS
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Victor Quezada: 1-for-3, R, 2B, BB, K, 2 LOB
    (1 vote)
  • 50%
    Brian Carrion: 4 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K
    (21 votes)
  • 9%
    Daniel González: 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K, WIN
    (4 votes)
  • 2%
    Yohemy Nolasco: IP, 2 K
    (1 vote)
42 votes total Vote Now

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The DSL White Sox whitewashed the Tigers, 4-0, on Saturday. Who was their Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Layant Tapia: 0-for-4, 2 K, 4 LOB
    (36 votes)
  • 2%
    Randel Mondesi: 0-for-4, K, LOB
    (1 vote)
37 votes total Vote Now