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White Sox Minor League Update: August 21

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Five wins in seven tries? Do not adjust your TV set, it was a magical day in the White Sox organization

Somewhere in the middle of the scrum, Romy González has just pocketed his second homer of the contest for Charlotte, and a game-winner at that.
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Knockdown in the seventh, TKO in the bottom of the ninth, as the Knights walk off the Tides, creeping to just 4 12 games back of Norfolk in the process. Take that, Ginny! What’s craziest of all is that the hero today was new to Charlotte, the ascendant Romy González, who followed up what was already a 1-for-3 debut with a homer with a walk-off, three-run homer.

Welcome to Charlotte, big dog.

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-3 with two Ks in his first rehab game (DH) while Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 playing first base in one of his final rehab games.

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Charlotte rallied for a walk-off win vs. Norfolk. Who was the MVP?

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  • 90%
    Romy González: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, walk-off three-run HR
    (92 votes)
  • 0%
    Really, you want other options?
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    OK, Jimmy Lambert: 4 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Nik Turley: 1 1⁄3 IP, 3 K
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Yasmani Grandal: 2-for-3, did not injure himself at first base
    (8 votes)
102 votes total Vote Now

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Charlotte rallied for a walk-off win vs. Norfolk. Who was the Cold Cat?

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  • 74%
    Kodi Medeiros: 1⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, K, BLOWN SAVE
    (58 votes)
  • 5%
    Matt Foster: 1 2⁄3 IP, H, ER, 2 K, HR
    (4 votes)
  • 20%
    Billy Hamilton: 0-for-3, 2 K in first rehab game
    (16 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now

Birmingham figured out a crafty way to avoid a doubleheader split! Just cancel the nightcap. Hey Barons, I joke, I joke, you’re the only decent team in the system. That said, this one was a seven-inning pitchers’ duel won by the B-ham Tripod of Terror: Davis Martin, JB Olson and Anderson Severino. The trio gave up just one run on four hits, and had an extremely efficient seven innings, throwing just 73 pitches. The offense, such as it was, consisted of a Yolbert Sánchez home run and a JJ Muno RBI single.

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Birmingham won a squeaker on Saturday. Who was the Barons MVP?

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  • 17%
    Davis Martin: 4 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K
    (11 votes)
  • 82%
    Yolbert Sánchez: 2-for-3, HR, R, RBI
    (53 votes)
  • 0%
    JJ Muno: 1-for-3, RBI, K, LOB
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Joe DeCarlo: 1-for-2, 2B, BB, R
    (0 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

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Birmingham won a close one on Saturday. Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

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  • 70%
    Ian Dawkins: 0-for-3, 3 K, LOB
    (38 votes)
  • 24%
    Jameson Fisher: 1-for-3, 3 LOB, 2 GIDP
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    JB Olson: 2 IP, 2 H, ER, WIN
    (3 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

Kaleb Roper has just had a helluva rough year, and he was absolutely pummeled in the doubleheader opener tonight. In a mere 77 pitches, Roper notched 11 outs but left the wreckage of 10 hits and eight runs (seven earned). Sammy Peralta was actually worse. Highlights of this abomination? José Rodríguez continuing to butcher High-A pitching, with three hits and an average tilting out at .424.

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Winston-Salem was clobbered in its doubleheader opener on Saturday. Who was the MVP?

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  • 96%
    José Rodríguez: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
    (55 votes)
  • 0%
    Luis Curbelo: 1-for-3, R, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 2 K, 2 LOB
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    McKinley Moore: IP, H, K, 11 pitches/10 strikes
    (2 votes)
57 votes total Vote Now

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Winston-Salem was clobbered in its doubleheader opener on Saturday. Who was the Cold Cat?

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  • 86%
    Kaleb Roper: 3 2⁄3 IP, 10 H, 8 R/7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR, LOSS
    (39 votes)
  • 6%
    Sammy Peralta: 1 1⁄3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Jagger Rusconi: 0-for-4, 4 K, LOB
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Lázaro Leal: 0-for-3, K, 2 LOB, E
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Gunnar Troutwine: 1-for-3, 2B, 2 K, PB
    (0 votes)
45 votes total Vote Now

What a difference one game makes, as this bullpen nightcap was pitched masterfully by Yoelvin Silven, Edgar Navarro, Vince Arobio and Brian Glowicki, combining for seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball, and perhaps more impressively, no walks against 10 Ks. Offense was hardly needed, but plentiful, as this time Rodríguez (two more hits, now batting .432) was joined in the clubbing by Luis Mieses, Lázaro Leal and Samir Dueñez.

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Winston-Salem did the clobbering in its doubleheader nightcap on Saturday. Who was the MVP?

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  • 2%
    Brian Glowicki: 2 IP, 2 H, 4 K, SAVE
    (1 vote)
  • 13%
    José Rodríguez: 2-for-4, RBI, SB, CS
    (6 votes)
  • 46%
    Luis Mieses: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, K, LOB
    (20 votes)
  • 37%
    Lázaro Leal: 2-for-4, R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR, K, 2 LOB
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Samir Dueñez: 2-for-3, R, 2B, BB, LOB
    (0 votes)
43 votes total Vote Now

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Winston-Salem did the clobbering in its doubleheader nightcap on Saturday. Who was the Cold Cat?

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  • 89%
    Evan Skoug: 0-for-4, 2 K, 4 LOB, PB
    (34 votes)
  • 10%
    Jagger Rusconi: 0-for04, R, 2 K, 3 LOB
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Caberea Weaver: 1-for-3, R, 2 K, 3 LOB, SB
    (0 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

Down East entered tonight’s action with more than twice as many wins as the woebegon Cannon Ballers, but Drew Dalquist stood tall and told the Wood Ducks not on my watch. Actually, Dalquist sort of Nuke LaLooshed it tonight, sparing just two hits over five shutout innings but cramming five walks into the mix. Still, it was good enough for his second win in 11 decisions. Lookit the top of the Kanny order, even without Popeye Rodríguez the fellas went 9-of-17 with almost literally all of the run production.

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Kannapolis upset Down East on Saturday. Who was the CBs MVP?

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  • 2%
    James Beard: 2-for-4, R, RBI, BB
    (1 vote)
  • 40%
    Harvin Mendoza: 3-for-4, R, 2 RBI, 3B, LOB
    (19 votes)
  • 2%
    Adam Hackenberg: 2-for-4, R, RBI, K, 2 LOB, E
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Angel Acevedo: 3 IP, BB, 3 K, HOLD
    (4 votes)
  • 46%
    Drew Dalquist: 5 IP, 2 H, 5 BB, 4 K, WIN
    (22 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now

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Kannapolis upset Down East on Saturday. Who was the CBs Cold Cat?

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  • 14%
    Theo Denlinger: IP, H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K, HR
    (6 votes)
  • 85%
    Wilber Sánchez: 0-for-4, K, 5 LOB
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    Samil Polanco: 0-for-4, K, 3 LOB
    (0 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now

It was a fair mauling in Arizona, as the rookie Chisox slapped 13 hits on the Dodgers, with the win never really in doubt. Johnny Ray vultured an undeserved win, but on the batting side it was the remarkable Wilfred Veras leading the way. Second-rounder Wes Kath (two hits) continues to outperform top pick Colson Montgomery (one hit, fourth error).

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The ACL White Sox took the Dodgers to the shed on Saturday. Who was the MVP?

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  • 9%
    Gil Luna Jr.: 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K, SAVE
    (4 votes)
  • 42%
    Wilfred Veras: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, K
    (18 votes)
  • 16%
    Wes Kath: 2-for-5, RBI, K, 3 LOB
    (7 votes)
  • 4%
    Benyamin Bailey: 2-for-4, 2 R, BB, 2 LOB
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Terrell Tatum: 2-for-3, R, 2 BB, 2B, K, 2 LOB
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    Noah Owen: 3 IP, 3 H, 6 K
    (5 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

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The ACL White Sox took the Dodgers to the shed on Saturday. Who was the Cold Cat?

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  • 15%
    Johnny Ray: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 K, HR, WIN
    (6 votes)
  • 81%
    Anthony Espinoza: 0-for-5, 2 K, 7 LOB, GIDP
    (31 votes)
  • 2%
    Jefferson Mendoza: 1-for-5, R, RBI, 2 K, 8 LOB
    (1 vote)
38 votes total Vote Now

Believe it or not, the DSL White Sox once held a lead in this game. But fast as lightning, the game was 12-1 Friars, and perhaps this one was cause of a 10-run rule, as the Sox hurlers kept piling on walks and the hitters leaving men on base. That stuff can leave a scar.

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The DSL White Sox took a doleful drubbing from the Friars on Saturday. Who was the MVP?

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  • 17%
    Carlos Hinestroza: 1⁄3 IP, mercifully ended the game
    (6 votes)
  • 20%
    Alvaro Aguero: 2-for-5, R, RBI, 3B, SB, K, 2 LOB
    (7 votes)
  • 60%
    Randel Mondesi: 2-for-2, R, 2 SB
    (21 votes)
  • 2%
    Roberth Gutierrez: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, LOB
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Carlos Gomez: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, K, 3 LOB, GIDP, E
    (0 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

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The DSL White Sox took a doleful drubbing from the Friars on Saturday. Who was the Cold Cat?

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  • 89%
    Jorge Ferrer: 2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, LOSS
    (26 votes)
  • 6%
    Daniel González: IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB, K, E
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Dionicio Jiménez: IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Francisco Benitez: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Oriel Castro: 1 2⁄3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Carlos Jiménez: 0-for-4, BB, 5 LOB, GIDP
    (1 vote)
29 votes total Vote Now