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White Sox Minor League Update August 29, 2021

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Everybody loses today, woohoo, but some important prospects still homered to salvage a bad day in the farm system

José Rodríguez went yard again today, as the Dash lost.
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With a roster crunch in Chicago, the Knights had a MLB bench player caliber lineup with just two batters in the lineup today not playing with the Sox yet. However, they did not play like that today. They were only able to come away with five hits, and though two were homers, it was not enough to win. Blake Rutherford got the Knights started with a solo homer in the first inning.

Zack Collins, who just recently lost his job to Seby Zavala, is back in Charlotte and already hitting homers.

That was it for offense, those were all three runs, but the pitching was pretty good up until the last two innings. Kade McClure got the start and was much better today than his first few games in Triple-A. He just allowed a run and at this point, most pitchers are getting up to their inning or pitch count limits so he only went 3 23 innings. The bullpen started out really well, including a good outing from Evan Marshall. Where it got bad was with the final two pitchers used, Hunter Schryver and Ryan Burr. Schryver was the reason Charlotte was down 2-1 at the time of Collins’ two-run homer, and then Burr blew the save in the ninth with three runs allowed, including a go-ahead, two-run homer for Durham.

Poll

Who was the Knights MVP?

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  • 30%
    Zack Collins: 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K
    (24 votes)
  • 35%
    Blake Rutherford: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 K
    (28 votes)
  • 34%
    Kade McClure: 3 2⁄3 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K
    (27 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

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  • 88%
    Ryan Burr: 1 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K
    (76 votes)
  • 9%
    Micker Adolfo: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Hunter Schryver: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K
    (2 votes)
86 votes total Vote Now

Early game woes doom the Barons for a loss, as they fell back into a tie for the playoffs with the Biscuits. Johan Dominguez started the game and allowed seven on the eight runs Montgomery scored in just four innings. The runs were split between two innings, a four-run first and a three-run fourth. The bullpen was actually very good, but there was not much they could do since the Barons offense could not come all the way back from a 7-1 deficit. Of note, Alec Hansen had a shutout inning but he did still walk two batters. Yoelvin Silven had a good outing as well, in his second go at Double-A batters.

That offense was lead by Yoelqui Céspedes and Carlos Pérez with two hits each. For Céspedes, he has been on a bit of a slump lately, so hopefully this two-hit performance is the start of another good run. He was also active on base both times, with two stolen bases.

Poll

Who was the Barons MVP?

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  • 79%
    Yoelqui Céspedes: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
    (63 votes)
  • 20%
    Carlos Pérez: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 0 K
    (16 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

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  • 96%
    Johan Dominguez: 4 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 5 K
    (62 votes)
  • 3%
    Jameson Fisher: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K
    (2 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now

The Dash took advantage of the few chances they had on base while Luis Mieses and José Rodríguez both went deep in the 9-6 loss. Rodríguez got the offense started for both teams with a leadoff homer in the first; it was his third homer since his promotion.

Mieses added his homer by the end of the game, to at least make the ninth inning a little interesting.

They were the majority of the offense, with most of the RBI and hits, and with them being the best prospects in the lineup, it does make sense. Nobody else did well, so the Dash came up short.

The pitching was especially bad, as six of the seven pitchers allowed a run. Karan Patel got the start and was probably the second-best pitcher of the night. The best, who did not allow a single run, was Sammy Peralta.

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    José Rodríguez: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
    (53 votes)
  • 10%
    Luis Mieses: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
    (6 votes)
59 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Cooper Bradford: 1 1⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K
    (6 votes)
  • 89%
    Edgar Navarro: 1 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K
    (49 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now

This was just a really bad game, seriously, a 15-0 loss is embarrassing for everybody. Yes, Adam Hackenberg did get two hits to keep the good start to his pro career going, but he still caught pitchers who allowed 15 runs. So here, just vote on who was the least bad and the worst of the worst.

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Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

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  • 67%
    Adam Hackenberg: 2-for-5, 0 BB, 2 K
    (31 votes)
  • 32%
    Fraser Ellard: 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K
    (15 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Martin Carrasco: 3 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K
    (12 votes)
  • 19%
    Garvin Alston Jr.: 2⁄3 IP, 2 ER (5 R), 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
    (8 votes)
  • 51%
    Hunter Speer: 1 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 0 K
    (21 votes)
41 votes total Vote Now