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White Sox Minor League Update: September 19, 2021

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Only the Knights are left standing, even after their brutal loss, as Birmingham’s season ends short of the playoffs due to a rainout.

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
Seby Zavala hit his seventh Triple-A homer.
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This was not a season-ender for Charlotte, but they have to be very excited that the end is near after this loss its their record to 45-75, 30 wins below .500.

This was a 4-4 game heading in to the eighth inning, and it took that inning to make it 9-4 in favor of Durham. The offense was not very effective outside of three homers, from Mikie Mahtook, Zach Remillard, and Seby Zavala. It was Mahtook’s 25th homer of the season, in ia lot with fewer games than a normal MLB season.

The pitching wasn’t great, but really only two pitchers messed up. Hunter Schryver allowed three runs in the fifth inning, and Lane Ramsey allowed five in the eighth. Ramsey didn’t even record an out. For the guys that were good, Alex McRae went the longest in the game (3 23 innings) with just one run allowed, which is pretty impressive considering he gave up six hits and didn’t strike out a batter. Anderson Severino also extended his Triple-A scoreless streak to 10 innings, with a perfect ninth.

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Who was the Knights MVP?

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  • 64%
    Mikie Mahtook: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
    (35 votes)
  • 7%
    Seby Zavala: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 K
    (4 votes)
  • 27%
    Zach Remillard: 1-for-2, 1 HR, 1 BB, 0 K
    (15 votes)
54 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

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  • 2%
    Hunter Schryver: 1 1⁄3 IP, 3 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 1 K
    (1 vote)
  • 97%
    Lane Ramsey: 0 IP, 5 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K
    (47 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now

Montgomery’s six-game winning streak (including four against Birmingham this series) combined with four straight losses by the Barons leaves the lone Sox affiliate with a winning record a half-game outside of the playoffs. Last night’s game was ended early due to weather, and the finale wasn’t even played, making this not just a colossal collapse by Birmingham, but a soggy one. But at least the Barons won their division!


The season finale is in the books, and the Dash added one more loss to finish 43-76.

Besides some decent pitching and Luis Mieses, it was not a great way to end. The Dash offense only came away with five hits, two of which were off Mieses’ bat. It was not a good day in the field, either, with three errors. None of them led to an unearned run, but extending an inning with bad defense is not good baseball.

What was good baseball, or at least better than what the position players did, was the pitching. Jesùs Valles started and went four innings with two earned runs, so on track for a quality start. Taylor Broadway took over for a shutout appearance, and since the Knights have more games to play, maybe he will get one more promotion to add to his total after starting out in the ACL? The final two runs allowed came from Wilber Perez and Yoelvin Silven, which gave Ashville the lead and just enough runs to win the game, 4-3.

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Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Jesùs Valles: 4 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K
    (2 votes)
  • 94%
    Luis Mieses: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
    (33 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Yoelvin Silven: 1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K
    (2 votes)
  • 20%
    Harvin Mendoza: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 Error
    (6 votes)
  • 72%
    Evan Skoug: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 Error
    (21 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

An abysmal season is finally over for Kannapolis, after a 2-0 win to close 2021 out. The pitching was clearly remarkable, but boy would Rob Manfred have hated the number of pitchers they used to do it. The Cannon Ballers used seven pitchers for their shutout win, with only the starter (Sean Burke, with three innings pitched) going more than one inning. Burke was very good in his start, and if he wasn’t an important 2021 draftee he probably would have kept going, but there’s no need for that in the very last game. Of note for how dominant he was after being the last White Sox pick in the draft, Haylen Green finished his first pro season with no runs allowed — pretty remarkable.

The hitting wasn’t good, but didn’t need to do much. Six different batters had the six hits, and half of them were for extra bases. Caberea Weaver was not able to reach base today to get to 30 stolen bases. For the rest, it was at least a winning end to a very bad season for most on this squad.

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Who was the Kannapolis MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Sean Burke: 3 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K
    (32 votes)
  • 2%
    Haylen Green: 1 IP. 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K
    (1 vote)
  • 15%
    Shawn Goosenberg: 1-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 0 K
    (6 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Kannapolis Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Caberea Weaver: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 3 K
    (22 votes)
  • 12%
    Bryan Ramos: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 0 K
    (3 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now