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White Sox Minor League Update: September 2, 2021

A light-hitting night in the minors sees Charlotte and Kanny Game One as the only victories

Yermín was ubíquitous for the Knights, having a hand in two of three runs scored
Laura Wolff / @KnightsBaseball
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It’s September and the bats are a little tired. Charlotte and Norfolk combined for 10 hits total in this one, the Knights squeaking out ahead at 3-1; this elevates their record to 41-64 and drops the Tides’ to 41-63. Yermín Mercedes featured heavily in the scoring tonight, singling Mikie Mahtook to third base in the second inning after Mahtook was hit by a pitch, then scoring when Ti’Quan Forbes singled him in (with Matt Reynolds hitting a sac fly to score Mahtook in between, although for some reason it’s not credited as such in the box score). Mercedes struck again in the fifth, singling in Zach Remillard after he was hit by a pitch (there’s something to be said for consistency). The Knights had no extra-base hits tonight.

Jimmy Lambert went all of two innings, allowing one run on a hit and two walks while striking out four; no word on why the early departure. In relief, the bullpen was excellent, throwing seven innings of shutout ball split between Will Carter, Hunter Schryver (credited with the win), Anderson Severino (who has yet to be scored upon in four Knights innings), Jace Fry (pitched longer and therefore better than the Tides’ Paul Fry), and Carl Edwards, Jr. (earning the save in his Knights debut).

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Who was the Knights MVP?

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  • 44%
    Yermín Mercedes: 2-for-4, R, RBI, 2 K
    (47 votes)
  • 3%
    Mikie Mahtook: 1-for-2, R, BB, HBP
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Ti’Quan Forbes: 1-for-4, RBI
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Zach Remillard: 0-for-4, R, HBP
    (1 vote)
  • 50%
    Bullpen: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K
    (53 votes)
105 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

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  • 62%
    Marco Hernandez: 0-for-4
    (50 votes)
  • 26%
    Zack Collins: 0-for-3, BB, K
    (21 votes)
  • 11%
    Jake Burger: 1-for-5, 2 K
    (9 votes)
80 votes total Vote Now

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Blake Battenfield was shaky at first and had baserunners aplenty to pitch around but ended up with a line that could have been much worse, a two-run second and a solo home run in the fifth the only runs he allowed. Caleb Freeman was excellent in two scoreless innings of relief, as he tends to be; so far with the Barons, he has a pitching line of 13 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, and 19 K. Zach Muckenhirn pitched a perfect ninth and is also having himself quite a year despite a high walk rate, 36 IP, 28 H, 8 R, 17 BB, 38 K.

However, the Barons weren’t able to generate much offense behind this, the top five in the lineup all going hitless while the bottom four each gathered one hit, Mitch Roman’s a double. Joe DeCarlo’s fourth-inning single scoring Tyler Neslony from a walk was their only run of the game.

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Who was the Barons MVP?

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  • 45%
    Joe DeCarlo: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K
    (21 votes)
  • 32%
    Mitch Roman: 1-for-3, 2B, K
    (15 votes)
  • 4%
    Tyler Neslony: 0-for-3, R, BB
    (2 votes)
  • 17%
    Ian Dawkins: 1-for-3, BB, K
    (8 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

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  • 98%
    Yoelkis Céspedes: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (59 votes)
  • 1%
    Carlos Pérez: 0-for-4
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jameson Fisher: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Craig Dedelow: 0-for-3, BB, K
    (0 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now

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If you had to guess one of the two players to get a hit for the Dash tonight, congratulations, you are soooo smart for guessing José Rodriguez. His sixth-inning single, a two-out eighth-inning double off the bat of Jeremiah Burks, and Luis Mieses’ fourth-inning walk were the entirety of the Dash offense. Duke Ellis went 0-for-3 in his return from the Injured List.

Kaleb Roper’s start did not match up to his six-inning, one-hit gem last time out; here, he allowed four runs in four innings, including three in an interesting third that went walk, RBI single, RBI double, single, RBI GIDP, pop out. In relief, Ryan Williamson struck out three in two sharp and scoreless innings. Edgar Navarro gave up no hits in his inning of work but did allow a run, the product of two walks and two HBPs. Cooper Bradford pitched a scoreless eighth, but to what end?

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Who was the Dash MVP?

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  • 50%
    José Rodriguez: 1-for-4
    (23 votes)
  • 47%
    Jeremiah Burks: 1-for-3, 2B, K
    (22 votes)
  • 2%
    Luis Mieses: 0-for-3, BB, K
    (1 vote)
46 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

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  • 50%
    Alex Destino: 0-for-4, 2 K, E, outfield assist (home)
    (21 votes)
  • 21%
    Luis Curbelo: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Harvin Mendoza: 0-for-3, K
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Samir Dueñez: 0-for-3
    (0 votes)
  • 21%
    Evan Skoug: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Duke Ellis: 0-for-3, K
    (0 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

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Kannapolis won a seven-inning thriller in the first half of a doubleheader on Thursday. Brooks Gosswein and Kohl Simas, a fourth-round draft pick making his Low-A debut and an undrafted free agent signing respectively, combined to shut out the Wood Ducks on three hits and a walk. All four baserunners were Gosswein’s; Simas pitched three perfect innings, striking out five, to end it. In the first 12 innings of Gosswein’s professional career, he has a line of 9 H, 1 R, 2 BB, and 11 K. Simas is putting up similarly dazzling numbers: 13 IP, 6 H, 3 R (1 ER), 3 BB, and 16 K.

It was a scoreless tie between the teams until the top of the seventh (a doubleheader ninth), both teams battened down by dominant pitching. In the ninth, though, AJ Gill singled to lead off the frame, followed by Jayson Gonzalez doing the same. Chase Krogman drew a walk and the Ballers had the bases loaded with nobody out. This outpouring almost went for naught as Misael Gonzalez grounded out, Wood Ducks electing for the out at home, and then Wilber Sanchez struck out swinging. On a full count and with two outs, though, James Beard drew a walk to force in the game-winning run. That would be it for scoring in the game; Simas handled the bottom of the inning with no difficulty, a fly ball and two swinging strikeouts.

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Who was the Cannon Ballers game one MVP?

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  • 31%
    Brooks Gosswein: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K
    (16 votes)
  • 68%
    Kohl Simas (W): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    James Beard: 0-for-3, RBI, BB, K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jayson Gonzalez: 1-for-3, R
    (0 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Cannon Ballers game one Cold Cat?

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  • 89%
    Wilber Sanchez: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (35 votes)
  • 5%
    Chase Krogman: 0-for-2, BB, 2 K
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Shawn Goosenberg: 1-for-4, 2 K
    (2 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now
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Game two was technically a similar story, if only on one side; while the Ballers were eventually able to get up to six hits in game one, they entered the ninth with only four, and in game two they only mustered three hits total as they were shut out in a lopsided loss. Third-rounder Sean Burke struck out five over 2 ⅔ innings but also allowed two runs (albeit one an inherited run that Angel Acevedo gave up a double to the first batter he faced to score). Acevedo gave up two runs of his own and Corey Stone allowed three in just ⅔ IP, allowing four straight singles to start the bottom of the sixth inning, throwing two wild pitches, hitting one batter, and walking one before being replaced by Rigo Fernandez, who induced a strikeout for the final Wood Ducks out.

All three hits in this game were doubles, two off the bat of Samil Polanco and one from James Beard. Chase Krogman drew a walk and Bryan Ramos and Anderson Comas were both hit by pitches. The Ballers whiffed 14 times.

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Who was the Cannon Ballers game two MVP?

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  • 100%
    Samil Polanco: 2-for-3, 2 2B
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    James Beard: 1-for-4, 2B
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryan Ramos: 0-for-2, HBP, SB
    (0 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Cannon Ballers game two Cold Cat?

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  • 6%
    Wilber Sanchez: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (2 votes)
  • 93%
    Richard Garcia: 0-for-3, 3 K, PB, E
    (29 votes)
  • 0%
    AJ Gill, 0-for-3, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    DJ Gladney: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (0 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

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The ACL Sox were the second Sox team of the night to be three-hit, dropping their record to 18-29 with a 3-1 loss to the 32-14 ACL Indians. Jefferson Mendoza did pretty much all the lifting here, two of the team’s three hits and one walk belonging to him, including a solo shot in the fourth that was their only run of the day. In quite the roller coaster day behind the plate, he also picked Isaiah Greene off third base and committed a passed ball (had a passed ball? Passed a ball? There has to be a better way). Anthony Espinoza singled once and walked once, stranded both times. Wes Kath’s struggles at the plate continue, but he did draw a walk, as did Elijah Tatís. As a team, they struck out 20 times.

Cristian Mena scuffled in what’s unfortunately become a typical start for him, four runs allowed over four innings total, three in the first and one in the second. Dilmer Mejia pitched an equal number of innings and they weren’t too shabby, giving up six hits over four innings but scattering them effectively enough that the Indians scored just one run off him. Notably, he walked none, striking out four.

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Who was the ACL Sox MVP?

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  • 59%
    Jefferson Mendoza: 2-for-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, K, PB, pickoff (3B)
    (26 votes)
  • 0%
    Anthony Espinoza: 1-for-2, BB, K
    (0 votes)
  • 40%
    It was Jefferson Mendoza and you’d be a fool to think otherwise
    (18 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the ACL Sox Cold Cat?

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  • 27%
    Cristian Mena (L): 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K, WP
    (9 votes)
  • 66%
    Benyamin Bailey: 0-for-4, 4 K
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    Logan Glass: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Terrell Tatum: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (2 votes)
33 votes total Vote Now

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Like the rest of the farm, the DSL Sox didn’t have a lot of pop in them today, scoring once in the first inning on a balk and never again as they fell to the catchily-named DSL Orioles1. Layant Tapia was the scoring runner there, on base thanks to his third triple of the year; he also drew a walk and was the only batter to reach base twice. Juan Mercedes and Alvaro Aguero both hit doubles, and Carlos Gomez’s and Luis Pineda’s singles were the only other hits.

Yohemy Nolasco got the start, his second out of eight appearances, and in just 1 ⅓ innings, doubled the number of runs he’s allowed all year with four (three earned). Jorge Ferrer had himself a nice outing, nicer if you cover up his four walks over three innings with a finger; he struck out six and allowed just one hit, the only run scored unearned. Emerson Talavera, 18 years old, is having a great year, and that continued as he threw 2 ⅔ innings with no walks, two hits, and one unearned run as the damage, striking out three. Overall, he’s up to 33 ⅔ innings on the year, 19 H, 9 R (3 ER), 11 BB, 34 K, good for a 0.80 ERA and 0.89 WHIP. Dionicio Jimenez’s tenure in the DSL Sox bullpen is in its third year with many ups and downs along the way, but today he tossed a scoreless eighth with one strikeout.

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Who was the DSL Sox MVP?

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  • 82%
    Layant Tapia: 1-for-3, 3B, R, BB, 2 K, E
    (19 votes)
  • 17%
    Carlos Gomez: 1-for-3, K
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Juan Mercedes: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 K
    (0 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the DSL Sox Cold Cat?

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  • 63%
    Yohemy Nolasco (L): 1 ⅓ IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, 2 K
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Roberth Gutierrez: 0-for-4, 2 K
    (1 vote)
  • 31%
    Victor Quezada: 0-for-4, 3 K, E
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Fernando Vargas: 0-for-3, BB, GIDP, E
    (0 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now