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White Sox Minor League Update: September 3, 2021

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Sox are swept top to bottom with not a lot of bright spots

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Sean Williams/South Side Sox
Knights/Tides linescore
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The Knights were utterly stymied by a guy (Dean Kramer) who ended up with a 5.40 ERA after five scoreless, near-perfect innings, Mikie Mahtook (single) and Zach Remillard (double) the only baserunners he allowed. The only other Knight to reach base all game was Marco Hernández, who also singled. The team struck out 10 times, Jake Burger responsible for four of those. They went 0-for-1 with runners in scoring position.

Alex McRae went four innings and gave up as many runs, departing with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fifth after three straight singles. Anderson Severino allowed two runs to score, a sac fly and a single, but his own streak of scoreless innings with the Knights rises to five. Evan Marshall looked good on rehab, striking out two, and Nik Turley and Lane Ramsey both pitched a scoreless inning apiece.

Poll

Who was the Knights MVP?

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  • 50%
    Zach Remillard: 1-for-4, 2B, K
    (13 votes)
  • 42%
    Mikie Mahtook: 1-for-3
    (11 votes)
  • 7%
    Marco Hernández: 1-for-3, E
    (2 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

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  • 20%
    Alex McRae (L): 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, BB, 2 K
    (7 votes)
  • 80%
    Jake Burger: 0-for-4, 4 K
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    Blake Rutherford: 0-for-4, 2 K
    (0 votes)
35 votes total Vote Now

Barons/Lookouts linescore
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The Barons made this close but weren’t able to convert despite plentiful opportunity, starting from the very first inning. Yolbert Sánchez doubled to lead off the game and Carlos Pérez singled him to third and advanced to second himself on the same play, but the next two batters were retired and nobody scored. In the second, Craig Dedelow drew a one-out walk, and was stranded at first. In the third, Jameson Fisher hit a one-out single and was never advanced to second. Things got interesting in the fourth, when Yoelqui Céspedes and Lenyn Sosa singled back-to-back to open the frame, with Céspedes making it to third on a wild pitch; one strikeout later, Joe DeCarlo hit a double that scored Céspedes and lured Sosa in to be thrown out at the plate. No further runs in the inning.

Again in the fifth, they had a one-out baserunner—James Fisher after a walk—and left him there. The sixth, like the third, could have been a much bigger inning: Céspedes reached on an error to lead it off, advanced to second on Sosa’s one-out single, then scored on DeCarlo’s single. DeCarlo was then picked off first and Ian Dawkins popped up in foul territory to end the inning.

They went in order in the seventh, Xavier Fernández homered to lead off the eighth and Céspedes was stranded after walking directly afterwards, then in the ninth, Tyler Neslony drew a leadoff walk and Sánchez lined into a double play. Fisher kept the dream alive with a two-out walk, but Pérez grounded out to end it. They were 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position; four batters left three or more men on base, and all but Neslony, who pinch hit, left at least one.

Jason Bilous had another sub-par start, or maybe par at this point, as his Double-A struggles continue; the righty went into the fourth inning and allowed three runs on five hits and three walks. Yoelvin Silven, Declan Cronin, and Luis Ledo finished it up, Cronin giving up a run over two innings and Ledo allowing a hit but getting the strikeout for all three outs he earned.

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Who was the Barons MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Joe DeCarlo: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K, PO (1B)
    (21 votes)
  • 21%
    Yoelqui Céspedes: 1-for-3, 2 R, BB
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Lenyn Sosa: 2-for-4, K
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Xavier Fernández: 1-for-4, HR, R, RBI, 2 K
    (1 vote)
28 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Jason Bilous (L): 3 ⅓ IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP, HBP
    (18 votes)
  • 17%
    Ian Dawkins: 0-for-3, 2 K
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Carlos Pérez: 1-for-5
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Craig Dedelow: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

Dash/Braves linescore
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Just to get it out of the way at the top: yes, Popeye Rodriguez had two hits. Again.

The Dash almost had this one but it slipped through their grasp to the tune of four runs in the eight inning, falling 6-3 to the Rome Braves. Like the Barons, they had their opportunities, but went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. In two separate innings, their first two batters reached and failed to score. All three Dash runs were limited to the third inning: Gunnar Troutwine homered for the fifth time to start the party, Caberea Weaver singled and scored on Rodriguez’s double, then Rodriguez stole third and scored on the catcher’s throwing error. He would steal second base after his eight-inning single as well. In 21 games with the Dash, he’s stolen seven bases in 10 attempts, and is batting .361/.382/.506. In baseball, this is considered to be “good.”

The newly-promoted Jesus Valles had a strong outing to introduce himself to High-A ball, going five innings and allowing just a solo home run as his only earned run of the day—an unearned run scored in the second on Jeremiah Burks’ error. Kevin Folman, no longer in the opener role (at least for now), pitched around two hits for a scoreless sixth, then Ty Madrigal entered to finish it up. Finish it he did, unfortunately; his seventh inning went smoothly, two full-count called strikeouts, but things fell apart in the eighth. The Braves scored four runs on four singles and two walks, going from trailing 3-2 to ahead 6-3, where they would remain.

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Who was the Dash MVP?

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  • 13%
    Jesus Valles: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, K
    (4 votes)
  • 58%
    José Rodriguez: 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI, 2 SB
    (17 votes)
  • 27%
    Gunnar Troutwine: 2-for-4, HR, R, RBI, K
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Caberea Weaver: 1-for-3, R, 2 K
    (0 votes)
29 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

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  • 72%
    Ty Madrigal (L, BS): 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K
    (16 votes)
  • 4%
    Luis Mieses: 0-for-4
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Luis Curbelo: 0-for-3, BB, 3 K
    (1 vote)
  • 18%
    Samir Dueñez: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Harvin Mendoza: 0-for-3, 2 K, GIDP, HBP
    (0 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now

Cannon Ballers/Wood Ducks linescore
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Add the Cannon Ballers to the long list of Sox teams that struggled with runners in scoring position tonight, walking once and picking up 13 hits but scoring just five runs as they went 2-for-12 with RISP. The pitching also wasn’t great, Drew Dalquist making it into the third but not out of it; in order, the batters he faced that inning went single-walk-HBP-2 RBI single-strikeout-ground out-walk. He exited with the bases loaded and two outs; Fraser Ellard walked the first batter he faced on a full count to force in an inherited run before closing out the inning. He allowed a run of his own the next inning, then Tyson Messer entered and allowed an unearned run on Jayson Gonzalez’s error. Hunter Speer was scoreless over two innings, then Zach Cable pitched the bottom of the ninth, tied at five; he allowed a leadoff infield single, catcher Adam Hackenberg passed-ball’d the runner to second, then the next batter hit an RBI single to walk it off. The run was unearned.

The Ballers scored three of their runs in normal ways and two in silly ways; for the first of the latter, Hackenberg singled to open the second, advancing to third on a combo of Samil Polanco’s single and the right fielder’s error, then scoring as Polanco was caught stealing second base (if only all caught stealings could be so productive). For the second, Shawn Goosenberg scored when Bryan Ramos hit his 21st double of the season… a pop-up to the shortstop. In less low-minors-y run-scoring, James Beard hit a solo dong (his fifth of the season), Hackenberg singled in Ramos from a triple, and Goosenberg scored Beard with a double. Beard, Goosenberg, Ramos, and Gonzalez all had two hits; Hackenberg had three.

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Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

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  • 70%
    Adam Hackenberg: 3-for-4, R, RBI, PB
    (19 votes)
  • 25%
    James Beard: 2-for-5, HR, 2 R, RBI, 2 K
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Shawn Goosenberg: 2-for-5, 2B, R, RBI, K
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryan Ramos: 2-for-5, 2B, 3B, R, RBI, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Jayson Gonzalez: 2-for-4, K
    (1 vote)
27 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

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  • 56%
    Chase Krogman: 0-for-4, 3 K
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Misael Gonzalez: 0-for-3, BB, 2 K, outfield assist (home)
    (0 votes)
  • 43%
    Drew Dalquist: 2 ⅔ IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
    (10 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

ACL Angels/Sox linescore
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The ACL Sox lost by a lot to a little, as they say in the biz. Tanner McDougal, highly-touted prep pick out of this year’s fifth round, entered this game having allowed two runs across five innings to start his career. He exited having allowed eight runs across 6 ⅓ innings to start his career. The damage: a two-out, three-run home run in the first inning after a pair of walks, and a one-out, three-run home run in the second after a walk and a double. Ronaldo Guzman entered in relief with the bases empty and promptly walked them loaded, but struck out two and allowed no runs to score… at least until the third inning when the same batters that walked and doubled to start the second inning walked and doubled to start things off again, one run scoring. Homer Cruz came in with a runner on and allowed him to score on a single, but overall threw three solid innings of relief, letting in no runs of his own.

Everhett Hazelwood, a late-July signing, allowed the ACL Angels to hit their third three-run home run of the day in the sixth, a single and a walk providing the other two runs there. Gil Luna, Jr.’s phenomenal career-opening run continues, the lefty striking out two over one scoreless inning and bringing his career line to 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 17 K (!!??). Christian Edwards, drafted two rounds later than Luna, Jr. in the 11th this year,

Mostly everyone who got a hit got at least two, Cameron Butler (one) the only exception; Colson Montgomery, Colby Smelley, and Edwin Peralta all had two and Johnabiell Laureano had three. The team put together two runs in the fourth, Sam Abbott up first and taking a walk, then second base on a wild pitch, scoring on Smelley’s single. A wild pitch advanced Smelley to second, then after two outs, Montgomery walked, Wilfred Veras reached on an error that loaded the bases, and Laureano hit an RBI single. Their other run came in the eighth inning, Peralta’s leadoff double coming around to score on Montgomery’s single.

With RISP: 4-for-16, 14 left on base.

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Who was the ACL Sox MVP?

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  • 20%
    Johnabiell Laureano: 3-for-4, BB, K
    (12 votes)
  • 26%
    Colson Montgomery: 2-for-3, RBI, BB, HBP
    (16 votes)
  • 53%
    Colby Smelley: 2-for-3, R, RBI
    (32 votes)
  • 0%
    Edwin Peralta: 2-for-4, 2B, R, K
    (0 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the ACL Sox Cold Cat?

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  • 86%
    Tanner McDougal (L): 1 ⅓ IP, 3 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 3 WP
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    Wilfred Veras: 0-for-4, BB
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Terrell Tatum: 0-for-4, BB, 3 K
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Logan Glass: 0-for-5, 3 K
    (2 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now

DSL Orioles1/Sox linescore
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It was another one to forget for the DSL Sox as well, who dropped their record to 15-21 as they lost for the second straight day to the DSL Orioles1 (Go Orioles1! Go Orioles1!). Alvaro Aguero scored both runs for the team, one in the first when he reached on the third baseman’s error, advanced to second on Roberth Gutierrez’s ground out, then stole third base, his 13th bag of the year. He scored on Carlos Jiménez’s ground ball. In the third inning, he hit a leadoff double and made it to third on an error and scored again on another Gutierrez ground out. Layant Tapia also hit a double in this game and Arxy Hernandez supplied a second-inning triple.

Gabriel Rodriguez is having a decent first season, especially for an 18-year-old, but today wasn’t his best start, allowing four hits to score four runs (three earned thanks to a Victor Quezada error at third). He struck out five. Miguel Toribio threw two much-needed scoreless innings, and Carlos Hinestroza’s strong season continues, two scoreless of his own. He’s allowed seven earned runs in 22 innings for an ERA of 2.86.

0-for-12 with RISP.

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Who was the DSL Sox Cold Cat?

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  • 20%
    Roberth Gutierrez: 0-for-4, RBI, K, GIDP
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Fernando Vargas: 0-for-3, K
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    Victor Quezada: 0-for-3
    (1 vote)
  • 66%
    Gabriel Rodriguez (L): 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, WP
    (10 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the DSL Sox MVP?

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  • 94%
    Alvaro Aguero: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, K, SB
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    Layant Tapia: 1-for-2, 2B, BB, K
    (0 votes)
  • 5%
    Arxy Hernandez: 1-for-2, 3B, BB, K
    (1 vote)
17 votes total Vote Now