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White Sox Minor League Update: May 24

Kade McClure appears in relief for Charlotte, while in Kannapolis Colson Montgomery gets three base hits.

Colson Montgomery with a three-hit night.
Tiffany Wintz/South Side Sox

Another day, another Charlotte loss, but at least the blame can be shared between the lineup and pitching?

Before we move on, there is an interesting tidbit from the rotation: Kade McClure did not start today’s game, but he did appear in relief. He went two perfect innings, with four strikeouts ... will he stay in the pen now?

Before McClure. the pitching was very bad. Brody Koerner allowed four runs over three innings. Jhan Mariñez took over and had a very-bad-no-good, one-plus inning of work, allowing two runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth while getting just three outs. The Knights could not recover.

On offense, it really was only Seby Zavala who did pretty well. He had three hits, including a homer.

Micker Adolfo reached base a couple of times, on two singles. He is now hitting .300.

Poll

Who was the Knights MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Kade McClure: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 4 K
    (11 votes)
  • 71%
    Seby Zavala: 3-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 0 K
    (27 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Brody Koerner: 3 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K
    (5 votes)
  • 86%
    Jhan Mariñez: 1 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 1 K
    (32 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now

The lone win on the day is from right here in Double-A, as the Barons rode a quality start from Steven Moyers to victory. He lasted six innings while allowing just two runs before getting pulled. Those two runs came from one mistake, a two-run homer in the fourth that gave the lead to Chattanooga for a few batters.

In the next inning, the Barons put up five runs to take and keep the lead for the eventual 7-2 win. Alex Destino hit his fourth Double-A homer, as he had a pretty much perfect day. He had four plate appearances: one homer and three walks. Tyler Neslony, Xavier Fernández, and JJ Muno each added two hits themselves. The game ended in the seventh inning after heavy rain for about 40 minutes.

Poll

Who was the Barons MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Steven Moyers: 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 K
    (26 votes)
  • 21%
    Alex Destino: 1-for-1, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 0 K
    (7 votes)
33 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    José Rodríguez: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 SB
    (15 votes)
  • 44%
    Lenyn Sosa: 1-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
    (12 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

The opener for the Dash did not go their way, as they lost, 2-1. At least the pitching was good today, with Jordan Mikel getting the start and going five innings with just two strikeouts. Isaiah Carranza took over and kept the deficit at one in hopes the offense would arrive; it did not.

Over the seven innings, the Dash only came away with three hits for one run. They did ample contact, though, with just three strikeouts, so it was mostly a BABIP problem. Of course, Terrell Tatum came away with one of those three hits. Maybe it will be better in the nightcap?

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Jordan Mikel: 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K
    (17 votes)
  • 16%
    Terrell Tatum: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    Isaiah Carranza: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
    (3 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Luis Mieses: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K
    (13 votes)
  • 38%
    Harvin Mendoza: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K
    (8 votes)
21 votes total Vote Now

In short, no, the Dash were not better in game two. In fact, they were very clearly worse. The pitching allowed five runs, four earned, and every arm saw a run cross the plate. Jesus Valles started, went three innings, and allowed three runs, so not great there.

The lineup had the same amount of hits (three) and still did not strike out much (four). So they got BABIPed again. With Terrell Tatum out of the game, they did not drive in a run. So two games, 14 innings, and one Tatum single led to the only run Winston-Salem scored today.

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Luis Mieses: 1-for-3, 0 BB, 0 K
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Tyler Osik: 1-for-3, 0 BB, 1 K
    (0 votes)
  • 66%
    Ty Madrigal: 2 IP, 0 ER (1 R), 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
    (16 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Jesus Valles: 3 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K
    (10 votes)
  • 7%
    Luis Curbelo: 0-for-2, 0 BB, 2 K
    (2 votes)
  • 55%
    Nicky Delmonico: Hitting Coach
    (15 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

A high-scoring affair but Kannapolis comes up short, so, here are a bunch of swings from Colson Montgomery to brighten the mood.

Montgomery had a three-hit night that included his seventh double of the season. He now is hitting better than .300 for the season. Overall, the lineup was really good along with Montgomery: The team had eight hits, which doesn’t seem like much, but had 10 walks on top of that. Situational hitting pretty much doomed them, going just 4-for-16 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 runners on base. Not great!

Among other notables in the lineup. Wes Kath reached base three times, with a single and two walks.

On the pitching side, it was Cristian Mena’s first truly bad start. He only lasted 4 13 innings and allowed six runs. He did get hit around, but he also struggled with command (four walks). Unfortunately, the bullpen was not much better, especially Bowen Plagge, who went just one inning while allowing four runs.

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Wes Kath: 1-for-3, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Victor Torres: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 96%
    Colson Montgomery: 3-for-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 0 K
    (30 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Bowen Plagge: 1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K
    (16 votes)
  • 40%
    Cristian Mena: 4 1⁄3 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 3 K
    (11 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now