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White Sox Minor League Update: May 28

Eloy Jiménez quickly exited his first rehab game, but it was homers galore for the rest of the farm with three from DJ Gladney, two from Adam Haseley, a roof shot from Colson Montgomery, and cheapie from Yoelqui Céspedes

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The game started out so well, with a Ryder Jones three-run homer, and would continue to be a really good game for the Charlotte Knights.

But ... all good things must come to an end, as the Eloy Jiménez rehab stint was cut short. Not a good look for all involved for a player to be taken out of his first rehab game.

It was a very offensive day, other than the bad news with Eloy. Well, that news was pretty offensive, too. Adam Haseley hit two homers on the day, his fourth and fifth this season.

Charlotte did come away with 14 hits on the night, so it was not all about the power. Mark Payton and Haseley each had three hits. Seby Zavala and Zach Remillard had two hits each as well.

Though it was all about the bats, the pitching still did really well, especially the bullpen. Davis Martin, who may get a of couple starts for the Sox after the Dallas Keuchel DFA, had a quality start. He had six innings of work with three runs allowed and, of course, a home run, too. Behind Martin, the pen threw three shutout innings on just one hit. They did not need to be that good to win, but the pen helped a blowout game end earlier.

Poll

Who was the Knights MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Mark Payton: 3-for-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 0 BBB, 1 K, 1 SB
    (3 votes)
  • 91%
    Adam Haseley: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
    (31 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Yolbert Sánchez: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 1 K
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Anderson Severino: 0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K
    (0 votes)
  • 58%
    People who said Eloy should do a rehab game today: 1-for-2, 1 setback
    (21 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now

This was a game where the Barons almost gave up the lead, but a win is a win. Overall the pitching was not great, as four of the five pitchers allowed a run. Declan Cronin, who got the win, was the only pitcher to come out unscathed, with two shutout innings. The rest of the staff in seven innings combined for 11 hits allowed and all seven runs.

On offense, the lineup was very effective, it even walked more (six) than struck out (five). Yoelqui Céspedes, in part, led the way with two hits, including his seventh homer of the season ... though, maybe it actually wasn’t one?

Xavier Fernández hit the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, and he too had two hits today along with Tyler Neslony. Neslony just did not have a homer, he had to settle for two doubles, I guess that still equals a homer in total bases.

Poll

Who was the Barons MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Xavier Fernández: 2-for-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
    (5 votes)
  • 47%
    Yoelqui Céspedes: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
    (16 votes)
  • 38%
    Tyler Neslony: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
    (13 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Kaleb Roper: 4 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 2 K
    (16 votes)
  • 40%
    Edgar Navarro: 1 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K
    (11 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

A good enough prospect day for the Dash, but those do not always mean wins. Andrew Dalquist started and is the reason enough is in the previous sentence. He went 4 23 innings with control issues (three walks that helped lead to three runs scored). His five strikeouts helped limit some damage, but it was another lackluster performance for a top pitching prospect. The bullpen did not do well, either, as it combined for four earned runs to punctuate the loss.

On the offensive side, it was kind of fun, as it was led by Bryan Ramos.

Ramos had two hits on the day including that homer, his fifth of the season. His second hit was a double, so it was a powerful day for him. Terrell Tatum started off the scoring earlier than Ramos, though. He hit his third High-A homer, and reached base on a walk as well — a pretty typical Tatum day.

Poll

Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Terrell Tatum: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    (9 votes)
  • 70%
    Bryan Ramos: 2-for-4, 1 HR, 0 BB, 1 K
    (22 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Karan Patel: 1 IP, 1 ER (2 R), 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K
    (0 votes)
  • 52%
    Wilbur Perez: 2⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 K
    (13 votes)
  • 28%
    Andrew Dalquist: 4 2⁄3 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K
    (7 votes)
  • 20%
    Luis Curbelo: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
    (5 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now

Kohl Simas with a why am I still here in Kannapolis-type of start for Kannapolis in the opener. The Cannon Ballers were able to win off the backs of his five innings of just one run allowed. He also struck out eight, which helped lower his Low-A ERA to 2.61 on the season. The bullpen did not do the team favors, as it brought Carolina back in the game, but thankfully the lineup got out to a big early lead.

DJ Gladney had quite the day on offense, as he drove in three batters with two homers.

He had some help in the home run department, though, with Logan Glass and Samil Polanco both hitting solo shots. So it was a power-heavy day overall. Wilfred Veras had himself a day, too, just without fireworks. He went 3-for-4 with his sixth double of the year. Benyamín Bailey had a two-hit day too, but he did not finish the game for whatever reason.

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    DJ Gladney: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K
    (20 votes)
  • 25%
    Kohl Simas: 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 8 K
    (7 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    James Beard: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K
    (9 votes)
  • 59%
    Brian Carrion: 1 2⁄3 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 K
    (13 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now

Kannapolis loses on a walk-off hit after a brilliant start from Noah Owen. Owen had a quality start with six innings pitched and just two runs allowed. Zach Cable came in for the seventh, blew the save — and eventually, the game. But hey, even with that, the best position player in the farm system hit his third homer of the season.

Montgomery’s homer was crushed, but DJ Gladney did get a little jealous somebody else hit a homer besides him. So Gladney hit his third homer of the day, in the sixth inning, his seventh of the season. He added a double as well, to finish the day 4-for-7 with 14 total bases and three home runs. Not too shabby, DJ.

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    DJ Gladney: 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K
    (17 votes)
  • 29%
    Noah Owen: 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K
    (7 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Zach Cable: 1⁄3 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
    (16 votes)
  • 20%
    Wes Kath: 0-for-3, 0 BB, 2 K
    (4 votes)
20 votes total Vote Now