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White Sox Minor League Update: July 18, 2022

Two rookie losses, with not much to write home about within

Lane Ramsey took another step forward in his rehab assignment in Arizona on Monday night.
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to brettballantini@yahoo.com

This doesn’t seem quite fair, now, does it? Facing Dustin May in a rehab start? Well, it doesn’t really matter that the MLB star threw two scoreless with three Ks against the Complex Sox, because Manuel Veloz once again gave a start away. Yep, the Complex Sox could have been facing James Shields or Jaime Navarro and not won a game where their starter gave up seven runs (six earned) in two innings. Veloz has had a helluva Arizona start in 2022, with an ERA up to 9.00 now. Too little, too late, but the seven innings from the pen were ... scoreless.

Like their bullpen, the ACL Sox offense had some fight in this game, at least once May left the game. The bats rallied for five runs but did fall short. Alvaro Aguero hasn’t landed many hits, but once again those he connects for really count; today, a three-run shot that got his club on the board.

Poll

The ACL Sox fell short on Monday, but who stood out as their MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Emerson Talavera: 3 IP, H, 4 K
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    Lane Ramsey: IP, 2 K
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    José Rodulfo: 3 IP, H, 2 K
    (1 vote)
  • 40%
    Luis Pineda: 2-for-4, R, RBI, HR, 2 K, LOB
    (12 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now

Poll

The ACL Sox fell short on Monday, and why was that? Name your Cold Cat.

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  • 93%
    Manuel Veloz: 2 IP, 7 H, 7 R/6 ER, BB, 3 K, HR, LOSS
    (29 votes)
  • 6%
    Layant Tapia: 0-for-4, SB, 3 K, LOB
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Quezada: 0-for-3, BB, K, LOB, E
    (0 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

The DSL Sox seem to be falling short in a succession of extra-inning contests these days, but four hits in however many or few innings is rarely a recipe for victory. It was a sort of ugly loss, at 0-for-2 stealing on the basepaths, and 10 LOB/0-for-11 RISP. C’mon, DSL, let’s get clutch. Like Aguero in Arizona, supernova Loidell Chapelli Jr. made his one hit count, connecting for a home run. Otherwise, it was the just-as-impeccably-named Cesar D’Oleo who stood out today in the D.R., with a LF assist at third base and a double.

Poll

Who was the DSL MVP of today’s heartbreaking loss in extras?

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  • 55%
    Cesar D’Oleo: 1-for-3, R, RBI, 2B, BB, K, 3 LOB, LF assist at 3B
    (15 votes)
  • 40%
    Loidell Chapelli Jr.: 1-for-5, HR, R, RBI, 3 LOB
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Arnold Prado: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 2 LOB
    (1 vote)
27 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the DSL Cold Cat of today’s heartbreaking loss in extras?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Guillermo Rodriguez: 1-for-5, 5 LOB, CS, E
    (18 votes)
  • 28%
    Leandro Alsinois: 0-for-5, RBI, K, 3 LOB
    (7 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now