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White Sox Minor League Update: July 25, 2022

The rookie leagues face their equals — and lose twice

Syndication: Arizona Republic
Tough day for photos. Here’s San Diego’s Complex League ballpark.
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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

Chicago and Seattle’s Complex teams entered action tonight at 13-20, and only one of these mediocre clubs would see win 14: Arizona!

It was a woeful offensive game for the Sox, four singles and three walks against 15 (!) strikeouts. With no sacrifices and the only attempted steal (Alvaro Aguero) being unsuccessful, the six at-bats the White Sox had with runners in scoring position all came through “productive” ground ball outs. YUCK.

Manuel Veloz, who has been hit hard and is making me swear there must be several Velozes in Arizona because I seem to be writing up his every start, has been hit hard this season but really got ripped off tonight; he had an outstanding bounce-back effort, six hits and one earned over five innings, just one walk and four Ks.

Poll

The Complex Sox lost a pitchers’ duel. Who was the MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Manuel Veloz: 5 IP, 6 H, ER, BB, 4 K, LOSS
    (22 votes)
  • 0%
    José Rodulfo: 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K, E
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Chase Krogman: 1-for-2, BB, GIDP, 2 LOB
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Dario Borrero: 1-for-3, BB, 2 K, 3 LOB, E
    (0 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now

Poll

The Complex Sox lost a pitchers’ duel. It seems like a hitter should be the Cold Cat.

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Victor Quezada: 0-for-4, 4 K, 5 LOB
    (20 votes)
  • 4%
    Cameron Butler: 0-for-2, 2 K, picked off 1B
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Frander Veras: IP, 2 H, ER, K
    (0 votes)
21 votes total Vote Now

For eight innings, the DSL Sox scored no runs, and it took until it was 9-0 for the offense to wake up, with three. Almost seems like the game wasn’t such a drastic runaway now.

But runaway it was, as even All-Star Loidell Chapelli Jr. went hitless, sending his OPS pancaking to 1.183. Today’s hitting was woeful, the defense was shaky, and the pitching was outright awful. Let’s get right to the polls on this one.

Poll

It was a really bad loss for the DSL Sox, but who stepped forward as MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Godwin Bennett: 1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2B, K
    (19 votes)
  • 5%
    Ryan Burrowes: 0-for-2, R, 2 BB, K, LOB, picked off of 1B
    (1 vote)
20 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Tough loss for the DSL Sox. Who was the Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Juan Jimenez: IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, BB, K, LOSS
    (10 votes)
  • 11%
    Frankeli Arias: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 K, HR
    (2 votes)
  • 33%
    Edwin Peralta: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB
    (6 votes)
18 votes total Vote Now