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Jacob Burke has moved on to the Dash since this photo, but his on-base streak started there, and has now stretched to 40 games.
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White Sox Minor League Update: June 2, 2023

Noah Schultz and Mason Adams formed a formidable tandem in a runaway win for Kanny, while Jacob Burke marches on

Charlotte did as poor as a team could do in its 15-3 loss. No pitcher for the Knights had a good game from the mound. John Parke started this blowout and got through 4 2⁄3 innings with five runs allowed. The bullpen was certainly not better, but the defense behind the mound didn’t help either. Alejandro Mateo gave up six runs in his stint. He was tabbed for half of those as earned because of an error. Jimmy Lambert made a rehab appearance today; the command wasn’t there, and he gave up four hits when the pitch actually got near the zone.

Víctor Reyes and Yolbert Sánchez tried to get the offense into the game, with three hits each. Reyes literally did with a solo homer, but the six hits between them only got them three runs. The other four hits from the seven remaining hitters accounted for no scoring. Not a great formula, having to score at least 16 in game.

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Who was the Knights MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Yolbert Sánchez: 3-for-5, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
    (3 votes)
  • 90%
    Víctor Reyes: 3-for-5, 1 R, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 1 K
    (27 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Knights Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    John Parke: 4 2⁄3 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
    (2 votes)
  • 85%
    Alejandro Mateo: 1 IP, 6 H, 6 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 1 K
    (17 votes)
  • 5%
    Nash Walters 1 1⁄3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
    (1 vote)
20 votes total Vote Now

A four-run eighth inning dooms the Barons as their terrible season continues, the record now falling to 27-47. The Barons got off to an 8-1 lead after the first two innings, and somehow lost the game. It was a Cristian Mena game, and he did play a critical role in the loss; he didn’t make it out of the fourth inning, while giving up four runs over six hits and two walks. Garrett Crochet got in a rehab stint a few innings later. He struck out both of his recorded outs, while allowing two batters to reach base. Ben Holmes was the man on the mound in the terrible eighth. What really stunk is that it was an error from Bryan Ramos with two outs that led to all four runs.

Poll

Who was the Barons MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Connor Shaw: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    (20 votes)
  • 9%
    Yoelqui Céspedes: 2-for-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K
    (2 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Barons Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Ben Holmes 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R (0 ER),
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Luis Mieses: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
    (0 votes)
  • 63%
    Cristian Mena: 3 2⁄3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
    (12 votes)
19 votes total Vote Now

An extra-inning win for Winston-Salem, with all five of its runs coming in innings six through 10. It was Josimar Cousin day on the mound, and he did his job well. He sailed through four innings, with the lone run coming via homer. His issue was some lackluster bullpen performances, and the bats didn’t wake up until the latter half of the game. Dylan Burns replaced Cousins and allowed a run over two innings. Now, that doesn’t sound that bad, but when I tell you he walked six batters, that does sound awful — and like a miracle, only ceding one run.

Off the bump and in the batter’s box, Jacob Burke and Tim Elko, the recently-promoted players, led the way. Burke extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a double and two singles. Tim Elko had two doubles on the day. The big hit, and the one that tied the game at three, came from Wilfred Veras. It was a two-run homer, and his eighth of the year.

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Who was the Dash MVP?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Josimar Cousin 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    Wilfred Veras: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    (2 votes)
  • 64%
    Jacob Burke: 3-for-5, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K
    (16 votes)
  • 16%
    Tim Elko: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
    (4 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Dash Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Iván González: 0-for-5, 0 BB, 0 K
    (3 votes)
  • 60%
    Caberea Weaver: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 3 K
    (9 votes)
  • 20%
    Dylan Burns: 2 IP, 0 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 0 K
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Tristan Stivors: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
    (0 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now

A big win for Kannapolis, as pretty much everything went right. The pitching, led by top pitching prospect Noah Schultz, was very close to perfect. Meanwhile, the bats just needed one run, but they went above and beyond, for a double-digit scoring day. Schultz went through his customary two innings really well, as he pounded the strike zone.

Mason Adams took over the next six innings, really taking the fireman role to new heights. The Woodpeckers were obviously shut out during those six innings, but Adams was nothing short of dominant. He struck out 11 batters, while allowing just four runners.

The offense was really well-rounded, with 12 hits and 10 walks from the lineup. Everybody reached base once, with Bryce Willits leading the way with four walks. As you can see in the box score, many a Cannon Baller had two hits, but Wilber Sánchez was the only one with a homer. It really isn’t a highly-rated lineup in terms of prospect hype, but it played to its full potential today.

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Who was the Cannon Ballers MVP?

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  • 0%
    Wilber Sánchez: 1-for-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 3 K
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Bryce Willits: 0-for-2, 1 R, 4 BB, 1 K
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Mario Camilletti: 2-for-5, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Chris Lanzilli: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
  • 94%
    Mason Adams: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
    (36 votes)
38 votes total Vote Now

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Who was the Cannon Ballers Cold Cat?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Zach Cable: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
    (5 votes)
  • 75%
    Jhoneiker Betancourt: 0-for-5, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Colby Smelley: 2-for-6, 0 BB, 2 K
    (0 votes)
20 votes total Vote Now

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