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Minor League Update: April 10, 2017

Kannapolis victory leaves Winston-Salem as the only winless affiliate

A real kick in the Nick.
Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

Bad news: Charlotte is undefeated no more.

Good news: Kannapolis is winless no more.

The Intimidators won their first game of the season on the strength of Yosmer Solorzano’s start, leaving Winston-Salem as the lone Sox affiliate without a victory thus far.

Top prospects at a glance

  • Yoan Moncada: 1-for-3, HR, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Zack Collins: 2-for-5, K.

Durham 7, Charlotte 4

  • Adam Engel keeps working deep counts, but with nothing to show for it: 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Yoan Moncada homered (from the right side), walked twice (from the right side) and struck out twice.
  • Nicky Delmonico wore the collar.
  • Willy Garcia went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Danny Hayes was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Ryan Raburn homered in his first Charlotte at-bat. He went 0-for-2 with a walk afterward.
  • Mike Pelfrey: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K.


  • Giving some detail about the above photo, Delmonico was kicked in the groin while trying to handle a throw on a steal of third.
  • Video of Moncada’s homer from my seat:

Jackson 5, Birmingham 2

  • Jake Peter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Nick Basto went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Courtney Hawkins, 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Trey Michalczewski tripled, singled, walked and struck out. He also stole a base.
  • Alfredo Gonzalez: 1-for-2 with a homer and a walk.
  • Matt Cooper: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K.

Down East 4, Winston-Salem 3

  • Johan Cruz went 1-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Alex Call, 3-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Aaron Schnurbusch went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.

Kannapolis 5, Lakewood 1

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base.
  • Jameson Fisher went 0-for-3 with a sac fly and a strikeout.
  • Yosmer Solorzano had a successful A-ball debut: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP