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White Sox Minor League Update: May 11, 2017

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Nicky Delmonico finally puts together a great game away from Charlotte

Nicky Delmonico
Jim Margalus / South Side Sox

In previous conversations about Nicky Delmonico, the only on-paper performance-related reason I could see for not calling him up was the fact that he hadn’t had even one standout game away from Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark.

He entered Thursday’s action hitting a respectable .284/.366/.431, but he did all the damage in one place:

  • Home: .404/.500/.632 over 68 PA
  • Away: .169/.222/.237 over 63 PA

The season was early enough that such a severe split could only be the product of extreme clustering. At the same time, the sample is getting large enough to be a little weird. Putting it another way:

  • Home: Nine multi-hit games out of 14.
  • Away: One multi-hit game out of 16 (15 starts).

There are two ways to even these out, and Delmonico started with the fun way in Louisville, going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. He’s now hitting 206/.265/.317 in the road, so he boosted his OPS by 123 points. That’s not a bad dent in a day.

Top prospects at a glance:

  • Yoan Moncada: 2-for-4, BB, K, SB
  • Reynaldo Lopez: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • Spencer Adams: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP
  • Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-for-6, 2 K
  • Zack Collins, 1-for-4, HR, BB
  • Alec Hansen: 5.2 IP 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Charlotte 7, Louisville 4

  • Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base (on a pitchout). He also committed his third error.
  • Jacob May, 1-for-4 with a homer, walk and two strikeouts.
  • Nicky Delmonico was a homer short of the cycle during a 3-for-4 night, adding a walk.
  • Rymer Liriano went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Adam Engel went 0-for-4.
  • Reynaldo Lopez had his first walkless outing: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Pensacola 5, Birmingham 4

  • Eddy Alvarez went 1-for-3 with two walks.
  • Jake Peter, 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Nick Basto, 2-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Courtney Hawkins singled and struck out thrice.
  • Spencer Adams: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 HBP

Myrtle Beach 9, Winston-Salem 7

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 2-for-6 with two strikeouts.
  • Zack Collins, 1-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
  • Johan Cruz went 3-for-5 with a double.

Kannapolis 4, Augusta 3

  • Jameson Fisher was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Micker Adolfo, ditto (extending his hitting streak to 13 games).
  • Alec Hansen: 5.2 IP 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR