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White Sox Minor League Update: June 14, 2017

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Yoan Moncada has strong game, but he’ll need to follow it up

Yoan Moncada
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Yoan Moncada has struggled since returning from his thumb injury, hitting .143/.304/.254 in his first 18 games back entering Wednesday night. Rick Hahn didn’t sound terribly concerned:

“It took a little bit,” Hahn said. “He was a little rusty when he got back. He’s fortunately pain-free, and we think with some padding issues with the batting glove, we’ve been able to resolve that from recurring. Although he initially was a little bit rusty, he has gotten back to form now in the last few days.”

Moncada’s game against Louisville on Wednesday night might be what he needed. He went 2-for-5 with a double, two walks, and was robbed of another hit. Now he has to find a second consecutive good game, because previous breakouts became blips in short order:

May 27: 2-for-4, 2B, 3B
Next four games: 1-for-15.

June 2: 2-for-5
Next three games: 0-for-13

June 6: 3-for-4, 2B
Next six games: 1-for-19

Charlotte 4, Louisville 3 (13 innings)

  • Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5 with a double and two walks.
  • Jacob May was 0-for-4 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 0-for-3 with four walks (two intentional) and a stolen base.
  • Rymer Liriano went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • The Knights had 10 hits, but they had 13 walks.

Birmingham 8, Jackson 4

  • Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Jake Peter, 1-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
  • Nick Basto went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Alfredo Gonzalez, 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Spencer Adams: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 1 WP

Down East 8, Winston-Salem 0

  • Luis Alexander Basabe and Zack Collins each were 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Courtney Hawkins went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Johan Cruz went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Kannapolis 4, Hagerstown 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Joel Booker went 0-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Jameson Fisher, 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Micker Adolfo singled and struck out twice.
  • Jimmy Lambert: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 WP

Kannapolis 10, Hagerstown 1 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Joel Booker went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher, 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Micker Adolfo was 1-for-3 with a double and an HBP.

DSL Reds 8, DSL White Sox 7

  • Brayant Nova went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Luis Mieses was 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Harvin Mendoza, 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Josue Guerrero went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Anderson Comas went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Anthony Coronado walked twice and struck out twice.
  • Ulises Martinez went 2-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Brayan Herrera: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP