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White Sox Minor League Update: June 24, 2017

Carnage in Durham, and the Arizona League opens play

Durham Bulls
Durham Bulls Athletic Park

As the score of the Charlotte Knights game might suggest, little went as planned.

The Durham Bulls stomped them by a score of 17-3, and perhaps the one-hour, 19-minute delay due to heavy rains and a loss of power should have given everybody a hint that weird stuff was afoot.

And if that wasn’t enough proof, there’s the fourth inning. The Knights were already down 6-0 at the time, and by the time the fourth ended, they trailed 17-0. The first 11 Bulls reached, and all of them came around to score.

The sequence: Walk, error, single, walk, walk, single, single, homer, walk, double, homer. The first 10 batters reached against Jake Dunning, who departed without retiring a batter, and Matt Purke gave up a three-run homer upon entering the seal the deal.

As you might expect, there was some frustration on Charlotte’s side. Both Mark Grudzielanek and Cody Asche were ejected. Baseball America’s Josh Norris summed it up:

Durham 17, Charlotte 3

  • Jacob May wore the silver sombrero during an 0-for-4 night.
  • Nicky Delmonico was 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Danny Hayes, 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Rymer Liriano was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Reynaldo Lopez: 3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Montgomery 8, Birmingham 2

  • Eddy Alvarez went 2-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Jake Peter, 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.
  • Trey Michalczewski went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Matt Cooper: 4 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 1 HBP

Winston-Salem 4, Buies Creek 2

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4.
  • Zack Collins was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Johan Cruz went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Let’s stick with Danny Mendick for a bit: double, walk, strikeout.
  • Jimmy Lambert’s High-A debut: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 3 K
  • Zach Thompson pitched in relief: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Columbia 4, Kannapolis 3

  • Luis Gonzalez went 1-for-5 in his A-ball debut.
  • Aaron Schnurbusch was 2-for-3 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Micker Adolfo went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • The Fireflies scored their four runs on just two hits.

Missoula 5, Great Falls 4

  • Craig Dedelow went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Franklin Reyes, 0-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Justin Yurchak went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Chris Comito: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

AZL Dodgers, 10 AZL White Sox 1

  • Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro caught and also went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Maiker Feliz was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Andres Sanchez: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 2 WP
  • Hunter Kiel had a pro debut to forget: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP


*I’ll put together an AZL White Sox season preview once we get a sense of who is there for the long haul. The roster is rather massive right now.

DSL Giants 3, DSL White Sox 1

  • Luis Robert went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Luis Mieses was 1-for-4.
  • Harvin Mendoza, 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Josue Guerrero went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Anderson Comas, 1-for-4 with a strikeout. He was also picked off/caught stealing.
  • Ulises Martinez was 0-for-1.
  • Santo Vasquez singled, struck out twice and was caught stealing.
  • Brayant Nova was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.