Before Reynaldo Lopez was scheduled to start for Charlotte when he should’ve been in Chicago, Rick Hahn addressed the obvious issue at Guaranteed Rate Field:
“Getting close; he’s forcing the issue,’’ general manager Rick Hahn said Wednesday before the Sox played host to the Cubs in the third game of the Crosstown Showdown. “He’s had several starts in a row that have been very impressive.’’
He tacked on one more, striking out 10 Columbus Clippers over five innings in an extra-innings victory for the Knights.
He headlined an impressive day for the pitchers. One level down, Michael Kopech struck out 12 over six strong innings for Birmingham, and below him, Dane Dunning fanned six over seven shutout innings.
- Jake Peter went 2-for-5 with a homer and a strikeout.
- Nicky Delmonico, 1-for-5 with a double.
- Danny Hayes was 0-for-2.
- Rymer Liriano went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Jacob May, 2-for-4 with a K.
- Reynaldo Lopez: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR
- Eddy Alvarez went 0-for-2 with an HBP, a sac bunt and a sac fly, and he was caught stealing.
- Tito Polo was 1-for-4 with a double, and was caught stealing.
- Nick Basto singled twice, walked once and struck out once.
- Courtney Hawkins went 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Trey Michalczewski was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP
- Jameson Fisher went 1-for-4.
- Eloy Jimenez singled twice and struck out twice.
- Seby Zavala homered, singled and struck out twice.
- Yeyson Yrizarri went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Joel Booker, 0-for-3 with a sac bunt.
- Luis Alexander Basabe, 2-for-4 with a double.
- Dane Dunning: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
- Carlos Perez went 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
- Amado Nunez, 0-for-4.
- Chris Comito: 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 2 WP, 1 HBP
- Lincoln Henzman: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- Leury Garcia played center in his long-awaited first rehab game and went 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk. He was also caught stealing.
- Jhoandro Alfaro and Sam Abbott were both 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
- Lenyn Sosa went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Luis Mieses went 0-for-4 with a walk.
- Anthony Coronado, 1-for-4.
- Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-5.
- Josue Guerrero, 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Anderson Comas wnet 3-for-5.
- Brayant Nova was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Jendersson Caraballo: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP