Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins wasted no time getting acclimated to Birmingham.
Both players made Regions Field look small in their debuts with the Barons. Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double, and Collins brushed off two strikeouts with a no-doubter of his own during Birmingham’s 9-4 victory over Montgomery.
Here’s the Barons’ broadcast feed for Jimenez’s blast and double...
MUST SEE: @Lamantha21 goes 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double and two runs scored in his Double-A debut at #RegionsField TONIGHT! pic.twitter.com/jIFQRICubv— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 17, 2017
And here’s Collins’ 420-foot, 110-mph solo shot:
MUST SEE: @whitesox No. 10 prospect @zackcollins0 connects on a solo home run in his #Barons & Double-A debut TONIGHT at #RegionsField! pic.twitter.com/M45xLCEsKJ— Birmingham Barons (@BhamBarons) August 17, 2017
If Birmingham has an offense, you might see more 7-0 nights like tonight from the White Sox farm system.
Charlotte 8, Toledo 3
- Jacob May singled twice, walked once and struck out twice. He also swiped a bag.
- Jake Peter went 2-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases.
- Rymer Liriano, 1-for-3 with two walks.
- Casey Gillaspie was 1-for-4 with a walk.
- D.J. Peterson, 1-for-5.
- Danny Hayes went 1-for-2 with a double and a sac fly.
- Lucas Giolito’s final tune-up, maybe? 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 WP
Birmingham 9, Montgomery 4
- Tito Polo went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.
- Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and strikeout
- Zack Collins homered, walked and struck out twice.
- Nick Basto went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
- Courtney Hawkins was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
- Trey Michalczewski wore the golden sombrero.
Winston-Salem 4, Myrtle Beach 1
- Joel Booker went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Yeyson Yrizarri was 1-for-2.
- Seby Zavala, 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Jameson Fisher doubled, singled and struck out twice. He also stole a base.
- Holy hell, Alec Hansen: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
Kannapolis 5, Lakewood 1
- Alex Call was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Luis Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a walk.
- Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets were both 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Micker Adolfo went 0-for-4 with a K.
- Evan Skoug went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
Great Falls 11, Ogden 6
- Franklin Reyes went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts.
- Amado Nunez went 2-for-5 with two doubles, and was caught stealing.
- Chris Comito: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
- Will Kincanon: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
DSL White Sox 5, DSL D-backs1 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)
- Brayant Nova went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double.
- Luis Mieses was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Kleyder Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Harvin Mendoza was 1-for-2 with a walk.
- Anderson Comas singled and struck out twice.
- Santo Vasquez went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base.
- Ramon Pineda: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
DSL White Sox 3, DSL D-backs2 (Game 2, 8 innings)
- Brayant Nova went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Lluis Mieses singled twice and struck out twice.
- Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Anthony Coronado, 1-for-3 with an HBP.
- Anderson Comas singled in his only PA.
- Santo Vasquez went 1-for-4 with a double.