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White Sox Minor League Update: Aug. 28, 2017

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Alec Hansen dominates in his Double-A debut, at least until the sixth inning

Regions Field
Birmingham Barons

Alec Hansen made his Double-A debut for Birmingham against Tennessee on Monday. Had he not come back out for the sixth inning, it would have been a wild success. But it would have also been weird, since Hansen had thrown just 70 pitches through five.

This is another way of saying he hit a wall in the sixth.

  • First five: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
  • Sixth: 0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

He lost the thread, starting the inning with a five-pitch walk to David Bote, then falling behind 3-0 to the second hitter, Jason Vosler. A single on an 0-1 pitch to Yasiel Balaguert loaded the bases, and Hansen brought the game’s first run home on a four-pitch walk to end his night.

Jack Charleston relieved him and gave up a two-run double, but recovered to strand Hansen’s third runner on third base. Fortunately for Hansen, the Barons came back to score three in the bottom of the sixth to take him off the hook, then won in 11 innings, 4-3.

The Barons put together a highlight reel of his better times:

Durham 5, Charlotte 2

  • Jake Peter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Jacob May was 1-for-4.
  • Rymer Liriano was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Casey Gillaspie went 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Danny Hayes, 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Eddy Alvarez was 1-for-3.
  • D.J. Peterson, 0-for-3 with a K.

Birmingham 4, Tennessee 3

  • Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Nick Basto, 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Courtney Hawkins went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Trey Michalczewski, 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Alec Hansen: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

More:

*Hansen took the spot of Tito Polo, who went on the disabled list.

Great Falls 6, Missoula 2

  • Craig Dedelow went 2-for-5 with a homer, double and strikeout.
  • Justin Yurchak went 1-for-4 with a homer and a walk.
  • Amado Nunez was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Will Kincanon: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

AZL Athletics 7, AZL White Sox 3

  • Ramon Beltre went 1-for-4.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Sam Abbott went 1-for-3 with a double.