Minor league roundup: August 27

In Larry’s latest week in review, he points to some Kannapolis game notes that might have the reason behind Miguel Gonzalez’s emergence from hibernation:

It’s A Good Change… Since Miguel Gonzalez slightly altered his batting stance in Savannah, he has hits in six of his last seven, including a five game current hitting streak. Over that span he is hitting 10-for-24 (.416) bumping his average 18 points.

Gonzalez went 2-for-2 with a sac fly and an HBP, which raises his August line to .298/.333/.316 (57 AB). It’s still very empty, but it’s a sign of life from someboody who hadn’t shown anything at the plate all season.

  • Norfolk 5, Charlotte 1
    • Tyler Flowers (K) and Brent Morel (double) both went 1-for-4.
    • Alejandro De Aza (walk) and Dayan Viciedo both went 0-for-3.
    • Jordan Danks wore the collar, striking out once.
    • Jeff Marquez, unimpressive: 6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR.
  • Tennessee 5, Birmingham 2
    • Josh Phegley went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
    • Eduardo Escobar singled, walked and struck out over four PAs.
    • Christian Marrero duplicated Danks.
    • Nice game for Tyler Kuhn, who went 3-for-4 with a homer, double, and strikeout.
  • Winston-Salem 5, Myrtle Beach 2
    • Jose Martinez and Jon Gilmore (2 K’s) were both 1-for-4.
  • Lexington 5, Kannapolis 3
    • Andre Rienzo struck out eight over five innings, allowing him to give up just one run despite seven hits and two walks.
    • Jacob Petricka had a rough go of it, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over two innings. He struck out two.
    • Miguel Gonzalez went 2-for-2 with a sac fly and an HBP.
    • Tyler Saladino went 1-for-3 with a single, strikeout and a sac bunt.
    • Trayce Thompson went 0-for-4 with a K and an error; Nick Ciolli went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Bristol 8, Bluefield 5
    • Rangel Ravelo doubled twice, added a sac fly and knocked in four over four PAs.
    • Daniel Black went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and RBI.
    • Matthew Heidenreich allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over five innings, striking out four.
  • Ogden 6, Great Falls 3
    • Andy Wilkins went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts.
    • Ross Wilson was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.


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    Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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