White Sox Minor Keys: May 19, 2018

Carlos Rodon throws five easy innings at Kannapolis in his first rehab start

Carlos Rodon’s return to action was a successful one. He made his first rehab start with the Kannapolis Intimidators and met the Sox’ goals by throwing five innings and 65 pitches.

They were also five successful innings, as he held Hickory to a run on three hits while striking out six. Rodon said he threw a lot of changeups his first time out:

The results of an individual game take a back seat to whether Rodon can make another start on regular rest in five days. The five innings and 65 pitches put him within range of just one more rehab start, but that assumes that he responds well to this first outing.

Columbus 9, Charlotte 4

  • Charlie Tilson went 1-for-5 with a strikeout, and was caught stealing for the first time this year.
  • Casey Gillaspie went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 WP

Montgomery 7, Birmingham 2

  • Tito Polo and Zack Collins were both 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Eloy Jimenez was perfect at the plate, doubling twice and singling twice.
  • Seby Zavala became the first to 10 homers in the Southern League, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Matt Rose was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Danny Mendick, 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Spencer Adams had a weird line: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 2 HR, 65 of 96 pitches for strikes.

Kannapolis 3, Hickory 2 (10 innings)

  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a strikeout.
  • Evan Skoug was 2-for-4 with a K.
  • Justin Yurchak singled, bunted, walked and struck out.
  • Carlos Perez was 0-for-3.
  • Carlos Rodon: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • Tyler Johnson: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP

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Jim Margalus
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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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Wait. 1 inning 3k 2 walks 2 WP. Im guessing they went for a second inning and it did not go so well? Or was it a 4 out inning? Its a wacky line either way.

Brett R. Bobysud

Here’s the line from MiLB Gameday. It was the 8th inning:

-Wild Pitch (Runner to 2nd)
-Ball 4 Wild Pitch (Runner to 3rd)