White Sox Minor Keys: June 23, 2018

Dane Dunning departs with an injury

Dane Dunning wasn’t pitching that well before the fourth inning of Saturday night’s game against Montgomery. He’d issued four walks along with a wild pitch over the first three innings, but managed to limit the damage to a couple runs.

He didn’t allow a run in the fourth, for that matter, but he might not have escaped larger trouble. His start ended in the middle of an at-bat with two outs.

He threw a backdoor slider that missed, then took a long lap around the mound before re-toeing the rubber. I’m guessing he didn’t intend to throw another pitch, but was waiting for somebody to take the ball from him, rather than giving it up voluntarily. Whether it was Zack Collins or the trainer, one of them took the hint.

Toledo 2, Charlotte 1

Birmingham 6, Montgomery 3

  • Joel Booker went 1-for-5 with a homer and two strikeouts.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-3 with two walks.
  • Zack Collins flipped Basabe’s line: 0-for-2 with three walks.
  • Danny Mendick was 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Jameson Fisher, 2-for-4 with a triple.
  • Alex Call wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Dane Dunning: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 WP

Winston-Salem 5, Down East 3


*Adolfo’s homer:

Delmarva 4, Kannapolis 0

AZL Brewers 10, AZL White Sox 5

  • Camilo Quinteiro went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Kelvin Maldonado went 0-for-5 with a K.
  • Luis Mieses doubled, singled twice, walked once and struck out once.
  • Lency Delgado went 1-for-4 with his first pro homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Sam Abbott was 0-for-3 with a walk, HBP and a strikeout.
  • Josue Guerrero, 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Anthony Coronado went 0-for-3.
  • Cabera Weaver pinch-ran for him, then singled in his only at-bat.
  • Ramon Pineda: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP
  • Hunter Kiel: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 1 BB, 6 K


*Luke Shilling won’t pitch this year:


DSL Reds 6, DSL White Sox 5

  • Jefferson Mendoza went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jerrick Francees, 3-for-4.

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Kiel and Lambert WOW.  nice to see Stephens stepping up as it makes the Dunning loss easier to stomach.   I know nothing but I’m assuming Dane will be on the shelf for awhile.  


Konnor Pilkington is free to sign,
Oregon State advances to the College Championship series.
Nick Madrigal 1-4, with his first error, first caught stealing and only 6th K of the season.


Dunning’s possible injury is sad news, indeed. Given a choice of bad news, I am always happier to hear elbow than shoulder. TJS sucks but is rarely career altering in the way that shoulder surgeries are.

Greg Nix

He was rubbing his butt/leg, so hopefully it’s some kind of strain and not an arm issue at all. 

Edit: Annnd never mind. 


Shilling’s injury gives the Sox the opportunity to catch up with Jake Peavy and see if he has any advice for the recovering prospect.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Lency Delgado might be a thing.