White Sox Minor Keys: June 28, 2018

Back in late May, Gavin Sheets appeared to shed the concerns about his power output when, after going homerless over his first 38 games, he went deep in consecutive games.

But then he went 19 straight games without a blast afterward.

Sheets once again broke out of a brownout in a big way, socking a pair of dingers against Frederick tonight. It’s part of a complete breakfast, as he extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He’s hitting .360/.377/.540 over these 53 plate appearances with two walks and five strikeouts. The control of the strike zone has been on his side all season, but the slugging percentage is his biggest obstacle between Winston-Salem and Birmingham. More so than Keon Barnum.

Charlotte 6, Gwinnett 5

  • Jose Rondon went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double and two strikeouts.
  • Eloy Jimenez went 0-for-3 with a walk and an HBP.
  • Seby Zavala, 2-for-4 with a double and a sac fly.
  • Jordan Stephens: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP
  • Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Jackson 13, Birmingham 1

  • Joel Booker was 1-for-4 with a double nad two strikeouts.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe, 0-for-3 with a sac bunt.
  • Zack Collins went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and strikeout.
  • Danny Mendick went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher, 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Alex Call, 1-for-3.
  • Alec Hansen: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K, 2 WP

Winston-Salem 10, Frederick 8

  • Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Luis Robert had a night: 4-for-6 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Blake Rutherford, 2-for-6 with three strikeouts.
  • Gavin Sheets doubled his home run total by going 2-for-5 with two homers. He struck out once.
  • Laz Rivera was 3-for-5 with a stolen base, and was picked off/caught stealing.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes went 2-for-5.
  • Lincoln Henzman: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Tyler Johnson picked a good night to struggle: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

*Robert’s double was his fourth hit, and here’s video:

Lexington 6, Kannapolis 4

  • Luis Curbelo went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Michael Hickman went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Carlos Perez, 1-for-4.
  • Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Great Falls 4, Missoula 3

  • Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-5.
  • Romy Gonzalez, 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • Amado Nunez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Gunnar Troutwine went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Maiker Feliz was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Jason Bilous: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • Bennett Sousa: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

AZL White Sox 3, AZL Brewers 1

  • Camilo Quinteiro went 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • Luis Mieses was 0-for-5.
  • Harvin Mendoza doubled, singled, walked, got plunked and stole a base.
  • Anderson Comas singled, struck out twice and got plunked.
  • Cabera Weaver was 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Kleyder Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and HBP.
  • Brayant Nova wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Hunter Kiel: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Devon Perez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 WP

DSL Orioles 1, DSL White Sox 0

  • Jose Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Jerrick Francees was 0-for-3.
  • Hat tip to Luis Rodriguez: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 WP, 1 HBP


  • Jim Margalus

    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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The Wimperoo

Trayce Thompson 8 AAA ABS 5 Ks.

Is Zangari still injured?


Boomer Sooner!  Positively Jake Elliottesque.


Kiel’s sitting at 21 K/9 and 6 BB/9. I’m so happy his season has finally started.