White Sox Minor Keys: June 3, 2018

Luis Robert gets up to speed on the Arizona backfields, and Dylan Cease goes a strong six

The end of extended spring training draws near, which means Luis Robert’s A-ball debut should happen in short order.

FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen and Baseball America’s Bill Mitchell have been on the Arizona backfields watching him, and they paint a picture of a guy who is still getting up to speed.

Charlotte 4, Buffalo 3

  • Carlos Rodon: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 55 of 92 pitches for strikes.
  • Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Birmingham 8, Jacksonville 1

  • Danny Mendick went 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Zack Collins had another big game, going 2-for-3 with his eighth homer and a sac fly.
  • Eloy Jimenez extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a 1-for-4 day.
  • Seby Zavala also went 1-for-4, with a strikeout.
  • Jameson Fisher singled, walked and struck out.
  • Tito Polo raised his average to .250 by going 3-for-3, and he also stole a base.
  • Matt Tomshaw saved the bullpen after a long night: 9 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

Winston-Salem 5, Carolina 1

  • Joel Booker went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a strikeout.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe was 1-for-3 with a sac fly, two strikeouts and two stolen bases.
  • Blake Rutherford went 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
  • Micker Adolfo, 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri, 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Dylan Cease: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 50 of 81 pitches for strikes.

Hagerstown 3, Kannapolis 1

  • Luis Curbelo went 1-for-3 with a walk. He also has four errors in just seven games.
  • Justin Yurchak was 2-for-4.
  • Carlos Perez, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • John Parke: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
  • Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
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