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*Baseball Prospectus released its updated Top 50 Prospects list. The Sox placed four — Eloy Jimenez (No. 4), Michael Kopech (No. 15), Dylan Cease (No. 30!) and Luis Robert (No. 32).
*Alec Hansen left his start after three erratic innings. The trainer came out to visit him in the third, and he seemed to point to his problematic forearm … yet he finished the inning. It was his only 1-2-3 frame, capped off by his only strikeout.
This is the main reason why Hansen wasn’t seen on the BPro list. He was the 40th-best prospect on its preseason rankings.
*Corey Zangari is now slugging .735 at Great Falls. You’ll see why below.
*Carson Fulmer made his first appearance out of the bullpen this season for Charlotte. It went well.
*Nicky Delmonico took his rehab stint up to Charlotte. It went well.
Durham 5, Charlotte 2
- Nicky Delmonico continued his rehab stint in Triple-A, starting it with a perfect night: a double, two singles and a walk.
- Jose Rondon singled twice and struck out twice.
- Seby Zavala went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Spencer Adams: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
- Carson Fulmer out of the bullpen: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 10 of 17 pitches for strikes.
Birmingham 11, Tennessee 2
- Joel Booker went 1-for-6 with three strikeouts and a stolen base.
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 2-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
- Zack Collins, 0-for-2 with two walks and an HBP.
- Danny Mendick was 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Alex Call, 2-for-4 with a walk.
- Alec Hansen departed early: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Winston-Salem 7, Buies Creek 6 (10 innings)
- Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Laz Rivera was 0-for-4 with a sac bunt.
- Blake Rutherford, 2-for-4.
- Gavin Sheets, 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
- Ti’Quan Forbes, 0-for-3 with a sac fly and strikeout.
- Tyler Johnson worked hard: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
Greensboro 5, Kannapolis 4 (10 innings)
- Luis Curbelo broke out of a three-game hitless streak by going 2-for-5. He struck out once.
- Michael Hickman was 0-for-4.
- Justin Yurchak went 2-for-4.
- Evan Skoug’s average dropped to .198 after going 0-for-3 with a sac fly and strikeout.
Great Falls 15, Orem 11
- Lenyn Sosa went 2-for-5 with a double, walk and strikeout.
- Corey Zangari went off: 3-for-4 with three homers, a walk and a strikeout.
- Romy Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, walk and strikeout.
- Amado Nunez doubled, singled, walked and struck out twice.
- Gunnar Troutwine went 1-for-4 with a walk and a single.
- Codi Heuer: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
*The Voyagers trailed this one 10-0 entering the bottom of the third.
AZL Cubs2 6, AZL White Sox 4
- Nick Madrigal DH’d and went 1-for-3 with another HBP.
- Camilo Quintero went 0-for-2 with two walks.
- Luis Mieses, 0-for-4.
- Harvin Mendoza went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Lency Delgado was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Cabera Weaver, 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Kleyder Sanhez, 0-for-4 with a K.
- Bryce Bush went 2-for-4, and was picked off.
- Anderson Comas, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
DSL Blue Jays 14, DSL White Sox 9
- Jose Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a homer
I applaud you for taking the first step, Carson. Now the healing can begin.
Really can’t afford to have Hansen AND Dunning fail.
Too true. Sox need their minor league pitchers to rake, so they can trade for position players.
I think the last thing the pitchers need to do is rake.
Zangari … dayyyummmm. Nice to see him back.