After a rough stretch of bad news, whether it stem from injuries or just plain ol’ underperformance, Saturday night was a triumph for the White Sox farm system.
*Michael Kopech went on a rampage against Durham, striking out 11 over six innings while throwing a whopping 70 of 96 pitches for strikes.
*Jimmy Lambert took a no-hitter against Tennessee into the seventh inning. He settled for 10 strikeouts over seven innings of one-hit ball in a Birmingham victory.
*Steele Walker made his long-awaited debut for the AZL White Sox.
Charlotte 3, Durham 1 (10 innings)
- Nicky Delmonico went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.
- Jose Rondon, 1-for-4 with a triple and two strikeouts.
- Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K
- Thyago Vieira: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 WP
Birmingham 3, Tennessee 0
- Joel Booker went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Alex Call was 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Danny Mendick was perfect, goin 3-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.
- Jameson Fisher was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Jimmy Lambert: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 WP, 58 of 95 pitches for strikes.
Buies Creek 4, Winston-Salem 3
- Luis Gonzlaez went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Laz Rivera was 2-for-4 with a K.
- Blake Rutherford wasn’t retired, going 3-for-3 with two triples and a walk.
- Ti’Quan Forbes and Gavin Sheets were both 1-for-4.
Kannapolis 10, Hagerstown 7
- Luis Curbelo went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
- Carlos Perez’s hot July continues, as he went 3-for-4. He’s batting .471 this month.
- Justin Yurchak was 1-for-4
- Andrew Perez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
AZL White Sox 1, AZL Rangers 0
- Nick Madrigal played second and went 0-for-3 before being replaced by…
- … Camilo Quinteiro, who went 0-for-1.
- Cabera Weaver wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Steele Walker was 0-for-2 with a walk in his pro debut.
- Luis Mieses pinch-hit for him and singled.
- Lency Delgado singled and struck out thrice.
- Sam Abbott was 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Jose Colina, 0-for-2 with a walk.
- Anderson Comas went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Anthony Coronado went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Hunter Kiel: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Great Falls 4, Grand Junction 0
- Lenyn Sosa went 2-fr-4 with a homer and a double.
- Corey Zangari was 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
- Romy Gonzalez, 0-for-3.
- Jhoandro Alfaro went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Jason Bilous: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Maybe to save time you could start only mentioning Gavin Sheets in cases where he DOESN’T go 1-4. If he’s not mentioned we’ll just assume it’s the usual. .
Blake Rutherford creeping into the discussion for biggest prospect success story of ’18.
There is a nice 5 minute interview with Dylan Cease at BA leading up to the Futures game. Talked about adding a knuckle curve to his repertoire.