The White Sox opened their homestand against the Blue Jays on Friday, and the Charlotte Knights opened a series in Rhode Island.
Eloy Jimenez was with the latter, and Rick Hahn can’t really articulate why.
“So yes, while you can look at a stat line or you can look at a box score and say, ‘This guy looks like he’s doing well, looks like he’s ready,’ our checklist that we want these guys to answer is a little more lengthy than that. And not until they’ve answered all those questions we have for them at the Minor League level, will we promote them.”
What are those line items needing to be checked off by Kopech and Jimenez? Hahn wasn’t about to make public the things these two standout prospects can or can’t do.
The Sun-Times added Hahn saying, “A little bit longer résumé of consistency there will serve them both well.” Take that for what it’s worth.
Jimenez continued mashing.
Pawtucket 6, Charlotte 1
- Eloy Jimenez doubled, singled twice, walked once and flied out to the warning track over his five trips to the plate.
- Jose Rondon went 0-for-4 with a K.
- Jordan Stephens suffered all his damage in the third: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
- Ryan Burr’s Triple-A debut: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
- Ian Hamilton: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
Birmingham 5, Tennessee 2
- Joel Booker went 2-for-5 with a stolen base.
- Luis Alexander Basabe was 1-for-4 with a triple and a strikeout.
- Zack Collins walked twice and struck out twice.
- Danny Mendick was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Alex Call was 1-for-3 with a double, HBP and strikeout.
- Bernardo Flores: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
*Kodi Medeiros joined Birmingham, where he’ll continue his role as a Double-A starter.
Winston-Salem 6, Salem 5
- Luis Gonzalez homered, doubled and struck out twice.
- Laz Rivera went 1-for-4 with a double, an HBP and two strikeouts.
- Blake Rutherford and Gavin Sheets both were 1-for-4 with a K.
- Ti’Quan Forbes went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Lincoln Henzman: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 23 of 27 pitches for strikes.
Kannapolis 8, Delmarva 2
- Nick Madrigal went 1-for-2 with two sac flies. He was caught stealing.
- Carlos Perez went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Justin Yurchak was 1-for-4.
- Evan Skoug, 0-for-2 with a walk.
- Bennett Sousa: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
- Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Helena 4, Great Falls 2
- Steele Walker and Jhonadro Alfaro went 1-for-4.
- Lenyn Sosa and Romy Gonzalez both were 2-for-4.
- Amado Nunez, 0-for-3 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
DSL D-backs1 11, DSL White Sox 5
- Harold Diaz went 0-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases.
- Jefferson Mendoza was 0-for-4 with a K.
Rick must not want to bring Eloy up because he only has warning track power. Those other three hits and walk don’t matter.
The warning track flyout was an attempted bunt.
That would explain it. He’s obviously not a good bunter.
Eloy says” Bunting is for the Fourth of July.”
Swing away Eloy. Chicago next week.
I meant to say it was a bunt. As in when he bunts, it goes to the warning track. Because he’s so strong.
I’ll see myself out.
I’m not sure he’s checked the good bunter box in Rick’s checklist. Because on Ricky’s teams, everybody needs to know how to bunt.
The AAA combo of Burr and Hamilton is worth a shot.
And sometimes I like a Danish with my Burger and Fry.
Helllllooooo!!!! I’m here all week. Try the (Donnie) Veal.
Hahn would be better off just shutting his pie hole. He sounds like a weasel and an idiot.