White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 10, 2018

Zack Collins had a night in the ninth inning alone during Birmingham's big victory

Zack Collins had been in the middle of a sleepy second half, but he did what he could to make up for it against Mongomery with six RBIs.

In the ninth inning alone.

Collins played the biggest part in a Birmingham explosion, two of the Barons’ seven homers. He opened the scoring in the final frame with a two-run homer, then closed it out with a grand slam to cap off an 18-2 victory in Montgomery.

The 3-for-6, two-homer game lifted Collins’ line to .218/.354/.391 after the All-Star break.

Charlotte 8, Rochester 2

  • Charlie Tilson went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Ryan Cordell and Eloy Jimenez were both 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Jose Rondon went 2-for-4 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Seby Zavala, 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Ryan Burr: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K

Birmingham 18, Montgomery 2

  • Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-4 with a homer, two walks and a strikeout. He was caught stealing.
  • Joel Booker was 3-for-5 with a walk, strikeout and stolen base.
  • Zack Collins as mentioned before, 3-for-5 with two homers and a strikeout.
  • Alex Call went 1-for-2 with three walks and four runs scored.
  • Danny Mendick also was 1-for-2 with three walks, but his hit was a homer, and he also stole a base.
  • Dylan Cease’s scoreless streak ended: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 1 WP, just 53 of 102 pitches for strikes.


*Josh put together highlights of Cease.

Winston-Salem 5, Potomac 4

  • Luis Robert went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Gonzalez, 1-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Nick Madrigal, 1-for-2 with a double, walk and HBP.
  • Blake Rutherford went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Gavin Sheets, 1-for-3 with a sac fly and a K.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes went 2-for-4 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Laz Rivera was 0-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Blake Battenfield: 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
  • Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K


*Robert made a terrific catch at the wall in center field, and this time came away unscathed.

Lexington 4, Kannapolis 2

  • Luis Curbelo went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Steele Walker was 1-for-4.
  • Justin Yurchak, 0-for-3.

Great Falls 12, Idaho Falls 7

  • Romy Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with a double, walk and two strikeouts.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 4-for-5 with a double.
  • Bryce Bush, 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Amado Nunez went 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro, 1-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Codi Heuer: 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP


*FutureSox’ James Fox has everything you need to know about Bryce Bush.

AZL White Sox 6, AZL Indians1 5 (10 innings)

  • Anderson Comas went 2-for-4 with a walk. He was caught stealing.
  • Camilo Quinteiro, 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Tito Polo was also 1-for-5 with two strikeouts, and stole a base.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Lency Delgado singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Luis Mieses went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Cabera Weater went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Kelvin Maldonado, 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
  • Hunter Kiel: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

DSL White Sox 13, DSL Reds 4

  • Sidney Pimentel went 3-for-6 with a homer, two doubles and two strikeouts.
  • Harold Diaz, 1-for-3 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Jose Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Jefferson Mendoza struck out in both at-bats.
  • Jerrick Francees struck out in his only PA.
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Jim Margalus
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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Brett R. Bobysud

The only run the Biscuits scored against Cease was in large part due to a Booker misplay in left of a ball that could’ve been caught, which resulted in a double. The runner subsequently scored on a single through the right side.

Brett R. Bobysud

Something I’ve been pondering lately. With the success the Dash have had this season, is Omar Vizquel possibly in line for a promotion within the system? Might we see him managing in Birmingham next year?


That Birmingham game had 17 walks and 17 strikeouts between both teams. Makes you wonder about the strike zone. Might explain Cease’s 5 walks.


Kopech throwing today on 6 days rest. If the Sox repeat that, he’s in-line for next Fri. VS. KC.

We are under a week ’til Elopech.