White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 17, 2018

A short start for Dylan Cease, a better one for Alec Hansen

Dylan Cease gave up a run in the first inning against Tennessee, but he made the Smokies work for it.

  • Walk
  • Walk
  • Strikeout
  • Throwing error on pickoff, allowing runner to take third.
  • RBI single
  • Strikeout
  • Strikeout

Or maybe the Smokies made him work for it. He threw 42 pitches, and Birmingham Barons manager Ryan Newman decided that was enough.

It seems legit, since Cease is already 25 innings past his career high with 119. But I suppose it’ll truly be settled when he makes his next start, assuming it’s on normal rest.

Louisville 4, Charlotte 3 (10 innings)

  • Charlie Tilson doubled, singled twice, stole a base and struck out twice.
  • Welington Castillo DH’d in his first tune-up game, going 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jose Rondon went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Ryan Cordell, 2-for-5 with a strikeout and a stolen base.
  • Eloy Jimenez singled in a pinch-hitting appearance.
  • Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K.
  • Ryan Burr shows why extra-inning losses are unfair in the MiLB system: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Birmingham 6, Tennessee 1

  • Joel Booker went 4-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Luis Basabe went 2-for-5.
  • Zack Collins, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Alex Call went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Danny Mendick wants that 40-man spot: 3-for-3 with a walk.
  • The Sox didn’t push Dylan Cease after a 42-pitch first inning: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jose Ruiz: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Winston-Salem 4, Wilmington 3

  • Luis Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Laz Rivera, 1-for-4.
  • Nick Madrigal went 2-for-4.
  • Blake Rutherford, 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Gavin Sheets went 1-for-4.
  • Alec Hansen had normal peripherals: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Kannapolis 6, Augusta 3

  • Steele Walker went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Evan Skoug, 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an HBP.

Great Falls 3, Idaho Falls 2 (10 innings)

  • Romy Gonzalez went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Lenyn Sosa and Bryce Bush were both 1-for-5 with a K.
  • Amado Nunez went 2-for-4 with his second homer.
  • Maiker Feliz, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jhoandro Alfaro was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Konnor Pilkington: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
  • Davis Martin: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

AZL White Sox 6, AZL Indians1 2

  • Anderson Comas went 1-for-5 with his first homer.
  • Kelvin Maldonado went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-4.
  • Cabera Weaver, 0-for-2 with a walk, HBP and a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses, 2-for-4 with a K.
  • Camilo Quintero went 1-for-3 with an HBP.
  • Sam Abbott went off: 2-for-4 with two homers and a strikeout.
  • Brayant Nova, 1-for-4 with a K.

DSL Blue Jays 2, DSL White Sox 1

  • Sidney Pimentel wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Jose Rodriguez went 1-for-4, but was caught stealing.
  • Wilber Perez: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP
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Jim Margalus
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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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Very encouraging performance by Hansen. No walks and 6 strikeouts. He seems to be lost in the discussion of future members of the starting staff. Still has very high upside. Would like to see him finish strong this year.


MiLB gameday saying Micker Adolfo 0-1, 1BB today before being replaced by Yermin Mercedes.
Glitch in the Matrix?


Resumption of a suspended game that took place before he was shelved.

That is also why the Dash are playing as the road team in their home park.