Luis Robert returned to Winston-Salem on the earlier side of his four-to-eight-week timetable given to recover from his thumb injury.
He made an immediate impact, going 2-for-4 with two stolen bases. Julie Brady, who captured Robert’s first hit …
Luis Robert's return from the DL – lining this one to left. pic.twitter.com/fi0cotpSGg
— Julie Brady (@DestroyBaseball) August 7, 2018
… as well as his second, noted that Robert slid feet-first on his stolen base.
Syracuse 2, Charlotte 0
- Charlie Tilson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Ryan Cordell singled and struck out thrice.
- Jose Rondon and Seby Zavala were 0-for-3.
- Spencer Adams: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 K
- Carson Fulmer: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
*Eloy Jimenez missed his second straight game with an alleged illness.
Winston-Salem 3, Myrtle Beach 2
- Luis Robert started in center and went 2-for-4 with a strikeout and two stolen bases.
- Luis Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout. He was picked off.
- Nick Madrigal was 1-for-4 with a double.
- Blake Rutherford, 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
- Gavin Sheets went 2-for-4.
- Laz Rivera was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Ti’Quan Forbes, 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
Hickory 3, Kannapolis 0
- Luis Curbelo went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Steele Walker, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Evan Skoug struck out all three times up.
AZL Indians1 9, AZL White Sox 6
- Cabera Weaver singled, walked twice and struck out twice.
- Camilo Quinteiro went 3-for-5.
- Luis Mieses, 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
- Lency Delgado and Anderson Comas both were 0-for-4 with a K.
- Harvin Mendoza was perfect: 3-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.
- Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
DSL Blue Jays 9, DSL White Sox 6
- Harold Diaz went 1-for-5.
- Jose Rodriguez, 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
More highlights from Winston-Salem, including Gonzalez’s homer.
Did Madrigal take a pitch all day?
Don’t worry, Moncada will take enough for the both of them.
Both Madrigal and Robert were aggressive early in the count yesterday.
Wait, was that thing at the end Madrigal’s “double”?
Not exactly the blast off of the left field wall that I had imagined.
Winston-Salem has an enviable minor league line-up.
You really don’t have to squint too hard at the top 4 as future major league regulars.
Pretty sure the wife is taking me to the games this weekend on a surprise trip. Hoping Eloy joins the party
Lou Bob sure is taking some mean hacks since he’s come back. Thank god someone told him to slide feet first as well
FWIW- His original thumb injury was on a feet first slide.
Final FutureSox midseason list:
Have Winston-Salem’s baserunning stats improved as the season has worn on?
Well, Eloy is back.