White Sox Minor Keys: June 6, 2021

Tarp on Charlotte (Jonathan Lee)

Here’s how the fifth week of the season worked out for the White Sox’s four full-season minor-league affiliates:

Charlotte: Split the series with Nashville 3-3, winning the last three.

Birmingham: Took four of five against Tennessee around two games postponed by rain.

Winston-Salem: Continued to gravitate toward .500 by splitting six games with Greensboro.

Kannapolis: Doubled its win total by going 2-4 against Fayetteville.

Charlotte 3, Nashville 2 (6½ innings, rain)

  • Luis González went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Blake Rutherford was 0-for-3.
  • Jake Burger went 1-for-2 with a walk.
  • Gavin Sheets went 2-for-3 with his fifth homer.
  • Jimmy Lambert: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Greensboro 7, Winston-Salem 6

  • Duke Ellis went 1-for-4 with a sac fly, strikeout and stolen base.
  • Luis Curbelo was 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 1-or-4 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Yolbert Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Davis Martin: 4 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 WP

Fayetteville 6, Kannapolis 0

  • José Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Chase Krogman walked once and struck out thrice.
  • Luis Mieses was 0-for-4.
  • Bryan Ramos went 1-for-4 with a double.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Lency Delgado, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • James Beard, 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Matthew Thompson: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 35 of 76 pitches for strikes.
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Here’s the question. When do we call Burger up, put him in a corner outfield spot, let Vaughn DH and stop putting Yermin out there.


And why Burger over Sheets (who has been playing the outfield, hits left-handed, and is hitting better than Burger)?


Didn’t you notice that Sheets did NOTHING when he got called up? Time to write him off.



rite of passage to play LF for the Sox

Last edited 2 years ago by metasox

3rd base requires more athleticism than 1st. So I see Burger being more athletic and able to adjust to playing outfield verse a 1st baseman.

Wait, this was a serious suggestion?


Serious? No. Sincere? Yes.