White Sox Minor Keys: July 18, 2021

Luis González weathered an uneven start to the season for reasons good (multiple promotions to the White Sox bench interrupting playing time) and bad (doing little with the playing time he received at Charlotte), but he finally found a groove that eluded in him July.

He’s hitting .333/.433/.588 over 16 games, including nine walks against 13 strikeouts over 60 plate appearances. He’s hoisted his overall Charlotte line to .241/.352/.423, and while that’s not quite scintillating, it’s enough to separate him from a straggler like Blake Rutherford.

But now we’ll have to see if he has another interruption to endure, because he left Sunday’s game after four innings with what appeared to be a jammed shoulder on a diving catch attempt in center field.

Gonzalez passed some initial strength tests and remained in the game for the rest of the inning, but was lifted afterward.

Gwinnett 13, Charlotte 12

  • Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with a homer and a double.
  • Eloy Jiménez went 1-for-5 with a homer.
  • Yermín Mercedes, 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Luis González singled and struck out before leaving after the diving catch attempt.
  • Blake Rutherford was 2-for-5 with a homer and a double.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Jace Fry took the loss: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 WP


*Jiménez committed his first error during the Charlotte segment of his rehab.

Birmimgham 3, Rocket City 2 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Romy Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Carlos Pérez was 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Micker Adolfo homered, singled and struck out twice.
  • Konnor Pilkington: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K


*Curt Bloom’s call of Adolfo’s walk-off:

Rocket City 8, Birmingham 7 (Game 2, 8 innings)

  • Romy Gonzalez went 1-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.

Bowling Green 8, Winston-Salem 5

  • Yoelqui Céspedes went 1-for-2 with an HBP and a walk. He was also picked off by the catcher.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 1-for-5 with a strikeout.

Carolina 10, Kannapolis 3

  • Jose Rodriguez went 2-for-5.
  • Bryan Ramos, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses went 2-for-4.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Caberea Weaver was 0-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases.
  • Chase Krogman went 0-for-3 with an HBP and two strikeouts.

(Photo by Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights)

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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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Is it just me or is Adolfo on fire?


I know the strikeouts are super high and the average isn’t great, but the power numbers and OPS are there. Seems like a promotion might be deserving?


He’d love Charlotte….


sss alert, but lol, he’s posting grandal like numbers the last six games, i hope it continues



that was a great HR call!

Greg Nix

Adolfo seems like a prime trade candidate to me. No options remaining + stuck behind about 7 OF/DH types. Hope he gets us a good reliever of something.

Greg Nix

Yoelqui with a 4:6 walk to HBP ratio


Carlos Quentin-esque


I hope this means he’s finally broken out of his HBP slump.


Was going to make a Chase Krogman-Chase Rate joke, but then I accidentally clicked Lency Delgado’s player page instead. Over 50% feels high