White Sox Minor Keys: July 23, 2021

Two days after floating his retirement, Yermín Mercedes was back in the Charlotte lineup on Friday, serving as the DH and batting cleanup.

Had he not created a social media furor for 24 hours, you wouldn’t know anything had happened. Mercedes went 2-for-4 with a no-doubt homer, helping the Knights snap an 11-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory at Durham.

The pitch was 84 mph.

Charlotte 4, Durham 0

  • Jake Lamb went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Eloy Jiménez ended an eight-game strikeout streak while going 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Yermín Mercedes was 2-for-4 with a homer.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes went 1-for-4 with a triple and a strikeout
  • Lane Ramsey made his Triple-A debut: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Birmingham 7, Chattanooga 6

  • Romy Gonzalez went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Carlos Pérez also cooled off with an 0-for-5 night, striking out once.
  • Yolbert Sanchez played short and went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.

Jersey Shore 9, Winston-Salem 5

  • Yoelqui Céspedes went 2-for-5 with a strikeout, and was caught stealing.
  • Lenyn Sosa and Luis Curbelo were both 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Isaiah Carranza: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
  • Luis Robert did not play. We’ll see if that means anything or whether it was a programmed day off.

Fayetteville 7, Kannapolis 0

  • José Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Bryan Ramos wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Luis Mieses went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Harvin Mendoza had the only other hit, the lone walk, and a strikeout.
  • Caberea Weaver was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • James Beard struck out all three times at bat.

DSL Padres 6, DSL White Sox 5 (7 innings)

  • Randel Mondesi singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Carlos Jimenez went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Carlos Hinestroza: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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(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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Turley continues to pitch well. Take away his one bad outing, in his other 23 his numbers are 1.2 ERA, WHIP 0.66, 34K’s in 23 innings. That’s killing it, and enough reason to give him a call up considering how bad most of their relievers have been.

Not saying they don’t need to make a trade, but Turley throws strikes, and has a reasonable chance to be better than Foster, Heuer, Marshall, or even maybe Bummer. Costs them nothing to call him up.

Last edited 1 year ago by jhomeslice

As most know he’s not on 40 man roster, so who goes? it will be a sad day for that person, so it will cost something


“The pitch was 84 mph.”


Greg Nix

Mondesi beating Tatis so far in the battle of the blue bloods.


Robert is back in the Winston Salem lineup today