White Sox Minor Keys: July 7, 2021

Back in mid-May, I wrote about how the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers’ awful 1-12 start was only surpassed by the Fredericksburg Nationals starting the season 0-13, and lamented how the two teams wouldn’t face each other until the first week of July.

Well, it’s the first week of July, and while both teams have been a respectable form of below-average since — 15-25 for Kannapolis, 16-25 for Fredericksburg — the meeting has still been every bit the hot mess we’d hoped for.

On Tuesday, the Nationals won 7-3 in the 10th inning via the only way a home team can win 7-3 in the 10th inning: with a walk-off grand slam.

On Wednesday, the Cannon Ballers jumped out to a 10-0 lead, only to watch Fredericksburg chip away with three crooked numbers. A leadoff single in the ninth brought the tying run to the plate, but Marcus Evey struck out the last two batters to secure the victory.

We’ll see if Thursday brings anything, or if the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa will get in the way, just like it did with Charlotte.

Hickory 13, Winston-Salem 5

  • Yoelqui Céspedes went 0-for-5.
  • Yolbert Sanchez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa was 0-for-4.
  • Bailey Horn: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR. He lowered his ERA to 90.


*Horn’s line through two starts with the Dash: 1 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 2 HR, 2 BB, 1 K

*The Dash lineup might get more interesting in short order:

Kannapolis 11, Fredericksburg 9

  • Jose Rodriguez went 3-for-6.
  • Bryan Ramos was 2-for-5 with two strikeouts and an HBP.
  • Luis Mieses was 3-for-5 with a double and a walk.
  • DJ Gladney doubled, walked twice, struck out twice and was plunked.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 2-for-5 with a double.
  • Chase Krogman was 1-for-4 with two walks and two strikeouts.
  • James Beard walked twice and struck out thrice.

Charlotte at Jacksonville, PPD

Birmingham at Biloxi, PPD

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What wonderful news about Eloy!


The maximum rehab assignment is only 20 days, right? So we are like 3 weeks away from Eloy returning

As Cirensica

The White Sox are 8 games ahead. They can afford to be extra cautious with Eloy, and I wouldn’t mind.If Eloy is back today, I am guessing Sheets will be the man out. Burger when Lamb returns. I am fine with either move.

Last edited 2 years ago by As Cirensica

Per MLB Trade Rumors, it’s 30 days so maybe a month until Eloy time


Sticking Eloy in A ball just seems so mean. He’s going to kill those kids hahaha