White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 1, 2021

Before the weekend came to a close, the White Sox shuffled some affiliate rosters resulting in two notable promotions.

Luis Mieses: The outfielder gets a second crack at Winston-Salem after hitting .305/.347/.463 over 225 plate appearances at Kannapolis, with a measly 14.7 percent strikeout rate. He’d looked overmatched when starting the season with the Dash — .155/.189/.366, 19 strikeouts in 74 plate appearances — but he picked up a couple of hits in his return to High-A on Sunday. Perhaps he just needed a couple months to get his feet under him.

Caleb Freeman: The 15th round pick in the 2019 draft and posted a 3.62 ERA and struck out 33 batters against 14 walks over 27⅓ innings with the Dash. Seven consecutive walkless outings was enough to get him a promotion to Birmingham, and he opened with his most dominant outing at either level thus far, striking out four over two perfect innings.

Freeman’s promotion leaves the Dash without any pitching prospects of note, and that’s reflected in their recent slump. They’ve lost eight of nine, they’ve allowed 8.9 runs per game over that stretch, and they won their only game by a score of 9-8.

Charlotte 4, Jacksonville 3

  • Jake Lamb went 0-for-3 with a walk.
  • Yermín Mercedes was 0-for-4.
  • Blake Rutherford, 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Birmingham 9, Rocket City 5

  • Carlos Pérez was 1-for-5 with a double.
  • Caleb Freeman’s Double-A debut: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Greensboro 7, Winston-Salem 4

  • Lenyn Sosa went 4-for-5 with a double.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes was 1-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Luis Curbelo went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Luis Mieses made his return to Winston-Salem, going 2-for-4 with a strikeout.

Salem 6, Kannapolis 2

  • Samil Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double, and was caught stealing.
  • Bryan Ramos, 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 0-for-4.
  • DJ Gladney singled, struck out twice and got plunked.
  • Caberea Weaver wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Chase Krogman went 0-for-3 with a K.
  • James Beard went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Jared Kelley: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

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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You forsook us, on an off-day no less!


Man, that was the longest workday of my life