White Sox Minor Keys: July 29, 2022

Oscar Colás departed Friday’s game against the Tennessee Smokies after two plate appearances, and he probably shouldn’t have stayed in the game past the first.

The first pitch that Colás saw from lefty D.J. Herz drilled him in the back of the helmet, near the base of the skull. The beaning first stunned him, and then he eventually sank to the ground behind the batter’s box.

He lobbied successfully to stay in the game, taking first base while rubbing his neck, but after he struck out looking in the top of the third inning, that’s when Justin Jirschele decided to call it a night for him.

Nashville 4, Charlotte 2

  • Jake Burger DH’d and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Lenyn Sosa and Adam Haseley both were 1-for-4 with two strikeouts; Sosa stole a base.
  • Yolbert Sánchez went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.

Tennessee 3, Birmingham 2

  • José Rodríguez went 0-for-2 with three walks and two stolen bases.
  • Oscar Colás was plunked and struck out looking before being lifted.
  • Yoelqui Césepdes went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Sean Burke: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP

Greensboro 6, Winston-Salem 4

  • Colson Montgomery went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Mieses, 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Adam Hackenberg entered midway through, striking out and getting plunked.
  • Drew Dalquist: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 3 HR

Columbia 7, Kannapolis 6

  • DJ Gladney was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras, 1-for-4.
  • Brooks Gosswein: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP

ACL Rangers 2, ACL White Sox 0

  • Dario Borrero went 1-for-4.
  • So did Manuel Guariman, who struck out.
  • Victor Quezada was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Cam Butler walked and struck out twice.
  • Yohemy Nolasco: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
  • Caleb Freeman on rehab: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

DSL Padres 16, DSL White Sox 8

  • Guillermo Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a triple and a strikeout.
  • Erick Hernandez was 2-for-5 with a K.
  • Ryan Burrowes, 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Loidel Chapelli singled twice, walked twice and stole a base.
  • Carlos Jimenez homered and struck out thrice.
  • Ronny Hernandez singled and struck out.
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Seems like Thompson and Kelley are leaving Dalquist behind. That’s a shame.

Popeye with 3 walks(!) and 2 SBs. Really interested to see where ends up on the year end lists.


That video of Colas lying down on home plate is unsettling. It is hard to imagine seeing that…and then deciding to leave him in the game. I don’t know what Minor League Baseball’s concussion protocol is, but maybe it needs to be revisited. Head injuries are very very serious.

Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, blah blah blah…but for an organization that apparently feels that half of our major league position players need frequent days of rest and that they should be excused from trying to beat out grounders in the infield, I don’t really understand how this treatment of Colas fits in. We don’t need to take it easy on him because he’s in the minors? Head injuries aren’t as serious as hamstrings? If I were Rick Hahn, I’d be calling Jirschele into my office and demanding an explanation. And unless that explanation is really really good, I’d give him the pink slip on the basis of this event alone.

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Or Getz who has some responsibility for the farm system. Jirschele is supposed to be one of the people eyed for major league responsibility.

On the matter of the Sox, they also continued to play guys like Grandal who looked like they should have been on the IL. It hasn’t always been a conservative approach.


To be clear, meant Getz instead of Hahn to investigate actions in the system


I had to read your comment a couple of times before I figured that out, but you are right – that is almost certainly the chain of command on something like this

Last edited 1 year ago by soxygen

Calm down there, Pal.


The organization has a responsibility to look after these young men (and a financial interest in doing so). Someone who is hit in the head that hard, and is so obviously dazed, needs to be removed from the game no matter what they say.

The manager’s job is to be the adult, not to listen to the player lobby to stay in the game. Allowing him to stay in the game after potentially being concussed was a really poor choice and could have lasting implications for his recovery and health.

Last edited 1 year ago by soxygen