White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 5, 2022

(Laura Wolff / Charlotte Knights)

A quick update on three promising home-run streaks:

*Lenyn Sosa homered for the second consecutive game, this one a game-tying three-run blast with the Knights down to their final out in the first of two walk-off victories over Gwinnett. He’s raised his line from .238/.278/.310 to .275/.316/.407 in the matter of two games.

*José Rodríguez has homered in three consecutive games and four out of five. I wrote about his recent surge in Friday’s Minor Keys.

*Romy González homered for the second straight night, and the third time in his four games rehabbing in the Arizona Complex League. He’s 7-for-13 with the three homers, a walk and no strikeouts, so he’s doing what he can to rejoin the Charlotte Knights and try to salvage what has been a miserable injury- and illness-hampered year.

Charlotte 5, Gwinnett 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)

  • Lenyn Sosa went 3-for-4 with a game-tying three-run homer with the Knights down to their final out. He was also caught stealing.
  • Adam Haseley was 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-3.
  • Jason Bilous’ Triple-A debut: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 24 of 50 pitches for strikes.

Charlotte 4, Gwinnett 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)

  • Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-4.
  • Jake Burger was 1-for-3 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
  • Carlos Pérez, 2-for-4.
  • Adam Haseley was 0-for-3.

Chattanooga 8, Birmingham 5

  • José Rodríguez homered for the third consecutive game and the fourth out of five during a 1-for-5 night, striking out once.
  • Oscar Colás was 0-for-4 with a K and an HBP.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes singled, was plunked twice, struck out and stole a base.

Brooklyn 2, Winston-Salem 0

  • Duke Ellis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but reached on catcher interference.
  • Colson Montgomery went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Bryan Ramos was 1-for-4.
  • Luis Mieses, 1-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP.
  • Adam Hackenberg went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.

Kannapolis 7, Carolina 6

  • DJ Gladney walked twice and struck out twice.
  • Wilfred Veras went 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
  • Brooks Gosswein: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K

ACL Mariners 6, ACL White Sox 5

  • Brooks Baldwin went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Jordan Sprinkle, 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Romy Gonzalez keeps raking: 2-for-3 with his third homer, a walk and an HBP.
  • Jacob Burke went 2-for-5 with a double..
  • Dario Borrero was 1-for-5.
  • So was Manuel Guariman, who doubled.
  • Cam Butler hit his second homer while going 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Manuel Veloz: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
  • Caleb Freeman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

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

  • Guillermo Rodriguez went 1-for-4.
  • Loidel Chapelli went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and stolen base.
  • Carlos Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a walk.
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