The White Sox could’ve settled for Sean Burke throwing 100 innings between the Winston-Salem Dash and the Birmingham Barons, but they’re allowing him to finish the year with the Charlotte Knights. He made his Triple-A debut on Thursday, and that allows him the possibility of one more start before the end of the year.
He did get some valuable experience in the first inning. After his own error gave the Jumbo Shrimp an extra life, he got ahead of Willians Astudillo 0-2, then threw La Tortuga a pretty good high fastball.
It ended up over the left-field fence.
- Mark Payton went 2-for-5 with his 30th double.
- Oscar Colás, 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
- Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-4.
- Carlos Pérez, 0-for-3.
- Yolbert Sánchez was 0-for-3 with a sac fly, strikeout and a CS.
- Sean Burke: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2 WP, 48 of 69 pitches for strikes.
- Jason Bilous: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 19 of 32 pitches for strikes.