White Sox Minor Keys: May 27, 2023

Oscar Colás

The Charlotte Knights don’t fall far from the tree.

They jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday with still nobody out in the first inning when Victor Reyes hit a fly ball to medium right field. It looked like an easy 3-0 lead when Lenyn Sosa tagged up from third, but Jesús Sánchez gunned him down with a strong throw home for the 9-2 double play.

Which then turned into a 9-2-6-3 triple play because Oscar Colás made a delayed break for second, and came nowhere close to safety.

The second of the three outs was disappointing because it seems like Sosa should have the foot speed to get home, but he was beaten by a great, valid baseball play. The third out, on the other hand?

You can select any number of unflattering frames from those eight seconds to capture the desperation, like the one I used in the featured image above. But don’t overlook the final moments, when Jacksonville’s catcher gently halted Colás to let him know it was over.

Anyway, the Knights went on to lose by 16 runs.

Jacksonville 20, Charlotte 4

  • Elvis Andrus started his rehab stint by going 1-for-3 with a walk from the DH spot.
  • Lenyn Sosa came a triple short of the cycle, drawing a walk in his other PA.
  • Oscar Colás went 2-for-4.
  • Carlos Pérez, 1-for-4.

Tennessee 7, Birmingham 1

  • José Rodríguez wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Alsander Womack singled, walked and struck out twice.
  • Luis Mieses and Yoelqui Céspedes both were 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Cristian Mena: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 50 of 82 pitches for strikes. All runs scored on the homer.

Brooklyn 7, Winston-Salem 2

  • Terrell Tatum anbd Wes Kath both were 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Loidel Chapelli was 2-for-4 with a triple, double and strikeout.
  • DJ Gladney, 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Wilfred Veras struck out three times and got plunked once.
  • Andrew Dalquist: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 27 of 54 pitches for strikes.

Kannapolis at Augusta, PPD

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34 to 7!


Yesterday must have been a real feather in the cap for Chris Getz. woof.

White Sox Wade

Days like this really make me ask myself why I still follow this team. I think the only real answer is this site. Thanks to everyone from Jim to the first time poster for helping to keep me sane!


The one thing ill never get about Jerry is in his quest to get the “most” of spending the least is why he never saw the cost saving benefit of investing in a strong minor league system. Especially once teams like the A’s and Rays started recycling small windows of contention by buying and selling. The way you could always dangle the carrot by doing that would fit his MO perfectly. Perhaps none of his friends were good at actually doing the job i guess.


His philosophy is that he doesn’t pay for what does not go on the field whether it be minor leaguer players or scouting or development staff or analysts, (or TV analysts). It also shows up in his international signings where they prefer the rush to the majors Cubans over the long development others. This is also very much Kenny’s philosophy which is probably why he’s been able to hang around for so long. JR has a point in that if you have the wrong people running things you can be too reliant on luck and end up spending a lot of money and have nothing to show but that part of the game has changed a lot and the people leaving it to luck or worse, old school thinking, get buried in the bottom of the divisions. He is also the one who hires the wrong people so he lays in his own bed there.
Maybe his worst fault right now is living in his echo chamber where he only hears what he wants to hear and everyone outside of that echo chamber is the “Enemy”.


Man, that is one sad shot of Colas….


Came here looking to see if Eloy started fairing any better in his rehab assignment, then found out the Sox called him up after 3 whole games in the minors. I’m already excited for the 2-18 he puts up this week while he gets his timing back in the majors.


Can’t wait for this exciting future to get to the Southside.


Yeah, and just be grateful for all the long-term payroll flexibility the front office has…

Rick Hahn wants to be remembered for all the undisclosed bad deals that he didn’t sign. Trust him in that, and enjoy the parade.

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