White Sox Minor Keys: July 2, 2023

White Sox prospect Noah Schultz
(Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

Noah Schultz took the mound for the first time in 2½ weeks, but lightning limited to him to only two innings, and easy ones at that.

Schultz threw just 17 pitches over two innings to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, 15 for strikes. He gave up a couple of deep-ish flyballs, but otherwise faced no trouble before a lightning delay forced him to sit for an hour.

He’s now up to nine one-hit innings on the year, but after throwing 45 pitches his previous outing and then missing scheduled turns, he could’ve stood a little bit tougher of a test to put him on a steeper trajectory.

Speaking of building up, Garrett Crochet is back at Birmingham starting a rehab stint for his shoulder issue.

Norfolk 15, Charlotte 3

  • Oscar Colás went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts.
  • Jimmy Lambert is still struggling: 1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 19 of 36 pitches for strikes.

Rocket City 9, Birmingham 8

  • Terrell Tatum went 1-for-5 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • José Rodríguez, 1-for-4 with an HBP, a K and a stolen baser.
  • Bryan Ramos was 2-for-4, and also got plunked.
  • Alander Womack went 1-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes singled twice, struck out thrice and was caught stealing.
  • Cristian Mena: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Garrett Crochet: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 13 of 22 pitches for strikes.

Winston-Salem 5, Aberdeen 3 (10 innings)

  • Loidel Chapelli was 1-for-4 with a walk, and got picked off.
  • Jacob Burke keeps rolling: 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Wilfred Veras went 1-for-3 with a homer, HBP, walk and strikeout.
  • Wes Kath, 1-for-3 with a triple, walk and strikeout.

Notes:

*Kath departed the game after an awkward slide into third base on an inning-ending fielder’s choice in the ninth.

Kannapolis 11, Fayetteville 1

  • Noah Schultz before a delay: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 15 of 17 pitches for strikes.
  • Mason Adams with some excellent bulk work: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 11 K
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