Three Kannapolis pitchers combined for a seven-inning no-hitter in the back end of a doubleheader. Might that bode well for the White Sox as they embark on a true doubleheader of their own tonight?
J.J. Putz looked downright uncomfortable well before exiting the eighth inning early in Thursday’s 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. His fastball barely cracked 90, when it usually tops 95.
The bad thing about having just about all your affiliates in the same region is the risk of bulk rainouts. Three more hit the Carolinas today, and thus only Charlotte, Birmingham and Great Falls got their games in.
While the best hopes for an internal upgrade struggled at the upper levels, the lower levels regained the services of two early-round draft picks: Trayce Thompson, who injured his thumb on May 30, and Thomas Royse, who had battled a sore elbow after his last appearance on July 30.
Erick Threets returned to action tonight, and just like every other Sox pitcher in the final innings, couldn’t escape the inning with no runs allowed.
Did Chris Chambliss unveil a new keystone combination of the future with Brent Morel at short and Jordan Danks at second?
Rainouts and off days made for a half-powered Sunday in the White Sox farm system.
Dayan Viciedo played third in his first game back in Triple-A, but didn’t provide a spark most of the offenses were missing today. Brandon Short is your star in that department.
It was a great day for White Sox catching prospects, as Tyler Flowers enjoyed a throwback game, Josh Phegley had his best performance of the season, and Miguel Gonzalez may have snapped out of a crippling slump.
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