White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 15, 2019

As July came to a close, the standings showed that the Charlotte Knights faced a lengthy climb into the playoff picture.

As August passed the halfway mark, so did the Knights. Their victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday was their ninth in their last 10 games, and as a result, they’ve been able to close within three games of first-place Gwinnett.

Charlotte 7, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5

  • Nick Madrigal stopped his strikeout streak by going 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Luis Robert went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and strikeout. He was caught stealing.
  • Zack Collins went 2-for-4 with a homer and a strikeout.
  • Yermin Mercedes went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Seby Zavala homered, walked and struck out twice.
  • Danny Mendick was 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
  • Jose Ruiz returned to Triple-A: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Birmingham 2, Mississippi 1

  • Luis Basabe went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout. He was also caught trying to steal home.
  • Blake Rutherford was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Gavin Sheets went 3-for-4 with a double.
  • Ti’Quan Forbes doubled, singled and struck out twice.
  • John Parke: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Winston-Salem 6, Carolina 4

  • Steele Walker went 2-for-5.
  • Andrew Vaughn was 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Carlos Perez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Konnor Pilkington: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Lexington 4, Kannapolis 2

  • Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Romy Gonzalez was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Corey Zangari went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Amado Nunez went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Jason Bilous: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP

Great Falls 1, Rocky Mountain 0

  • Cabera Weaver went 1-for-3 with a double and a sac bunt.
  • Kelvin Maldonado went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Harvin Mendoza was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Luis Mieses went 0-for-3.

AZL Padres1 3, AZL White Sox 2

  • Samil Polanco went 1-for-4.
  • Sidney Pimentel was 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.
  • Jose Rodriguez was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Bryan Ramos, 2-for-4.
  • Josue Guerrero went 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Logan Glass was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Chase Krogman went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Harold Diaz was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Yoelvin Silven’s longest outing: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

DSL Reds 7, DSL White Sox 6

  • Wilber Sanchez went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Benyamin Bailey went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Pineda went 1-for-3.
  • Albert Bernal homered and struck out thrice.
  • Elijah Tatis went 0-for-3.
  • Yolbert Sanchez replaced him and went 0-for-1.
  • Anthony Espinoza was also 0-for-3.
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Who’s this Collins fellow?


Hes now up to an impressive season long AAA Slash of 286/.401/.544. Hes been incredibly on fire.

lil jimmy

I know he’s tall, and I think he comes with an Orange and a Cherry.


We have a Wilbur Sanchez and a Yolbert Sanchez? Good stuff.


So Moncada went to Charlotte to rehab but hasn’t played. Any news on that front?


Makes sense. Thanks


per his Instagram an hour ago, he posted “we start again, today at Charlotte Knights”


per another Instagram update, he’s DHing tonight.


If Kopech spends 6 weeks at AAA next year, would the Sox regain a year of control?


It would probably need to be longer than that since he accumulated about six weeks of service time last year (time on the DL counts). So basically six weeks after whenever the cutoff for Robert/Madrigal will be. And that’s assuming he’s actually healthy enough to be activated from the IL and optioned to AAA.


Hahn talked about Kopech not beginning the season in Chicago. Wasn’t sure if it was prompted or was trying to prep fans for an extended stay in AAA to recoup service time.


I would guess what he meant by that is that Kopech will probably start next season on the IL with a rehab stint to precede his activation. I suppose they could option him to AAA if he’s healthy but really struggling to return to form. But then service time would be a secondary concern.


With Jerry service time is never a secondary concern. If he could save a few $$$, he’ll do it.