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A quick update on three promising home-run streaks:
*Lenyn Sosa homered for the second consecutive game, this one a game-tying three-run blast with the Knights down to their final out in the first of two walk-off victories over Gwinnett. He’s raised his line from .238/.278/.310 to .275/.316/.407 in the matter of two games.
*José Rodríguez has homered in three consecutive games and four out of five. I wrote about his recent surge in Friday’s Minor Keys.
*Romy González homered for the second straight night, and the third time in his four games rehabbing in the Arizona Complex League. He’s 7-for-13 with the three homers, a walk and no strikeouts, so he’s doing what he can to rejoin the Charlotte Knights and try to salvage what has been a miserable injury- and illness-hampered year.
Charlotte 5, Gwinnett 4 (Game 1, 7 innings)
- Lenyn Sosa went 3-for-4 with a game-tying three-run homer with the Knights down to their final out. He was also caught stealing.
- Adam Haseley was 2-for-4 with a double.
- Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-3.
- Jason Bilous’ Triple-A debut: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 24 of 50 pitches for strikes.
Charlotte 4, Gwinnett 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)
- Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-4.
- Jake Burger was 1-for-3 with a homer, walk and strikeout.
- Carlos Pérez, 2-for-4.
- Adam Haseley was 0-for-3.
- José Rodríguez homered for the third consecutive game and the fourth out of five during a 1-for-5 night, striking out once.
- Oscar Colás was 0-for-4 with a K and an HBP.
- Yoelqui Céspedes singled, was plunked twice, struck out and stole a base.
- Duke Ellis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but reached on catcher interference.
- Colson Montgomery went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Bryan Ramos was 1-for-4.
- Luis Mieses, 1-for-3 with a strikeout and an HBP.
- Adam Hackenberg went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- DJ Gladney walked twice and struck out twice.
- Wilfred Veras went 1-for-3 with a sac fly.
- Brooks Gosswein: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
- Brooks Baldwin went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Jordan Sprinkle, 1-for-4 with a walk.
- Romy Gonzalez keeps raking: 2-for-3 with his third homer, a walk and an HBP.
- Jacob Burke went 2-for-5 with a double..
- Dario Borrero was 1-for-5.
- So was Manuel Guariman, who doubled.
- Cam Butler hit his second homer while going 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Manuel Veloz: 3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
- Caleb Freeman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
DSL White Sox 7, DSL Padres 6 (7 innings)
- Guillermo Rodriguez went 1-for-4.
- Loidel Chapelli went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and stolen base.
- Carlos Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a walk.