White Sox Minor Keys: July 30, 2019

Standings check:

Charlotte Knights: 57-51, in third place and seven games back of Gwinnett in the International League South.

Birmingham Barons: 21-15 in the second half, tied with Jackson and trailing Montgomery by 4½ games in the Southern League North. Montgomery won the first half.

Winston-Salem Dash: 18-20 and fourth out of five teams in the Carolina League Southern during the second half. They’re six games back of first-half champs Down East, and 3½ back of second-place Fayetteville.

Kannapolis Intimidators: They’re 19-19 and six games back of Delmarva, which won the first half. They’re 5½ games behind second-place Hickory.

Great Falls Voyagers: Went 15-22 in the first half, finishing third out of four teams in the Pioneer League North. They’re 3-2 in their first five games of the second half.

AZL White Sox: Went 11-17 in the first half, finishing eight games behind the AZL Indians Blue squad in the Central Division. They’re 2-3 to start the second half.

DSL White Sox: They’re 28-22, six games behind the DSL REds in the Baseball City Divisision.

Charlotte 15, Norfolk 5

  • Luis Robert came up a homer short of the cycle during a 3-for-5 night, with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Zack Collins drove in six runs while going 2-for-6 with two doubles.
  • Yermin Mercedes was 0-for-5 with a K.
  • Seby Zavala was 0-for-5 without one.
  • Danny Mendick went 2-for-5 with a homer.
  • Kyle Kubat: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

More:

*Robert’s triple:

Montgomery 1, Birmingham 0

  • Nick Madrigal went 0-for-4.
  • Blake Rutherford, 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Gavin Sheets was 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
  • Luis Gonzalez went 0-for-2 with a walk.
  • Laz Rivera went 1-for-3 with a double.
  • Blake Battenfield: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Alec Hansen: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 15 of 31 pitches for strikes.

Winston-Salem 4, Lynchburg 1

  • Steele Walker celebrated his birthday by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a strikeout. He was also picked off/caught stealing.

Billings 4, Great Falls 3

  • Cabera Weaver went 1-for-4 with a walk, strikeout and CS.
  • Harvin Mendoza doubled, singled and struck out twice.
  • Lency Delgado went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Sam Abbott was 1-for-3 with a double and two walks.
  • Anderson Comas wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Kleyder Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Kelvin Maldonado, 0-for-4 with a K.

AZL White Sox 4, AZL Angels 3

  • James Beard went 0-for-2 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.
  • Misael Gonzalez replaced him and went 0-for-1.
  • Samil Polanco, 1-for-4 with a steal.
  • Bryan Ramos went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • DJ Gladney followed up his golden sombrero with a silver one, 0-for-4.
  • Jose Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
  • Anthony Coronado was 2-for-3 with a double and a strikeout.

DSL White Sox 11, DSL D-backs1 7

  • Anthony Espinoza went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Yolbert Sanchez was 2-for-5.
  • Benyamin Bailey singled, walked twice, got plunked once and struck out once.
  • Luis Pineda was 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Alberto Bernal was 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Elijah Tatis, 0-for-3 with a walk.
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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burning-phoneix

How can you go five innings without recording a single strikeout? I’m surprised he only have up 4 runs.

Torpedo Jones

Love seeing some of the DSL guys who I hadn’t heard of outside of the box scores continue to fill the stat sheets. It’s easy enough to understand the potential and upside of a noteworthy signing like Yolbert Sanchez in the DSL, but what are the chances that less-heralded, high-performing DSL players like Benyamin Bailey and Johnabiell Laureano grow into legitimate MLB prospects?

GreatjonHumber

I’m definitely keeping an eye on Bailey. Massive frame, good plate control.

ParisSox

I’m high on Laureano. But I’ve been told by certain members of this community that he is not a prospect because he is old for the league and repeating it.  I call those members “haters”.  

Flitcraft

And promptly goes yard. Kuh-lobbered, too.

Tweet w/ vid:

asinwreck

Madrigal to Charlotte.

Sources tell The Athletic that former No. 4 overall pick Nick Madrigal is headed to Triple-A Charlotte

— James Fegan (@JRFegan) July 31, 2019

roke1960

Vaughn promoted, Madrigal promoted. Now it’s time for Robert to be promoted.