White Sox Minor Keys: June 15, 2019

Saturday was was not a fun one from the White Sox’ right-handed pitching depth.

Injured: Jimmy Lambert

Lambert, who hadn’t started since a third consecutive subpar outing on June 3, has been on the shelf with a strained right forearm. The White Sox said he’ll be reevaluated in the coming weeks.

Gone: Jordan Stephens

The White Sox tried to sneak him through waivers, but Cleveland ended up claiming him. Stephens plateaued as a starter in Charlotte during the second half of his 2018 season, then missed time early before coming back as a reliever. The performance hadn’t rebounded, but FanGraphs says his velocity is back, so we might not have seen the last of him.

What the hell: Alec Hansen

Hansen made his first start of the 2019 season Saturday night, and he probably shouldn’t have. See below.

Jacksonville 5, Birmingham 3

  • Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal both were 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Gonzalez and Gavin Sheets both were 1-for-4 with a K.
  • Luis Basabe went 2-for-4 with his first homer and a double.
  • Blake Rutherford was 1-for-4 with a triple.
  • Laz Rivera went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • Alec Hansen’s first start was disastrous: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 0 K, 15 of 37 pitches for strikes.
  • Kodi Medeiros: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K
  • Zack Burdi: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

Carolina 4, Winston-Salem 2

  • Steele Walker followed up his cycle with a 2-for-4 night, striking out once.
  • Carlos Perez was 0-for-4.
  • Konnor Pilkington: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 WP

Greensboro 4, Kannapolis 0

  • Romy Gonzalez and Bryce Bush were both 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Amado Nunez went 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Luis Curbelo singled and struck out twice.
  • Jhandro Alfaro was 0-for-2 with a K.
  • Jonathan Stiever: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Great Falls 5, Missoula 3

  • Cabera Weaver, Kelvin Maldonado and Lency Delgado all were 1-for-4 with a K.
  • So was Anderson Comas, who was caught stealing.
  • Harvin Mendoza went 1-for-3 with a homer and an HBP.
  • Sam Abbott went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
  • Camilo Quinteiro single and struck out twice.
  • Ramon Pineda: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

DSL Reds 7, DSL White Sox 5

  • Anthony Espinoza went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Benyamin Bailey was 1-for-5 with a K.
  • Alberto Bernal, 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Jefferson Mendoza pinch-hit and struck out.

Charlotte at Rochester, suspended

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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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Luis Bob has also entered his first slump of the year?



Brett R. Bobysud

Last 10 games, I believe his average is .158 with an OBP of .200, so yeah, he’s in a slump.

He hasn’t had a hit in the 4 games against Jacksonville so far in their current series.


Now that Madigral and Eloy are heating up and Giolito looks like an ace, La Pantera must slump per the laws of Finite White Sox Fan Happiness (see University of Chicago School of Medicine Journal, vol. 43 issue 3)


This is my fault, as soon as I start paying attention to a White Sox player in the minors he slumps.

I’ll go back to blissful ignorance.