White Sox Minor Keys: May 22, 2018

It took until May 22, but there’s finally been an Alec Hansen sighting during the minor league season.

Both FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen and Baseball America’s Bill Mitchell watched Hansen pitch in an extended spring training game this afternoon. Neither reported peak stuff …

… but the point of extended spring training is to pitch against live opposition while the stuff catches up. Hopefully he can take the mound again on regular rest in short order.

Norfolk 9, Charlotte 3

  • Charlie Tilson singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Eddy Alvarez was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
  • Robbie Ross is back in Charlotte, and he’s already outpitched his pre-injury stint: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP

Buies Creek 12, Winston-Salem 4

  • Ti’Quan Forbes led off and went 1-for-5 with a strikeout.
  • Blake Rutherford, 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout.
  • Alex Call went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Luis Alexander Basabe was 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
  • Gavin Sheets finally hit his first homer of the year during a 1-for-3 night. He also drew a walk.
  • Yermin Mercedes was 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Yeyson Yrizarri, 1-for-4.
  • Jimmy Lambert: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

*More:

*Video of Sheets’ triumph:

Kannapolis 9, Greensboro 3

  • Luis Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with an HBP and two strikeouts.
  • Evan Skoug, 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • Carlos Perez went 3-for-5 with a double.
  • Blake Battenfield still has a sub-2.00 ERA: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 WP.
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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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striker

Love is a Battenfield

MrTopaz

I’d like to submit for runner-up consideration a pregnancy announcement, drawn in the style of the interminable comic strip Homer Simpson says is about two naked eight-year-olds.

asinwreck

Worst Pat Benatar Video Ever.

ForsterFTOG

There’s a best Pat Benatar video?

Right Size Wrong Shape

I was always partial to the You Better Run video.

ForsterFTOG

2018 Chicago White Sox: You Better Run

Trooper Galactus

More like You Better Bunt.

Trooper Galactus

Nice to see Sheets finally break through. That looked like it was well over 400 feet.

Trooper Galactus

Looks like Future Sox was pretty spot on with their writeup the other week.

sgp2204

Great couple days for Sheets. If the power continues to come back (which should be expected) and he can continue to be a solid hitter with a high OBP, we might have something there. 

Sidenote – that’s quite the outfield wall

The Wimperoo

Do the Sox have an extended spring training roster posted anywhere? Asking for a friend.