Minor league roundup: August 18

While the best hopes for an internal upgrade struggled at the upper levels, the lower levels regained the services of two early-round draft picks: Trayce Thompson, who injured his thumb on May 30, and Thomas Royse, who had battled a sore elbow after his last appearance on July 30.

While the best hopes for an internal upgrade struggled at the upper levels, the lower levels regained the services of two early-round draft picks: Trayce Thompson, who injured his thumb on May 30, and Thomas Royse, who had battled a sore elbow after his last appearance on July 30.

  • Durham 5, Charlotte 1
    • Brent Morel (SS) went 2-for-4 with a strikeout.
    • Tyler Flowers and Jordan Danks (RBI) were both 1-for-4 with a K.
    • Dayan Viciedo wore the collar, striking out twice. He’s wiffed nine times in 23 at-bats since coming back to Charlotte.
    • Carlos Torres was off: 5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR.
    • Clevelan Santeliz gave up a run on two hits and two walks over an inning of work, striking out two.
  • Huntsville 17, Birmingham 4
    • Josh Phegley went 2-for-5 in his Double-A debut.
    • Eduardo Escobar went 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
    • Christian Marrero singled, walked and struck out over four PAs.
    • Kyle Bellamy was roughed up, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and an HBP over 1 1/3 innings. He struck out one, and did strand two inherited runners.
  • Winston-Salem 4, Salem 3 (Game 1, 14 innings)
    • Brandon Short went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
    • Jose Martinez was 1-for-5 with a sac bunt; Jon Gilmore 1-for-6 with a K.
    • The rain delay limited Stephen Sauer to two innings, where he allowed a run on four hits. He recorded one strikeout.
  • Hickory 7, Kannapolis 4
    • Trayce Thompson went 0-for-4 with an RBI, walk and two strikeouts in his first game back.
    • Tyler Saladino hit his second homer, a solo shot. He was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
    • Miguel Gonzales and Juan Silverio (double) were also 1-for-4.
    • Nick Ciolli drew a walk and struck out twice over four PAs.
    • Ryan Buch wasn’t sharp: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
  • Orem 12, Great Falls 3
    • Ross Wilson singled, doubled, walked and scored three runs in four trips to the plate.
    • Andy Wilkins went 1-for-3 with a walk.
    • Michael Blanke went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
    • Steven Upchurch allowed four runs on six hits and three walks over four innings, striking out four.
    • Thomas Royse pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout.
  • Winston-Salem vs. Salem, Game 2 SUSPENDED
  • Bristol OFF
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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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