Minor league roundup: August 23

In a season where the White Sox prospect list has been ravaged by injuries, slumps and trades, Brent Morel has handled every challenge thrown his way.

In a season where the White Sox prospect list has been ravaged by injuries, slumps and trades, Brent Morel has handled every challenge thrown his way.
A 2-for-4 night (including his seventh homer) gives Morel 15 hits in his last 34 at-bats, raising his Charlotte line to .321/.350/.498, even though he’s been playing mostly shortstop since Dayan Viciedo’s demotion. The scouts weren’t lying about his acumen.

  • Gwinnett 5, Charlotte 2
    • Brent Morel went 2-for-4 with his seventh homer, his second on the road. He also struck out once.
    • Dayan Viciedo doubled and struck out over four at-bats.
    • Tyler Flowers went 0-for-2 with a walk and a sac bunt.
    • Carlos Torres was strong until allowing three runs in the seventh. Final line: 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 8 K.
    • Clevelan Santeliz allowed a run on a hit and two walks over 1 2/3 innings, striking out three.
  • Birmingham 9, Carolina 5
    • Neither Christian Marrero nor Eduardo Escobar got in on the offensive explosion, going 0-for-5 apiece. Marrero struck out twice.
    • Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with a strikout.
    • Kyle Bellamy threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out one.
    • Gregory Infante limited the damage to a hit in his scoreless inning, with one K as well.
  • Lynchburg 5, Winston-Salem 0 (8 innings)
    • Stephen Sauer allowed all his runs in the third. Final line: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
    • Jose Martinez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
    • Jon Gilmore singled and struck out twice over four at-bats.
  • Greensboro 4, Kannapolis 2
    • Trayce Thompson went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
    • Miguel Gonzalez’s five-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-3 night, but he drew a walk.
    • Nick Ciolli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
    • Ryan Buch allowed four runs on seven hits (one homer) and a walk over five innings, striking out three.
  • Johnson City 3, Bristol 2 (12 innings)
    • Daniel Black had two of the Sox’s five hits, including a triple. He also struck out twice.
  • Great Falls 10, Missoula 6
    • Michael Blanke was a homer away from the cycle, going 3-for-5 with three RBI.
    • Andy Wilkins went 1-for-4 with a double, two walks and two strikeouts.
    • Ross Wilson was 0-for-2 with two walks, a sac bunt and an HBP.
    • Steven Upchurch allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings, with no walks and one strikeout.
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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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