One thing that could be delaying deserved promotions between the White Sox’ A-ball affiliates? The chance at first-half championships.
This week marks the last one of the first half, and both Winston-Salem and Kannapolis are in position to clinch postseason appearances. The Dash hold a 1½-game lead over Buies Creek in the Carolina League Southern Division, and the Intimidators are up two games on Lakewood in the South Atlantic League Northern.
While Kannapolis has the larger lead, it also has the tougher road. Two doubleheaders scheduled over the course of three days make it easy to lose a lot of ground in the loss column.
- Carson Fulmer: 5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 1 WP, 63 of 97 pitches for strikes.
- Danny Mendick wnt 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Zack Collins singled and struck out thrice, his third three-strikeout game over his last four.
- Eloy Jimenez was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Seby Zavala, 1-for-4 with a K.
- Spencer Adams: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
- Ian Hamilton: 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
- Joel Booker went 2-for-4 with a double.
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-3 with a sac bunt and two strikeouts.
- Micker Adolfo was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Alex Call was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Ti’Quan Forbes wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Luis Gonzalez went 1-for-4.
- Luis Robert replaced him and singled in his only plate appearance.
- Evan Skoug was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Luis Curbelo singled and struck out thrice.
- Will Kincanon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
- Tyler Johnson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K