The Winston-Salem Dash added another bat to their already stacked lineup tonight, with Luis Robert being activated off the disabled list and rejoining the team. The White Sox outfield prospect was the lead-off hitter and started in center field for his first action with the Dash since June 28.
It didn’t take long for Luis Robert to show off his set of tools that has White Sox fans eager to watch his development throughout the farm system. He lined one into left field for a single in his first at-bat and would go on to steal a base immediately after the hit.
He would pick up another single in his final at-bat of the night and also added another stolen base. In four trips to the plate, Luis Robert reached base three times. In one plate appearance, he came up with the bases loaded and two outs, but he struck out swinging. His timing did look a bit off tonight and that’s understandable considering it’s been over a month since he last played in a High-A game.
Luis Gonzalez got the Dash on the board early with a two-run shot in the bottom of the third. Gonzalez, Yermin Mercedes, and Gavin Sheets collected two hits each tonight, putting together the majority of the Dash’s offensive production.
Nick Madrigal had his first extra-base hit at the High-A level with a double in the bottom of the fifth. He was aggressive at the plate tonight, attacking early in the count. He was smooth in the field, with him and Laz Rivera turning a pair of quick double plays and swallowing up everything that came his way.
Kyle Kubat started on the mound tonight and was fantastic. He went for seven full innings, which marks a career-high for him. The Pelicans had a tough time against him as he kept the ball on the ground throughout his entire outing. He gave up a hit in the second inning and the Pelicans wouldn’t be able to get another one until the fifth and that was it for them.
Final Line: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 K. 86 pitches, 57 strikes.
Hunter Schryver got an opportunity in a high-leverage situation and he had no trouble succeeding. He was called upon to pick up the save with the Dash leading by one run. After a weak ground out, Schryver would go on to strikeout the next two batters to end the game and the Dash won 3-2.
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