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White Sox Weekly Farm Report, August 13-16

This week on the farm featured a head-to-head matchup of two of the MLB's top prospects, a combined no-hitter, and more. Sean Williams fills you in on what went down at each White Sox affiliate during the week.

This week on the farm was tough for a lot of affiliates as they posted losing records. However, we got to see two of the MLB’s top prospects go head-to-head in a three game series and the AZL White Sox threw a combined no-hitter on Monday. Let’s take a look at all of the action throughout the White Sox farm system this past week:

Charlotte Knights

The Charlotte Knights were the team to watch this week as they hosted the Buffalo Bisons for a three-game series. This gave White Sox and baseball fans a look at Eloy Jimenez and Vlad Guerrero Jr. going head-to-head. Unfortunately, the Bisons would get the best of the Knights and swept them in the series. Here are some of the performances in the 8-7 loss on Monday night:

The Bisons would beat the Knights again on Tuesday, but this time the game was not as close with the Bisons winning 14-5. Here are some of the performances from Tuesday’s game:

In the series finale on Wednesday, the Knights found themselves in another close game and would fall short again unfortunately. The Bisons completed the series sweep with a 4-2 win on Wednesday. Here are some of the performances from the game:


On Thursday, the Knights would end their losing streak as they won the series opener against the Louisville Bats 9-4. It was a dramatic game that saw the benches clear as Michael Kopech drilled a batter. There would be nothing more than exchanged words and the Knights would rally behind their pitcher to get the win. Here are some of the performances from the victory:

The Knights end their week with an overall record of 55-65 after a much needed win. They will face the Louisville Bats for three more games over the weekend. Hopefully they can build off the series opening win and continue to get more wins during the weekend.

Birmingham Barons

The Barons were off on Monday. On Tuesday, they picked up their only win of the week in a 2-0 shutout against the Tennessee Smokies, with a pair of home runs being the difference. Here are some of the performances from the win:


On Wednesday, The Barons would find themselves involved in another close game. However, the Tennessee Smokies would come out on top this time, beating the Barons in a 1-0 ballgame. Here are some of the performances from the loss:

The Barons offensive struggles would continue on Thursday. This time, the game had a slightly different outcome as the Smokies easily beat the Barons by a score of 11-1. Here are some of the performances from the game:

After a losing record this week, the Birmingham Barons have an overall record of 57-64. The Barons have two more games at home against the Tennessee Smokies before hitting the road for a five-game series against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

Winston-Salem Dash

It was an out of the ordinary week for the Winston-Salem Dash as they were unable to get a win. They were off on Monday, but on Tuesday, the Dash were on the wrong end of a 9-6 game against the Buies Creek Astros. Here are some of the performances from Tuesday:

The Dash were shutout on Wednesday, which is unusual for them considering they have been an offensive heavy team all season long. Not only were the Dash shutout, but they only had three hits in the entire game. Here are some of the performances from the 5-0 loss:

On Thursday, the Dash would end their week with another loss to the Buies Creek Astros. This was the series finale as the Dash were swept during their trip to Buies Creek. Here are some of the performances from the 5-2 loss:

Even though the Dash posted a losing record this week, they still have an incredible overall record of 71-48. Good teams go through struggles at times and that seems to be what happened with the Dash. Up next, they head back home for a four-game series vs. Wilmington.

Kannapolis Intimidators

The Kannapolis Intimidators were one of two affiliates to post a winning record this week. On Monday, they got their week started off with a 3-1 loss to the Lexington Legends, but they would quickly turn things around. Here are some of the performances from the loss on Monday:

On Wednesday, the Intimidators were involved in an exciting win that ended in a walk-off. Down three runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Intimidators would score three to tie the game. In the tenth inning, Tyler Frost would end the game with a walk-off RBI double, giving the Intimidators a 7-6 win over the Augusta GreenJackets. Here are some of the performances from the walk-off win:


The Intimidators offense continued to stay hot on Thursday in a 10-1 blowout of the Augusta GreenJackets. Here are some of the performances from the victory:

After a successful week, the Kannapolis Intimidators improve to an overall record of 64-54. They will face the Augusta GreenJackets for one more game before opening up a five-game series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Great Falls Voyagers

The Great Falls Voyagers got off to a hot start on Monday with a 10-3 win over the Ogden Raptors. They would simmer down throughout the rest of the week with Monday being their only win. Here are some of the performances from Monday’s contest:

After scoring 10 runs on Monday, the Voyagers would give up 10 runs on Tuesday in a 10-5 loss to the Ogden Raptors. Here are some of the performances from the loss:

The Voyagers would give up 10 runs again on Wednesday as pitching struggles haunted them towards the end of their week. They had an off day on Thursday, making Wednesday their final game before the weekend. Here are some of the performances from the 10-4 loss:

Despite getting off to a hot start, the Great Falls Voyagers ended their week with a losing record. They have an overall record of 26-30 as they head to Idaho Falls for a three-game series vs. the Chukars.

AZL White Sox

The AZL White Sox saw the most action out of any affiliate this week. They started off the week with a double header on Monday and Tuesday. In the first game on Monday, AZL White Sox pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in a seven inning, 3-1 win over the AZL Brewers. Here are some of the performances from game one on Monday:

In game two on Monday, The AZL White Sox picked up a 3-2 win over the AZL Brewers thanks to a strong performance on the mound by Kevin Folman. Here are some of the performances from game two on Monday:

The AZL White Sox would play two more games on Tuesday, giving them a total of four games played by the end of the night. They would face the AZL Giants Orange in this double header, splitting the games with a win for each team. The AZL White Sox would win 6-5 in the first game on Tuesday. Here are some of the performances from the first game:

The AZL Giants Orange would beat the AZL White Sox 6-3 in game two of the double header, handing the White Sox their only loss of the week. Here are some of the performances from game two on Tuesday:

On Wednesday, the AZL White Sox only had to play one game. It was their last game of the week with a much deserved off day for the team on Thursday. The AZL White Sox faced the AZL Reds on Wednesday, with the White Sox beating the Reds 10-6. Here are some of the performances from the win:

The AZL White Sox ended their week with a 4-1 record and were easily the most impressive affiliate this week. They now have an overall record of 26-21 and will host the AZL Indians 1 tonight.

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