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White Sox: Weekly Farm Report, August 27-30

White Sox: This week on the farm featured walk-off wins, Kodi Medeiros continuing to impress, and more. Sean Williams gets you caught up on all the action throughout the farm system during the week.

This week on the farm featured an abundance of extra inning games, walk-off wins, the continued improvement of Kodi Medeiros, the end of the season for the AZL White Sox, and more. Let’s take a look at all the action throughout the White Sox farm system from this week:

Charlotte Knights

On Monday, the Charlotte Knights quickly found themselves trailing the Gwinnett Stripers 1-0 after the first inning. The Knights would battle back, shutting down Gwinnett in the process as they came back to win 3-1. Here are some of the performances from Monday’s win:


The Knights would open up a home series against the Durham Bulls on Tuesday. Durham showed a new strategy when facing Eloy that involved using four outfielders to help limit gaps he can drive the ball through. The Bulls went on to beat the Knights 4-3 in the series opening game. Here are some of the performances from the loss on Tuesday:

On Wednesday, the Knights were victims to the Bulls once again, but this time the Bulls piled up more runs in a 9-4 victory. Here are some of the performances from Wednesday’s loss:

In their final home game of the season, the Knights sent the fans home with a 5-3 win over the Durham Bulls. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s win:

The Charlotte Knights end their week with an overall record of 62-73. They will head to Gwinnett to face the Stripers in a four-game series starting tonight. That will be the final series of the 2018 season for the Charlotte Knights.

Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons opened their week with back-to-back games that went into extra innings and would go 1-1 in those games. On Monday, the Barons lost to the Jackson Generals 4-3 in 10 innings. Here are some of the performances from the loss:

On Tuesday, the Barons were involved in a really exciting game that ended in a walk-off win in the tenth inning. The Barons rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the ninth on an Alex Call three-run home run that tied the game, and would walk-off in the following inning. Here are some of the performances from the 5-4 win over the Jackson Generals:


This was the third start in a row for Kodi Medeiros where he has only given up one earned run. After struggling for his first few starts since joining the White Sox, the left-hander has turned it around lately. In those three starts combined, he has a 1.37 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 17 strikeouts and six walks in 19.2 innings. Opponents have hit just .203 when facing him during those outings.

The Barons were off on Wednesday as they traveled to Biloxi to begin a road series against the Shuckers on Thursday. The two teams would go into extra innings with the Shuckers beating the Barons 3-2 by scoring two runs in the bottom of the tenth inning. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s loss:

The Barons finish their week with an overall record of 64-70. They will have four more games against Biloxi before their season comes to a close next week.

Winston-Salem Dash

Just like the Barons, the Winston-Salem Dash opened up their week with back-to-back extra inning games. On Monday, the Dash were handed a 6-5 loss to the Salem Red Sox in 10 innings. Here are some of the performances from Monday’s loss:

On Tuesday, the Dash were down, but never out. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, the Dash were trailing the Red Sox by four-runs. The offense sparked for a five-run rally, giving themselves a 6-5 lead. After some back and forth scoring, the Dash and Red Sox went to the tenth inning and the Dash won 9-8 on an unexpected walk-off balk. Here are some of the performances from Tuesday’s win:

The Dash and the Red Sox would not be involved in an extra inning contest on Wednesday as the Red Sox gave the Dash an ugly 10-3 loss. After two consecutive extra inning games, the Dash had to resort to using a position player as a pitcher in this one. Here are some of the performances from the loss on Wednesday:

By the way, Nick Madrigal made an absolutely beautiful play on Wednesday night which you can see below:

On Thursday, the Dash had a very exciting win over the Salem Red Sox. The Dash scored 10 runs by the fourth inning, eventually beating the Red Sox 13-0. Not only did they light up the scoreboard, they also had a great pitching performance as Salem was only able to string together two hits on the evening. Here are some of the performances from the win:

After splitting their week of games, the Winston-Salem Dash have an overall record of 81-53. They will travel to Down East for a four-game series. This will be the final regular season series for the Dash before they open up postseason play.

Kannapolis Intimidators

The Kannapolis Intimidators were also involved in back-to-back extra inning games to start their week, showing a trend for White Sox affiliates this week. On Monday, the Intimidators scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and tenth innings to tie the game, but would go on to lose 11-9 to the Asheville Tourists in 12 innings. Here are some of the performances from Monday’s loss:

On Tuesday, the Intimidators would bounce back to pick up a 5-4 win over the Tourists that ended on a walk-off wild pitch in the eleventh inning. Here are some of the performances from the walk-off win:

The Intimidators would hit two home runs and have a three hit performance on Wednesday night, but it was not enough in a 6-3 loss to the Tourists. Here are some of the performances from Wednesday’s loss:

The Intimidators would once again see themselves in an extra inning game on Thursday. Unfortunately, they would lose 5-4 to Asheville in ten innings after overcoming a four-run deficit to tie the game. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s game:

The Kannapolis Intimidators have an overall record of 71-62 after their performance this week. They will head to Hagerstown for a four-game series starting tonight in what is the final series of the regular season.

Great Falls Voyagers

The Voyagers had their game on Monday cancelled because of rain, giving them a shorter week of work. On Tuesday, they began a road series against the Helena Brewers and got things started with a 3-2 win. Here are some of the performances the win on Tuesday:

On Wednesday, the Voyagers were handed a tough loss in a game where they never saw the lead. Helena would go on to beat Great Falls 6-2, using a four-run third inning to boost themselves to victory. Here are some of the performances from Wednesday night:

The Great Falls Voyagers would be handed another loss on Thursday as Helena would beat them 10-5. The Voyagers put four runs on the board in the first inning, but the Brewers kept fighting and put them away. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s loss:

After posting a losing record this week, the Great Falls Voyagers drop to an overall record of 32-36. Up next for the Voyagers is one more game against Helena tonight before they head back home to host the Billings Mustangs.

AZL White Sox

The AZL White Sox had one game this week as they saw their season come to an end. Unfortunately, they did not qualify for the postseason and missed out by just one game. On Monday, they faced the AZL Dodgers in a rare morning game. The Dodgers would go on to beat the White Sox 4-2. Here are some of the performances from the season finale:

The AZL White Sox end their season with an overall record of 30-26. Despite ending the season with a loss, the AZL White Sox showed improvement in the second half of the season with a better record (16-12) in comparison to their record in the first half (14-14). This team missed the playoffs, but they have plenty of exciting prospects and will be a fun team to watch again next season.

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