This week on the farm featured two playoff series’ opening up for the Winston-Salem Dash and the Kannapolis Intimidators. Also, the Great Falls Voyagers wrapped up their regular season and will open up a playoff series tonight. Let’s take a look at all the action throughout the White Sox farm system:
The Dash opened up a best-of-five playoff series against the Buies Creek Astros on Wednesday. The series did not get off to a great start, as the Astros came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Dash 4-2. Here are some of the performances from Wednesday’s game:
- Ti’Quan Forbes: 2-4, HR, RBI
- Luis Gonzalez: 1-3, BB
- Blake Rutherford: 1-4, 2 RBI
- Nate Jones: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, K
On Thursday, the Dash and Astros were back in action for the second game of their playoff series. Unfortunately for the Dash, they lost this one 3-1 due to a late rally by the Astros. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s game:
- Laz Rivera: 1-3, 2B
- Nick Madrigal: 1-4, RBI
- Yermin Mercedes: 1-4, 2B
- Lincoln Henzman: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 3 K
The Winston-Salem Dash now have their backs up against the wall in this series. They have to win the next three games in order to advance in the playoffs. Fortunately for them, those next three games will all be home games, so hopefully they can pull off some magic. Alec Hansen will take the mound tonight as he looks to keep the Dash’s season alive. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM CT.
The Kannapolis Intimidators began a best-of-three playoff series against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Wednesday. It was not a good start to the playoffs for all White Sox affiliates, with the Intimdators losing to the BlueClaws 4-2 in their opener. Here are some of the perforamnces from Wednesday’s game:
- Tate Blackman: 2-3, BB, RBI
- Carlos Perez: 2-4, RBI
- Steele Walker: 1-4
- Zach Lewis: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 8 K
The Intimidators also have their backs up against the wall with a win or go home game tonight. The team was off yesterday as they traveled to Lakewood for the final two games of the series (if necessary). Parker Rigler will take the mound tonight as he tries to keep the Intimidators season alive for at least one more game. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 CT.
Great Falls Voyagers
The Voyagers wrapped up their regular season this week against the Billings Mustangs. This is the same team they will be facing in a best-of-three playoff series starting tonight. On Tuesday, the Mustangs quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the second inning and went on to beat the Voyagers 6-4. Here are some of the performances from Tuesday’s game:
- Amado Nunez: 2-4, 2 RBI
- Alex Destino: 1-3, BB
- Bryce Bush: 1-4
- Nick Johnson: 1.0 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
On Wednesday, the Voyagers fell to the Mustangs again in a 6-3 ballgame. The Voyagers were never able to gain a lead in this one. Here are some of the performances from Wednesday’s loss:
The Voyagers wrapped up their regular season on Thursday. Unfortunately, they ended the regular season with another loss as the Mustangs won 3-2. Here are some of the performances from Thursday’s regular season finale:
The Great Falls Voyagers end their regular season with a four-game losing streak heading into the playoffs. Their best-of-three series with the Billings Mustangs begins tonight, with first pitch scheduled for 6:05 CT. Jonathan Stiever will take the mound, hoping to end the losing streak and get the playoffs started on a high note.
In other news surrounding the farm system, Dylan Cease was named MLB Pipeline’s 2018 Pitcher of the Year. Cease finished the 2018 season with a 12-2 record. He posted a 2.40 ERA with 160 strikeouts and 50 walks in 124.0 combined innings for Winston-Salem and Birmingham.
Eloy Jimenez and Cease were also named to MLB Pipeline’s 2018 Prospect Team of the Year. Jimenez finished the 2018 season slashing .337/.384/.577 with a combined 22 home runs and 75 RBIs for Birmingham and Charlotte. Both of them were named to the First Team. Right-hander Tyler Johnson was named to the Second Team. Johnson finished the 2018 season with a 1.40 ERA, 89 strikeouts, and 16 walks in 58.0 combined innings for Kannapolis and Winston-Salem.
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