White Sox MiLB Report: Charlotte Knights Remain Hot
White Sox Triple-A affiliate gets another win in their current series as the bats remain hot. Single-A affiliate is also on a roll after an extra-inning victory.
If Chicago White Sox fans are looking for some positive news this week, they should look no further than the minor leagues. The Charlotte Knights of Triple-A remain hot as they notched another win on Wednesday night to improve their record to 14-6.
The Knights defeated the Toledo MudHens 9-6 at BB&T Ballpark. Charlotte has won three consecutive ballgames and seven of their last eight games. They’re currently the best White Sox affiliate in the minors and has had success without the help of many top prospects.
On Wednesday, Matt Skole had a 2-for-4 night with three RBIs for the Knights. Charlie Tilson also had a multi-hit game as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Zack Collins and Danny Mendick each had a hit at the plate. For pitching, the Knights were able to get a quality start out of Jordan Stephens.
Stephens pitched six innings while allowing just two earned runs and recording six strikeouts. Stephens truly needed an outing similar to what he had on Wednesday night. Before Wednesday, the starting pitcher didn’t have a start where he didn’t give up less than three or more earned runs this season. With his quality start, he lowered his ERA to 7.17 through four starts.
Another White Sox affiliate that’s been on a roll recently is High-A Winston-Salem. The Dash completed a road sweep on Wednesday night thanks to a three-run home run in the 10th inning from Craig Dedelow against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The home run led to a 5-2 win for the Dash.
Nick Madrigal continued his efficient start to the season with a 1-for-2 night with three walks and two RBIs. Through 17 games, Madrigal has a .281/.373/.359 slash line for the Dash. Without the services of Luis Robert due to injury, Winston-Salem has gone 3-1 in his absence. They will open a three-game series at home on Friday against the Frederick Keys.
The Birmingham Barons of Double-A were shutout yet again on Wednesday afternoon by the Jackson Generals. Joel Booker went 2-for-5 and Micker Adolfo went 1-for-3 for the Barons. The Kannapolis Intimidators of Low-A managed to defeat the Charleston RiverDogs 2-1 behind an RBI triple from Bryce Bush and an RBI single from Michael Hickman.
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Charlotte Knights 9-Toledo MudHens 6
Jackson Generals 9-Birmingham Barons 0
Winston-Salem Dash 5-Wilmington Blue Rocks 2 F/10