It was a rough day as the White Sox affiliates went 1-4 on Tuesday. However, Tuesday also saw Carlos Rodon's much-anticipated AAA debut.
Carlos Rodon had his AAA debut on Tuesday and there was a lot of good to be derived from the start. As expected Rodon went three innings. He gave up one run on one hit and struck out three, though he did walk three as well. Also, he threw this change up.
Carlos Rodon's second strikeout -- either a slider that wasn't as sharp or a changeup. Can't quite tell.
— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) August 19, 2014
Ooo baby, get excited Sox fans.
The offense meanwhile mustered five runs on six hits, with Jared Mitchell going 2-5 with a double, Marcus Semien going 1-4 with an RBI, Michael Taylor going 2-3 with a walk and Matt Tuiasosopo going 1-3 with a home run and a walk. The bullpen fell victim to rough defense as they allowed only three earned runs, but another six were unearned.
Yesterday the Barons won in extras, today they lost in extras after falling behind in the eleventh inning. Chris Curley had a phenomenal day in the leadoff spot, going 5-6 with a double and three RBIs, Joey DeMichele went 1-5 with a walk and RBI behind him. Trayce Thompson went 1-2 with a home run and an RBI in after pinch hitting for Luis Sierra and Grant Buckner went 2-5 with two doubles. David Cales got the start, going four innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out three.
In the battle of Salems, the Winston version came out on top as the Dash downed the Red Sox. Adam Engel led off the game and went 1-5, Courtney Hawkins went 1-4 with two RBIs, Keon Barnum went 1-4 with a double and two RBIs, Trey Michalczewski went 1-4 with a double, Jake Peter went 2-4 with a double an an RBI, Nick Basto went 3-4 with a double and Omar Narvaez went 2-2 with an RBI and two walks. Terance Marin got the start, going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out five.
The Intimidators fell to the Tourists on Tuesday as Kannapolis couldn't string together much offense. Speedskater-turned-baseball player Eddy Alvarez went 3-4 with a double, Jacob Morris went 1-4 with a double, Toby Thomas also went 1-4 with a double but with an RBI and Ryan Leonards went 1-3. Chris Freudenberg went four innings and gave up four runs while walking none, but he also did something very unusual: he struck out the last 7 batters he faced, after not striking out any before then.
The DSL White Sox lost to the DSL Orioles as the offense couldn't muster many runs. Yolberth Gideon went 1-3 with two walks, Daniel Gonzalez went 1-2 with two walks, Bradley Valdez went 2-4, Hanleth Otano went 1-3 with a walk and Droherlin Mejia went 1-4 with the lone RBI. Jadier Rocha was the loser after going four innings, giving up two runs, walking two and striking out five.