White Sox Minor League Recap 5/4/2016: Charlotte walks off and Danish keeps rolling

Charlotte 3, Columbus 2 (10 innings)

After the White Sox designated John Danks for assignment, there was likely a few more eyes on Miguel Gonzalez and he responded with seven strikeouts over 5.2 innings while only allowing two runs to score. The Charlotte offense supported Gonzalez via the long ball, as Travis Ishikawa and Danny Hayes both hit solo home runs. The Charlotte bullpen was excellent in relief of Gonzalez, tossing 4.1 shutout innings between Matt Purke, Michael Ynoa, and Tommy Kahnle. After Kahnle worked a scoreless 10th inning, the Knights won on a walk-off double by Andy Parrino to send the home fans home happy.

The Knights have an off day on Thursday to bask in their series win over Columbus before heading to Gwinnett to take on the Braves.

Montgomery 2, Birmingham 1

Starter Tyler Danish was the tough luck loser on Wednesday as the Barons offense could only muster one run despite knocking out nine hits. Danish tossed seven strong innings, striking out five and only allowing two runs on four hits and one walk. The outing was Danish’s 5th consecutive appearance where he threw at least five innings and allowed two or less runs and is very encouraging results for the 21 year-old repeating AA. Jeremy Dowdy and Joey DeMichele each had two hits to lead the offense and Brian Clark tossed a scoreless inning to lower his ERA to 0.59.

The Barons send Jordan Guerrero to the mound Thursday looking to even the series with Montgomery.

Myrtle Beach 3, Winston-Salem 0

The Dash offense was stymied by Cubs prospect Zach Hedges and were swept by Myrtle Beach. Starter Brandon Brennan only allowed one run over four innings before departing in the 5th due to an injury. Reliever Connor Walsh came in and allowed one run on one hit over 2.2 innings and Andre Wheeler finished the remaining 2.1 innings by striking out four and conceding one run as well.

The Dash hope to back on track on Thursday against the Salem Red Sox with Matt Cooper getting the start.

Kannapolis 7, Hagerstown 4

Starter Luis Martinez struck out eight Hagerstown Suns batters over six innings and a duo of dominant Kannapolis relievers did the rest to secure the win. Martinez matched a career high with his eight punch-outs and allowed three earned runs during his start to earn his first win of the season. Yelmison Peralta came on in relief of Martinez and threw 1.2 scoreless innings and  allowed one hit and one walk. The 21 year-old Peralta has allowed one run to score over his 11.1 innings pitched this season. Fresh off of earning FutureSox April Pitcher of the Month honors, Taylore Cherry was back at it again with 1.1 perfect innings to close the game.

Third baseman Cody Daily went 3-5 and outfielder Antonio Rodriguez went 3-4 to lead the offense.

Ryan Riga will get the start on Thursday as Kannapolis continues their series against Hagerstown.

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