White Sox Minor League Recap 5/5/2016: Guerrero Dazzles in Loss, Kannapolis Shut Out

Montgomery 3, Birmingham 2

It was a great day on the mound for the Barons, as they limited the Biscuits to just one hit on the night, but still ended up losing. Jordan Guerrero turned in his best start of the year, firing six hitless innings, while giving up two runs and posting 11 strikeouts, a career high. Biscuits runners were 5 for 5 in stolen base attempts on the night against him though (including a swipe of home on a double steal), something he needs to improve upon in the future. Reliever Kyle Hansen got the loss, giving up one unearned run while not surrendering a hit in one inning of work. The first hit of the night for Montgomery came in the bottom of the eighth off Peter Tago, but he was able to limit them to that lone hit and complete a scoreless inning. Offensively, the Barons did not amount to much, but were led by Keenyn Walker, who went 2 for 4 with a double. Eudy Pina and Nick Delmonico both went 1 for 3 with a walk and a RBI as well.

The Barons return to action tomorrow night where they will square off with Montgomery in game three of a five game set, as Carson Fulmer is set to make his sixth start of the season.

Hagerstown 7, Kannapolis 0 

Christopher Comito made his Low-A debut for the Intimidators, but he struggled from the start. He lasted just 2.2 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits. There were two bright spots on the mound, as Jack Charleston (who also made his Class A debut) and Ryan Riga (who has apparently been moved to the bullpen) each fired two scoreless innings with two strikeouts apiece. At the plate, the Intimidators only had three hits on the night. Lead-off man Tyler Sullivan went 2 for 4 and Antonio Rodriguez went 1 for 3.

Kannapolis returns to action tomorrow night in a rubber match with the Suns, with Zachary Thompson getting the start.

**The Charlotte Knights had the day off today, but return to action tomorrow night against the Gwinnett Braves in game one of a three game series. Terance Marin will make the start.**

Winston-Salem’s game against the Salem Red Sox was cancelled due to rain. It will be made up as part of a double-header this Saturday, with game one set to begin at 5:05 PM. Righty Matt Cooper will take the ball in Friday’s contest with the Red Sox, the first game of a four game series.

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