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Winston-Salem rolled the Salem Red Sox 11-1 last night in a series opener at LewisGale Field for their fourth straight win, which matches the Dash’s longest winning streak of the campaign. We touch on that blowout, along with a pair of important injury updates, today in the Dots.
- Dash outfielder Courtney Hawkins, who has been on the disabled list since injuring his left shoulder on May 1 at Lynchburg, does not yet have an official timetable for his return. However, Hawkins has spent most of the last few weeks with the Dash, and he is slowly resuming baseball activities. The White Sox first-round pick in 2012, Hawkins has begun throwing and taking dry swings, but he has not hit in the cage yet.
- Hawkins, who hurt his shoulder while making a diving catch in left-center field, is going through his first full season in professional baseball, and this is obviously a setback. Still, the 19-year-old remains in good spirits and in the middle of the Dash’s activities. He is always at the cage during batting practice and near the coaches during each game. You can be sure that Hawkins is getting the itch to return to the field, but he is also soaking up as much as he can while absorbing the game from a different perspective.
- Another Winston-Salem outfielder is banged up a bit. Adam Heisler hurt his knee on a diving catch last Sunday in Potomac. He finished the game but then missed the following three games. The Mobile, Ala., native then played from Thursday through Saturday before missing the last two games as the knee injury continues to bother him. Dash skipper Ryan Newman says Heisler is day-to-day, so we will keep track of his progress.
- Heisler’s injury is noteworthy throughout the Minor League Baseball landscape thanks to his 41-game on-base streak, which is the longest current run in the minors. Barring a disabled list trip, Heisler will have the longest such streak until it ends because he has a pretty safe lead on his closest competitors.
- Rangel Ravelo has been on fire at the High-A level despite a trip to the DL. In his five games with Winston-Salem, Ravelo is hitting .625 (10-for-16) with eight RBIs and four runs scored. He is also a ridiculous 7-for-9 (.778) with men in scoring position.
- The Dash reached, matched or approached plenty of season highs in Tuesday’s thumping of the Red Sox. Jeremy Farrell became the first Dash swinger with four extra-base hits in a single game. The Dash have matched a season high with four straight victories. Joey DeMichele was the fourth man to swipe a pair of bases in one game. Winston won by 10 runs, which is the second-largest margin of victory this season.
- Don’t forget about the pitching side of Tuesday’s victory. Starter Chris Bassitt rebounded from his worst start of the season with one of his best. Bassitt now owns a share of the Carolina League’s wins lead with five. He and three relievers (J.R. Ballinger, Jarrett Casey and Jeremy Erben) combined on a three-hitter in the series opener.
The Dash are back at it tonight at 7:05 in Salem. Join me for the Pregame Dash at 6:50 here. Talk to you then.
The White Sox announced four more moves affecting the Dash prior to the club’s series finale at Lynchburg. Winston-Salem receives outfielder Mark Haddow and southpaw Max Peterson from Low-A Kannapolis. To make room for the Intimidators duo, outfielder Nick Ciolli was placed on the disabled list and left-hander Matt Wickswat was promoted to Double-A Kannapolis.
Haddow led Kannapolis and was ninth in the South Atlantic League with a .306 batting average, and he had seven homers and 57 RBI in 108 games. A former 24th-round pick, Haddow was a midseason All-Star in the SAL.
Peterson returns to the High-A level after spending time with Stockton, Oakland’s California League affiliate, in 2011. The White Sox inked Peterson to a deal this year, and he has responded with a 1.33 earned run average in 13 appearances out of the bullpen.
Ciolli suffers another tough break, heading to the disabled list less than a week before coming off the DL following a two-and-a-half month stint due to a right wrist injury. This time, Ciolli hurt his left hamstring. In 46 games this season, the former Indiana State star is hitting .280 with four homers and 26 RBI.
Wickswat is heading back to Double-A Birmingham for his third trip around the Southern League this season. In seven appearances with the Dash, the lefty is 1-1 with a 7.82 earned run average.
Winston looks for its ninth series victory in a row tonight at 7:05 against the Hillcats. Listen live beginning at 6:50 here.
In case you missed it Thursday, the Dash made a few roster moves before opening their four-game series with Wilmington.
For the second time this season, infielder Marcus Semien has been placed on the disabled list. He tweaked his hamstring during Wednesday’s home game with Potomac. Semien can come off the DL as early as the second half’s opener Thursday against the P-Nats in Woodbridge, Va.
Semien is hitting .249 with five homers and 25 RBI on the season. He also missed three weeks with a shoulder injury in May. The El Cerrito, Calif., native was 5-for-12 with four runs scored in his previous three games before suffering the injury.
Also, the White Sox announced that right-handed starter Andre Rienzo, who just finished up a 50-game suspension, is heading to Double-A Birmingham for the first time in his career. Rienzo went 3-0 with a 1.08 earned run average in four April starts with the Dash before the suspension.
Rienzo will make his debut for the Barons Saturday night on the road against the Tennessee Smokies, the Cubs’ Southern League affiliate.
Winston-Salem’s disabled list has been a revolving door in the last few weeks, and we once again saw some shuffling this afternoon.
First, the good news. Right-hander Ryan Buch has been activated off the disabled list. Buch spent seven days on the DL with right rotator cuff tendinitis.
Buch had been in the rotation since the start of the season and posted a 3-5 record with a 5.44 earned run average in 10 starts. However, Buch will join the bullpen beginning tonight in Salem. The Yardley, Pa., native has made 30 relief appearances in his minor league career, most recently with Low-A Kannapolis in 2010.
To make room for Buch, the Sox placed outfielder Nick Ciolli on the disabled list with a right wrist injury. Ciolli was a late scratch Saturday and has missed the Dash’s last four games. Ciolli, who has been on Winston’s active roster since the start of the season, is hitting .269 with four homers and 25 RBI in 43 games. Because of this move, Winston has just three outfielders on its roster.
The Dash aim to extend their Southern Division lead to two-and-a-half games tonight at 7:05 against second-place Salem. Listen live beginning at 6:50 here. Talk to you then.