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Game #139 – Road Game #69
Winston-Salem Dash (32-36, 70-68) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (29-39, 62-76)
Sunday, September 1 – 1:35 p.m.
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, Del.)
The Dash have dropped back-to-back games since their 10-game winning streak. Winston-Salem seeks to clinch a winning record this afternoon in Delaware.
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Jeremy Farrell – DH
Chris Curley – 3B
Mark Haddow – RF
Courtney Hawkins – CF
Josh Richmond – LF
Grant Buckner – 1B
Martin Medina – C
Jake Brown – SS
Bryan Blough – RHP
- The White Sox announced that right-hander Myles Jaye was promoted to Double-A Birmingham this afternoon. Jaye was 9-6 with a 4.11 earned run average in 20 starts with the Dash. The Fayatteville, Ga., native began the season with Low-A Kannapolis and boasted a 2.20 ERA.
- Jaye recorded 13 quality starts in his 20 efforts with Winston-Salem. In his final two High-A showings, he twirled 14 scoreless innings against the Potomac Nationals, who own the CL’s best overall record.
- Winston-Salem can clinch the fourth winning season during the five-year Dash era with one more triumph. The lone losing season by the Dash came in 2011 when Winston-Salem went 69-71.
- Dash catcher Kevan Smith is hitting .444 (16-for-36) in his 10 starts over Winston’s last 12 games, during which the club is 10-2. Smith has a pair of homers and 10 RBIs in the midst of this hot streak. The former Pittsburgh Panther leads all CL catchers and is sixth overall with 73 RBIs.
- With their loss Saturday, the Dash guaranteed a losing month of August (14-15), which included a 10-game winning streak and an eight-game skid. Winston-Salem has suffered consecutive losing months after stringing together nine months with more wins than losses.
- Still, the Dash have only recorded two months with a mark more than one game below .500 over the last three years, while Winston-Salem has logged 20 victorious months in 29 tries during the Dash era (2009-present).
- Winston-Salem starter Bryan Blough will make the final start of his breakout 2013 season. Blough leads all High-A hurlers with 165.2 innings pitched, a total that is good for a share of sixth place in all of Minor League Baseball.
- In the Carolina League, Blough enjoys a 17-inning lead on Frederick’s Zach Davies for the top spot in innings. Blough, who recorded his first career nine-inning complete game shutout in his last outing six days ago over Myrtle Beach, can become the first CL hurler to collect his 12th win.
The Pregame Dash kicks off at 1:20 p.m., and fans can listen live here throughout the afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox announced a pair of roster moves affecting the Winston-Salem Dash’s roster. The first move was to place right-hander Jason Van Skike on the seven-day disabled list with a right knee injury.
Van Skike, who boasts a 2.80 earned run average in 30 appearances this season with Winston-Salem, was injured in Friday’s series finale at Potomac. He collided with Nationals infielder Adrian Sanchez while trying to cover home plate after a passed ball in the second inning. The former Indiana State Sycamore was taken out of the game immediately and replaced by Terance Marin.
To fill Van Skike’s spot on the roster, the Dash have received infielder Jake Brown from the Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League. The Kansas State University product has split this season between Bristol and Kannapolis, hitting a combined .231 in 45 games between the B-Sox and the Intimidators.
A 30th round pick in 2012 by the White Sox, Brown will be playing at the High-A level for the first time in his career. He has seen action at both middle infield spots throughout his young minor league career and will provide depth up the middle for Winston-Salem.
Brown may be needed for a few days after Micah Johnson left Saturday’s game in the ninth inning due to a left shoulder injury. He is day-to-day at this point but is still on the active roster.
After last night’s walk-off grand slam by Joey DeMichele, the Dash will look to make it two straight over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and seven in a row overall this afternoon. Check back later for a preview of today’s game.
Less than three months after the White Sox selected him with their 10th round selection in the MLB Draft, right-hander Brad Goldberg has reached the High-A level. Goldberg earned a promotion from Low-A Kannapolis, the Sox announced Saturday afternoon. He is the first member of the White Sox 2013 draft class to climb to the Carolina League.
A former Ohio State Buckeye, Goldberg went 3-0 with a 1.42 earned run average in 25.1 innings over 12 relief appearances. He struck out 37 batters and limited opponents to a .120 average in his time in the South Atlantic League.
Before joining the Intimidators, Goldberg made two appearances with rookie-level Great Falls and twirled four scoreless innings over two efforts. In his minor league career, the Beachwood, Ohio, native has whiffed 44 men in 29.1 innings, which calculates to 13.5 batters per nine frames.
The Dash had an extra roster spot available, so Goldberg becomes the 25th man on the roster. No other moves were announced Saturday.
Winston-Salem’s bullpen just logged nine and two-thirds scoreless innings in a 3-2, 11-inning victory at Potomac on Friday. More on that game in our preview of tonight’s series opener with Myrtle Beach is on the way here on the Dash Board Blog.
For the first time in two-and-a-half weeks, a roster move tweaks the Dash’s roster, and it is great news for left-handed reliever Jarrett Casey. The Indianapolis native is heading up to Double-A Birmingham for the first time in his career.
The former 32nd-round pick had been bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen during his first three minor league seasons before settling into Winston-Salem’s bullpen here in 2013.
The southpaw has pitched well all season, owning a 2-3 record and an ERA of 2.91 across 30 relief appearances. Carolina League hitters have hit just .184 against him, while lefties mustered just a mark of .146. Casey has shined since the All-Star break, posting a 1.31 in 10 second-half efforts.
The move leaves the Dash with one left-handed pitcher on the roster, Max Peterson, who tossed a scoreless eighth frame in last night’s 8-3 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Winston’s roster also sits at 24 players, which is one shy of the league maximum.
Winston-Salem goes for a sweep of the Blue Rocks tonight at BB&T Ballpark. Check back later today for a preview of tonight’s series finale.
The Chicago White Sox have announced a pair of roster moves that will shuffle the Winston-Salem Dash’s bullpen around a little bit. The first move was to promote right-hander Joe Dvorsky from Low-A Kannapolis to Winston-Salem.
With the Intimidators in 2013, Dvorsky was 0-2 with a 2.52 ERA in 14 relief appearances. A 35th round pick by the White Sox in 2011 out of Texas State University, Dvorsky will be getting his first taste of High-A baseball in his young career.
To make room for Dvorsky on the roster, fellow righty Andrew Brackman has been placed on the disabled list. After starting the season in extended spring training, the former first round pick was activated on June 5.
The North Carolina State University product has made one appearance for the Dash this season, pitching two innings and giving up two runs against Wilmington in Winston-Salem’s 9-5 win on Saturday night at BB&T Ballpark.
The Dash will play their final home game of the first half tonight at BB&T Ballpark as they wrap up their series with the Lynchburg Hillcats. You can find a preview of tonight’s rubber match here. Join Brian and I for the Pregame Dash at 6:45 here, with first pitch to follow at 7. Talk to you tonight!
The White Sox announced a pair of roster moves affecting the Dash’s outfield this afternoon. Mark Haddow is heading to the seven-day disabled list, while Josh Richmond is coming to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis.
A pitch from Wilmington starter Kyle Zimmer hit Haddow’s left hand in Friday’s first inning. The San Diego, Calif., native finished the game and came up with a pair of hits, but he has a left hand injury that will keep him out of action for a few weeks.
Haddow is currently the Carolina League’s leader in games played (60), but that will unfortunately change soon. Thus far this season, he is hitting .280, which is second on the club and 14th in the league among qualifiers. He has also hit three homers, driven in 26 runs and scored 41 times.
A former Texas farmhand, Richmond comes to Winston-Salem after a great start to his White Sox career in Kannapolis. Richmond hit .375 (21-for-56) with a homer and 11 RBIs in 14 games with the Intimidators.
Last season, Richmond was with Myrtle Beach here in the CL. He hit .178 with five long balls and 22 RBIs in 88 games with the Pelicans in 2012.
The Dash and Blue Rocks continue their three-game set tonight at 7. Join me on My 48 in Winston-Salem, or listen to Rob online here beginning at 6:45. Talk to you then.
The Chicago White Sox announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Andrew Brackman has been activated from the Winston-Salem Dash’s disabled list and will join the team in Salem.
The former first-round pick made it to the major leagues in September of 2011, appearing in three games for the New York Yankees late that season. In those three outings, the righty did not surrender a run in two and one-third innings of work.
Following a release by New York after the 2011 season, Brackman signed with the Cincinnati Reds, where he spent time last season with High-A Bakersfield and Triple-A Louisville. The White Sox signed the right-hander during the offseason, and he has spent the entire season on the disabled list.
The former first round pick was the 30th overall pick by the Yankees in the 2007 draft after pitching at North Carolina State University for three seasons. With the Wolfpack, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native compiled an 11-7 record and a 3.81 ERA. The program reached the NCAA Tournament in all three of Brackman’s seasons.
In his minor league career, Brackman is 17-35 with a 5.35 ERA in 123 appearances, 66 of which were starts. He has 38 games worth of Triple-A experience.
To make room for Brackman’s activation from the disabled list, the White Sox announced that righty J.R. Ballinger was promoted to Double-A Birmingham. In 11 appearances with Winston-Salem this season, Ballinger owned a 2.92 ERA. This will be his second stint with the Barons this season.
It was a tough Monday for the Dash in the Roanoke Valley. Winston-Salem dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Salem, and designated hitter Mark Tracy left the opener with an ankle sprain. He suffered this injury while advancing to second on a wild pitch in the game’s third inning.
As a result, Tracy was placed on the seven-day disabled list in between games of the doubleheader, and outfielder Adam Heisler was activated after a knee injury kept him out for two weeks.
As the two-hole hitter in game two, Heisler went 1-for-4 with a run scored to extend his on-base streak, which we have been keeping tabs on here, here and here. It now sits at 42 games dating back to the 2012 season, and Heisler’s time on the shelf did not cost him Minor League Baseball’s top spot in this category.
In fact, Heisler has a significant lead on second place in the minors among active on-base streaks. Take a look:
1. Winston-Salem’s Adam Heisler – 42
2. Toledo’s Jordan Lennerton – 35
3. Greenville’s Mookie Betts – 27
4. Norfolk’s Travis Ishikawa – 26
Among active on-base streaks longer than 20 games, Heisler’s is the only one that spans the entire 2013 season. He has reached safely in all 20 games with Winston-Salem after finding his way aboard at least once in his 19 games with Low-A Kannapolis. The Mobile, Ala., native also finished the 2012 campaign with three games of at least one trip on the bases while in Great Falls.
The Dash and Salem Red Sox continue their five-game, four-day series with a 7:05 clash tonight. Listen live beginning at 6:50 here. Talk to you then.
Prior to Sunday’s sweep chance of Carolina, the Dash received an offensive boost. Outfielder Courtney Hawkins, the top prospect in the White Sox system according to multiple outlets, has been activated from the disabled list. He will be in the Dash’s lineup Sunday as the center fielder and five-hole hitter.
Hawkins hurt his left shoulder while making a diving catch in Lynchburg on May 1, and he was on the disabled list for exactly one month. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native spent the majority of his recovery time with the club, but he did head to Arizona to play in a few extended spring training games over the last week.
In our pregame chat with Hawkins, he discussed the injury and its silver lining. The 19-year-old also chatted about the Dash’s playoff push, his productivity while on the bench and a new mentor.
Prior to his injury, Hawkins was hitting .177 (14-for-79) with seven homers and 17 RBIs. He was leading the minors in strikeouts (45) through the season’s first month, but he had only struck out four times in his last five games.
To make room for Hawkins, fellow outfielder Yoandy Barroso has been placed on the disabled list. Thus, the roster sits at the league maximum of 25.
Winston-Salem and Carolina conclude their three-game series this afternoon at 2. Pregame coverage begins at 1:45 here. Talk to you then.
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.