Micker Adolfo homers in AFL opener

Big bop: Micker makes the most of his Fall debut. (@whitesox)


Gavin Sheets: 0-for-4, 0 BB, 2 K (.000 BA, .000 OPS)
Blake Rutherford: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K (.000 BA, .000 OPS)
Micker Adolfo: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 0 BB, 2 K (.333 BA, 1.666 OPS)
Vince Arobio: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K (18.00 ERA, 4.00 WHIP)
Bennett Sousa: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP)

It was a White Sox day for the opening of the AFL season for the Desert Dogs. It was not a winning effort, nor were the Sox players that good, but quite a few of them received game action.

Glendale lost the game, 4-2, so obviously the bats didn’t do much. Gavin Sheets, Blake Rutherford, and Micker Adolfo all got in the game tonight. Sheets and Rutherford both went hitless and combined for four strikeouts. Rutherford at least got on base with a walk. Micker Adolfo was responsible for Glendale’s first run of the game in the eighth inning, already down 4-0. He launched a solo homer to left center field. Adolfo was the DH today, so he still is not playing the field.

Two Sox pitchers got game action, one was much better than the other. Vince Arobio went in first, in the seventh inning. He got hit, and hit hard, as he allowed two runs in the inning, including a home run. Bennett Sousa came into the eighth and worked a perfect inning. He struck out one over that span, but it was a good start to his AFL campaign. Minor league baseball is back!

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WilburWoodWasTheMAN
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I’m not sure I understand why Sheets and Rutherford are there. Robert is too tired for September play (in Chicago, of course) but these guys aren’t? I believe the both (maybe you could talk me our of Rutherford) made the case at AA to start next season in Charlotte. If they are fading, how is a mediocre performance in the AFL going to showcase them for other teams? Neither missed extensive time due to injury, so I am not sure what is gained. I would have rather have sent Steele Walker and Andrew Vaughn to see if they warrant a… Read more »

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I would imagine Vaughn has played the most baseball he’s played in his life, this year. And I would guess he starts the same path as Madrigal and Robert next year, start in Winston-Salem, play his way out of A-ball, and keep the opportunity open to make the AAA club.