It wasn't all bad for the White Sox on Monday night.
While the major league squad was struggling mightily in Minneosta, White Sox first-round pick Carson Fulmer was going out in style in what was likely his last collegiate appearance.
The No. 8 pick in this year's MLB draft rose to the occasion in Vanderbilt's first game of the College World Series Finals. The right-hander went 7 2/3 innings against Virginia, giving up two hits and no runs while striking out eight and walking two. Thanks to their ace, the Commodores are one win away from repeating as national champions.
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On the night, the new White Sox prospect never found himself in much trouble. After giving up an infield single and hitting a batter in the third, Fulmer got the next two batters out to escape out of the jam. In the fifth, he worked his way around a walk and a hit batter to keep the Cavaliers scoreless. Of his eight strikeouts, seven of them saw Virginia hitters go down swinging. Only seven of the 28 batters he faced tonight hit the ball out of the infield.
Fulmer is now 14-2 on the year with a 1.83 ERA.
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But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.
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