It had been a forgettable spring for Carson Fulmer, but the young-right hander took a step in the right direction with a dominant performance Monday.Chicago's 10th-ranked prospect held down a lineup full of Arizona regulars with four hitless innings in the 15-2 White Sox win. Fulmer fanned four and walked
It had been a forgettable spring for Carson Fulmer, but the young-right hander took a step in the right direction with a dominant performance Monday.
Chicago's 10th-ranked prospect held down a lineup full of Arizona regulars with four hitless innings in the 15-2 White Sox win. Fulmer fanned four and walked three hitters, throwing 41 of his 62 pitches for strikes after hitting the strike zone with 57 of 111 pitches in his first four spring outings.
The former Vanderbilt standout whiffed three of first five batters he faced before walking Chris Owings on four pitches in the second. Fulmer got Daniel Descalso to fly out to left field to end the frame, then he walked Nick Ahmed and Jeremy Hazelbaker on four pitches apiece to begin the third before retiring the final six batters he faced.
Fulmer had allowed at least four runs in three of his four prior Spring Training outings, all three of which lasted fewer than three innings. He was tagged for seven runs on five hits and three walks over 1 2/3 innings against the Brewers on March 14, hitting a batter and giving up three home runs.
Long balls and walks were an issue for the 24-year-old hurler in his 126 innings at Triple-A Charlotte last season as Fulmer walked an International League-high 65 batters and allowed 18 homers, tied for the 11th-highest total on the circuit.
In other spring action:
Rockies 5, Rangers 1 Box
Second-ranked Colorado prospect Ryan McMahon swatted a two-run shot, his second homer of the spring, while No. 1 Brendan Rodgers singled and scored a run.
Angels 8, Mariners 4 Box
Righty Osmer Morales gave up one hit and two walks while fanning five over 3 1/3 innings in the start for Los Angeles. Seattle's No. 11 prospect Daniel Vogelbach lofted his fith homer of the spring and Rule 5 Draft pick Mike Ford (No. 16) added a double, a single, an RBI and a run.
Orioles 4, Tigers 2 Box
Third-ranked Baltimore prospect Chance Sisco stayed hot, going 2-for-2 with a triple, a double and a run scored. No. 21 prospect Jomar Reyes added a two-run single and 27th-ranked Pedro Araujo walked one in a scoreless sixth.
Rays 4, Yankees 2 Box
Tampa Bay catching prospect David Rodríguez belted a pinch-hit go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth in his first at-bat of the spring.
Dodgers 3, Athletics 1 Box
Oakland's 11th-ranked Sheldon Neuse added two more hits to his spring resume, he's batting .304 in the Cactus League.
Cubs 5, Reds 4 Box
Chicago's eighth-ranked prospect Victor Caratini delivered an RBI double in the fifth. Cincinnati's No. 23 prospect Phillip Ervin contributed a pair of hits and 30th-ranked Tanner Rainey struck out two in a perfect sixth.
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