Portland L 0-4
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, K
Michael Almanzar: 2-4
Traivs Shaw: 0-3
Keith Couch: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
A late push from Michael Almanzar heading into the deadline would be nice. As is, it's a little hard to see him providing much--if any--value as a trade piece.
Salem W 6-0
Henry Ramos: 2-5, 2 HR, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 2-5, 2B, SB
Blake Swihart: 0-4
Mookie Betts: 1-4, SB
Cody Koback: 1-4, K
Henry Owens: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 K
Henry Owens got it started, Matty Ott and Matt Price finished it. Nine innings, 14 strikeouts, five walks, zero hits. The Carolina League hasn't exactly been home to much non-Cecchini offense this year, but this is taking it to another level.
That context also makes what Henry Ramos has been doing that much more impressive. These last two months for him have been about as big as the ones that put Mookie on the map down in Greenville. Only time will tell if this is more than just a hot streak, but it's getting harder to question his performance by the day.
Lowell L 2-8
Manuel Margot: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
Forrestt Allday: 0-3, BB, K, SB
Williams Jerez: 0-4, K
After collecting nine hits in sixteen at bats, Margot is 0-for-6 in his last two games. But the walks keep on coming. He's the kind of guy who has a big breakout year waiting down the line. The real question is more "when" than "if".
GCL Red Sox W 4-3
Jon Denney: 0-0, BB
Jordon Austin: 0-2, 2 BB, K, SB
Lots of offensive switching in one inning. I'm not entirely clear on what happened here, but chances are Denney's short day isn't related to injury or anything so worrisome.