Pawtucket W 7-1
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-5, 2B, 2 K
Xander Bogaerts: 1-5
One thing that's been missing from Xander's game of late: the walk, with just one in his last ten games. His strikeout numbers have been falling consistently as the season has progressed too, however, even post-promotion.
Portland L 5-6
David Ross: 1-1, 2B, BB
Garin Cecchini: 3-4, BB
Michael Almanzar: 2-4
Travis Shaw: 1-4, BB, K
Matt Barnes: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Cecchini, on the other hand, has been walking as much as ever, if not more. One almost wonders if he's just not getting a thing to hit. Well, someone clearly gave him some chances last night, allowing him to bump his average back up over .300 for the time being.
Salem W 6-1'
Henry Ramos: 0-5, K
Deven Marrero: 1-4, HR, K
Keury De La Cru: 0-4, 3 K
Blake Swihart: 1-4, 2B, K
Mookie Betts: 3-4, HR
Cody Koback: 0-3
And suddenly Mookie Betts is back to being the hottest prospect on the farm.
Greenville L 6-10
Sean Coyle: 0-3, BB, 2 K, CS
Kendrick Perkins: 0-4, K
Jose Vinicio: 0-3, K
Austin Maddox: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Austin Maddox has actually been a serviceable pitcher over the last month or so. Is the switch to relief finally paying dividends?
Lowell W 3-1
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, K
Forrestt Allday: 0-4, 2 K
Jamie Callahan: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Those must have been some very taxing innings for Callahan, given that he's been producing typical starting-length outings this year.
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