Not a whole lot happening in the minor leagues yesterday with both Pawtucket and Greenville off.
Portland W 5-1 (In 7)
Mookie Betts: 1-2, 2B, BB
Travis Shaw: 2-3, HR, BB, K
Blake Swihart: 0-3, K
Henry Ramos: 1-3
Keith Couch: 7 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Portland W 6-5 (In 7)
Mookie Betts: 1-4, 2B
Travis Shaw: 1-3, BB, K
Henry Ramos: 0-3
Mike Antonellis, Portland's radio announcer, is not exactly a professional scout. That being said, when it comes to first-hand reports of Mookies' center field defense in the early stages of his transition, we'll take any indication we can get:
Mookie is getting great reads on CF…almost made a diving catch on the track on a ball crushed to the gap.— Mike Antonellis (@seadogsradio) May 22, 2014
Travis Shaw, meanwhile, is on pace for what would be 30 homers in a major league length season.
Salem L 1-4 (In 7)
Justin Haley: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Justin Haley is just quietly solid on a team with few-enough solid prospects to look forward to.