Pawtucket L 0-3
Xander Bogaerts: 2-4, 2B, CS
Will Middlebrooks: 0-2, K, E
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-3, 2 K
Allen Webster, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, E
Franklin Morales: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Now that's more like it. I'm not sure if the one walk or twelve strikeouts is the more encouraging side of things given what plagued him at the major league level, but seeing him do something like this--particularly so late into the season--is a nice reminder that the Sox have a lot more in Webster than what we saw in the majors this year.
Portland L 2-3
Garin Cecchini: 0-3
Michael Almanzar: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Christian Vazquez: 1-2, BB
Travis Shaw: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Matt Barnes: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Matt Barnes, too, seems to returning to some approximation of his old form. His ERA is down under 4.50 after allowing just three earned runs in his last 20 innings of work.
Greenville L 5-6
Jose Vinicio: 1-4, E
Kendrick Perkins: 0-3, 2 K
Lowell W 7-0
Forrestt Allday: 2-4, 2B, K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 2-5, HR, K
Jamie Callahan: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K
Mike Adams: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
No, unfortunately, this one did not end as a full no-hitter for Lowell, unlike Henry Owens' excellent performance for Salem not so long ago. If it weren't for a sixth-inning single from his previous game, it would represent an Owens-like run of hitless pitching, however, as Callahan allowed just a lone single in his previous six innings of work to boot.
GCL Red Sox W 2-1
Jordon Austin: 1-3, K
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