Pawtucket L 5-6 (In 13)
Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 2B, 2 HR, BB
Allen Craig: 2-6, 2 2B, 3 K
Bryce Brentz: 0-6, K, A
Travis Shaw: 1-6, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 2-6, K
Henry Owens: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Some much-needed positive signs from some of Pawtucket's best prospects. Obviously Castillo's two-homer night is the highlight, particularly with how his power had been more-or-less absent in the wake of his early-season injury. But Henry Owens getting it together is certainly a big deal too, particularly when it comes to that one walk in six innings after allowing 25 in his first 31. The Columbus Clippers may not be the most intimidating of opponents, but they do know how to draw a walk. Owens just didn't give them the opportunity.
Less encouraging is Craig's hat trick, even coming in a lengthy extra-innings game, but he's still looking pretty good through his first four games down below. He'll need to keep it together for longer than this to earn another shot at the majors, but at the very least he doesn't seem to be a completely lost cause just yet.
Portland W 13-11 (In 10)
Carlos Asuaje: 1-2, 2B, 3 BB
Keury De La Cruz: 0-1
Carlos Asuaje's batting average: .267
Carlos Asuaje's OBP: .401
Plate discipline can forgive quite a few flaws.
Salem W 6-3 (In 11)
Sam Travis: 1-6, K
Wendell Rijo: 2-5, 2 2B, K
Teddy Stankiewicz: 7 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, E
Making his first couple appearances in over a week, Wendell Rijo doesn't seem to have missed a beat.
Greenville W 5-1
Nick Longhi: 0-4, 3 K
Rafael Devers: 1-3, BB
Michael Chavis: 1-4, 2 K
Javier Guerra: 1-3, BB, K
Since that huge outburst a couple weeks back, Rafael Devers has gone a little quiet again. He hasn't been out-and-out bad, but his numbers have dipped again, and he certainly hasn't quite caught fire the way many were hoping after his 10-for-15 stretch.Salem might not be right around the corner just yet for the 18-year-old slugger.