Portland W 1-0 (In 7)
Justin Haley: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
That's more walks than Haley has allowed all year, but I guess if he's doing it in a game like this, I won't complain. His ERA is down under 2.00 now, which is good, because it seems like this sort of game is the only one where the Sea Dogs stand a chance. At least until the cavalry arrives.
Salem L 4-12
Yoan Moncada: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Mauricio Dubon: 1-4
Andrew Benintendi: 0-3, BB
Nick Longhi: 2-4, 2B, K
Rafael Devers: 2-4
Travis Lakins: 4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Yankory Pimentel: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
And the cavalry is...actually not doing quite as great as usual. Perhaps Benintendi is reading into the Red Sox' tendency to promote prospects after they slump? An interesting strategy, to be sure. Though, mind you, I'd only call any of this a "slump" because two hitless games from Benintendi in a row is the worst he's had all year. And I presume he drew the walk because the only thing Benintendi can't manage is to actually be bad.
Lakins, on the other hand, maybe took it a bit far. His ERA jumped about 1.50 from 2.87 to 4.33. Rough.
Greenville W 7-2
Josh Ockimey: 3-5, 2 2B, 2 K
Kyri Washington: 0-5, 2 K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-3, 2 BB, K
Ockimey's chances to equalize his walks and strikeouts slips away. Alas.