Pawtucket L 2-4
Rusney Castillo: 1-4, 2B, K, POCS
Sam Travis: 1-4, 3 K, 2 E
Deven Marrero: 0-3, 2 K
Roman Mendez: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Anthony Varvaro: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Travis had been one of the more resilient position players during this whole slump, but this is one terrible game. Hope he can shake it off and move on, but the way the system has a whole seems to be incapable of any such thing, I am slightly concerned.
Portland L 2-3
Andrew Benintendi: 1-4, K
Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Williams Jerez: 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Well, Benintendi is on a hitting streak right now. It's an incredibly modest start to one, but better than the routine 0-for-X performances we saw out of him at the start of his Portland career.
Really, as goes Benintendi, so goes the rest of the system. Feels like his promotion and subsequent struggles cued all these bad performances.
Salem L 1-6
Yoan Moncada: 1-4, 2 E
Mauricio Dubon: 1-2, 2B
Nick Longhi: 0-3, BB, K
Rafael Devers: 0-2, BB
Trey Ball: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
You'd like Moncada to work out those errors, but at the very least, observers suggest this is more the result of him getting to just about everything than it is him just being a sloppy player. Obviously better to have a guy who reaches every ball hit in his vicinity and can't quite turn them all into outs than the guy who only gets to 70% of them but converts at a 100% rate.
Greenville W 3-1
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Kyri Washington: 1-3, K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3, BB, 2 K
The shine is all the way off Kyri Washington and Luis Alexander Basabe right now. Neither one has managed an OPS of .600 or better in May.