Pawtucket L 8-9
Rusney Castillo: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Brock Holt: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R
Sam Travis: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Steve Selsky: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K
Noe Ramirez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Oh, hey there Sam Travis. The first base prospect now has two home runs in his last two games, putting a dent in the argument that he hasn’t shown enough power to be called up to the bigs. This was just an all-around good game for Travis, who even stole a base because he could not possibly be stopped. If he keeps this up and Mitch Moreland continues to struggle, expect the cries for Travis to be in the majors to get louder and louder. Meanwhile, Holt was back in the lineup after being taken out the other night. Good sign for the utility man.
Portland L 8-13
Danny Mars: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI
Josh Tobias: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI
Rafael Devers: 1-4, 1 R
Travis Lakins: 1.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Jake Cosart: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Luis Ysla: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
After completely dominating High-A, Lakins’ Double-A debut was a disaster. He gave up one run in his first inning before allowing four more without getting out of the second. This is known as the hardest jump to make in the majors, so obviously you can’t really get worked up about a tough first start at the level. Still, after the momentum he had coming into the night, it’s a little jarring to see this line. On the other hand, Cosart only walking one batter in three innings is just as jarring.
Salem L 2-5
Tate Matheny: 0-4, 1 BB
Michael Chavis: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kyri Washington: 0-2, 2 K
Roniel Raudes: 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K
Austin Glorius: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K
There wasn’t a lot of good in this game for Salem, but Chavis once again stands out as a big performer. This just continues what’s been a breakout season for the former first round pick in his first go around High-A. It’s unclear if/when he’ll get a chance to prove himself at Double-A, but in the meantime he’s enjoying his current level.