Pawtucket L 1-2
Rusney Castillo: 1-4, 1 K
Brock Holt: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Sam Travis: 0-4, 1 K
Pablo Sandoval: 0-3
Steve Selsky: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K
Henry Owens: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K
With the Red Sox needing another spot start coming up soon, Owens did his best to make his case on Sunday. This was likely his second-best start of the season, and his control in particular was something to be encouraged by. It certainly wasn’t elite, but it did the trick even if he didn’t get a win. With all that being said, one start like this isn’t enough to game the trust of the organization. Meanwhile, a home run for Holt, who hopefully is moving closer to a return.
Portland W 1-0
Danny Mars: 0-4, 1 K
Josh Tobias: 0-4
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Nick Longhi: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Teddy Stankiewicz: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Yankory Pimentel: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Hell of a day for Stankiewicz, who continued to pitch well in his second go-around Double-A despite peripherals that don’t really jump off the page. It’s kind of unclear what the organization should be doing with their second pick from the 2013 draft. The results have been good enough for a promotion, but it doesn’t seem there’s a real major-league starter here long-term. The best bet is likely to hope the stuff will play up in the bullpen, but that doesn’t seem to be a sure thing at all.
Salem L 1-5
Tate Matheny: 0-4, 3 K
Michael Chavis: 0-4, 2 K
Trenton Kemp: 0-2, 1 BB
Austin Rei: 0-3, 2 K
Shaun Anderson: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Austin Glorius: 1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K
A much better outing for Anderson after his disappointing High-A debut. We all knew there wasn’t much to worry about in the righty’s first start with Salem, since it was just that. Pitchers have bad outings all the time, particularly those that are still in the beginning of their development. Still, with the struggles this organization has had developing pitchers, any bump along the road can be concerning. So, it’s nice to see a bounce-back this time around.