Pawtucket W 13-6
Steve Selsky: 2-6, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Pablo Sandoval: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
David Price: 3.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Kyle Martin: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Obviously, Price’s rehab start was the major story coming into this game, and it’s the major story coming out of it, too. The hope for this lefty was that this would be his last rehab start before returning to the majors. He threw the 90 pitches he was hoping to, but the inning total wasn’t quite where they had hoped. By all accounts, his stuff and his velocity was up to where we’d hope before he comes back, but his command was off. With all of that said, it’s still unclear whether or not he’ll make another rehab start before coming back to the Red Sox. In other news, it was a very positive day for Pablo Sandoval, yet another player currently on rehab.
Portland W 4-3
Danny Mars: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 SB
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K
Rafael Devers: 1-4, 1 RBI
Nick Longhi: 0-4
Josh Tobias: 1-4, 2 K
Jalen Beeks: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 3 K
Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
It was a weirdly rough and inefficient start for Beeks, who has been dominating Double-A hitters over the course of this season. Despite only lasting three innings the lefty still managed to throw 79 pitches thanks to a lack of control. I think it goes without saying that this isn’t something to worry about long-term. Everybody has bad starts once in awhile. Meanwhile, really solid all-around day for Mars.
Salem G1 L 3-8 (F/5)
Tate Matheny: 0-3, 1 R, 3 K
Michael Chavis: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 E
Josh Ockimey: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R
Trenton Kemp: 1-1, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E
Austin Rei: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Salem G2 PPD
Pretty quiet day in High-A, although they only played five innings rather than the fourteen they were scheduled for. There were a lot of fine performances, but to be honest nothing really stands out here. Rei continues to stay steadily right on the edge of getting hot and falling off. Kemp, meanwhile, is impressing in a small sample with Salem.
Greenville G1 L 1-2
Tyler Hill: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 SB
Lorenzo Cedrola: 0-2, 1 BB
Greenville G2 W 6-3 (F/8)
Tyler Hill: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Roldani Baldwin: 1-4, 1 R
Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Michael Shawaryn: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 11 K
There weren’t many noteworthy players taking part in the action for Greenville’s doubleheader on Wednesday, but those who did participate mostly did the job. Shawaryn was the most impressive, as he continues to rack up strikeouts at a high rate. After his second double-digit strikeout performance of the season, the former University of Maryland ace is up to 69 strikeouts in 47 1⁄3 innings for the season. Meanwhile, Hill stole his 17th base of the year in game one, giving him the league lead. Cedrola had a huge game in game two, and he really looks like an interesting player to watch as the season goes on.