Pawtucket W 7-1
Rusney Castillo: 3-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI
Blake Swihart: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K
Steve Selsky: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI
Henry Owens: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 7 K
After Brian Johnson impressed everyone with his spot start at Fenway on Saturday, Owens came out on Sunday and....had the typical Henry Owens outing. The lefty didn’t allow many runs and he struck out a ton of batters, but that damn control continues to be an issue. I keep talking myself into there being a chance he works it all out, but it sure is frustrating in the meantime.
Portland L 2-6
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 1 K
Rafael Devers: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
Nick Longhi: 0-3, 1 BB
Josh Tobias: 2-3, 1 2B
Teddy Stankiewicz: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Just yesterday I talked about how Devers was in the midst of a slump. Well, apparently he heard me. The third baseman only had one hit on Sunday, but it was a two-run home run. That’ll do. Now, there’s the matter of the slumping Longhi. But we’ll get to that another day. Today, we celebrate Devers’ home run.
Salem L 8-9
Michael Chavis: 0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Josh Ockimey: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K
Trenton Kemp: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K
Salem somehow managed to score eight runs without their big three doing too much damage. They each contributed a little bit of something, because that’s what the core of a good lineup does, but no big news to report on down in Salem on Sunday.
Greenville W 10-3
Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB
Tyler Hill: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 SB
Another relatively boring day down in Greenville, as their two healthy prospects continue to play well without doing much noteworthy. Cedrola is hitting out of the leadoff spot these days, which shows how far he’s come in the last month or so. Hill, meanwhile, hasn’t been super consistent at the plate but he’s had enough good days to be happy with and has been dominant on the basepaths.