Pawtucket L 9-10
Ryan Court: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K, 1 E
Blake Swihart: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K
Jalen Beeks: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K
Brandon Workman: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Ty Buttrey: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Beeks has been mostly fantastic since his promotion to Pawtucket, and even while this start was far from perfect it wasn’t a bad outing at all. It was better when you consider he was facing a talented Yankees Triple-A club that also featured a rehabbing Jacoby Ellsbury. At this point, Beeks is easily the second-best starter in Pawtucket after Hector Velazquez, and he might even be close to ready for a spot start if the need arises. Additionally, shoutouts are in order for Brentz and Court. The former has been on fire lately and will get another major-league shot with some team. The latter probably isn’t a major-league player and was skipped over for Tzu-Wei Lin, but he’s doing everything he can to prove that wrong at Triple-A.
Portland L 4-11
Danny Mars: 1-5, 1 2B, 2 K
Josh Tobias: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 E
Rafael Devers: 1-2, 3 BB
Michael Chavis: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI
Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K
Chavis is not going to let some measly Double-A pitching slow him down. He hasn’t been at the level for very long and will go through a slump at some point (everyone does), but he’s proving right now he has the talent to succeed at this level. Meanwhile, Devers walks three times and that could mean one of two things. Either his patience is reaching a really high level or Double-A pitchers want nothing to do with him. If it’s the latter, he needs to be moved up the ladder as soon as possible.
Salem W 9-2
Tate Matheny: 1-2, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI
Austin Rei: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Josh Ockimey: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Mike Shawaryn: 6 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Austin Glorius: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Stephen Nogosek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
Shawaryn continues to be my personal favorite pitcher at this level (it’s really between him and Shaun Anderson), although this game didn’t show off his strikeout stuff like some others have. The results at High-A haven’t been great for the former Maryland ace, but he still has the ability to get strikeouts and he’s only been up for four starts. Meanwhile, the offense continues to show plenty of talent even with Chavis in the middle of the group.
Greenville L 5-8
Lorenzo Cedrola: 0-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 4 K
Tyler Hill: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB
After such an encouraging start at the plate, Cedrola is now hitting .265/.307/.363. The ceiling with his bat was never huge, but the hope was he’d hit enough singles to add a little bit of value to his defense and athleticism. He’s casting doubt on that line of thought right now.
Lowell L 0-6
Aneury Tavarez: 0-4, 1 K
Yoan Aybar: 0-3, 2 K
Ryan Oduber: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K