Pawtucket L 2-3 (F/12)
Aneury Tavarez: 0-5, 2 K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Sam Travis: 1-5, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 0-4, 3 K
Justin Haley: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Austin Maddox: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Noe Ramirez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Kyle Martin: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
Chandler Shepherd: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Hey, look at that starting pitcher. Haley, of course, has spent most of this year with the Twins organization but was returned to the Red Sox last week. He’s back to starting in Pawtucket’s rotation after spending much of this year in the bullpen and had a solid start. He can be added to the starting pitching depth chart that not has a few solid if unspectacular names. Meanwhile, another day and another strong start for Brentz. At this point it could be a surprise if they don’t find a way to get him up for September, even if that makes things a little more complicated this winter.
Portland L 9-11
Josh Tobias: 0-5, 1 K
Danny Mars: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Ty Buttrey: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
It has not been great for Tobias this year after being promoted to Portland shortly after the season began. He’s now hitting .267/.323/.343 in Double-A and it’s becoming clear why the Phillies were willing to deal him for Clay Buchholz. It’s not a huge loss, of course, but it’s still a little disappointing especially after how he played in Salem at the beginning of the year. Buttrey has also been disappointing of late, or at least inconsistent. He’s now allowed runs in each of his last three starts after being demoted back down from Pawtucket.
Salem W 2-0
Tate Matheny: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2 K
Austin Rei: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Matthew Kent: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K
Stephen Nogosek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Kent hasn’t really done much of note over his professional career after being drafted in the third round in 2015 and is now 24 in High-A. He’s not a top prospect. Still, he’s always put up solid numbers and was phenomenal in this outing on Sunday. It was a quiet day for the big(ish) prospects on this roster, so Kent gets highlighted today.
Greenville W 2-0
Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
Tyler Hill: 0-3
Roldani Baldwin: 1-3, 1 K
Bobby Dalbec: 0-3, 1 K
Yesterday in this space I mentioned that I hadn’t really talked about Cedrola much of late but he’s still putting up a solid year. That continued in a big way on Sunday as the outfielder went deep. Home runs certainly aren’t part of his game but he’ll run into one every once in awhile. This was his fourth dinger of the year.
Lowell L 5-6
Michael Osinski: 0-4
Zach Sterry: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI