Pawtucket W 3-0
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K
Sam Travis: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Deven Marrero: 1-4, 2 K
Hector Velazquez: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Velazquez didn’t get a chance to pitch in the majors during his recent short stint with Boston — though they surely immediately regretted demoting him back to Pawtucket. He’s going to be back in the majors soon enough, and given how he’s pitched in the minors this year he should play a relatively big role, whether that be as a spot starter, a long reliever or possibly even in short stints.
Portland L 1-7
Danny Mars: 0-4, 1 K
Michael Chavis: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Josh Ockimey: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 E
Trey Ball: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Ty Buttrey: 0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 0 K
Chavis continues to struggle a bit as the Double-A season closes out, but in a way it’s oddly encouraging. On the one hand, his single on Sunday was just his first hit since August 21 and he doesn’t have an extra-base hit in that span. However, he is still drawing walks and he’s not striking out an inordinate amount. Hitters are going to struggle, but for a young player you just hope they don’t look lost while they’re doing it.
Salem L 1-2 (F/10)
Tate Matheny: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 CS
Mike Shawaryn: 8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K
Well, hello there Mike Shawaryn. The 2016 draftee has been impressive, if a little inconsistent, in his first full season but this outing was clearly his best. Getting through eight inning with nine strikeouts is impressive enough, but Shawaryn did so with only 90 pitches. He’s someone to watch as he makes the jump to Double-A next year.
Greenville W 3-2 (F/11)
Tyler Hill: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB
Brett Netzer: 2-5, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Bobby Dalbec: 0-6, 2 K
Another day, another stolen base for Hill. He’s now up to 42 on the season, and there’s an outside chance he could get up to 50 by the end of the year. It’s been awhile since the Red Sox have had a prospect like this.
Lowell W 2-1
Michael Osinski: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Yoan Aybar: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E