Pawtucket L 1-10
Bryce Brentz: 0-4
Jalen Beeks: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 5 K
Kyle Martin: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Brentz’ season ends on a low note, and now he waits to see if he’ll be coming up to the majors. The Red Sox haven’t given any indication that he will, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Beeks, meanwhile, almost certainly won’t get the call, but he should be added to the 40-man roster this winter. And, finally, Martin could very well be designated for assignment by the time you read this to make room for Carson Smith.
Portland L 4-11
Danny Mars: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Michael Chavis: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K
Josh Tobias: 1-4, 2 K
Teddy Stankiewicz: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Trevor Kelley: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Chavis ends the year with a home run, because of course he does. It’s obviously been an incredible year for the young infielder, and you can expect a winter of hype around him — not that there’s anything wrong with that. As for Stankiewicz, he made an appearance out of the bullpen in this game, and while it went horribly I still expect them to make this his role in 2018.
Salem L 1-4
Jeremy Rivera: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K
¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Hopefully next year is more exciting for those of you in Salem.
Greenville W 7-2
Bobby Dalbec: 3-5, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Pedro Castellanos: 1-5, 1 RBI
Bryan Mata: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
It’s unclear why Mata only threw one inning, but my guess is just limiting his workload. At least, that’s the hope. On the other side of things, Dalbec is heating up, and while it’s a bummer it’s happening at the end of the year it is comforting to know that Greenville is in the postseason so the hot streak has a chance to continue a little longer.
Lowell G1 L 1-5
Cole Brannen: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
Everlouis Lozada: 2-3, 1 K
Jake Thompson: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
Lowell G2 L 3-11
Yoan Aybar: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K
Tanner Houck: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Some big names from the most recent draft were on hand for the season-ending doubleheader in Lowell. Houck’s line isn’t great here, but as always it’s hard to tell how much of that is due to poor defense. Thompson, meanwhile put forth a strong day. Brannen made his first appearance away from the complex and it looked a lot like his GCL performance. I’d expect all three to start in Greenville next year.