Portland W 12-9 (F/10)
Danny Mars, RF: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB
Chad De La Guerra, SS: 2-6, 2 RBI, 3 K
Jantzen Witte, 3B: 3-6, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-4, 2 BB, 1 R, 2 K
Tate Matheny, CF: 0-5, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K
Luke Tendler, LF: 3-6, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Nick Lovullo, 2B: 3-6, 3 R
Trey Ball: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K (34 pitches)
Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12 pitches)
Trevor Kelley: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K (54 pitches)
It was a pretty wild game for the SeaDogs on Thursday as they were trailing 7-0 heading into the seventh before chipping away ad eventually taking a 9-7 heading into the bottom of the ninth. Kelley blew the save there, but Portland came back to win in extras. Pretty exciting! As far as notable performances, Mars has struggled a lot this year but every once in awhile he’ll put together a day like this. There’s not a huge ceiling there but I’ve always liked his speed/line-drive-oriented game, so I’m rooting for him. On the mound, a nice and easy clean outing for Cosart is always nice to see.
Salem G1 PPD
Salem G2 PPD
Greenville L 1-2
Lorenzo Cedrola, CF: 1-3, 1 R, 1 SB
Everlouis Lozada, 3B: 1-2
Victor Acosta, RF: 1-4, 1 K
Denyi Reyes: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (94 pitches)
It’s not an exciting year in Greenville, and that continued on Thursday. Cedrola got off to a nice start after returning from injury and it looked like he might be a quick bump to Salem, but he’s slowed down a bit of late. Reyes, meanwhile, has quietly had a nice little year for the Drive. Through his first nine games (six starts) and 45 2⁄3 innings, the righty has a 2.76 ERA with 50 strikeouts and just five walks. Not too shabby!
Player of the Day: Once again there was not much to choose from here, but I’ll go with Luke Tendler today, who has been standing out quite a bit of late in Portland. A former 29th round pick, the outfielder had spent his entire career before this with the Rangers organization. The Red Sox claimed him off minor-league waivers this winter and he’s hit well in Double-A. The average isn’t all that impressive, but he has posted a .357 on-base percentage and a .183 Isolated Power.