Pawtucket L 1-2
Rusney Castillo, CF: 0-4
Aneury Tavarez, RF: 0-3, 1 BB
Dustin Pedroia, 2B: 0-3
Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B: 0-1, 1 K
Sam Travis, 1B: 0-4, 2 K
Mike Olt, 3B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E
Justin Haley: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K (94 pitches)
Tyler Thornburg: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K (11 pitches)
Robby Scott: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (18 pitches)
Brandon Workman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (13 pitches)
It was a brutal day for the PawSox offense, as the lone run came on a solo shot from Mike Olt. Beyond that, the team had just two other singles and got no hits and one walk from the first five spots in the lineup. On the other side, the pitching was solid, though it was headlined by a lackluster Thornburg appearance. It was his first time pitching in back-to-back games in this rehab stint. Haley has been someone I’ve been watching closely all year and think he’s more likely to get a spot start for the major-league club than he’s given credit for. Also, while he didn’t get on base Pedroia made some impressive plays in the field on Saturday.
Portland L 3-6
Danny Mars, RF: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS/PO
Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Jantzen Witte, 1B: 0-1, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-3, 1 BB
Tate Matheny, CF: 2-3, 1 BB
Mike Shawaryn: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K (95 pitches)
De La Guerra continues to be red-hot down in Portland, and while it’s hard to say this without knowing how he’s reacting off the field it sure seems from the outside like getting him back down to Double-A for a little bit should be a great thing for his confidence. Shawaryn, meanwhile, picked up the loss but this was a big start for him after he seeemd to be scuffling a bit of late. The Red Sox don’t have many success stories this season, but Shawaryn is one.
Salem W 6-5
Santiago Espinal, SS: 0-3, 1 RBI
C.J. Chatham, DH: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB
Tyler Hill, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 CS
Carlos Tovar, 2B: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 R
Jake Thompson: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K (89 pitches)
It’s been a while since Salem has been able to take the field as they’ve been dealing with some nasty weather, but they had some encouraging performances in their first game back. It’s always nice to see Dalbec hit a home run while also avoiding strikeouts, and Chatham swinging the bat is great to see as well. As for the pitching, it’s been very disappointing in High-A this year but Thompson has had mostly good results. Although the peripherals don’t really tell a great story here, we’ll take what we can get at this point.
Greenville L 2-5
Lorenzo Cedrola, CF: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 CS
Victor Acosta, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R
Marino Campana, LF: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jhonathan Diaz: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 9 K (89 pitches)
Lukas Young: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (34 pitches)
The four runs Diaz allowed in this game are certainly nothing to write home about, but he only allowed a double, three singles, a walk and a hit batsmen to get there while also striking out nine batters. I’m not sure how it worked out, but just by the box score it looks like a good outing to me. Offensively, Cedrola really seems to be hitting better the last few days after center field has opened up.
Player of the Day: This was kind of close as no one really stood out here. I thought about both Diaz and Shawaryn, but ultimately I think I’ll give it to a hitter and call it Dalbec’s. The third baseman was on base three times in this game including for a solo homer, and he’s starting to show off the best parts of his skillset at the plate.