Pawtucket L 1-8
Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 1-4
Cole Sturgeon, RF: 3-4, 1 K
Rusney Castillo, CF: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Adam Lind, 1B: 0-4, 1 K
Teddy Stankiewicz: 2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 K (71 pitches)
Tyler Thornburg: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (16 pitches)
Bobby Poyner: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (40 pitches)
Well, the good news is this game is that Thornburg had another successful rehab outing. He did allow a hit, but it was only a single. Other than that, he was hitting the zone with 11 strikes in his 16 pitches and it’s his second straight positive outing. He’s probably going to need a couple more before getting to the majors, but he’s trending in the right direction. Stankiewicz was up in Triple-A after Justin Haley got the call to the majors, and well, it didn’t go so well.
Portland L 2-8
Jeremy Rivera, SS: 1-4, 1 K
Chad De La Guerra, 3B: 0-4, 2 RBI, 1 K
Tate Matheny, CF: 0-4, 2 K, 1 E
Danny Mars, RF: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 R
Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (18 pitches)
This was ugly all the way around. Mars did have another good day at the plate and as I said yesterday, hopefully he’s turning things around. Lakins also had another nice outing out of the bullpen and I wonder if he’ll get a promotion to Pawtucket at some point this summer to move a little more quickly in his new role.
Salem L 4-5 (F/10)
Santiago Espinal, 2B: 0-4, 1 K
Brett Netzer, DH: 0-4, 1 K
C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-4, 1 R
Roldani Baldwin, C: 1-4, 1 E
Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K
Ryan Scott, LF: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Roniel Raudes: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (54 pitches)
The Salem offense has been hot of late, so this was a bit of a disappointment. Dalbec striking out multiple times stands out, though he’s been so good at making contact of late that it’s hard to be too upset about one game. If it turns into a trend, then we can talk. As for Raudes, it’s unclear why he left this game but with just two singles allowed it certainly wasn’t because of performance. Hopefully there’s not a serious injury here.
Greenville W 10-9 (F/10)
Lorenzo Cedrola, RF: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 CS
Frankie Rios, SS: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Michael Osinski, 1B: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jordan Wren, DH: 2-4, 1 RBI
Charlie Madden, C: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K
Jagger Rusconi, 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
Angel Padron: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K (64 pitches)
A rare big day for the Greenville offense, though this team has certainly been trending in the right direction. It’s particularly nice to see this kind of game from Cedrola, who is now hitting .333/.362/.433 in his second go around Low-A. Promotions tend to happen after league All-Star games later this month, and one has to wonder if Cedrola will be among them.
DSL 1 L 3-4
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 3-5, 1 R,1 SB
Jesus Maita, RF: 2-4, 1 R
Brandon Rincones, 2B: 3-3, 1 R
DSL 2 W 2-0
Nelfy Abreu, CF: 2-3, 1 BB
Antoni Flores, SS: 1-3, 1 3B, 1 R
Danny Diaz, 3B: 0-4, 2 K
Andres Gari, C: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 RBI
Brayan Bello: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
It’s been a rough start to Diaz’ professional career. He does have two homers in his first six games, but only has two singles beyond that and has started his career with a .560 OPS. Obviously, we’re not making judgements six games into the DSL season, but he’s clearly the number one guy to watch here. Abreu also got a decently-sized bonus last summer, though, and he’s been an on-base machine early on.
Player of the Day: I’m going to go with Angel Padron on this one, as he had a huge day out of the bullpen for Greenville to get that game into extras and ultimately lead the team to victory. Padron isn’t really a prospect and won’t get mentioned much here, but he deserves the shoutout today.