Salem L 3-7
Tyler Hill, RF: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 SB
Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K
C.J. Chatham, SS: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI
Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 1-3, 1 RBI
Jordan Procyshen, C: 2-4, 1 RBI
Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K (45 pitches)
Salem had been hot of late, particularly the lineup, so they were due for a boring game like this one. A good sign here is that Dalbec avoided striking out even if he also didn’t do too much damage at the plate. Chatham getting a couple of hits is also nice and he bumped his batting average up to .322 on the year.
Greenville W 6-1
Kervin Suarez, CF: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K
Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI
Marino Campana, RF: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Zach Sterry, 1B: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 CS
Denyi Reyes: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K (93 pitches)
Reyes is having a straight-up great season and it hasn’t gotten enough attention. As a 21-year-old making his full-season debut, the big righty has pitched to a 1.91 ERA over 15 starts (plus three relief appearaces) and 103 2⁄3 innings. In that time he also has shown tremendous control of the strike zone, striking out 105 batters while walking just 13. These kinds of numbers obviously don’t always translate as pitchers move up the ladder, but Reyes has given us no reason to be anything but excited. On offense, Suarez has had at least four total bases in each of the last four games.
Lowell W 9-6
Jarren Duran, CF: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 K
Brandon Phillips, 2B: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E
Michael Chavis, 3B: 3-4, 2 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Devlin Granberg, LF: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI
Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI
Chavis is back down in Lowell as the rest of the SeaDogs get some time off for the All-Star break. Obviously, having missed essentially the entire season, he doesn’t need that break but instead needs some reps on the field. He showed some rust up in Portland, but there was none in this game and hopefully this can spark a big run, particularly when he’s back in Double-A.
GCL L 4-5 (F/10)
Ricardo Cubillan, 1B: 2-5, 1 RBI
Lane Milligan, C: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI
Caleb Ramsey, CF: 0-1, 2 BB, 1 R
Milligan has been an on-base machine in his first 11 games as a professional and after getting on twice on Monday he has upped his OBP to .426. As a 23-year-old in the GCL, this is what is to be expected, though.
DSL 1 W 5-4 (F/11)
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-5, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS
Brandon Rincones, 2B: 2-4, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Ceddanne Rafaela, 3B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 E
Fabian Andrade, LF: 3-5, 3 RBI, 1 SB
DSL 2 L 0-3
Nelfy Abreu, CF: 0-3, 1 BB
Oscar Rangel, C: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 E
Not much going on with DSL 2 with Danny Diaz and Antoni Flores both on the disabled list. The DSL 1 team doesn’t have the big names, but guys like Rafaela and Andrade have put up big numbers all year and could be names to watch when the move Stateside.
Player of the Day: Chavis had an encouraging night in Lowell, but Denyi Reyes stole the show for the organization today. The scouting reports don’t really match up with the numbers he has put up this year, and I haven’t seen him and thus can’t really disagree with that. However, every start like this one makes him harder and harder to push aside.