Portland W 10-2
Jeremy Rivera, SS: 1-5, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS
Tony Renda, LF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Jantzen Witte, 3B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 K
Josh Ockimey, DH: 3-5, 1 RBI, 2 K
Danny Mars, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dedgar Jimenez: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB 7 K (104 pitches)
Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (8 pitches)
It was a pretty rare big day for the SeaDogs offense, though the main contributors are not major prospects. Mars is an interesting player, but the power he showed off here is not typical. He’s generally more of a contact-oriented player. Meanwhile, it was another scoreless day for Lakins who continues to take extremely well to his new role.
Salem W 10-9
Tyler Hill, DH: 2-6, 1 R
C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-5, 1 R, 2 K, 1 SB
Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-5, 2 K
Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 4-5, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Michael Osinski, 1B: 2-4, 1 BB, 3 R
Ryan Scott, LF: 3-5, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 K
Chris Madera, CF: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI
Bryan Mata: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 3 K (95 pitches)
Like the SeaDogs, it was a big day for the High-A offense and like the SeaDogs much of it came from less exciting players. Dalbec did get in on the action, though, with perhaps his best game of the year. He had been struggling with contact yet again of late, so hopefully this game can catapult him on another hot streak. Meanwhile, Mata struggled with command yet again but still managed solid enough results.
Greenville W 4-2
Tanner Nishioka, DH: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K
Marino Campana, RF: 1-4, 1 K
Kutter Crawford: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K (95 pitches)
Crawford’s breakout season has been something to behold, though he did hit a bit of a snag in early June. Encouragingly, he has turned things back around and is back on his game. This outing was a strong one and the righty is still a legitimate name to watch. Meanwhile, Nishioka should be getting a chance at a higher level as he continues to dominate Greenville.
Lowell L 2-5
Jarren Duran, 2B: 0-4, 1 K
Cole Brannen, CF: 2-4
Michael Chavis, 3B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Kole Cottam, C: 1-4, 3 K
Tyler Esplin, RF: 1-4, 2 K, 1 E
Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (10 pitches)
Chavis continues to work his way back and is making some solid contact. I wonder if we’ll see him back with Portland by the end of the week. Maybe he should take Feltman with him when he goes, too.
GCL W 4-1
Juan Hernandez, LF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Chad Hardy, RF: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
Well, Nicholas Northcut has sat for two consecutive games, which is a bit concerning with Triston Casas and Nick Decker both out with injury. As far as players on the field, Hardy is playing very well and will likely get to Lowell at some point in 2018.
DSL 1 W 1-0
Brandon Rincones, 2B: 2-4
Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K
Aldo Ramirez: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
DSL 2 L 0-2
Nelfy Abreu, CF: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 K
A relatively quiet day down in the Dominican, with Danny Diaz sitting yet again.
Player of the Day: I’m going to give this one to Bobby Dalbec. Despite the trends of the modern game, I’ve never been high on low-contact hitters, and Dalbec is no exception. He doesn’t need to make contact at an elite rate, but he needs to improve. The good news is that he’s shown flashes, so the potential is in there. It’s just a matter of unlocking it.