Pawtucket W 4-2
Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
Rusney Castillo, CF: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Adam Lind, 1B: 0-3, 1 RBI
Sam Travis, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Drew Pomeranz: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K (60 pitches)
Bobby Poyner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (25 pitches)
Pomeranz came back for a second rehab outing on Saturday, and it went a lot better than the first one. Of course, that’s not a very high bar to clear. The lefty still wasn’t very impressive in this one, working around five singles and a couple of walks without really missing any bats. He also averaged 20 pitches per inning. There’s still work to do, is what I’m saying.
Portland L 0-5
Jeremy Rivera, SS: 1-4
Michael Chavis, DH: 0-4, 4 K
Josh Ockimey, 1B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB
Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (21 pitches)
Welcome back to Double-A, Chavis. There was clearly a little rust here and the adjustment from New York-Penn League pitching to Eastern League pitching is clearly a big one. Chavis was welcomed back to Portland with a golden sombrero, which would be a dope gift in any other context. On the pitching side, Lakins allowed a run for the first time in 13 relief appearances.
Salem W 9-4
Tyler Hill, LF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K
Ryan Scott, DH: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K
C.J. Chatham, SS: 3-5, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 2 K
Tanner Houck: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K (93 pitches)
Have a day Dalbec, as the third baseman continued his hot streak by finishing a single away from the cycle. He did strike out a couple of times which is not great, but if he’s going to do this when he does make contact that will be fine. Dalbec now has a homer in each of his last three games and four of his last five. On the pitching side, Sox Prospects’ Chris Hatfield was in attendance and he had some thoughts on Houck on his Twitter timeline.
Greenville L 5-10
Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 R
Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 K
Victor Acosta, DH: 2-4, 1 2B
Marino Campana, RF: 0-3, 1 RBI
Kervin Suarez, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
The pitching was bad, but there were some solid performances at the plate for Greenville. Nishioka has been the best hitter on the team for the better part of a month and as I’ve said a few times now should be eyeing a promotion at some point in the near future.
Lowell L 1-3
Brandon Phillips, DH: 2-5, 1 K
Devlin Granberg, 1B: 2-4, 2 K
Kole Cottam, C: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K
Tyler Esplin, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K
Eduard Bazardo: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K (68 pitches)
Phillips made his debut in the Red Sox organization on Saturday. He’s not going to be long for Lowell, of course, but he hasn’t played baseball all year so he’s going to ease his way into it. Expect him in Pawtucket sooner rather than later, and it will be interesting to see how he splits playing time between second and third base.
GCL L 4-6
Lane Milligan, RF: 4-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 0-3, 1 BB
Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Justin Qiang, DH: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R
A forgettable day for Northcut, but Milligan had himself a day. The 17th round pick has looked good to start his professional career, though to be fair that’s to be expected from a 23-year-old in the Gulf Coast League.
DSL 1 L 2-5
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 SB, 1 E
Fabian Andrade, RF: 2-4
DSL 2 W 5-4
Nelfy Abreu, 2B: 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 SB
Kleiber Rodriguez, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Carlos Martinez, DH: 2-4, 1 2B
Another day with Danny Diaz and Antoni Flores...
Player of the Day: This one has to go to Bobby Dalbec, who was a single away from the cycle. The third baseman has been up and down this year, but he’s in the midst of a hot streak and is showing why some are excited about him.