Pawtucket L 2-3
Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-2
Sam Travis, DH: 1-2, 2 BB
Williams Jerez: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (45 pitches)
Robby Scott: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (12 pitches)
Ty Buttrey: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (8 pitches)
The PawSox have a lot of interesting relievers that are already on the 40-man roster, which is why it was so surprising that Ryan Brasier was promoted on Sunday despite his success at the level. Scott and Buttrey are among those who could have gotten the call instead, and both pitched like they feel they deserve a call to the majors. The chance is going to come for both at one point or another.
Portland L 1-4
Michael Chavis, 3B: 0-4, 1 K
Josh Ockimey, DH: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Austin Rei, C: 2-3, 1 E
Mike Shawaryn: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K (93 pitches)
Chavis is still shaking the rust off after returning to Double-A on Saturday. He’s now 0-8 with five strikeouts to start his time back in Portland, which, ya know, is not great. On a more positive note, despite not going deep into the game and giving up a few runs, Shawaryn showed off his ability to control the strike zone. He is not far off from being an intriguing depth piece for the major-league roster.
Salem W 7-4
Trenton Kemp, CF: 2-6, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI
Brett Netzer, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K
C.J. Chatham, SS: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI
Bobby Dalbec, DH: 2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 K
Ryan Scott, LF: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 RBI
Deiner Lopez, RF: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Darwinzon Hernandez: 5.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 10 K (102 pitches)
There was a lot of good in this game. Salem couldn’t pull off the team no-hitter, but Hernandez held up his end of the bargain. Of course, walking five batters isn’t great, but the ten strikeouts along with the total lack of hits helps cancel that out. On offense, Dalbec stayed hot and Chatham continued to impress at High-A. Both could be in line for late-season promotions up to Double-A if spots open up.
Greenville W 9-3
Kervin Suarez, CF: 1-6, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 2-6, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K
Garrett Benge, 3B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R
Marino Campana, RF: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Zach Sterry, 1B: 4-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Isaias Lucena, C: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Jhonathan Diaz: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6 K (89 pitches)
There aren’t a lot of intriguing prospects in Greenville right now, but the performances are there right now. Suarez and Fitzgerald both went deep for the second game in a row, and Campana continues an underratedly strong year in A-Ball. Diaz was also solid, as he has been all year.
Lowell L 5-10
Jarren Duran, DH: 4-5, 1 3B, 1 R
Cole Brannen, CF: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB
Brandon Phillips, 2B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Devlin Granberg, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS
Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
Phillips doesn’t look like he has much rust despite not really playing all year and he went deep with a big home run early in this game. I’m not as high on him helping the major-league roster as some are, but there is undoubtedly at least a chance. Duran, well, you know my feelings about him. And Feltman should be promoted. Soon.
Player of the Day: Darwinzon Hernandez didn’t allow a hit and struck out ten batters. That seems like a good recipe for winning this award. He was the prospect I was most interested in heading into the year, and while the command issues will undoubtedly need to be dealt with he has been reminding us lately that there is legitimate talent in that arm.