Salem W 7-4
Tyler Hill, RF: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 R
Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI
C.J. Chatham, SS: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 CS
Jerry Downs, 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K
Kutter Crawford: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K (88 pitches)
Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (14 pitches)
Kutter! The 2017 draftee and 2018 breakout didn’t have the greatest of High-A debuts, but it wasn’t a complete disaster. He came out in his second start, though, and he put up a really good line. Sure, you’d like him to go deeper into the game, but he’s finishing up his first full season so the organization probably doesn’t want to push him too much. Seven strikeouts to two walks in five one-run innings? That’ll do. As for Feltman, well, he’s now at four scoreless innings at High-A with six strikeouts, two walks and one hit.
Greenville L 0-3
Jarren Duran, RF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 CS
Marino Campana, DH: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K
Pedro Castellanos, 1B: 0-4, 1 K
Eduardo Bazardo: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (82 pitches)
Bazardo doesn’t really get enough buzz for the year he’s had, though he does have the disadvantage of pitching in short-season ball for most of the year. Still, he put up strong numbers in Lowell and has now allowed just one run through his first twelve innings in Greenville with nine strikeouts and two walks. As a 22-year-old he’d not exceedingly young or anything, but this is still a name to keep an eye on in 2019. Also, nice to see a multi-hit game from Duran, who had been without one of those for almost a week!
GCL W 3-0
Esteban Quiroz, 2B: 0-2
Jecorrah Arnold, SS: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Nicholas Northcut, DH: 0-4, 1 K
Caleb Ramsey, CF: 2-3, 1 R, 1 CS
Alex Scherff: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
Scherff continues to work his way back to full-season ball, and he was a bit better than his first rehab outing. There’s still clearly work to do as he’s only thrown five total innings over his two rehab outings (the GCL doesn’t track pitch count, unfortunately), but he at least kept runs off the board this time out.
DSL 1 L 3-5 (F/10)
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 3-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS
Leonel Jimenez, 3B: 3-5, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E
Jeison Pena: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K
DSL 2 L 0-1 (F/8)
Nelfy Abreu, CF: 0-4, 1 K
Yulis Hernandez, SS: 3-4, 1 SB
It’s rare that we see deep and effective outings from rookie league pitchers, but the Red Sox got one from Pena on Monday. The 20-year-old has had a solid year, with a 2.91 ERA over 58 2⁄3 innings with 40 strikeouts and 11 walks. Pena is something of a pop-up name, having signed for just $5,000 last summer.
Player of the Day: There really weren’t many stand-out days and one could certainly argue C.J. Chatham and/or Yulis Hernandez deserve this, but I’m giving this to Durbin Feltman. Relievers don’t really get to be honored here very often, but he struck out the side on 14 pitches and has dominated all year. Consider this a chance to make up for the rest of the year.