Pawtucket L 1-3
Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 1-5, 2 K
Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-3
Michael Chavis, 2B: 0-4
Sam Travis, 1B: 1-4, 1 K, 1 SB
Josh Ockimey, DH: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R
Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 1 K
Chandler Shepherd: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 1 K (81 pitches)
Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K (17 pitches)
Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (18 pitches)
The PawSox offense had a rough day on Friday, knocking seven hits to go with three walks but having all seven hits as singles. They left nine on base and had just one hit with a runner in scoring position, which just isn’t going to get the job done. Chavis in particular had a rough one as one of just two starters to not record at least one hit on the day. He’s had a tough start to the year, not hitting .130/.276/.261 on the year. The good news is he’s striking out less than 20 percent of the time. On the mound, Shepherd only allowed a couple of runs but five walks to one strikeout is not great.
Greenville L 0-5
Cole Brannen, CF: 1-4, 1 K
Triston Casas, 1B: 1-3, 1 SB
Angel Padron: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (50 pitches)
Not a great day in the system, and certainly not a great day for Salem. All of Rome’s runs came in one inning, and the Drive were hurt by a key error from third baseman Korby Batesole. The offense struggled mightily all game, managing just four singles plus a walk over the entire game. Padron had a good game, but that was really about it. On to the next one!
Player of the Day: There were not a lot of positives on this day, yet another in which Red Sox affiliates were affected by rain. Angel Padron did look good out of the bullpen, though, pitching more innings than the Greenville starter. Padron is certainly not a top prospect, but he has had three consecutive solid seasons as a swingman in the low minors. He’s repeating Greenville, and over his first two outings he has pitched 8 1⁄3 innings with seven strikeouts and two walks. Don’t expect a ton going forward here, but he was the system’s star for one day, at least.