Pawtucket L 3-4
Tzu-Wei Lin, DH: 0-4
Steve Pearce, 1B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI
Chad De La Guerra, SS: 1-4, 1 RBI, 3 K, 1 E
Rusney Castillo, CF: 0-4
Chris Owings, RF: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
Kyle Hart: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K (78 pitches)
Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K (28 pitches)
Trevor Kelley: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (25 pitches)
This was a tough loss for the Paw Sox, who had a 3-1 lead heading into the eighth before the bullpen blew it. Lakins was asked to come back in after pitching the seventh, and he gave up three straight baserunners before Kelley was asked to come in and escape the jam. He couldn’t do it, allowing two inherited runs to score and that was that. The PawSox are in a serious funk right now, and it seems like anything that could go wrong for them is going wrong.
Portland L 1-6
Jarren Duran, CF: 2-4, 2 K
C.J. Chatham, DH: 0-4, 2 K
Joey Curletta, 1B: 2-4
Luke Tendler, LF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K
Dedgar Jimenez: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K (90 pitches)
Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (22 pitches)
Speaking of teams in a funk, the Sea Dogs can’t seem to get anything going in the right direction right now. They did get a solid start from Jimenez, who picked up the loss but didn’t really deserve it. Feltman also provided a solid outing out of the bullpen, though one would like to see a little more efficiency in a perfect world. Despite all that, the offense just can’t do much of anything right now and only scored one run despite smacking ten hits. Reading, on the other hand, scored six runs on five hits. Just that kinda year for the Sea Dogs.
Salem W 5-4 (F/10)
Pedro Castellanos, 1B: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K
Victor Acosta, LF: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI
Marcus Wilson, DH: 1-5, 3 K
Garrett Benge, 3B: 3-5, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 E
Tanner Nishioka, 2B: 2-4, 2 K
Bryan Mata: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K (91 pitches)
Joan Martinez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (23 pitches)
It was a rough day overall for Wilson, but the outfielder got a big hit in the tenth here to set up Benge for a walk off base hit in the tenth. Mata was the story in this game, as the righty had one of his worst starts of the season but still managed to put up solid numbers. He was hurt bad by his catcher Nick Sciortino, who allowed two passed balls and also had a throwing error in the first two innings. Still, Mata was as hittable as we’ve seen all year. That said, considering how relatively poor his numbers are here he was pretty efficient and the results could have been much worse.
Greenville L 3-4
Cole Brannen, CF: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB
Devlin Granberg, DH: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K
Triston Casas, 1B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K
Kole Cottam, C: 0-4, 2 K
Brandon Howlett, 3B: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 2 E
Angel Padron: 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (55 pitches)
This was a tough loss for the Drive, who were tied up heading into the ninth before a throwing error by Howlett resulted in a run for Rome. Howlett has been much better at the plate of late and got on base three times in this game, but he’s been shaky all year at third base. It’s obviously impossible to come to conclusions about defense from box scores as errors are a very misleading statistic, but he does have 16 on the year already.
Lowell W 7-3
Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI
Nich Decker, RF: 0-3, 2 K
Antoni Flores, SS: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K
Yusniel Padron-Artilles: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K (91 pitches)
The Spinners are on a roll right now having won seven games in a row. They only managed five hits in this game but they got big hits with runners in scoring position while also drawing ten walks to help get seven runs on the board. Padron-Artilles was fantastic as well, as he has been in all three starts for the Spinners. The 2018 22nd round pick has gone six innings in each of his starts, pitching to a 2.00 ERA with 22 strikeouts and just four walks in 18 innings of work. He has had some time in Greenville earlier this year, for what that’s worth, and he struggled there.
DSL 1 L 2-9
Eduardo Lopez, CF: 0-3, 3 K
Not a whole lot to say about this one. It was a rare slow day for the DSL offense.
DSL 2 SUSP