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And Marcelo Mayer gets his first XBH.

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Worcester PPD

Portland W 8-7

Cameron Cannon, 2B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos, RF: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Triston Casas, 1B: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Devlin Granberg, DH: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Roldani Baldwin, 3B: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 K, 1 E

Ronaldo Hernández, C: 1-5, 1 RBI

Jeisson Rosario, CF: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS

Tyreque Reed, LF: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Josh Winckowski (SP): 0.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 0 K (26 pitches)

Joan Martinez (SV): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (25 pitches)

This was a strange game in Somerset, with the two sides combining for 13 runs in the first three half-innings on the day. The good news is Portland combined for eight of those 13 runs, and ultimately won the game on that effort. The bad news is Winckowski did not have a good time. It’s been a bit more of a rollercoaster for the righty over his last few outings, with his ERA climbing in each of his last three starts. I do wonder how much of this we’re going to see down the stretch in the minors, as pitchers could be hitting a wall earlier this year given the lack of baseball last year. Either way, this is the kind of start that you just want to toss aside and not think about. That said, this is the second time in about a month he has failed to make it through an inning. More positively, the offense got on base a ton in this game, including Casas who added two hit-by-pitches to his line as well. The power hasn’t played as consistently as one would have expected for most of this year, but he’s been getting on base throughout anyway.

Greenville L 7-10 (F/11)

Christian Koss, SS: 0-6, 3 K, 1 E

Nick Sogard, 2B: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler Dearden, LF: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Brandon Howlett, DH: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Stephen Scott, 1B: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jaxx Groshans, C: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Chase Shugart (SP): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K (87 pitches)

Jacob Wallace (H): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K (33 pitches)

This was a blown game by the Greenville bullpen, who combined to allow nine of the 10 runs in this game over the final four innings, including five in extras. The bulk of that damage, however, was done by players who aren’t really on our radars much. More positively, a couple bats in this Drive lineup stayed hot. Scott might be the hottest hitter in the system at this point, hitting .452/.500/1.032 in the month of August. He had a streak of four straight games with a home run earlier this month, and now as soon as that’s ended he’s hit two doubles in each of the last two games. He’s rolling. Dearden isn’t quite as hot, but he’s hitting for a ton of power right now with a .353 Isolated Power (SLG - AVG) in August.

Salem L 1-5

Nick Yorke, 2B: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R

Antoni Flores, 3B: 0-4, 2 K

Gilberto Jimenez, PH: 0-1

Nick Decker, RF: 1-4, 1 K, 1 E

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 1-4, 1 RBI

Nicholas Northcut, DH: 1-4, 1 K

Jorge Rodriguez (SP; L): 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K (77 pitches)

There’s really not a whole lot to talk about in this one. The lone positive to take away from this game was Yorke extending his hit streak, which now stands at 21 games. But beyond that, it was a whole lot of nothing. Rodriguez looked like he may have been turning things around a few starts ago, but since then has allowed 12 earned runs (13 total) over 12 innings in his last three outings. His ERA on the season is up to 5.71.

FCL W 7-6

Brainer Bonaci, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Marcelo Mayer, SS: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Nathan Hickey, C: 0-2, 1 K

Danny Diaz, 1B: 1-5, 3 K, 3 E

Tyler Miller, 3B: 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Miguel Ugueto, LF: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Freddy Valdez, RF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Phillip Sikes, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Angel Bastardo (SP): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

I would like to start off by saying, using the English interpretation of words, Angel Bastardo is just an objectively funny name. He also had a good start here, though the focus is on the offense. There were hits throughout this lineup on Thursday, including a double from Mayer, marking the first rounders first career extra-base hit as a pro. Ugueto was the one who led the way, though. After getting a modest $10,000 signing bonus (per Sox Prospects), this is his first season as a pro. He’s off to a nice start, with this game bumping his OPS up to .930. Hickey also made his debut as one of the best players from this most recent draft class.



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