Woo Sox vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Bobby Dalbec hit a 2-run double in the 9th with the bases loaded.
Ryan Fitzgerald is 6 for his last 7.
The big story here is the Big Maple. James Paxton struck out 5, but also allowed 5 runs. He also walked 4 and committed 2 errors, so it seems completely fair that he took the loss, going 0-3 in 4 rehab starts in Worcester. I’ve always rooted for him, but I’m not sure what we’re going to do with him. It doesn’t seem super-promising right now, unfortunately.
Portland Sea Dogs vs. Erie SeaWolves
L, 3-2 in 10
Cedanne Rafaela was involved in 2 of the Sea Dogs’ 3 runs, putting them on the board in the 1st with an RBI ground-out. He then smashed a solo homer in the 6th, his first of the season.
Greenville Drive vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Drive reliever Alex Hoppe was battered for five-runs in the top of the ninth.
Offensively, there was quite a bit more to feel good about, as Blaze Jordan whacked his second home run of the year, and Marcelo Mayer went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a double. Mayer leads the Drive in RBIs with 11. He also had a nice play at the plate, throwing out a runner as the cut-off man and saving a run in the 9th.
Salem Red Sox vs. Delmarva Shorebirds
The Sox got 4 of their 5 runs off of 2 homers: a solo one by Miguel Bleis the DH, and a 3-run shot by Luis Ravelo the shortstop. Otherwise, the Sox found it hard to take advantage with runners in scoring position (1-for-8 on the night) and left 6 on base.
They didn’t need to worry and their 5 runs were certainly more than enough. But the pitching deserves a note of thanks, giving up 5 hits, with only 2 walks to 11 strikeouts.