[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Pawtucket Red Sox (2-2)
Henry Owens pitched the first five innings, allowing a run on a Dylan Cozens downtown shot. Owens stayed out of further trouble by giving up only four singles and two walks to the rest of the lineup, striking out a pair. Kyle Martin pitched the sixth inning, allowing a single and a Rhys Hoskins two-run home run – the difference in the game.
The Red Sox offense was dormant, with only Rusney Castillo, Blake Swihart, and Bryce Brentz procuring a single in three at-bats. Allen Craig reached twice with a walk and a hit by pitch in three plate appearances. Ryan Court was hitless in two trips. Jantzen Witte, Junior Lake, Matt Dominguez, and Sam Travis each went 0-for-3.
Marcus Walden was charged with all five runs (two earned) on 3 ⅓ innings, giving up five hits and two walks while whiffing a pair. Brandon Workman worked the final 2 ⅔ innings, allowing a single and a wild pitch; striking out one.
Tim Roberson doubled once in his two at-bats. Bryce Brentz and Matt Dominguez each dumped a single in three trips to the dish. Dan Butler was 0-for-2 with a hit by a pitch in his 2017 debut. Mike Miller, Jantzen Witte, Junior Lake, Ryan Court, and Rusney Castillo each took the 0-for-3 collar.
Portland Sea Dogs (3-1)
Trey Ball allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks in his 5 ⅓ inning AA debut; striking out six. Taylor Grover also gave up four runs on five hits – including home runs by Andrew Pullin and Kyle Martin – striking out one. Jake Cosart had a wild eighth inning, walking four and hitting one while allowing a pair of runs and garnering only one out. Jamie Callahan came into a bases-loaded jam and got the two outs necessary without surrendering any more runs in the eighth and then proceeded to strike out the side in the ninth to pick up the win.
Danny Mars picked up three hits – including a two-run moonshot in the eighth – in four at-bats; also stealing a base. Aneury Tavarez tapped three singles in five trips to the plate, but was caught stealing once. Heiker Meneses and Cole Sturgeon each struck a pair of singles in four at-bats; Meneses adding a stolen base and a sacrifice fly, Sturgeon working a walk. Mike Olt tripled and walked twice in five plate appearances. Jordan Procyshen only had one hit in four trips to the dish, but it was a third-inning grand slam. Nick Longhi picked up a single in five at-bats. Joseph Monge was hit by a pitch and had three hitless at-bats. Tzu-Wei Lin had no luck in an 0-for-4 day.
Salem Red Sox (1-3)
Roniel Raudes surrendered five runs in four innings of work, allowing six hits – including home runs by Luis Mendez and Josh Altmann – while uncorking a pair of wild pitches and striking out two. Yankory Pimentel pitched two innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and whiffing three Wood Ducks. Mitchell Osnowitz allowed an unearned run on one hit in two innings of work; striking out three. Adam Lau pitched the final inning, giving up a run on a hit and two walks; whiffing a pair.
Bryan Hudson led the Salem offense with three singles and a stolen base in five at-bats. Chad De La Guerra cracked a pair of singles in four trips plateword. Derek Miller procured two walks and a single in four plate appearances. Mike Meyers, Josh Ockimey, Austin Rei, Chris Madera, and Deiner Lopez each looped a hit in four at-bats; Lopez with a fourth inning solo shot, Madera with a double and a stolen base, Rei with a double, Meyers with a caught stealing. Josh Tobias went 0-for-4 with a walk.
Greenville Drive (3-1)
Logan Boyd surrendered five runs (four earned) on seven hits, two walks, a hit by pitch and a wild pitch in his four inning start. He struck out five. Hildemaro Requena picked up the victory with three strong innings, relinquishing one run on two hits and two walks while whiffing five. Matthew Gorst survived the final two innings, gifting the Shorebirds a lifeline by allowing five runs on five hits – including two gopher balls to Ryan McKenna. Gorst struck out three and uncorked a pitch to the backstop.
Tucker Tubbs thumped four hits – two doubles and two singles – in five at-bats and scored four times. Bobby Dalbec had a single, two doubles, and was hit by a pitch in five appearances at the plate. Carlos Tovar singled twice and crushed a double in five forays. Roldani Baldwin roped two doubles in five trips. Ryan Scott, Nick Lovullo, and Yoan Aybar each went 1-for-4; Scott with a HR and a walk, Aybar with a triple and a walk, Lovullo with a hit by pitch. Lorenzo Cedrola laced a double in five at-bats. Tyler Hill was not invited to the hitting games, taking an 0-for-5 collar.