Pawtucket Red Sox (15-17)
Hector Velazquez went seven full, but picked up his first loss of the season; allowing two runs on seven hits – including a Mitch Garver gopher ball in the fifth – while striking out three. Noe Ramirez pitched the final two innings, relinquishing a run on a Byung-Ho Park bomb. Ramirez also allowed two other hits and whiffed one.
Steve Selsky ended Aaron Slegers’ no-hit bid with a single in the seventh, his only hit in four trips. Ryan Court ended the shutout bid with an eighth-inning roundtripper; he went hitless in his other three at-bats. Dan Butler ended Slegers night with a double in the eighth after two unsuccessful excursions. Allen Craig walked twice in four appearances; his first walk in the fifth ended Slegers perfect-game bid. Sam Travis walked one in four trips. Mike Miller and Bryce Brentz were unable to reach in three at-bats. Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt each had four frustrating forays.
Portland Sea Dogs (17-13)
Portland and Reading could not fight the rain. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader in July.
Salem Red Sox (22-12)
Daniel McGrath gave up a double in the first and a walk in the second before his third-inning meltdown. In the third, McGrath relinquished a single between the first two outs of the inning, but was not able to pick up the third. An infield single, a Taylor Gushue tater, two walks, a double, and another single later, six runs were on the board and McGrath was out of the game. McGrath struck out three. Yankory Pimentel finished up with 3 ⅓ innings of no-hit relief; walking one and striking out one.
Nick Lovullo laced a pair of singles in three at-bats. Kyri Washington and Bryan Hudson each hit a single and drew a walk in three appearances. Josh Ockimey and Michael Chavis each crushed a double in three trips. Jose Sermo obtained a free pass and had two hitless excursions. Austin Rei was unsuccessful in three appearances. Tate Matheny and Chad De La Guerra had four futile forays.
Dedgar Jimenez allowed an unearned run on three hits and a wild pitch in his 5 ⅔ ; striking out eight. Trevor Kelley allowed his first earned run of the season, giving up three hits, a walk, and a wild pitch in his wild 1 ⅓ innings; whiffing one and earning his second save.
Nick Lovullo notched a single and a double in three at-bats. Jose Sermo walked, doubled, and stole a base in three trips. Trenton Kemp thumped a double in three excursions. Chad De La Guerra tripled, walked, and stole a base in four forays. Tate Matheny managed a single and a sacrifice in four appearances. Josh Ockimey swatted a sacrifice fly amid two unsuccessful at-bats. Mike Meyers and Jhon Nunez each went hitless in three trips. Michael Chavis had four frustrating forays.
Greenville Drive (22-12)
Logan Boyd picked up his fifth win with a five-inning start, yielding two runs on six hits and two walks while whiffing four. Hildemaro Requena allowed a single and struck out a quartet in three relief frames. Stephen Nogosek struck out two of the three men he faced in the ninth; picking up his ninth save.
Jagger Rusconi and Ryan Scott each scorched a pair of hits and stole a base in their four forays; Scott with a two-run shot in the fifth. Chris Madera managed a single, a walk, and two stolen bases in four appearances. Lorenzo Cedrola, Roldani Baldwin, and Carlos Tovar each singled once in four at-bats; Cedrola with a stolen base, Tovar with a caught stealing. Santiago Espinal struck out in all three of his trips. Yoan Aybar and Mitch Gunsolus had a quartet of failed forays; each whiffing twice.