Pawtucket Red Sox (15-22)
David Price went two innings in his first rehab appearance, yielding three runs on five hits – three singles, a double, and a Raffy Lopez roundtripper – and a walk; striking out four. Chandler Shepherd followed with three scoreless frames, giving up a hit and a walk while whiffing a trio. Marcus Walden allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over three innings, striking out two. Kyle Martin tossed two scoreless innings, striking out two. Starting second baseman Mike Miller then came in and threw 2 ⅓ scoreless innings before giving up the walk-off two-run tater by Rowdy Tellez. Miller gave up five hits and a walk.
Rusney Castillo smacked three hits, including a double, in seven at-bats and stole a base. Miller lifted an RBI-sac fly and was caught stealing while going 2-for-5. Matt Dominguez tapped two singles in seven appearances. Ryan Court walked twice and added a single in four official at-bats. Brock Holt played in left field and managed a hit and a walk in five plate appearances before being lifted for Bryce Brentz who drew a walk and was hitless in his other at-bat. Dan Butler went 1-for-4 with a sac fly and a walk. Sam Travis struck a single and walked twice amid seven trips. Aneury Tavarez was hitless out of the leadoff spot, though he did reach via a hit by pitch and a walk, adding a sac bunt along the way. Pablo Sandoval was hitless in three at-bats as the designated hitter before being replaced by Allen Craig who drew a walk in three attempts, who was finally replaced by Jantzen White (who replaced Miller at second base) who failed to reach in his single trip to the plate.
This was Pawtucket’s ninth consecutive defeat; seven of which they have lost by one run, two runs, or in extra innings.
Portland Sea Dogs (18-18)
Trey Ball had a chaotic 4 ⅓-inning start. After retiring the first six batters he faced, he allowed five consecutive to reach to start the third, culminating in a Gleyber Torres grand slam. He then proceeded to retire five more batters in a row. Overall, Ball gave up five hits and three walks while whiffing a septet. Taylor Grover followed with 2 ⅔ scoreless frames, yielding a hit and striking out three. Williams Jerez surrendered a Miguel Andujar moonshot and two singles in the eighth, resulting in one run for the Thunder. Jerez struck out one.
Deiner Lopez laced two singles in four at-bats. Danny Mars, Nick Longhi, and Tzu-Wei Lin each managed a single in four trips. Cole Sturgeon, Mike Olt, and Jordan Procyshen each reached base with a walk amid three hitless excursions. Joseph Monge was unable to reach in three attempts. Rafael Devers had a quartet of futile forays.
Salem Red Sox (26-15)
Dedgar Jimenez relinquished four runs – two earned – on six hits and a hit by pitch over 5 ⅔ innings; striking out five and uncorking a wild pitch. Gerson Bautista tossed 2 ⅓ relief frames, allowing two runs – one earned – on four hits and a walk; striking out two. Trevor Kelley struck out two of the three men he faced in the ninth and then set down the Pelicans again in order in the tenth.
Tate Matheny managed two singles, a double, and a stolen base in six trips; the big hit was the game-winning single with two outs in the tenth. Chad De La Guerra got hold of a Oscar De La Cruz pitch in the first for his second bomb of the year, he also had a single in five at-bats. Mike Meyers managed a single, a double, a hit by pitch and a sacrifice bunt in five appearances. Michael Chavis, Josh Ockimey, Jordan Betts, and Steven Reveles each had a hit in four official at-bats; Chavis with a triple and a hit by pitch, Reveles with a double, walk and stolen base, Betts with a sacrifice fly, and Ockimey also obtaining a free pass. Bryan Hudson singled once in five forays, Austin Rei doubled once in his five at-bats.
Greenville Drive (26-14)
Logan Boyd had a frightful first inning, allowing five runs on two singles, two doubles, two hit by pitches, a wild pitch, and three stolen bases (including a double steal of second and home) – all before the second out of the inning was recorded. However, after picking off Manuel Melendez at second, Boyd settled down. The lefty would retire all but one batter the rest of the way – giving up a walk to Joel Diaz in the fourth who was subsequently caught stealing – as he went seven full frames on 87 pitches. Hildemaro Requena relinquished a run on a triple and a wild pitch in his two-inning appearance; whiffing a trio.
Mitch Gunsolus garnered a single and a double in four at-bats. Chris Madera mashed a third-inning tater and hit a single in five trips. Lorenzo Cedrola, Roldani Baldwin, Tyler Hill, and Santiago Espinal each picked up a hit in four appearances; Hill with a double. C.J. Chatham debuted with a single and a caught stealing in three at-bats before being replaced by Carlos Tovar who struck out in his only trip. Ryan Scott earned a free pass and stole a bag in his four appearances. Tucker Tubbs had four frustrating forays.