[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Pawtucket Red Sox (2-3)
Kyle Kendrick saved the bullpen by going six innings, getting smacked for ten runs (nine earned) on ten hits (including bombs by Brandon Snyder and Irving Falu), a hit by pitch, and a walk. Kendrick struck out four Syracuse men. Austin Maddox allowed one run on two hits and two walks over two innings of relief; whiffing one. Chandler Shepherd surrendered the final two runs in the ninth on a double and a Pedro Severino quadrangular; striking out a pair.
Allen Craig led the offense with a pair of singles, a walk, and a hit by pitch in his five plate appearances. Blake Swihart also had a pair of singles in five at-bats. Mike Miller mashed a double, walked twice, and was also hit by a pitch in his five trips to the dish. Ryan Court had a single, a walk, and a hit by pitch in five appearances at the plate. Sam Travis thumped a double and drew a walk in five excursions. Matt Dominguez and Junior Lake each went 1-for-5. Rusney Castillo led off the bottom of the first with a home run, then proceeded to be put out his next five times up. Bryce Brentz went 0-for-4 with a walk.
Portland Sea Dogs (4-0)
Two crooked innings is all the offense needs, Portland continues its undefeated ways with an 8-5 victory
Jacob Dahlstrand pitched the first five innings to pick up the win, surrendering three runs on five hits (one homer) while striking out one. Josh Smith allowed a pair of runs on four hits, a wild pitch, and a walk over 2 ⅔ innings; whiffing a pair. Ty Buttrey picked up the final four outs – three by way of the K – while giving up a hit and a walk.
Rafael Devers smacked a trio of hits, including his second double of the season, in four at-bats; driving in three runs. Cole Sturgeon picked up a single, a double, a sacrifice fly, and a walk in five plate-appearances. Danny Mars and Heiker Meneses each placed two hits in four at-bats; Mars with a double, Meneses with a walk and a caught stealing. Mike Olt smacked a double and walked twice in five trips. Aneury Tavarez tapped a single, drew a walk, and stole a base in his five excursions plateward. Tzu-Wei Lin had a single and a walk in four plate appearances. Jake DePew dropped a single in four at-bats. Joseph Monge took an 0-for-4 collar.
Salem Red Sox (2-3)
Dedgar Jimenez threw the first six scoreless frames, allowing four hits and two walks while whiffing five. Austin Glorius gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two in his two innings of relief. Bobby Poyner granted a walk and struck out a pair in the ninth inning.
Josh Ockimey led the offensive attack with two singles, a triple, and an intentional walk in five appearances. Josh Tobias topped two singles and drew two walks in his five trips. Austin Rei roped a single and a double in four at-bats; Rei was also hit by a pitch. Mike Meyers went 2-for-5. Bryan Hudson, Chad De La Guerra, and Jordan Betts each had a hit in five excursions; De La Guerra and Betts with doubles. Deiner Lopez was held off the basepaths in an 0-for-4 day. Derek Miller struck out in the second inning and was lifted from the game immediately afterward. Which led to a chaotic batting line as Betts – who started at DH – was brought in to play third base with Deiner Lopez moving from third base to Miller’s centerfield. So… that means pitchers batted!
Dedgar Jimenez struck out in his two trips to the plate. Pinch hitter Chris Madera followed with a strikeout of his own. Glorius did not get a chance to hit, being lifted for pinch hitter Matt McLean who drew a walk (and entered the game at centerfield, moving Lopez to shortstop).
Greenville Drive (3-2)
Jason Groome threw 53 pitches while garnering just four outs, allowing nine earned runs on seven hits (including a Manny Olloque grand slam) and three walks; striking out one. Robby Sexton contained the carnage, allowing three more runs (two earned) in 5 ⅔ innings of relief, surrendering six hits and a walk while whiffing a trio and uncorking a wild pitch. Dakota Smith pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out a pair.
Tucker Tubbs thumped a double and drew a walk in four plate appearances. Bobby Dalbec had a single in three at-bats before being lifted for Nick Lovullo, who drew a walk in his only trip. Isaias Lucena had a single in his only at-bat after replacing Roldani Baldwin, who went 0-for-3. Santiago Espinal, Tyler Hill, Ryan Scott, and Lorenzo Cedrola each went 1-for-4; Hill and Scott each powered home runs out of Fluor Field, Cedrola knocking a double. Mitch Gunsolus and Carlos Tovar each went 0-for-4, Gunsolus with the golden sombrero.