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September 4, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Olds dominates, Mayer collects two more knocks


9/4 Cup of Coffee: The system saw a very nice mix of great pitching and great offense, as both Worcester and Greenville scored at least eight runs while tossing a shutout on the mound. Wyatt Olds (pictured) led the way for Greenville, cruising through five innings. Chase Shugart and Durbin Feltman pitched very well for Worcester. Brian Van Belle also went seven innings in Portland's victory. Ryan Fitzgerald, Pedro Castellanos, and Nick Yorke had big offensive nights, and Marcelo Mayer had his third straight multiple-hit game. 

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Worcester Red Sox 9, Buffalo Bisons (TOR) 0
Chase Shugart started off a tremendous night for the pitching staff, tossing four shutout innings to open up the game. He struck out three and did not walk anybody. Durbin Feltman followed him and was dominant for a couple innings, allowing no runs with no walks and four strikeouts. Darwinzon Hernandez also threw a hitless frame before Andrew Politi closed it out with two hitless innings. Ryan Fitzgerald led the way on offense by going 2 for 3 with two doubles and three runs knocked in. Pedro Castellanos also went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Enmanuel Valdez also blasted his sixth home run as a member of the WooSox and his 27th overall. He also reached the 100-RBI mark on the season. Jarren Duran added a two-run double as well. Triston Casas was not in the lineup, as he was called up to Boston last night after the game and will make his MLB debut. 


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David Hamilton got this one started off right for Portland with a leadoff home run, his 11th long ball of the season. He also drew a walk and stole his 62nd bag. Wilyer Abreu had a big night, going 2 for 3 with a three-run home run, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. Niko Kavadas and Alex Binelas each went 2 for 4 with a double. Brian Van Belle turned in a very nice start, going seven innings for the third time this season. The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Ryan Zeferjahn tossed a scoreless eighth before Michael Gettys grabbed his fourth save with a clean ninth. 

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Greenville Drive 8, Rome Braves (ATL) 0
It was a big night for the offense, as five Drive hitters recorded multiple hits. Marcelo Mayer had two hits for the third consecutive game, including a triple, a double, and two RBI. Nick Yorke went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored from the top spot in the order. Matthew Lugo, Nathan Hickey, and Alex Erro all had two hits as well, with Hickey belting his ninth home run of the season. Wyatt Olds was phenomenal on the bump, tossing five shutout innings with six strikeouts, no walks, and just three hits allowed. Aaron Perry, Casey Cobb, Brendan Cellucci, and Jacob Webb all pitched an inning without surrendering a run. Cellucci struck out two and Webb struck out the side. 

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Augusta GreenJackets (ATL) 6, Salem Red Sox 3
Eddinson Paulino was one of the few bright spots on offense, going 2 for 3 with a walk, an RBI, and his 33rd double of the year. Brainer Bonaci reached twice with a single and a walk while also swiping his 25th base of the season. Allan Castro tripled and scored and Eduardo Lopez ripped a two-run single. Elmer Rodriguez-Cruz started and allowed a run in three innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Blake Loubier punched out six in just 3 2/3 innings out of the bullpen, but he also surrendered four runs on five hits. Nate Tellier also had three strikeouts in 1 1/3 frames. 

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Player of the Day: Wyatt Olds gets the nod after an extremely efficient five innings. It was his third consecutive outing lasting at least five innings while allowing fewer than two runs. The 23-year old right-handed was taken by Boston in last year's draft in the seventh round out of Oklahoma. After a few rough months, Olds now has 15 strikeouts to just three walks with two runs allowed in his last 15 innings pitched. 

Photo Credit: Wyatt Olds by Kelly O'Connor