6/12 Cup of Coffee: Greenville was the only Sox affiliate to win last night, as Nick Northcut followed his three-home-run game with another home run. Ceddanne Rafaela also homered again for Portland. Chih-Jung Liu (pictured) had the best pitching performance last night, striking out nine in five innings for Greenville.
The Sox lost by the same score for the second consecutive night. They had just four hits, as Jaylin Davis and Yolmer Sanchez each hit doubles. Ronaldo Hernandez also belted a solo home run, his sixth of the season. After Michael Feliz struggled, Taylor Cole came in and tossed three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and no walks with four strikeouts. Zack Kelly also pitched a scoreless frame.
Ceddanne Rafaela stayed hot, going 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk. It’s his second straight day with a home run and he raised his OPS with Portland to 1.105. Pedro Castellanos also had two hits and drove in a run. Victor Santos started and…