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Red Sox Minor Lines 5/22: No Breaking Bryce Brentz' Stride

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Pawtucket W 2-1

Box Score

Che-Hsuan Lin: 0-2, BB, CS
Jose Iglesias: 0-3, BB, K
Josh Reddick: 0-3, BB, 2 K, POCS
-Not the best game, but having actually been able to watch it, he really does seem to have changed his default from "swing" to "don't swing". He took a lot of close pitches--some for strikes--and only started swinging at anything less-than perfect with two strikes. Didn't make much contact today, but it was the right way to go about it. One thing I will say is that it's quite possible his BABIP could stay low, since a lot of hits that come from this method will either come with two strikes--presumably not conducive to hard hit balls--or be homers.
Lars Anderson: 2-4, K
Michael McKenry:1-4,2B, K
Tony Thomas: 2-4, 2B, HR, K

Portland L 1-6

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-4, BB, 2 K
Alex Hassan: 1-3, 2 BB, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4, BB, 2 K
Tim Federowicz: 1-3, E
Will Middlebrooks: 1-4
Oscar Tejeda: 2-3, BB, K

Stolmy Pimentel: 1.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
-It's not entirely out of the ordinary for Stolmy to be streaky, but this is a bit much. He wouldn't be the first pitcher to flair out at Double-A in spectacular fashion, but as with Britton, I have to wonder if there's something wrong with him.
Cesar Cabral: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

 

Salem L 7-8

Box Score

Pete Hissey: 0-5, 3 K
Kolbrin Vitek: 0-5, 2 K, E
Bryce Brentz: 3-5, 2B, HR, K
-What's it gonna take to get this guy to Portland?! 
Shannon Wilkerson: 0-4, 2 K

 

Greenville L 4-5

Box Score

Christian Vazquez: 1-5, 2 K
Brandon Jacobs: 1-4, K, SB
David Renfroe: 0-3, K
Henry Ramos: 1-4

Brandon Workman: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
-After allowing runs in his each of his first seven starts--often quite a few of them--Workman has gone ten scoreless in his last two. Tonight's outing serves as by far his best of the year to date.
Juan Rodriguez: 1 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 0 K
-Quite the opposite for Juan Rodriguez, who almost doubled his ERA with tonight's outing.