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Red Sox minor lines: Josh Ockimey gets the spotlight

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With Andrew Benintendi gone to Greenville, Josh Ockimey gets the chance to shine in Lowell.

Pawtucket W 5-1

Deven Marrero: 2-5, K
Allen Craig: 1-4, K
Garin Cecchini: 1-3, BB

Edwin Escobar: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Edwin Escobar seems to be enjoying his return to the rotation. After putting up a 6.86 ERA as a reliever, he's got a 2.70 mark as a starter.

Portland L 4-8

Manuel Margot: 1-4, BB, K
Sam Travis: 1-3, BB
Carlos Asuaje: 0-4

Sam Travis' walk total is just two shy of his strikeout total in Portland.

Salem W 4-2

Ty Buttrey: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Lowell W 10-6

Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-4, BB, K
Victor Acosta: 1-3, 2B, K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 0-1
Kyri Washington: 2-4, 2 K
Josh Ockimey: 2-4, 2B, HR, BB, K
Tate Matheny: 0-4, K

Josh Ockimey is now hitting .308/.403/.558 in the month of August, the one player left in Lowell who seems to be trending upward with some consistency. If we have to have just one Lowell player going well, however, the Sox could do a lot worse than Josh Ockimey. Teenagers with big power potential are not exactly a dime a dozen, especially in a Red Sox system which has historically not been a great source for pop.

GCL Red Sox L 3-9

Yoan Aybar: 0-4, 3 K

Anderson Espinoza: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

We need to set new baselines for what makes an Anderson Espinoza start good. Because otherwise we can more or less just assume he pitched every fifth game and was awesome. Any walks or runs? Right out. WHIP over .5? Bad. Strikeouts < IP? Bad.

This? Even for Espinoza this is good.