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Red Sox minor lines: Anderson Espinoza sets a strikeout record

Coming off his worst start of the season, Anderson Espinoza turned in a record-setting night in Greenville

Pawtucket W 7-2 (5/4)

Marco Hernandez: 1-5
Blake Swihart: 1-3, BB
Sam Travis: 1-3, 2 BB

Brian Johnson: 1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
Roman Mendez: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

It's a scary looking line from Brian Johnson, but apparently he had to try to stay warm through a very long rain delay at the beginning of the game, and just didn't really manage it.

Portland L 3-6 (5/4)

Wendell Rijo: 1-3, 2 K

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

Portland W 2-1 (5/5)

Wendell Rijo: 0-4

Aaron Wilkerson: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

In its only two games yesterday, the Red Sox system had two pitchers coming off bad performances put up two big starts. Wilkerson now has more strikeouts than innings pitched in five of his six starts, with the one outing where he didn't manage it a six-inning, two-hit shutout. There will always be questions about him given pedigree and age, at least until he shows he can do this in the majors, but Wilkerson is a lot more interesting than anyone would have expected.

Salem W 9-2 (5/4)

Yoan Moncada: 3-4, 2 2B, BB, K, SB
Mauricio Dubon: 3-4, BB
Andrew Benintendi: 2-4, 3B
Nick Longhi: 1-5, K
Rafael Devers: 1-4

I'll let Keith Law handle this one:

Oh, wait, that was from the game before this one?

Yeesh, Salem. You've just got no chill this year.

Greenville W 6-3 (5/4)

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, BB, K, E
Kyri Washington: 2-4, 2B
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-4, SB
Austin Rei: 2-4, 2B

Marc Brakeman: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Greenville W 7-4 (5/5)

Josh Ockimey: 1-3, BB, POCS
Kyri Washington: 2-4, K, SB
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3, K

Anderson Espinoza: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K

Coming off his worst start of the year, Anderson Espinoza goes ahead and sets a Greenville record with 11 strikeouts on the night, and it took him just five innings to do so! Yes, that means he got all of four outs on balls in play. This is Anderson Espinoza with a .555 BABIP on the night. It just didn't much matter.