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Red Sox minor lines: Does Hernandez replace Hanley?

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With Yoan Moncada still nursing a bad ankle, could Marco Hernandez be the next man up for the Red Sox?

Pawtucket Game 1 L 2-5 (In 7)

Marco Hernandez: 0-4
Christian Vazquez: 1-3, 2B, BB
Chris Young: 1-3, 2B, 2 K, A
Brennan Boesch: 0-3, BB, K

Roman Mendez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Pawtucket Game 2 L 1-2 (In 7)

Marco Hernandez: 1-4
Brennan Boesch: 0-3
Rusney Castillo: 0-2, BB

One wonders if Marco Hernandez will be up for a brief stretch to replace Hanley Ramirez. He's been quite good in Pawtucket this year, hitting .311/.350/.451 in 207 plate appearances, and showed some ability to hang in the majors earlier in the season as well.

Portland L 0-3

Mauricio Dubon: 0-3, BB

Luis Ysla: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

No Moncada even after the game was rained out. The ankle still isn't quite right, which is presumably at least partially the reason why he's not on his way to Boston to replace Hanley Ramirez while the first baseman is on bereavement leave.

Salem W 5-2 (8/13)

Joseph Monge: 3-4, 2B, 2 SB
Rafael Devers: 1-5, 2B, 2 K
Nick Longhi: 1-4, BB, K

Michael Kopech: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 11 K

Salem W 4-3 (8/14)

Joseph Monge: 2-5, K, SB
Rafael Devers: 1-5, K, SB
Nick Longhi: 2-5, 2B, K

More Michael Kopech strikeout insanity. He's got 28 in his last 16 innings, which isn't even all that far above his averages on the season.

Greenville W 5-1 (8/13)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, 2 K
Josh Ockimey: 0-4, K
Michael Chavis: 2-3, HR, K
Kyri Washington: 1-3, BB, K, SB
Austin Rei: 1-4, 2 K

Greenville W 8-5 (8/14)

Michael Chavis: 0-5, 2 K
Kyri Washington: 1-3, 3B, K, SB
Austin Rei: 1-3, 2B, BB

Austin Glorius: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Stephen Nogosek: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

That's the first earned run from Nogosek in five innings of work with Greenville. He's getting more run than most rookie pitchers tend to in Boston's system, and so far he's showing no signs that professional baseball is proving much much more challenging than college ball at Oregon.

Lowell L 1-2 (8/13)

Matt McLean: 2-4, BB, K, POCS
Bobby Dalbeck: 0-4, 4 K

Lowell W 8-0 (8/14)

Ryan Scott: 1-4, 2B, BB
Bobby Dalbec: 3-5, 2 2B, K
Yoan Aybar: 2-5, 2 2B

Matthew Gorst: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

A total outlier performance from Dalbec, then right back on track for the biggest season of a Red Sox rookie this year. It's not Benintendi levels of ridiculous, but it's still the sort of performance that makes you sit up and take notice of a 4th rounder, particularly when they fell from earlier round projections.