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Red Sox minor lines: Michael Kopech dominates again

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Michael Kopech is a bit too good for the competition at High-A Salem.

Pawtucket W 10-4

Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 2B
Marco Hernandez: 2-5, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 1-5, 2 K

Castillo has actually been hitting the ball pretty damn well in August. That the Red Sox still elected to go with Marco Hernandez is just the most recent indicator that they've got no interest in trying him again whatsoever.

Portland W 10-7

Mauricio Dubon: 2-4

The Sea Dogs cave to the demands of Double-A pitchers, keeping Moncada out of the lineup, but go ahead and score ten anyways.

Salem W 9-1

Joseph Monge: 2-4, BB
Rafael Devers: 0-5
Nick Longhi: 1-4, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 1-3, BB, K

Michael Kopech: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K

Kopech has hit double digit strikeouts in each of his last three games, and four of his last five, but the better number of late might be the four walks allowed in 18 innings, bringing that rate down a decent bit.

Also he's got just no business being in High-A anymore, but the year's almost over, so...whatever.

Greenville W 8-2

Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-5
Josh Ockimey: 2-4, HR, BB
Kyri Washington: 3-3, 3B, BB
Austin Rei: 0-5, 4 K

Marc Brakeman: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

A game reminiscent of the early days of the season for the drive. The damage has been done with Washington and Ockimey, but even now they manage to stay afloat in the low .800s for OPS.

Lowell L 3-5

Matt McLean: 0-5, 2 K
C.J. Chatham: 1-4, K
Tyler Hill: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Bobby Dalbec: 1-3, BB
Yoan Aybar: 1-4, 2 K

Matthew Gorst: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Tyler Hill leads all qualified batters in the New York - Penn League with a .933 OPS, and it's not particularly close, with Tommy Edman in second place at .878 and Jeremy Martinez in third with a .837 mark. Of course, if Bobby Dalbec were in the mix, he'd have a bigger lead on Hill than Hill has on 23rd place Taylor Jones.