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Red Sox minor lines: Sox dodge the Bobby Dalbec bullet

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The Red Sox always viewed two-way player Bobby Dalbec as a hitter. Good thing he's making that seem like the right choice, since the Arizona Wildcats made the other possible route quite so perilous.

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Pawtucket L 1-6

Rusney Castillo: 2-4, K
Brennan Boesch: 0-4
Christian Vazquez: 2-4, 2B, K

Justin Haley: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Robby Scott: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Kyle Martin: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HR
Joe Kelly: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

There's been a decent amount of focus put on the expansion of rosters helping Boston's bullpen, but as it stands, these are the Pawtucket arms on the 40-man roster:

  1. Noe Ramirez
  2. Brian Johnson
  3. Henry Owens
  4. Roenis Elias
  5. William Cuevas
  6. Joe Kelly
Red Sox are going to have to make some room if they're actually going to find any small level of help from Triple-A, because nobody in that list really stands out as likely to help the beleaguered relief corps.

Portland W 4-3

Yoan Moncada: 1-4, 2 K
Mauricio Dubon: 3-4, 2B, HR

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

Five homers in 208 at bats in Portland for Dubon now. That's as many as he's had at any level in less time than he's spent in any level outside of the GCL.

Salem W 7-4

Joseph Monge: 3-5, 2B, K, SB
Michael Chavis: 2-4, BB, SB, E

Jake Cosart: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Credit Michael Chavis: he's off to a fine start in Salem after an unimpressive end to his Greenville career. Three games can't ever mean all that much, but it's better than the alternative.

Greenville L 1-7

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

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

Lowell W 7-0

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

Dalbec's excellent early performance is particularly nice since it means the Red Sox won't likely have to test his arm as a pitcher after the Wildcats put such a horrific workload on him throughout the season. He had to endure outings of 122, 129, and 135 pitches at various points in the season, often pitching on limited rest, with the coaching staff writing off the potential damage dealt through the miracle of naps.

No, seriously, naps.

Arizona's pitchers were put on a stricter sleep schedule, for example, during the regional series. After Bannister pitched the June 3 game, he tweaked his schedule to include more naps. The naps "trick the body," Lawn said.

Stay away from Wildcat pitchers, MLB teams. Good thing Dalbec's a hitter.