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Red Sox minor lines: Mauricio Dubon following in Mookie's footsteps

Mauricio Dubon's incredible year continues.

Pawtucket W 3-0

Rusney Castillo: 0-5, 3 K
Brennan Boesch: 1-5
Christian Vazquez: 2-4

Henry Owens: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Roman Mendez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Ah, Henry Owens. You make us think "maybe, just maybe," then you come to the majors and...not so much. Not so much at all.

There's still hope. He is young. But this year is not going to be his year, even when he's doing stuff like this in Triple-A.

Portland W 9-6

Yoan Moncada: 2-4, BB, 2 K
Mauricio Dubon: 5-5, 3 2B

Brandon Workman: 2.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Well let's just ignore that pitching line and hey there Mauricio! He no longer even needs "since joining Portland" qualifiers. Sure, his time in Salem wasn't quite as garish, given that he was basically a walk machine who did little else, but looking at his season as a whole now he's hitting .328/.385/.467. There's not really much way to contort that into anything less than a breakout.

We've seen guys do what Dubon did in Salem. You may remember the likes of Che-Hsuan Lin, capable of taking every bad pitch thrown his way, but not of actually driving the good ones once pitchers actually learned how to throw strikes to him. But Dubon is, as Mookie Betts did before him (and again, everytime I say this I feel the need to stress that it's ridiculous to expect Dubon to actually be Betts 2.0), showing the ability to swing as well as he takes. And while he doesn't have Betts' surprising pop, simply being able to make regular solid contact when he's thrown strikes can take Dubon a long way.

Salem W 7-4

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

Trey Ball: 5 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K
Yankory Pimentel: 3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

I will not be fooled, Trey Ball. I have fallen for this before. I will not be fooled again.

Greenville L 2-4

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 2 BB, K, E
Kyri Washington: 1-4, 3B, K

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

Marc Brakeman might have a 4.63 ERA in Greenville, but it does come with a 72:19 K:BB, so that's not too bad.

Lowell W 5-4

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

Chatham's debut performance hasn't been amazing, but at least it's coming to a more successful end. It's also worth noting, even beyond the oddities of short-season play, that Chatham is coming off a broken thumb, so it's possible that threw him off during his time in Lowell.