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Red Sox minor lines: They can...actually pitch?

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In a surprising turn-of-events, the Red Sox farm system had little to show at the plate, but plenty to show on the mound.

Pawtucket L 3-6

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

Roman Mendez: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Portland W 3-0

Mauricio Dubon: 2-4, 2 2B

Teddy Stankiewicz: 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Have a day, Teddy.  This came from nowhere, to say the least. Stankiewicz not only is having a rough season, but hasn't really enjoyed any significant period of success with the Sea Dogs. This even came against one of the better offensive teams in the Eastern League. Hopefully something to build on, but...the rest of the season makes that seem a bit doubtful.

Salem W 11-7 (8/1)

Joseph Monge: 1-4, 2B, SB
Nick Longhi: 1-5, 2B, 2 K

Salem W 6-1 (8/2)

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

Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K

On the other hand, seeing this from Michael Kopech is not terribly surprising. Yeah, the one walk is unusual, but this is just the high-end on Kopech right now, where he looks like an unhittable monster. On the other hand, when he's off, he's an unhittable monster who also walks a few guys.

Long story short, Michael Kopech isn't having much trouble with High-A even after missing half the season.

Greenville W 10-5 (8/1)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-4
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, 2B, BB
Michael Chavis: 1-4, K
Kyri Washington: 1-5, K
Austin Rei: 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 K

Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Greenville L 0-1 (8/2)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, 2B, K
Josh Ockimey: 0-3, BB
Michael Chavis: 1-4, 2 K
Austin Rei: 0-3, BB, K

Roniel Raudes: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K
Austin Glorius: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Man, everyone's killing it on the mound right now, I guess.  Raudes has been getting more and more attention as the year has gone on, and while we're not in breakout territory on the season, he's probably going to be one of your big dark horses for 2017. The one thing that might really prevent that is that he'll very likely be moved up a level to once again be one of the youngest players in his league (he'll be all of 19 next year).

Then again, the sky is not the limit for Raudes. Right now simply having a big curveball in his arsenal is going to carry him pretty far. But that'll wear off with time, and unless he's going to take another big step forward in terms of velocity and really stumble upon a big third offering, he's never going to be topping the charts.

Lowell Game 1 L 1-2 (In 8) (8/1)

C.J. Chatham: 0-4, 2 K
Ryan Scott: 0-2, K
Yoan Aybar: 0-3, K

Brandon Workman: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Lowell Game 2 W 7-3 (In 7) (8/1)

Matt McLean: 1-4, 2 K
Ryan Scott: 1-4, 3B, 3 K
Bobby Dalbec: 1-4, 2 K

Lowell L 2-3 (8/2)

C.J. Chatham: 1-3, K
Bobby Dalbec: 0-3, 2 K
Yoan Aybar: 2-4, 2 K, A
Ryan Scott: 0-1

Matthew Gorst: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Brandon Workman yet lives! Hopefully this return to the mound is not disrupted quite so quickly as his last.

GCL Red Sox W 9-2

Santiago Espinal: 2-4