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Red Sox minor lines: Justin Haley pushing for 2017

Haley stalled a bit too much in 2015 to make it to Boston in 2016, but he might have earned some serious consideration in 2017 when the Sox need a sixth starter.

Pawtucket (9/3) W 2-1

Rusney Castillo: 1-4, 2B
Christian Vazquez: 1-4

Roman Mendez: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
Heath Hembree: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Pawtucket (9/4) W 1-0

Rusney Castillo: 0-4, K

Justin Haley: 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Luis Ysla: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

With the Red Sox taking a few pieces from Pawtucket, a space opens up for Luis Ysla to try out Triple-A. He's had a bit of a disappointing season, to be honest, struggling to produce results in Double-A when he might have even had a chance to make his way up to the Red Sox proper with a good season. Still, he's a lefty reliever, and lefty relievers tend to have an easier path up than most.

Justin Haley, on the other hand, has had an excellent season to kind of turn his season around. Baed on experience alone, I have to assume that Henry Owens and Brian Johnson will take precedent over him if they're still in Pawtucket next year, but if we're going simply on recent results, Haley should probably be first-in-line for a spot start.

Portland (9/3) L 2-5

Mauricio Dubon: 1-4

Portland (9/4) W 7-2

Mauricio Dubon: 2-4, HR

Dubon's previous season-high for homers was five in 2015. He's got six now in Portland over a span of just 60 games.

Salem (9/3) W 9-3

Luis Alexander Basabe: 3-5, 2 2B, K
Nick Longhi: 2-5, 2B, K

Salem (9/4) W 5-4 (In 12)

Joseph Monge: 3-6, 2B, K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-6, K
Nick Longhi: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, K
Rafael Devers: 0-1

Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Basabe's hot start in Salem continues apace. Meanwhile Devers' absence from the starting lineup--that was a pinch-hitting appearance in the last game--is a bit curious, especially since he's not headed to the Fall league. Perhaps they're resting him up in anticipation of Winter Ball?

Greenville (9/3) L 1-4

Josh Ockimey: 0-4, 3 K

Roniel Raudes: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
Austin Glorius: 4.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
Stephen Nogosek: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Greenville (9/4) L 1-2

Josh Ockimey: 0-4, K
Kyri Washington: 1-4, HR, K
Austin Rei: 0-3, 2 K

A couple homers in a couple games (well, games in which he played) for Kyri Washington gets his unimpressive second-half numbers up into better territory.

Lowell (9/3) L 1-2

Matt McLean: 2-4
Yoan Aybar: 1-4, K

Matthew Gorst: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Lowell (9/4) W 8-3

Matt McLean: 1-4, BB, K
CJ Chatham: 3-4, 2B, BB
Bobby Dalbec: 1-4, 2 K, E
Yoan Aybar: 0-4, BB

Chatham's Lowell numbers as a whole are now in somewhat respectable territory, but that belies the day-and-night nature of him over the past few weeks. He's hitting .306/.377/.532 since August 18, which is certainly more what the Sox were hoping for from a second-round pick.