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Red Sox Minor Lines: Tate Matheny is rolling

Only Salem and Greenville played on Sunday, but both picked up wins.

Salem W 9-2

Tate Matheny: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Josh Ockimey: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 2 K

Travis Lakins: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Another day, another big game for Matheny. He’s was a home run away from the cycle on Saturday, but he came through with one on Sunday. Meanwhile, Ockimey is having yet another great start to the season, and while he’s striking out a bit still he’s showing the ability to get hits. As a first base-only guy, he has to hit all season after last year’s second-half collapse. Lakins didn’t dominate like his last two, but it’s almost more encouraging to see him still put together a solid line even when he’s not dominant. He’s still on track to be in Portland sooner than later.

Greenville W 4-2

Santiago Espinal: 1-5, 1 2B

Bobby Dalbec: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K

Yoan Aybar: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K

Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-4, 2 RB, 1 SB

Shaun Anderson: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Stephen Nogosek: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

As I mentioned yesterday, Cedrola has been rolling after a quiet start in his first few days. There hasn’t been much extra-base power, and it’s hard to tell from a box score how many of these hits have been because of poor defensive at the lower levels. However, he is extremely athletic and if he can continue to hit like this we’ll see him hitting higher in the lineup and getting more publicity. Anderson, meanwhile, continues to look....fine in full season ball. The control could use some work, but all in all this is a solid start to his pro career.