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Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis is a home run machine

Another homer for Michael Chavis and a marathon in Greenville

Pawtucket L 2-3

Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 1 K, 1 SB

Blake Swihart: 0-5, 2 K

Sam Travis: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E

Deven Marrero: 0-4, 2 K

Kyle Kendrick: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Kyle Martin: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

It was the Kyle show on the mound for Pawtucket, and both pitched pretty well after struggling for the very start of the season. After Brian Johnson’s solid-but-not-spectacular spot start earlier this week, Kendrick is likely back down to the second spot on the depth chart, but outings like this will help keep him in the mix for the top spot. Martin, meanwhile, probably isn’t too high up on the bullpen depth chart but like Kendrick can keep moving up with clean outings like this one.

Portland PPD

Salem G1 W 10-3

Tate Matheny: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Michael Chavis: 2-3, 1 R, 1 RBI

Josh Ockimey: 3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 6 RBI

Austin Rei: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Salem G2 W 7-6

Tate Matheny: 1-2, 2 BB, 3 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Michael Chavis: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-4, 2 K

Travis Lakins: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Gerson Bautista: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

This Salem lineup is led by a couple of very streaky hitters, and when they are going it is fun to watch. The first game of the doubleheader was clearly led by Josh Ockimey, whose two homers were his first since Opening Day. Despite that, he still carries an 1.169 OPS on the young season. Chavis, meanwhile, continues to rake after coming back from the disabled list. He’s now hit home runs on three straight game days and has five dingers in his last four games.

Greenville L 4-7 (F/18)

Santiago Espinal: 2-7, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K

Tyler Hill, 2-8, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB

Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-7, 1 K, 1 CS

Shaun Anderson: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Tucker Tubbs: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Well, that was a marathon game. Special shoutout to Tubbs, who is decidedly not a pitcher but still managed to not allow a run and strikeout four batters. I’m not sure how you let a first baseman do that to you, but good for him. Also, shoutout to Isaias Lucena who caught all 18 innings. Something tells me he’ll be off today. In terms of performance, it was a solid day for Dalbec and Anderson, and that’s about it. The takeaway from this game, though, is clearly Tubbs.