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Red Sox Minor Lines: Nick Longhi is streaking

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Nick Longhi is heating up in Portland while Henry Owens is Henry Owens.

Pawtucket L 2-5

Aneury Tavarez: 0-4, 1 R, 2 K

Jantzen Witte: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 CS, 1 PO

Steve Selsky: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Sam Travis: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Bryce Brentz: 0-4, 3 K

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 7 K

Chandler Shepherd: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Robbie Ross: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Owens had....decent control in this one, at least for him. Oddly enough, even with the acceptable number of walks he gave up more than two runs for the first time in 2017. I think it’s safe to say there is still a little work to be done before Owens can be trusted in the majors. Meanwhile, Ross continues to show he does not belong in Triple-A, and Sam Travis stays hot.

Portland L 5-6

Danny Mars: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 1-4

Rafael Devers: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Nick Longhi: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 0 K

Luis Ysla: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Longhi is really starting to turn it on in May after a dreadful April. Coming into this month, the first baseman/outfielder of .482. Now, he has hits in all but one of his nine games in May including six over the last two days. He still hasn’t shown big home run power, which is the biggest thing holding him back from taking a leap, but simply getting hot is a good sign. Meanwhile, Devers continues to improve his plate discipline. Ho hum.

Salem W 7-2

Tate Matheny: 2-5, 1 2B, 3 K, 1 CS

Michael Chavs: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 3 K

Austin Rei: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K

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

Austin Glorius: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Salem won this game with patience, drawing a whopping eight walks on Wednesday night. Seven of those walks came from the 3-6 spots in the order.

Greenville L 0-3

Santiago Espinal: 0-4, 2 K

Bobby Dalbec: 0-2, 1 K

Tyler Hill: 0-3, 1 K

Yoan Aybar: 0-3, 3 K

Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-3, 1 2B

Another solid day at the plate for Cedrola, who is now hitting .273 on the year with a .724 OPS. Unfortunately, he was the only Greenville player to do much of anything at the plate on Wednesday, as his two hits were the team’s only ones on the day.