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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jason Groome’s best outing

And Eduardo Rodriguez’ rehab

Pawtucket W 8-4

Jhonny Peralta (DH): 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Pablo Sandoval (3B): 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

Bryce Brentz: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 K

Steve Selsky: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 K

Blake Swihart: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Ben Taylor: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

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

Sandoval had a little bit of a better day on Thursday than he did in his first rehab game on Wednesday. It will be nice to see him be able to smack some extra-base hits against Triple-A pitching, but one step at a time I suppose. Meanwhile, Peralta had another rough game and Bryce Brentz continues to hit everything.

Portland L 5-9

Danny Mars: 3-4, 1 BB

Rafael Devers (3B): 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 1 R

Michael Chavis (DH): 0-4, 2 K

Eduardo Rodriguez: 3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

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

Eduardo Rodriguez made his first rehab appearance on Thursday in Portland. The results clearly weren’t good, but we know by now not to judge these outings on the results. Per reports, he was throwing mainly fastballs and was pretty clearly just trying to get his work in. Plus, it’s hard to know just by the box score how much of that line is due to minor-league defense. As long as there are no setbacks resulting from the start, this was a win for the lefty.

Salem W 6-5 (F/14)

Tate Matheny: 1-7, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Austin Rei: 2-7, 1 RBI, 2 K

Josh Ockimey: 1-5, 2 BB, 1 K

Austin Glorius: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K

Rei has moved up to the third spot in the lineup since Michael Chavis was promoted to Portland, and he’s had a hit in every game since the move. In fact, he’s had a hit in each of his last seven games and in eleven of his last thirteen. He’s still a work in progress at the plate, but he is going through a good streak right now.

Greenville W 9-6 (F/12)

Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-7, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Tyler Hill: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Roldani Baldwin: 2-6, 1 R, 1 K

Hill had been having a relatively rough month of June, but is starting to turn it on a little bit as the calendar flips to July. This marked his third multi-hit game in six tries and he is now hitting .268/.340/.392 on the season.

Lowell W 5-2

Yoan Aybar: 0-4, 4 K

Aneury Tavarez: 0-3, 1 R, 1 K

Jason Groome: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

This was by far the best outing of Groome’s young professional career, although the competition for that title obviously isn’t that intense. Still, this was great to see and he reportedly had all of his stuff working in this outing. There’s no guarantees, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this was the last start of his in Lowell and he was sent back to Greenville to resume his season where it was always meant to take place.

GCL Red Sox W 3-2 (F/10)

Cole Brannen: 0-2, 1 K

Everlouis Lozada: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Angel Padron: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 10 K

Brannen, the team’s second rounder in this year’s draft, made his pro debut on Thursday. It wasn’t a particularly exciting debut, but it’s nice to have him on the field. Also, I’ve never heard of Padron until today but striking out ten batters in four innings is enough to get my attention.

DSL Red Sox W 3-1

Freiberg Marin: 2-5, 2 RBI

Alexander Martinez: 2-5, 1 SB

Ivan Houellemont: 2-3, 1 R, 1 CS

Rayniel Moreno: 5.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K