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Red Sox Minor Lines: Solid days for Henry Owens and Mike Shawaryn

Pawtucket L 5-9

Aneury Tavarez: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Tzu-Wei Lin: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R

Josh Rutledge: 0-3, 1 K

Bryce Brentz: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 E

Steve Selsky: 2-5, 3 RBI, 1 K

Rafael Devers: 2-5, 2 K

Chandler Shepherd: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Robby Scott: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

On the one hand, it’s nice to see Josh Rutledge back. On the other hand, I’m not really sure what he adds that isn’t provided by Brock Holt or Deven Marrero. Rutledge certainly a better bat than Marrero, but the latter is mostly up for defensive purposes. Of course, the MLB roster is down a position player right now, so there’s room for Rutledge without losing anyone. Meanwhile, Robby Scott has looked unsurprisingly good in Triple-A and should be back up as soon as he’s eligible to return.

Portland G1 L 0-2

Michael Chavis: 1-3, 1 K

Henry Owens: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Portland G2 L 1-7

Danny Mars: 0-3, 1 K

Michael Chavis: 0-3, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 2-3, 1 K

Luis Ysla: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

That was actually a pretty solid start for Owens, at least by his standards. Obviously, it’d be nice to see him just totally dominate Double-A competition, but one step at a time. He had more strikeouts than walks and made it through six innings. That’ll do. On the other end of the spectrum, it was a rough day for Chavis who has struggled with consistency in Double-A. That’s not overly surprising, though.

Salem W 13-8

Josh Ockimey: 3-5, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Tate Matheny: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Austin Rei: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Mike Shawaryn: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Austin Glorius: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 3 K

This was another solid start from Shawaryn, and while he continues to give up at least a couple of runs every time he starts he is getting his strikeout stuff back to where he is striking out more than a batter per inning more often than not. He was struggling in this area when he was first promoted to Salem, but he’s back. Meanwhile, we’ve been keeping an eye out for a second-half slump from Ockimey but it hasn’t come just yet.

Greenville W 4-1

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-4, 1 K

Tyler Hill: 0-4, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Hernandez may not be as exciting as rotation mate Bryan Mata, but he’s certainly worth keeping an eye on. The young lefty is actually Rule 5 draft eligible this winter, too, so there’s an outside chance (though it’s incredibly unlikely) that he’s put on the 40-man roster. At just 20 years old, he could have a bright future and hopefully no one rushes him on his path. On offense, we got the full Dalbec experience with every at bat being either a home run or a strikeout.

Lowell L 1-8

Yoan Aybar: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Brett Netzer: 0-3, 1 BB