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Red Sox Minor Lines: Shaun Anderson dominates

Shaun Anderson pitches well, Jason Groome does not.

Pawtucket L 4-6

Aneury Tavarez: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Josh Rutledge: 0-3, 1 K

Sam Travis: 0-4, 2 K

Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Rafael Devers: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K

Steve Selsky: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Jamie Callahan: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Austin Maddox: 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Rutledge continues his rehab assignment with another forgettable game down in Triple-A. Of course, it’s simply getting the work in that matters more than the results. The Red Sox have said that he will be back on Monday, so if he gets into Sunday’s game it will be his last for Pawtucket. Meanwhile, another day another dinger for Brentz and it was a lackluster day for Devers.

Portland L 0-5

Michael Chavis: 2-4

Josh Tobias: 0-4

Danny Mars: 1-4, 1 K

Roenis Elias: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Trevor Kelley: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Speaking of rehab assignments, Elias is on one down in Portland. The lefty is something of a forgotten man on this roster. He was, of course, the other half of the Carson Smith trade and has also been hounded by injuries since coming to Boston. It’d be surprising if he could contribute much of anything this year, but it wouldn’t be totally shocking if at some point he was a weapon in the bullpen.

Salem W 5-3

Josh Ockimey: 2-5, 1 RBI, 3 K

Tate Matheny: 0-4, 1 K

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

Shaun Anderson: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K

What a night for Anderson, saving what otherwise would have been a fairly boring day down on the farm. I’m becoming very, very interested in this little battle going on between Anderson and Mike Shawaryn for supremacy among 2016 draftees. Although Shawaryn is generally known for being the one who can miss bats, Anderson showed on Saturday that he can do so as well. This was his third straight outstanding outing for Salem.

Greenville L 3-7

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec: 0-4, 3 K

Roldani Baldwin: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jason Groome: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 4 K

Whereas Anderson’s night was great, Groome’s was decidedly not. It has been a mostly forgettable 2017 for last year’s first round pick, as Groome missed most of the season with injury and has been inconsistent since returning. Lately, it seems as if he’s been alternating between good and bad outings, so the next one should be alright. Meanwhile, Cedrola hit a home run. That is quite rare, as this was only his third dinger of the year.

Lowell L 1-5

Brett Netzer: 1-4, 1 K

Yoan Aybar: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E

Tanner Houck: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Houck made his second professional appearance, and once again was not allowed to go very deep into the game. As I said last time he pitched, this is just about getting some work in with professional coaches watching. He’ll really start getting to work next spring.

GCL Red Sox G1 L 0-7

Cole Brannen: 0-3, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K

Alejandro Rodriguez: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

GCL Red Sox G2 W 4-2

Cole Brannen: 2-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 2 SB

Pedro Castellanos: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Zach Sterry: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Angel Padron: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Cole Brannen is still getting on base quite a bit in his first professional season, but is still also looking for his first professional extra base hit.

DSL Red Sox W 6-5

Rafael Rincones: 3-5, 1 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Fabian Andrade: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 RBI