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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jason Groome struggles again

Groome wasn’t great in what was a relatively quiet day on the farm.

Pawtucket G1 W 5-0

Aneury Tavarez: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Rusney Castillo: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K

Bryce Brentz: 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R

Pawtucket G2 W 2-1

Rusney Castillo: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 K

Tzu-Wei Lin 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K

Sam Travis: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

Steve Selsky: 0-2, 1 K

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

Pawtucket swept the doubleheader in fairly unexciting fashion, with no one of note really standing out at all on Friday. Brentz was the best player in Game One, as he’s been the best player in many of Pawtucket’s games this year, but sat out for Game Two. If I had to give an MVP to someone who played in both games I suppose it would go to Casillo. Congratulations on your fake, meaningless award, Rusney.

Portland PPD

Salem PPD

Greenville L 1-6

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-4

Tyler Hill: 1-3, 1 SB

Roldani Baldwin: 0-4, 2 K, 1 PB

Bobby Dalbec: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Jason Groome: 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Another rough start for Groome in what is looking more and more like something close to a lost year for the pitching prospect. Obviously, there are plenty of good excuses for Groome’s inconsistent year given his injuries and personal issues off the field. Also, to be fair to the southpaw, while there were likely some command issues in this game it’s entirely possible his defense behind him let him down as well, and striking out more than a batter per inning is still a good sign. Still, it’d be nice to see a couple dominant starts before the year is over. Meanwhile, Dalbec continues to do what he does by going deep and then striking out a bunch.

Lowell W 3-2 (F/10)

Michael Osinski: 2-5, 1 RBI, 2 K

Brett Netzer: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Yoan Aybar: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Kevin McAvoy: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Osinski just continued to hit more than anyone would expect from a 30th round pick, this time knocking in the winning run on a walkoff single. It’s never a good idea to scout the statline, particularly in the lower levels, but it’s okay to at least start keeping an eye on Osinski based on his performances.

GCL Red Sox W 12-7

Jagger Rusconi: 2-6, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Pedro Castellanos: 3-4, 2 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Alejandro Rodriguez: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

It’s been a big year for Castellanos who just continues to hit after he hit well in the Dominican Summer League last year. After today’s 3-4 game, he’s hitting .370/.422/.494. It’ll be interesting to see if the 19-year-old will get a chance at Lowell this year, and if he does how he adjusts to more advanced pitching.

DSL Red Sox L 4-5

Willis Figueroa: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 2 CS