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Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis goes deep, Trey Ball goes the distance

Of course, Ball only had to go seven innings for his CG.

Pawtucket L 3-5

Tzu-Wei Lin: 2-5, 2 K, 1 CS

Sam Travis: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

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

Steve Selsky: 0-4, 1 K

Deven Marrero: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K

Hector Velazquez: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Jamie Callahan: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Many of us would like to see Velazquez in the Red Sox rotation right now instead of Doug Fister, but that clearly isn’t happening. Velazquez didn’t make the best case for himself on Saturday anyway with five runs in five innings. As I say so often in this space, it’s hard to tell what the issue was in an outing like this. The K/BB numbers are fine, but eight hits in five innings is rough. That could easily be on the defense and just as easily be on the pitcher for allowing hard contact.

Portland G1 W 9-3

Michael Chavis: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 3-4, 1 R

Dedgar Jimenez: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Portland G2 W 8-3

Michael Chavis: 1-4, 1 K

Danny Mars: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Trey Ball: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 7 K

That’s a weird line for Ball, allowing the same eight hits that Velazquez allowed but it resulting in three runs instead of five. Of course, there were two extra innings and two extra strikeouts that helped. Either way, it was a nice complete game for Ball who if anything is just looking to boost his trade value by a small margin before the season ends. On offense, it was another day with a home run for Chavis. Those days are always neat.

Salem G1 L 4-6

Tate Matheny: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-4, 1 K

Roniel Raudes: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Salem G2 W 7-4

Josh Ockimey: 2-2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

Austin Rei: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 PB

Tate Matheny: 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Raudes continues his uneven season with a weird start that was certainly undone by his defense but also hurt by his inability to miss bats. I’ve always been a bit lower on Raudes than many so I have a tendency to be a little harsher than I should in these write ups. Overall it’s simply been an up-and-down year for a 19-year-old in High-A. That’s far from the worst possible outcome.

Greenville W 3-2

Lorenzo Cedrola: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS

Tyler Hill: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec: 0-2, 2 BB

It’s been awhile since I’ve discussed Cedrola here, but he’s still having a quietly solid year down in Greenville. The 19-year-old doesn’t walk much and doesn’t have much power, but he’s up to a .286 average with athleticism in the field and on the bases. That’s a fun profile, at least.

Lowell W 10-7

Michael Osinski: 3-4, 1 BB, 4 R

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

Brett Netzer: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K

GCL Red Sox L 5-6

Cole Brannen: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos: 1-2, 1 R

DSL Red Sox W 15-5

Rafael Rincones: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Marcos Martinez: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI