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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jason Groome shines, Henry Owens does not

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There was a little bit of everything on the farm on Tuesday.

Pawtucket L 3-5

Jhonny Peralta (DH): 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Pablo Sandoval (3B): 1-4, 1 K

Steve Selsky: 0-4, 2 K

Blake Swihart: 0-4, 1 K

Aneury Tavarez: 0-3

Eduardo Rodriguez: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 5 K

In his second rehab start, Rodriguez got just about the same caliber of results as he did in his last one in Portland. As we said last time, though, it’s not the results that matter here. There weren’t any noticeable drop-offs in his stuff and as long as he doesn’t suffer a physical setback this will be a fine day. With that being said, I’d expect one more rehab start before he is activated following the All-Star break.

Portland L 0-4

Danny Mars: 0-4

Rafael Devers (DH): 0-4, 1 K

Michael Chavis (3B): 2-3, 1 BB

Henry Owens: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 0 K

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

Yikes. The hope was that Owens would be able to find his control with a mechanical tweak and less talented opponents, but that clearly wasn’t the case on Tuesday. It looked like the same old Owens, and he couldn’t even get out of the first inning despite not allowing a hit. It’s getting to the point where you’re just sad every time you look at the southpaw’s line.

Salem W 5-1

Tate Matheny: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Salem is really quiet these days, and with Josh Ockimey and Austin Rei getting the day off there isn’t much happening in the lineup. Matheny is the most high-profile player left, and he’s been struggling badly enough that he’s been moved from the leadoff spot down to the bottom half of the lineup. To be fair, he’s hit a little better since that move a couple days ago.

Greenville W 2-0

Tyler Hill: 2-4, 1 R, 2 SB

Roldani Baldwin: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 R

Jason Groome: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Groome is back in Low-A Greenville after leaving his first start of the year prematurely way back in April, and he doesn’t appear to have missed a beat. This was a brilliant outing from the young lefty who is looking to justify all the hype that’s been around him over the last couple of years. The Red Sox are going to take it slow with him, as they should, but he showed on Tuesday that he is worth getting excited over. Oh, and that one hit he allowed was a bunt single. Meanwhile, Hill is now up to 26 stolen bases on the season.

Lowell L 2-4

Garrett Benge: 1-4, 1 K

Yoan Aybar: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Jordan Wren: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

When Wren was drafted, many — myself included — screamed nepotism and didn’t really expect much of anything in terms of on-field production. Well, it’s only been six games but he’s been impressive in Lowell to start his career and is up to a .912 OPS. Perhaps he’s better than we (I) gave him credit for.

GCL Red Sox W 8-6

Tyler Esplin: 1-2, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R

Bobby Dalbec: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Ramfis Berroa: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K

Alan Marrero: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

DSL Red Sox W 15-0

Willis Figueroa: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 R

Freiberg Marin: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Eduard Conde: 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Luis Hernandez: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI

Alejandro Rodriguez: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K