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Red Sox Minor Lines: Bryan Mata bounces back

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Mata leads a solid day for the Red Sox farm system.

Pawtucket W 3-0

Rusney Castillo: 1-4, 1 RBI 2 K

Brock Holt (2B): 1-3, 1 HBP, 1 R

Pablo Sandoval (3B): 2-4

Bryce Brentz: 0-4, 1 K

Jhonny Peralta (3B): 1-3

Edgar Olmos: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

Noe Ramirez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

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

I haven’t really talked about Olmos this year, but if you recall I was somewhat intrigued by him in spring training. He’s spent the entire year in Pawtucket, and lately he’s been pitching extremely well as a starter. Over his last four outings he’s tossed 21 23 innings allowing just two runs with 23 strikeouts and seven walks. If the Red Sox ever decide to move on from Abad, Olmos is worth keeping in mind as an internal option from the left side.

Portland L 3-4

Danny Mars: 0-4

Michael Chavis (3B): 0-4, 1 K

Luis Ysla: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

After a red-hot start to his time in Portland, Chavis has cooled off a bit. He’s still getting a decent number of hits, but the power hasn’t been there for a couple of weeks. He had one double in Friday’s doubleheader, but that was his first extra-base hit since June 28. We’re talking about a tiny sample and there’s not much to worry about it, but it’s worth monitoring for now.

Salem W 3-0

Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 1 R

Tate Matheny: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Austin Rei: 0-3, 1 BB

Stephen Nogosek: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Nogosek is at a new level but the promotion hasn’t slowed him down at all. The relief prospect has now made six one-inning appearances and has nine strikeouts to four walks. The command could still use a little more consistency, but for the most part he is looking like a future big leaguer who could very well be on the fast track. The Red Sox must think so too, as they are treating him like a true closer. That is extremely rare in their minor-league system.

Greenville W 6-0

Lorenzo Cedrola: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SB

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

Roldani Baldwin: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 HBP

Bryan Mata: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Mata continues to be one of the most exciting young arms in the Red Sox farm system and he took another big step on Saturday. His last start was a disappointing one, which was the first one of those of the year. It was going to be fascinating to see how he bounced back from that, and we got our answer. He struck out a batter per inning and allowed just two baserunners. Pretty good for an 18 year old.

Lowell W 5-2

Raiwinson Lameda: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Brett Netzer: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Yoan Aybar: 1-4, 1 R

GCL Red Sox L 0-3

Cole Brannen: 0-3, 1 BB

Trey Ganns: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Jecorrah Arnold: 2-3, 1 HBP

DSL Red Sox W 4-2

Jesus Chacon: 0-1, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 R, 1 CS

Luis Torres: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 RBI

Andres Jimenez: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Luis Rivero: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K