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Red Sox Minor Lines: Josh Ockimey is up in Portland

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And Tanner Houck was outstanding in Lowell.

Pawtucket L 2-10

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 2 K

Sam Travis: 1-4, 1 K

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

Steve Selsky: 0-3, 3 K

Deven Marrero: 0-3, 1 K

Roenis Elias: 5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 3 K

It’s been a rough go for Elias as he tries to make his way back from injury, and this was his first “full” start of the year for the lefty. Obviously, things did not go well as he was hit all over the field for the second consecutive outing. The Red Sox don’t really need his depth in their rotation unless there is a catastrophic series of injuries, so the rest of this year is simply about getting the work in and trying to come back strong next year. He’ll be out of options at that point, so next spring is an important one for the rest of his career.

Portland W 4-3

Michael Chavis: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Josh Tobias: 0-4, 1 K

Danny Mars: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Henry Owens: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 3 K

Well, there’s a new face in the SeaDogs lineup. Ockimey was promoted from Salem to Portland on Tuesday in a somewhat surprising move down on the farm. Ockimey has put together a solid year at High-A, but it didn’t seem like he was performing so well that they’d promote him midway through the year. I suppose he’s seen all he needed to see at that level. Meanwhile, more of the same for Chavis and Owens, with the former going deep and the latter walking everything in sight.

Salem L 4-5

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

Mike Shawaryn: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 4 K

Between the trade deadline and Ockimey’s promotion, Salem’s roster has taken a hit over the last week or so. Their most exciting position player is now Matheny, which...is not great. Shawaryn is still exciting, though, although as we saw on Tuesday he still has some kinks to work out. Still, the team obviously likes him as he is the college arm left standing after the dust of the trade deadline has cleared.

Greenville L 0-9

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-3, 1 BB

Bobby Dalbec: 1-4

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5.1 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Yikes. This was a forgettable day for Hernandez, who has been largely effective all year long but struggled mightily in this one. For a 20-year-old in his first full season, we’ll let these kind of outings slider as he approaches the end of his season.

Lowell W 3-0

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

Charlie Madden: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Tanner Houck: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Houck is slowly but surely increasing his workload as a pro, though I wouldn’t expect him to throw much more than this for the rest of the year. Still, the results are getting better and he’s clearly getting more comfortable with the level. This is about as encouraging as things can get for a recent draftee who pitches.

GCL Red Sox G1 L 2-5

Cole Brannen: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Pedro Castellanos: 0-2, 1 RBI, 1 K

Kory Behenna: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

GCL Red Sox G2 W 13-11

Cole Brannen: 2-4, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos: 3-5, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

DSL Red Sox W 6-2

Willis Figueroa: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Ivan Houellemont: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 6 RBI