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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jason Groome loses control

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Jason Groome walks everyone on Tuesday.

Pawtucket L 2-6

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4

Sam Travis: 1-3, 1 BB

Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Blake Swihart: 0-4, 3 K

Deven Marrero: 2-3, 1 K, 1 CS

Roenis Elias: 7 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Chandler Shepherd: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Big day for Elias, who should almost certainly get some time in the majors in September now that he’s back on the 40-man roster. He won’t get any starts, or at least I’d be shocked if he did, but don’t be surprised if he can provide some solid value as a lefty who can toss multiple innings in the final month of the year.

Portland L 0-8

Danny Mars: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Josh Tobias: 1-4, 1 K

Michael Chavis: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 1 K

Trey Ball: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Jake Cosart: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Ty Buttrey: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Yikes. We’ve seen this kind of start from Ball before, but the lefty had been looking a bit better of late and we were kind of hoping these nights were in the past. To be fair to Ball, just looking at the disparity between his runs allowed and earned runs total, there was clearly some bad defense behind him. Still, this is not an encouraging step for a player who has essentially fallen out of favor as it is.

Salem W 3-2

Tate Matheny: 0-3, 2 K

Austin Rei: 0-1

Mike Shawaryn: 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K

Austin Glorius: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Well, there’s a very nice start for Shawaryn, who made it through seven innings for the first time in his professional career. Even better: He only needed 92 pitches to do so. Even with a few walks this was an efficient outing for the righty and he remains the player I am most excited about seeing in Portland in 2018. Which, of course, means he’ll probably be dealt this winter.

Greenville L 7-14

Tyler Hill: 0-3

Brett Netzer: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Bobby Dalbec: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Jason Groome: 3 IP, 0 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 3 K

Well, on the one hand, Groome pitched three no-hit innings in this game. That’s good, right? End of story? Hell of a day for the lefty. Unfortunately, that wasn’t it, as seemingly part of the reason his opponent couldn’t muster a hit is because Groome couldn’t find the strike zone. The young lefty is still in his first professional season and is still so far away that this kind of inconsistency isn’t all that concerning. That said, it’s always jarring to see six walks in an outing, especially for an organization that has had Trey Ball and Henry Owens.

Lowell W 12-5

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

Frankie Rios: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 E

Garrett Benge: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Yoan Aybar; 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

GCL Red Sox L 6-8

Cole Brannen: 1-2, 1 R

Tyler Esplin: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Pedro Castellanos: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Everlouis Lozada: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

DSL Red Sox L 6-7 (F/11)

Willis Figueroa: 2-4, 1 R

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