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Red Sox Minor Lines: Bryce Brentz is doing what he can to get promoted

Bryce Brentz goes deep twice.

Pawtucket W 5-3

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 1 K

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

Sam Travis: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Kyle Kendrick: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Carson Smith: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Austin Maddox: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

When Bradley was placed on the disabled list, many expected Brentz to be the man to be called up to take his place on the roster. He’s certainly hit well in Pawtucket, and many figured he’d earned another chance in the majors. Instead, the Red Sox acquired Rajai Davis and Brentz stuck in Triple-A. He showed how he felt about that in this game and is now up to 30 dingers on the year. Meanwhile, it was another solid outing for Smith. It’s still unclear what he can add this year, but don’t expect to see him in the majors until mid-September after Pawtucket’s season ends.

Portland L 1-5

Danny Mars: 0-4

Michael Chavis: 0-4, 3 K

Josh Tobias: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 SB

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 6 K

Trevor Kelley: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Owens had done a reasonably better job at limiting his walks over his last couple of outings, but that didn’t carry over into Wednesday’s outing. At this point, it’s probably best to just consider the rest of the year as an opportunity for Owens to get his work in and hope he can make a leap with his mechanical changes next spring. Whether that’s with the Red Sox remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Chavis had his second straight three-strikeout game.

Salem W 4-3 (F/10)

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

Greenville W 16-5

Brett Netzer: 4-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E

Bobby Dalbec: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 K

Roldani Baldwin: 1-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

It was a big day for the Drive’s offense, even without Tyler Hill or Lorenzo Cedrola. Netzer in particular was impressive, and he’s been fairly impressive in his first professional season. The third round pick was the least exciting early-round draft pick by the Red Sox this year, but he’s making a name for himself in Lowell and now Greenville. In 41 games across the two levels, the infielder is hitting .296/.358/.362. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the 21-year-old start next season in Salem, and if he keeps putting up this kind of solid performance he could move relatively quickly.

Lowell L 2-15

Michael Osinski: 0-5, 1 K, 2 E

Raiwinson Lameda: 3-4, 2 RBI, 1 SB

GCL Red Sox W 12-6

Tyler Esplin: 1-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Pedro Castellanos: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Everlouis Lozada: 3-4, 2 2B, 2 BB, 3 R

Tyler Dearden: 4-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 5 RBI

Zach Schellenger: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K

DSL Red Sox G1 L 0-1

Willis Figueroa: 1-3, 1 K

DSL Red Sox G2 W 2-1

Ivan Houellemont: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 R

Freiberg Marin: 1-1

Keibert Petit: 0-1, 1 CS

Willis Figueroa: 0-0, 1 R

Isaac Pinales: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K