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Red Sox Minor Lines: Tanner Houck keeps impressing

Another strong day for the first-round pick.

Pawtucket L 5-7

Tzu-Wei Lin: 2-5, 1 2B

Sam Travis: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Rusney Castillo: 0-2, 1 RBI

Steve Selsky: 0-4, 2 K

Roenis Elias: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Austin Maddox: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K

Robby Scott: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

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

It was another rough day for Elias. It’s hard to judge him too hard considering he just made his way back from injury after missing the entire season to this point. Rust is to be expected and you can never expect someone to come right back and perform. That being said, I’m starting to wonder if he’ll even get a chance to prove himself in spring training next year. It’s looking more and more like they may just move on and let him try to make it with another team. Of course, he still has another month or so to change their minds.

Portland W 5-4 (F/10)

Danny Mars: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Michael Chavis: 0-5, 2 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-4, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 E

Josh Tobias: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 7 K

Ty Buttrey: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

While the most highly touted prospects on the SeaDogs roster (Chavis and Ockimey) had rough days at the plate, it was the second- and third-tier prospects (Mars and Tobias) who came through. The former has been solid all year, while the latter has been disappointing. Meanwhile, it was another typical Henry Owens kind of day, which is becoming an increasingly negative thing to say.

Salem W 10-3

Tate Matheny: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Austin Rei: 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Greenville L 1-2

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-2

Roldani Baldwin: 1-4

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

Bobby Dalbec: 0-4, 2 K

Brett Netzer: 0-1

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Hernandez survived the trade deadline, and on Sunday he showed once again why the Red Sox stuck with the young lefty. At 20 years old he has put forth an impressive full-season debut and will be an interesting name to watch this winter. Hernandez will be Rule 5 eligible, and considering where he is in his development it would be a surprise to see someone take him. That being said, we’ve seen teams (namely, the Padres) take players like him before and stash him in the depths on the bullpen for a whole season. I’m assuming he’ll make it through the winter, but stranger things have happened.

Lowell W 4-2

Zach Sterry: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Yoan Aybar: 2-4, 1 K

Tanner Houck: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

It seems the Red Sox are capping their first round pick at three innings for the rest of the season, which makes plenty of sense considering he’s still getting his feet wet as a pro. The big righty is putting up extremely solid numbers, though, and by all reports looks good too. It’ll be exciting to really see him in action in 2018.