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Red Sox Minor Lines: The system sweeps on Friday

Three wins and a rainout.

Pawtucket W 9-8 (F/10)

Rusney Castillo, CF: 3-5, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

Mike Olt, 1B: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jeremy Barfield, DH: 1-4, 1 K, 1 R

Aneury Tavarez, RF: 2-5, 2 RBI

Jordan Betts, 3B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 0-5, 1 E

Steven Wright: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (82 pitches)

Marcus Walden: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K (33 pitches)

Robby Scott: 1 IP, 1 H 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (16 pitches)

Things were looking great for Wright through his first four innings on Friday night. At that point, he hadn’t allowed a run and had thrown only 47 pitches. The fifth inning.....well, it wasn’t great. It wouldn’t be terribly surprising to see Wright start his suspension soon after this start, particularly given what Drew Pomeranz has done. That fifth inning could change things, though. Elsewhere, the bullpen was not very impressive and Castillo continues to look great while stuck in his Triple-A purgatory.

Portland PPD

Salem W 9-3

Santiago Espinal, SS: 1-5, 1 3B, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 E

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-5, 1 RBI, 2 K

Bobby Dalbec: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jerry Downs, 1B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

Ryan Scott, LF: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Trenton Kemp, RF: 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Roniel Raudes: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (89 pitches)

Salem is on fire right now and is getting production from all areas of the roster. The rotation in particular has been encouraging as the most exciting part of this minor-league system. Raudes had a great night on Friday even if he wasn’t really getting a lot of swings and misses. The control and command is how he’s always going to get by, and he had that working in this game.

Greenville W 5-4

Lorenzo Cedrola, LF: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 K

Cole Brannen: 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB

Pedro Castellanos, 1B: 2-3, 1 R

Victor Acosta, RF: 1-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Ricardo Cubillan, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Alex Scherff: 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 1 K (76 pitches)

The losing streak is over! Greenville’s 14-game skid was snapped on Friday with an exciting win that ended on a walkoff single from Cedrola. As I said yesterday, I’m not sure how long they can keep him in A-Ball since he played there last year and also should probably be getting reps in center field. While they did get the win, they still didn’t get a great outing from Scherff. As we’ve said a million times already we need to take patience with high school draftees like him and Brannen, but at the same time it would be nice to see at least a little more strikeout potential if nothing else.

Player of the Day: It was a good day down on the farm for the Red Sox, and standing out more than anyone else was Rusney Castillo. I’d still be surprised if the outfielder got a chance in the majors given his luxury tax hit for multiple years, but as has been pointed out numerous times he has a legitimate believer in Alex Cora. If one of the team’s starting outfielders goes down with a long-term injury and Castillo continues to hit like this, they could at least consider bringing him up to the bigs.