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Red Sox Minor Lines: The lower levels get rained out

Still waiting for our first day with all four MiLB teams playing.

Pawtucket L 1-3

Rusney Castillo: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SB

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS

Ivan De Jesus Jr.: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 E

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

Jeremy Barfield: 0-4, 3 K

Chad De La Guerra: 0-3

Justin Haley: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K

Roenis Elias: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 2 HBP

Robby Scott: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

The PawSox didn’t get off to the start they were hoping for on Saturday, with their offense being mostly shut down by the Phillies’ Triple-A club. Those hits from Lin and De Jesus were the only PawSox hits of the day, and both were singles. On the pitching side, Haley was coming off a strong spring but was pretty uneven in his 2018 regular season debut. He did a good job of limiting the damage, but it took him 73 pitches to get through just 2 23 innings. The bullpen was a bright spot, though, and Elias and Scott are both looking to make an impact out of the major-league bullpen at some point in 2018. They got off to a good start on that quest.

Portland L 3-5

Danny Mars: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K

Esteban Quiroz: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 R

Tate Matheny: 1-4

Josh Tobias: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Austin Rei: 0-3, 2 K

Dedgar Jimenez: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K

Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Portland’s outlook this year got even more bleak than it already was when Michael Chavis’ suspension was announced, but there are still names to watch here. Tobias was the stand out on Sunday, though he’s not much of a prospect. There was a little excitement when he came back for Clay Buchholz last winter, but he disappointed in 2017. Still, he had a strong day on Saturday and a promotion to Pawtucket at some point this year isn’t totally out of the question. The same goes for Quiroz, who is definitely more exciting than Tobias at this point and he hit his first homer of the year. Jimenez didn’t have a great start to his season as he looks to prove the stat line from last year is more indicative of his talents than the scouting reports let on. As for Cosart, it’s always nice to see him get through a clean outing without any walks.

Salem PPD

Greenville PPD

Player of the Day: Josh Tobias gets the nod today over Elias. The second baseman, as mentioned above, probably isn’t someone to watch but there’s a solid hit tool here and there have been varying levels of intrigue throughout his minor-league career. At the very least, he’s a solid presence with a bunch of professional experience to put around other developing players. I’d guess he won’t be mentioned much in this space moving forward, but he gets a tip o’ the cap today.