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Red Sox Minor Lines: Great pitching performances from Jalen Beeks and Mike Shawaryn

Some fun on the mound

Pawtucket L 0-3

Rusney Castillo, CF: 0-4

Aneury Tavarez, RF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Jordan Betts, 3B: 1-3, 1 BB

Ivan De Jesus, 2B: 0-3, 1 K

Jeremy Barfield, DH: 0-3, 1 K

Jalen Beeks: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K (85 pitches)

The PawSox played Wednesday’s game at 10:30 AM for.....reasons, and it did not go so well for them. They managed just two singles off the Phillies’ Triple-A club in a total no-show for the offense. On the mound they did get another strong start from Beeks, and even though he did not get the win for his efforts he continues to impress this year. The lefty has now made six starts on the year and has an eye-opening 1.72 ERA over 31 13 innings with 52 (!) strikeouts and just eight walks. That’ll do.

Portland W 7-1

Tony Renda, 3B: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Cole Sturgeon, RF: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Tate Matheny, CF: 0-3, 1 BB

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

Austin Rei, C: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Danny Mars, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Mike Shawaryn: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K (93 pitches)

This is perhaps the best all-around game this SeaDogs team has played all year, particularly concerning they were playing an outstanding New Hampshire club. Shawaryn was unbelievable against a potent lineup, particularly with his command. We know he can miss bats, but that he’s combining it with this kind of command is a tremendous sign. Offensively, De La Guerra was demoted, which isn’t a huge surprise given his poor play in Pawtucket. Hopefully this will give him the kickstart he needs. Ockimey went deep again (third time this season) and Sturgeon remains a man on fire.

Salem L 8-10 (F/10)

Santiago Espinal, SS: 2-5, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Brett Netzer, 2B: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

C.J. Chatham, DH: 1-5

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

Tyler Hill, RF: 1-5, 2 R, 1 RBI

Roldani Baldwin, PH/C: 1-1

Jake Thompson: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 6 K (91 pitches)

It’s been an up-and-down season for Thompson so far this year, though this outing’s line doesn’t look quite as bad as the six runs allowed would suggest. Still, it appeared he may have been starting to string together some solid outings and any time you allow six runs the wind comes out of the sails a bit. Offensively, nobody really stood out as it was more of a group effort to score the eight runs.

Greenville L 2-10

Lorenzo Cedrola, LF: 2-4, 1 R

Cole Brannen, CF: 1-4

Victor Acosta, DH: 2-4, 1 RBI

Isaias Lucena, C: 2-4, 1 2B

This Greenville roster is rough, and it doesn’t help that Brannen continues to struggle as their everyday center fielder. He obviously needs at bats to succeed, but he just can’t seem to get going even for a little hot streak to show some life.

Player of the Day: It was another great day for Beeks, but Mike Shawaryn has to get the nod here. The righty shut down perhaps the best Double-A lineup out there for seven innings while missing bats and keeping runners off the bases. The 2016 fifth round pick now has a 2.88 ERA through six starts and 34 13 innings on the season with 28 strikeouts and eight walks. He adds to the list of intriguing starting pitching depth in this system.