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Red Sox Minor Lines: A second straight sweep of the system

Things are not great

Pawtucket L 1-9

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Aneury Tavarez, RF: 1-3, 1 RBI

Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB

Sam Travis, DH: 0-4, 1 K

Ivan De Jesus, 3B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB

Jeremy Barfield, LF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Marcus Walden: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (47 pitches)

Brandon Workman: 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K (32 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (21 pitches)

There’s really not a ton going right with anything in the minor league system of late, and that includes this PawSox team. We’ll start with a positive, though, as De Jesus is starting to heat up a bit after a rough start to the year. His April was brutal, but he’s been much better in May and his last three games in particular. On the more negative side, well, pretty much everything.

Portland L 4-10

Danny Mars, LF: 1-5, 1 K

Chad De La Guerra, 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R

Tony Renda, 2B: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Jantzen Witte, 3B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Tate Matheny, CF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Travis Lakins: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 1 K (50 pitches)

Teddy Stankiewicz: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 6 K (94 pitches)

Ockimey hasn’t really been hitting for average since coming off the disabled list, but that’s not really part of his game. He is drawing walks (his OBP is almost 130 points higher than his AVG) and power (.189 ISO). This was his fourth homer in 22 games, which is a 29-homer pace over a full season. Ockimey’s in-game power has always been a question, so it’s always nice to see him leave the yard. Lakins, meanwhile, wasn’t as electric as we’ve gotten used to so far this year. One rough outing isn’t the end of the world, so we’ll have to see how he comes back from this one.

Salem L 2-6

Santiago Espinal, SS: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Tyler Hill, RF: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 CS/PO

C.J. Chatham, DH: 0-4, 2 K

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

Roniel Raudes: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K (92 pitches)

It’s been a rough go for Salem’s pitching staff of late, so even though they lost this game it was a mildly encouraging outing for Raudes in the sense that he didn’t get smacked around. His repeat season in High-A hasn’t been as dominant as the high-end of his expectations would have suggested, but with a 3.83 ERA he has been fine. On offense, it was a nice all-around day for Dalbec even with the strikeout.

Greenville L 3-7

Lorenzo Cedrola, RF: 0-5, 1 K

Cole Brannen, CF: 0-3, 1 SB

Jagger Rusconi, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Frankie Rios, SS: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Jhonathan Diaz: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (82 pitches)

Brannen has another hitless day and his average falls down to .154, though he does somehow have nine stolen bases, so that’s something.

Player of the Day: Dalbec had a case here, but I’ll give a shoutout to Jhonathan Diaz, who was let down by his defense but had a strong day on the mound for Greenville. The 21-year-old Venezuela native who signed for $600,000 in 2013. He hasn’t really stood out over his career and even this season hasn’t been great, but he had a strong outing today and will be able to tell his grandchildren about winning this fake award of which he is certainly aware.