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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jalen Beeks is back to dominating Triple-A hitters

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The southpaw was great

Pawtucket W 5-1

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 1-5, 1 K

Cole Sturgeon, CF: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2 K

Mike Ohlman, DH: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Adam Lind, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Sam Travis, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Dan Butler, C: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jalen Beeks: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K (95 pitches)

Williams Jerez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (13 pitches)

Robby Scott: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (26 pitches)

Beeks is back. The lefty was disappointing in his major-league debut, but given the stage and the adrenaline that was surely rushing through his body, it’s probably not fair to make any real judgements on his talent based on one major-league start. Still, there was a little concern on my part that the bad start would snowball when he got back to Triple-A, but he was able to avoid that. It was another outstanding day for Beeks.

Portland L 0-3

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 0-4, 1 K

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 0-4, 2 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 K

Tate Matheny, CF: 0-4, 1 K

Jhon Nunez, C: 3-3, 1 CS

Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K (89 pitches)

It was a rough day for the Portland offense, but the good news is Ockimey being back in the lineup. It was the first game back in action in six days for the best first base prospect in the Red Sox upper minors, though it’s not clear if it was injury or just rest. Either way, he wasn’t great in this game but just being back is a bit of a sigh of relief. Whatever the issue was, it wasn’t too serious.

Salem G1 L 1-6

Santiago Espinal, SS: 3-4

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-3, 1 BB

Roldani Baldwin, DH: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 3 K

Trenton Kemp, RF: 2-3, 1 R

Salem G2 W 5-3

Tyler Hill, RF: 3-4, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Brett Netzer, 2B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Roldani Baldwin, C: 1-4, 3 RBI

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K

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

Daniel Gonzalez: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

There’s a few notable lines from this doubleheader, but Dalbec is the one who stands out to me. Unfortunately, it’s not in a good way. Prior to this week it had been a really impressive run for the third base prospect and it seemed he may have solved his contact issues enough to take full advantage of his raw power. Instead, he’s gotten back to the big swing and miss numbers. The potential is still intriguing, but there is still work to do with the contact issues.

Greenville G1 L 8-9 (F/8)

Lorenzo Cedrola, CF: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 R

Marino Campana, LF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Victor Acosta, RF: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI

Michael Osinski, 1B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos, DH: 0-4, 1 R

Samuel Miranda, C: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Greenville G2 W 6-4

Lorenzo Cedrola, CF: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E

Frankie Rios, SS: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Marino Campana, RF: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI

Jordan Wren, LF: 2-3, 2 R, 1 K

It was a big day for Campana as he was easily the most impressive player on this roster for Thursday, but the biggest news for the Drive didn’t involve the games. Prior to the doubleheader, they placed Alex Scherff on the disabled list. It’s unclear what kind of timetable there is for the 2017 draftee, but it’s obviously not what you want to see.

DSL 1 W 7-4

Lewis Baez, RF: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 1 K

Brayan Aquino: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

DSL 2 L 13-25

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 CS

Angel Maita, RF: 2-4, 2 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Antoni Flores, SS: 1-2, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

Danny Diaz, 3B: 3-6, 1 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 K

Ronaldo Pulgar, 2B: 2-4 2 BB, 1 R

Gabriel Perez, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

No, the final score for the DSL 2 game is not a typo. They scored 13 runs and still lost by double-digits. Yikes. On the plus side, Diaz had a big game. They’ll be looking for more of that over the next month to maybe get him stateside for the end of the season.

Player of the Day: I wanted to give this one to Marino Campana, but I don’t think anyone can take this from Jalen Beeks. He did what he’s done all year, and that’s dominating a Triple-A lineup. It’s really impressive.