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Red Sox Minor Lines: The Spinners kick off their season

More teams and more success.

Pawtucket W 2-1

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 0-4, 1 K

Rusney Castillo CF: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Adam Lind, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB

Sam Travis, LF: 0-4, 1 K

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (17 pitches)

We haven’t talked a lot about Jerez this year, but he’s probably worth mentioning in a relatively uneventful game. The lefty is on the 40-man roster so he could factor in at some point, though I doubt it’s anytime too soon. The strikeout stuff is intriguing — he has 43 Ks in 31 innings — but he’s been inconsistent with the command. Still, it’s clear the Red Sox believe in the talent, and they have had trouble finding a consistent left-handed presence in the bullpen.

Portland W 2-1

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 0-4, 1 K

Danny Mars, RF: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Dedgar Jimenez: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K (96 pitches)

Trey Ball: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (15 pitches)

It was a good day for the SeaDogs, and particularly for Ockimey. It’s been a promising year for the first base prospect and encouraging to see the in-game power showing up. As for Jimenez, it’s nice to see him recover from a rough outing.

Salem L 4-5

Tyler Hill, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K

Santiago Espinal, SS: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Roldani Baldwin, C: 0-4, 1 K

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

Chris Madera, CF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K (94 pitches)

In a way, this was a mildly encouraging outing for Hernandez. The lefty has been struggling with control all year, so seeing six strikeouts with only one walk is a step in the right direction. Of course, five runs and eight hits in five innings is not great. Baby steps.

Greenville W 8-5

Lorenzo Cedrola, CF: 1-6, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 E

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 3-4, 1 BB, 2 R

Victor Acosta, DH: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Michael Osinski, 1B: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Samuel Miranda, C: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Kutter Crawford: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K (90 pitches)

Crawford hasn’t really been great of late after his incredible start to the year. Still, that this is the slowed-down version of last year’s 16th round pick is encouraging. Crawford still doesn’t have a huge ceiling or anything, but in a way this kind of outing makes me even more encouraged.

Lowell L 2-3

Cole Brannen, CF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Kyri Washington, DH: 0-1

Tyler Esplin, RF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Eduard Bazardo: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 10 K (81 pitches)

The Spinners kicked off their season on Friday, and while they didn’t get off to a great start it’s still nice to get another team in the mix. it’s also nice to see Brannen back in action. Hopefully he can get going against lower competition and have a strong summer to lead into 2019. Also, shoutout to Bazardo for getting ten strikeouts in four innings.

DSL 1 W 14-10

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Jesus Maita, RF: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, 3B: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Jose Mejias, LF: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI

Denny Daza, SS: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Gamaliel Gonzalez, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

DSL 2 W 1-0

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 K

Antoni Flores, SS: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Danny Diaz, 3B: 0-3, 1 K

Jorge Rodriguez: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

The two DSL teams had opposite days, but it was encouraging on both sides. Rafaela in particular was impressive and has had a good few days.

Player of the Day: Michael Osinski and Gilberto Jimenez had great days, but I’m giving this one to Ockimey. What can I say? I’m a sucker for dingers.