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Red Sox Minor Lines: The A-Ball All-Star Games

They weren’t all that notable, unfortunately.

Pawtucket G1 L 0-4

Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-3, 1 K

Adam Lind, 1B: 1-3, 1 K

Sam Travis, LF: 0-3

Jalen Beeks: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 7 K (97 pitches)

Pawtucket G2 W 6-0

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 3-4, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

Cole Sturgeon, RF: 0-4

Rusney Castillo, CF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Adam Lind, DH: 1-4, 1 RBI

Sam Travis, 1B: 0-3

Aneury Tavarez, LF: 2-3

Fernando Rodriguez: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (67 pitches)

Williams Jerez: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (33 pitches)

It was not a great outing for Beeks, with a lack of control undoing him in that first game of this doubleheader. Bad starts obviously happen, and this really wasn’t a blowup or anything, but between this and his rough major-league debut one has to wonder about his spot on the depth chart. I certainly expect to see him in the bigs again, of course, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Chandler Shepherd has emerged as the preferred option if a need was to arise at some point in the near-future. These things can change quickly, though.

Portland G1 L 1-7

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

Chad De La Guerra, SS: 1-3, 1 RBI, 2 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-3, 1 K

Tate Matheny, CF: 1-3, 1 K

Mike Shawaryn: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 4 K (94 pitches)

Portland G2 L 5-6

Danny Mars, CF: 2-4, 1 3B, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Chad De La Guerra, SS: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Jordan Betts, 3B: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 K

This is a weird day for the Red Sox system. Amid all of the disappointment on the farm this year, Shawaryn and Beeks have been two of the few bright spots. For them to both struggle on the same night is kind of jarring. Granted, as I said in the Pawtucket section, this is going to happen time to time. Still, it puts a damper on the day.


Santiago Espinal, DH/SS: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Roldani Baldwin, C: 0-1

Jerry Downs, 1B: 0-3

Daniel Gonzalez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K (10 pitches)

Matthew Gorst: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (13 pitches)

Tuesday was the All-Star Game for both A-Ball levels, and Salem had a few notable representatives, though no one really stood out. It’s worth noting Gonzalez actually got the start for the North Division and after allowing a leadoff home run he had a quick inning. Still, not much of a showcase here.


Victor Acosta, LF: 1-2

Denyi Reyes: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K (16 pitches)

Devon Fisher: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K (13 pitches)

The Drive was not very well-represented in this game — though their manager Iggy Suarez did head up the team — and Kutter Crawford did not pitch. Those who did play didn’t impress too much. Not entirely unexpected, if we’re being honest.

Lowell W 2-1

Andre Colon, SS: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 R

Kole Cottam, C: 0-3, 2 RBI, 1 K

Alexander Montero: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K (74 pitches)

We’re still waiting for Durbin Feltman’s debut, but in the meantime there are some intriguing performances in Lowell. Colon is an intriguing player with some on-base skills and defensive prowess, and he showed off a little extra-base pop on Tuesday. Montero is making the jump from the DSL to Lowell, and the transition didn’t seem to hurt him in his 2018 debut.

GCL W 3-1

Juan Hernandez, CF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Jecorrah Arnold, 3B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Keibert Petit, 1B: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Jonathan Diaz, C: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 K

Yasel Santana: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K

It was more of a group effort for the GCL squad on Tuesday rather than relying on any standout performances. Someone will emerge from this group, it’s just not yet clear who it may be.

DSL 1 L 6-7

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

Fabian Andrade, LF: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Luis Mota, 2B: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K


The top of the DSL 1 lineup doesn’t have the talent of the other DSL squad, but they have been performing at at least the same level. Maita was the guy today, and he’s now hitting .306/.327/.449 to start his first professional season.

Player of the Day: There were a few solid choices here, with Rusney Castillo and Jordan Betts garnering some real consideration. I’m giving this one to Andre Colon, though. The shortstop is among the most interesting players to watch on a sneaky interesting Spinners team. I’m hoping to get down there at some point soon.