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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jalen Beeks is back at it

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And Bryan Mata is still having a weird year.

Pawtucket W 8-1

Cole Sturgeon, RF: 0-4, 1 R, 1 K

Aneury Tavarez, LF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Adam Lind, 1B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI

Sam Travis, DH: 3-4, 1 K

Oscar Hernandez, C: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

Jalen Beeks: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K (99 pitches)

Tyler Thornburg: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K (18 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (8 pitches)

Beeks was coming off his worst Triple-A start of the season heading into this outing. This was something he really hadn’t dealt with all year — unless you consider his rough major-league debut — so how he recovered was going to be interesting. He certainly avoided spiraling as he put forth another huge day for Pawtucket. He’ll get another shot in the majors, and he’ll deserve it. Thornburg, meanwhile, made a bad pitch to Moises Sierra but it’s better than an outing in which he lost control for multiple batters.

Portland W 5-4

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 0-4

Chad De La Guerra, 3B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

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

Luke Tendler, DH: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Mike Shawaryn: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K (105 pitches)

Trey Ball: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (26 pitches)

Like Beeks, Shawaryn headed into Sunday’s outing coming off his worst start of the year. The righty wasn’t as impressive in his comeback effort. This wasn’t a total blow-up or anything, but it appears he was a little too hittable and he also didn’t have his best strikeout stuff. Also, big days for Ball and De La Guerra, only one of which is worth being even mildly excited about.

Salem W 7-1

Santiago Espinal, SS: 1-5, 1 R

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-5

C.J. Chatham, DH: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Tyler Hill, LF: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 CS

Trenton Kemp, RF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Nick Sciortino, C: 2-2, 1 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 E

Bryan Mata: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (86 pitches)

Joan Martinez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (27 pitches)

It was another relatively unimpressive outing for Mata, but one with good results. That’s been a theme of this season for the righty, and I’m officially confused. On the one hand, this start brought his season ERA down to an even 3.00. On the other hand, he has 47 walks in 57 innings and has allowed 10 homers in 13 starts. I’m officially confused, though the biggest thing to remember is that the righty is still only 19 years old.

Greenville L 5-7

Kervin Suarez, CF: 1-5, 1 K

Marino Campana, RF: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E

Victor Acosta, LF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Jordan Wren, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Denyi Reyes: 6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K (90 pitches)

There’s not a whole lot of excitement in Greenville these days, but Acosta and Nishioka have become personal favorites of mine this year so them having nice games is pretty neat I suppose.

Lowell L 0-1

Tyler Esplin, LF: 0-3, 1 BB

I have literally nothing to say about this game other than I would be interested in a Durbin Feltman appearance at some point soon.

Player of the Day: Beeks is back for yet another win of this fake award. Beeks is good, you guys.