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A really bad day on the farm

Pawtucket L 1-3

Aneury Tavarez, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, CF: 0-4

Adam Lind, DH: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Deiner Lopez, 2B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K (41 pitches)

Robby Scott: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (39 pitches)

This was not a very exciting day in Pawtucket, particularly after Justin Haley had to be scratched following his promotion to the majors. Jerez struggled in relief and the entire offense was absent besides Lopez. It happens.

Portland L 3-10

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 1-5

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 0-5, 2 K, 1 E

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-1, 3 BB, 1 R

Tate Matheny, CF: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E

Luke Tendler, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jhon Nunez, 2-4, 1 K

Danny Mars, RF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (13 pitches)

At some point soon, we are going to start hearing a lot more hype around Lakins. Relief prospects are never high profile, of course, but it’s getting harder and harder to ignore what he’s doing. The righty always had the talent in the rotation, and now it’s carrying over into short stints. He’s now made nine one-inning appearances, allowing just a single unearned run and one hit with 13 strikeouts and five walks. He could make an impact sooner rather than later.

Salem L 4-5

Santiago Espinal, DH: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Brett Netzer, 2B: 2-5

C.J. Chatham, SS: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

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

Tyler Hill, LF: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 PO

Jordan Procyshen, C: 2-4, 1 K

Jake Thompson: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (74 pitches)

Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K (36 pitches)

Chatham continues to hit well at Salem and with this most recent three-hit game, his slash-line is up to .315/.362/.409 in 32 games at High-A. Over at ESPN (Insider Only), Eric Longenhagen named a breakout prospect for every team and Chatham got the Red Sox vote. I was surprised it didn’t go to Jalen Beeks, but Chatham has done what we had hoped this year and he should get a taste of Portland at the end of the year to get him back on his development track as a 23-year-old.

Greenville L 3-4

Lorenzo Cedrola, RF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Pedro Castellanos, DH: 0-3

Everlouis Lozada, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

It’s really too bad that there doesn’t appear to be room in Salem’s outfield, because Cedrola has hit well enough that he doesn’t need a second full season in Greenville. The speedy outfielder is hitting .326/.361/.435 this year, and while the power isn’t impressive it’s just not part of his game. He can make an impact on the bases and in the field and his bat-to-ball skills have impressed at Low-A. I’m interested to see what he can do with a new test.

Lowell L 3-4

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-5

Andre Colon, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Kole Cottam, DH: 1-4, 1 K

Xavier LeGrant, 3B: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Tyler Dearden, RF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Tanner Raiburn: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (29 pitches)

As we wait for Durbin Feltman to make his professional debut, Raiburn is looking solid in his first three relief appearances of the year. The 23-year-old former 33rd round pick hasn’t pitched much, of course, but he does have four scoreless innings under his belt with five strikeouts and no walks. There’s not a ton of excitement in Lowell right now, especially when Cole Brannen and Tyler Esplin are off, so we’ll take what we can get.

GCL L 0-7

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 0-4, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K

As Triston Casas gets more tests on his injured thumb and we wait for second-round pick Nick Decker’s debut, Northcut is the name to watch at the GCL. Unfortunately, things haven’t gone super well off the bat. This is a level more about getting familiar with what’s expected in pro baseball than it is about results, though, so I wouldn’t sweat the lack of performance very early in his career.

DSL 1 G1 L 0-2

Jesus Maita, RF: 1-3

Fabian Andrade, LF: 1-3, 1 K

Erick Flores, C: 1-3, 1 K, 1 E

DSL 1 G2 L 4-6

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Brandon Rincones, 2B: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Carlos Sanchez, DH: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K

Ruben Hernandez, LF: 0-1, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

DSL 2 L 0-1

Nelfy Abreu, DH: 2-4, 1 K

Angel Maita, RF: 2-4, 1 2B

Danny Diaz, 3B: 0-4, 1 K

Angel Gonzalez, CF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Isaias Ozoria: 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Robinson Parra: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Whoof. Abreu had a nice day and there were a couple of nice relief appearances, but it was a rough day everywhere and especially down in the DSL.

Player of the Day: There really aren’t many choices here, but I guess I’ll go with Deiner Lopez. The utility infielder missed much of this year with a preseason suspension, but he has struggled playing mostly in Portland. He’s likely not more than a minor-league player, but he had a nice day on Tuesday at least.