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Red Sox Minor Lines: The Upper Levels All-Star Games

And another big day for Trenton Kemp.

The Triple-A All-Star Game was on Wednesday, but none of the three Pawtucket representatives appeared in the game due to either being in the majors or being injured.

Eastern League All-Star Game T 4-4

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

Matt Kent: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (12 pitches)

Kyle Hart: 1 IP,0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (4 pitches)

This game actually went into some sort of sudden-death overtime that was determined by a hitting challenge that was described on twitter, but I couldn’t understand it. It sounded interesting, I think. Anyway, the Portland pitchers each made quick work of their innings, but Ockimey came off the bench and had a rough night.

Salem W 5-4

Tyler Hill, RF: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Brett Netzer, 2B: 0-5, 1 R, 1 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 3-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 E

Michael Osinski, 1B: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

Trenton Kemp, CF: 1-1, 1 HR, 3 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Jake Thompson: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K (89 pitches)

There’s been a lot of ink spilled, justifiably so, about how hot Dalbec has been of late, but Kemp has been riding a hot streak too. He’s not nearly the prospect Dalbec is, but the former 15th round pick is turning things on after an awful start at High-A. He now has four home runs in his last three games and has increased his OPS by 113 points in that span.

Greenville W 6-4

Kervin Suarez, CF 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

Marino Campana, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 1-2, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Samuel Miranda, C: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Kutter Crawford: 6.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (89 pitches)

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (15 pitches)

Feltman was promoted to Greenville earlier in the day on Wednesday and didn’t take long to make his debut at the level. The 2018 draftee made Low-A look as easy as short-season ball, allowing just a single in his inning of work. Crawford, meanwhile, had another great start and Suarez continues what’s been a hot month of July after a slow start to his season.

Lowell W 6-4

Jarren Duran, DH: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB

Cole Brannen, CF: 1-5, 2 K

Brandon Phillips, 2B: 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 E

Kole Cottam, C: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 R

Cottam has had an impressive start to his professional career and added to that on Wednesday by finishing just a single shy of the cycle. The fourth round pick out of Kentucky has now played in 17 games, and while his .224 average and .260 OBP are certainly nothing to write home about, he’s hitting for a ton of power. After this outburst, his Isolated Power now stands at .209.

GCL W 11-1

Juan Hernandez, LF: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 R

Nicholas Northcut, DH: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 2-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K

Chad Hardy, RF: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI

Northcut hasn’t been all that consistent in his very brief pro career, but that’s to be expected from a high school draftee. The third best player from the Red Sox draft (on most boards), he’s the only one of the top three healthy right now so these games are exciting.

DSL 1 G1 W 2-1

Carlos Sanchez, 1B: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Jose Mejias, DH: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K

DSL 1 G2 L 4-5 (F/12)

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS/3B: 3-5, 2 RBI

Aldo Ramirez: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

DSL 2 G1 W 4-1

Luis Hernandez, SS: 2-4, 1 R

Carlos Martinez, RF: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ronaldo Pulgar, 2B: 2-3

Carlos Velez: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K

DSL 2 G2 L 0-3

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 0-3, 2 K

Yulis Hernandez, 3B: 2-3

Jorge Rodriguez: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K

There were a pair of doubleheaders down in the Dominican on Wednesday, and in a rare turn of events for the Red Sox DSL squads this year it was the pitching that outshined the offense. It doesn’t help that the top two prospects (Danny Diaz and Antoni Flores) remain on the DL.

Player of the Day: It’s gotta be Trenton Kemp, even though Kole Cottam and Kervin Suarez had big days as well. Kemp was on base all four times he batted and pitched in a home run and a stolen base. Overall there’s probably not a ton here, but between 2017 and 2018 he has shown some intriguing flashes that make it hard to completely ignore what he’s doing right now.