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Red Sox Minor Lines: Another rough rehab outing for Drew Pomeranz

And Trenton Kemp goes deep again.

Pawtucket L 3-6

Tony Renda, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Adam Lind, 1B: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Kyle Wren, CF: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

Drew Pomeranz: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K (78 pitches)

The Red Sox are a little on the beat up side right now, but Pomeranz is hopefully going to be back soon. Well, that’s the plan at least. The lefty has not been impressive in his rehab outings, and really doesn’t appear to be taking any steps forward. That’s just based on his box scores, though nothing that has come from those at the games have been all that encouraging either. One would assume there is at least one more rehab outing in Pomeranz’ future, and even if it’s good I’m not sure I’d have much faith in him.

Portland L 3-5

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 2-5, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Danny Mars, RF: 1-3, 2 BB

Michael Chavis, 3B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-5, 4 K, 1 E

Jordan Betts, DH: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Tate Matheny, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 CS

Nick Lovullo, 2B: 2-4, 1 RBI

Trey Ball: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (19 pitches)

Chavis continues to work his way back, and he is struggling a bit to start his career back in Portland. He did get on base a couple of times in this game, at least. He’ll be fine. Probably. Hopefully. Ockimey will be fine too, but this was a game he’ll want to forget immediately. It’s also worth noting that Ball has been pitching well of late, allowing just one run over his last five outings and nine innings with ten strikeouts and two walks. I’m not getting my hopes up, but it’s something.

Salem W 10-1

Brett Netzer, 2B: 0-4, 1 BB, 2 K

Roldani Baldwin, C: 1-5, 2 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Ryan Scott, DH: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 K

Michael Osinski, 3B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jerry Downs, 1B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Trenton Kemp, RF: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Chris Madera, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 SB

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K (87 pitches)

Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (44 pitches)

So, Kemp is having quite the week. The Salem outfielder now has a homer in each of the last four games in which he has received an at bat and has five total dingers over that span. He had just four over the 53 previous games. It’s still been a rough overall year for the former 15th round pick, but as I said earlier this week he’s shown exciting flashes before and there’s always a chance it can all be put together. Also, Hernandez had another big day and is trending in the right direction.

Greenville W 4-1

Kervin Suarez, CF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 SB

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Pedro Castellanos, DH: 2-4, 1 RBI

Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 2-4, 1 K

Suarez has been in Greenville all year, but it has been a really quiet run through most of the season. He did have a hot streak right at the start of the year, however, and he’s starting to hit well again. The outfielder, still only 19 years old, is on an eight-game hit streak and has watched his batting average rise 15 points in that span.

Lowell W 8-5 (F/10)

Cole Brannen, CF: 2-6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Brandon Phillips, DH: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 RBI

Tyler Dearden, RF: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Alberto Schmidt, C: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

We haven’t talked about him in a while, which kind of shows how disappointing Brannen has been in Lowell after a horrendous run in Greenville to start the year. He’s still only 19 and it’s too early to give up on the 2017 second round pick, but it’s clearly been a rough start to his professional career. For context, he’s played 20 games in Lowell and is hitting .244/.318/.269.

GCL W 4-2

Lane Milligan, LF: 2-4, 1 R

Jecorrah Arnold, SS: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 E

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

Brandon Howlett, DH: 2-3

Edilson Batista: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Zach Schellenger: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Austin Glorius: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Schellenger had a second rehab outing down on the complex and looked good once again. The right-handed reliever may have another rehab outing or two left considering this is really the first time he’s pitching as a professional, but he should start moving up the ladder soon and should be a quick mover if everything goes well. Glorius, well, he didn’t have such a good day.

DSL 1 W 4-3 (F/11)

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 SB

Jose Mejias, LF: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Erick Flores, C: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Luis Colmenares: 3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

DSL 2 L 3-4

Angel Maita, RF: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Kleiber Rodriguez, 1B: 2-4

Luis Hernandez, 3B: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Maita and Rafaela continue to stand out even after Danny Diaz and Antoni Flores, the two highest paid players from the 2017 international class, got hurt. Maita is now hitting .349/.399/.457 to start his professional career while Rafaela is hitting .268/.309/.420 with ten stolen bases in 36 games. The DSL is....not super exciting right now.

Player of the Day: This one came down to Darwinzon Hernandez or Trenton Kemp, but given his recent run Kemp gets the edge. This homer streak is now the best streak in the organization now that the big-league squad’s win streak is over.