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Red Sox Minor Lines: The affiliates get swept

But a couple of good performances anyway.

Pawtucket L 3-4 (F/10)

Tony Renda, 2B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K

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

Sam Travis, DH: 1-5

Kyle Wren, LF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Mike Miller, SS: 2-3, 2 RBI, 1 K

Justin Haley: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K (86 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (11 pitches)

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (34 pitches)

Renda just keeps hitting, and as I’ve said before I would still be surprised if he makes the majors, at a certain point you have to keep an eye on it. This is particularly true given that A) he already has MLB experience and B) he plays a position at which the Red Sox could use help. He’s only played in 36 games between Double- and Triple-A this year, but he has an OPS of 1.040 in that time. He also has multiple hits in seven straight games and nine of his ten total with Pawtucket. That’s...pretty good.

Portland CANC

Salem L 0-5

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

C.J. Chatham, 2-4

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-4, 3 K

Roldani Baldwin, DH: 0-3

Jake Thompson: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K (90 pitches)

Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (19 pitches)

Cosart was first in the low-minors a couple of years ago and he looked like he had the potential to become a legitimate late-inning arm. His run in Portland last year was fine, but nothing overly impressive. He then pitched horribly there to start this season resulting in this demotion back to Salem. Since going down, he’s still had a big of a control issue but for the most part he’s looked really good. He should get another chance at Double-A sooner than later.

Greenville PPD

Lowell G1 L 2-3

Jarren Duran, CF: 4-5, 2 SB

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler Esplin, RF: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 R, 1 K

Korby Batesole, 3B: 2-4, 1 K, 1 E

Marcus Walden: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K (40 pitches)

Lowell G2 L 0-4

Jarren Druan, CF: 1-4

Jonathan Ortega, 3B: 1-1, 2 BB, 1 SB

Tyler Esplin, RF: 0-3, 2 K

Ramfis Berroa, DH: 1-2, 1 BB

Alberto Schmidt, C: 1-2, 1 BB

It was a rough day for the Spinners, who had their 11-game win streak broken, but Duran just continues to look great atop their lineup. As a 21-year-old college draftee this is sort of what you want to see, but we know it doesn’t always work this way. He’s now hitting .352/.401/.552 with 11 stolen bases — a 59-SB pace over a 162-game season. I’m here for this.

Player of the Day: It’s Jarren Duran. Not a lot of competition, but it’s Duran.