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Red Sox Minor Lines: Mike Shawaryn and William Cuevas keep rolling

A good day for upper-level pitching

Pawtucket W 6-3

Tony Renda, 2B: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 R

Rusney Castillo, CF: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI

Adam Lind, DH: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ivan De Jesus, 3B: 2-4

Dan Butler, C: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

William Cuevas: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 9 K (98 pitches)

Robby Scott: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (28 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (19 pitches)

The Red Sox have some starting pitching issues in the back of their major-league rotation, and while he doesn’t get mentioned much perhaps Cuevas deserves a look. The righty is already on the 40-man, and he’s looking great lately. This was the best strikeout stuff we’ve seen from him this year, but he’s been great overall for a long time now. Over his last five outings he has a 3.38 ERA over 24 innings of work with 31 strikeouts and seven walks.

Portland W 1-0

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 2-4, 1 K, 1 SB

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

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-4, 4 K

Mike Shawaryn: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K (88 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (15 pitches)

Speaking of starting pitchers that are on the rise, Shawaryn has been great all year and is picking things up even more of late. After his latest dominant outing, he now has a 3.29 ERA on the year and a 2.16 ERA over his last four outings. He won’t be major-league help this year, but look for him to be potential MLB depth in 2019. Lakins could be major-league help this year, though, and at this point has likely earned a promotion to Pawtucket.

Salem L 6-8

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

C.J. Chatham, DH: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 K

Roldani Baldwin, C: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 PB

Michael Osinski, 3B: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Jerry Downs, 1B: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Victor Acosta, RF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Carlos Tovar, SS: 2-4, 1 E

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 6 BB, 5 K (94 pitches)

Well, Hernandez had been on a solid role but the command issues just keep popping up. I’m still intrigued by the southpaw’s stuff, and at 21 years old some inconsistency at High-A is hardly the end of the world, but he hasn’t quite had the breakout many hoped for. Still, even in what’s a relatively disappointing year he has a 3.99 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 85 innings of work. Could be worse! Also, shoutout to Downs for a multi-dinger game.

Greenville PPD

Lowell W 5-3

Jarren Duran, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Kole Cottam, C: 2-4, 1 K

Tyler Esplin, RF: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

The 2018 draftees continue to impress in Lowell’s lineup as Duran, Granberg and Cottam have helped carry a strong Spinners offense throughout the summer. Duran in particular has been great, as I’ve ranted about plenty this year.

GCL W 4-2

Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

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

Nicholas Northcut, 2-3, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Caleb Ramsey, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

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

We talked yesterday about Northcut heating up down on the complex, and that continued with his first homer of his professional career. At this rate, the third baseman should get a late-season cup of coffee in Lowell before a full-season debut in 2019. Meanwhile, Schellenger’s rehab has been great and just based on the numbers it seems he’s ready for a move off the complex.

DSL 1 L 4-7

Carlos Sanchez, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Navas, C: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R

Denny Daza, SS: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 CS, 1 E

DSL 2 W 5-4

Nelfy Abreu, 0-5, 2 K

Kleiber Rodriguez, 1B: 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Yulis Hernandez, 2B: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI

It’s been a rough go for Abreu after a strong start to his season, and of the big three that started the season on the DSL 2 roster he’s the only one still healthy. Not great!

Player of the Day: Jerry Downs did get some consideration for hitting two homers, but Mike Shawarayn was great in a 1-0 victory, so he gets this one. It is this writer’s opinion that the righty is a bit underrated at this point as he’s done nothing but put up results as a professional, and that has only continued in the upper levels. He’s not a future star or anything, but there’s an argument for him being the best upper-level starting pitcher in the organization right now.