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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jarren Duran keeps hitting

And another solid start for Denyi Reyes

Pawtucket L 10-11 (F/13)

Brandon Phillips, 2B: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, CF: 2-7, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K

Adam Lind, DH/1B: 1-6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Sam Travis, 1B/LF: 3-7, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Ivan De Jesus, SS: 2-7, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Cole Sturgeon, RF/P: 2-6, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Justin Haley: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K (95 pitches)

Williams Jerez: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (15 pitches)

Marcus Walden: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 2 K (36 pitches)

This big-league team was not the only one to suffer through a 13-inning game on Monday. Unfortunately, the PawSox couldn’t come through with the clutch win. There were a few good games on offense, one of which coming from Brandon Phillips. Unfortunately for all the Phillips-heads out there, he may not be long for the organization. With the Red Sox acquiring Ian Kinsler, it’s not very hard to see Phillips move on. I know he had opt-outs in the deal he signed, but I’m not sure when they are. Either way, I’m sure the organization would let him walk if he expressed a desire to do so. Also, a nice last outing for Jerez for his Red Sox career.

Greeville L 5-6 (F/10)

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Marino Campana, RF: 2-5, 2 R

Pedro Castellanos, DH: 1-5

Zach Sterry, 1B: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Jordan Wren, LF: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Denyi Reyes: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 3 K (81 pitches)

This was not a standout start for Reyes by any means. It was a quality start and certainly not bad, but really there’s nothing special. That being said, it’s been a great year for the righty and that this is a “meh” start says everything. He has a 1.89 ERA in 123 23 innings with Greenville with 122 strikeouts and just 13 walks. I’d expect promotion to start coming later this week, and he should be a part of it.

Lowell L 2-4

Jarren Duran, 2B: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Jake Romanski, C: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Kole Cottam, DH: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Xavier LeGrant, 3B 2-4, 1 PO

Austin Glorius: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (37 pitches)

Another day, another multi-hit game for Duran. Ho hum. He now has at least two base knocks in 15 of his 36 games this year, and on the whole he is hitting .351/.393/.536. Seems good! He could be another guy to see a promotion soon, though that may be a bit aggressive. Maybe I’m just overly excited about a guy whose scouting profile matches almost perfectly with my aesthetic preference in a baseball player.

GCL W 9-3

Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jagger Rusconi, 2B: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias, DH: 0-5, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 4-4, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI

Chad Hardy, RF: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

It’s been very quiet because he was not one of the big names from the 2018 draft, but Howlett is having a nice start to his professional career. He’s only 18 years old as a high school draftee in the 21st round, but he’s having no problem acclimating to the GCL. After this big day he’s hitting .346/.436/.568.

DSL 1 L 2-4

Ceddanne Rafaela, LF: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Fabian Andrade, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

DSL 2 W 10-6

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 1-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS, 1 PO

Angel Maita, RF: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K, 3 SB

Oscar Rangel, C: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Gregori Custodio, DH: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB

After hot starts to the year, all of Rafaela, Andrade, Abreu and Maita have struggled atop their respective lineups. Having them all have good days on the same afternoon is a sight for sore eyes.

Player of the Day: This has to go to Brandon Howlett for his huge day down on the complex. As I said above, he was a 21st round pick, though he signed for much more than slot, getting $185,000. The Red Sox went for a lot of power hitters with questionable hit tools in that draft, and Howlett was just one of those. The early returns on him, at least, have been fantastic.