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Red Sox Minor Lines: Greenville’s rotation is underrated

Give it some damn respect

Pawtucket L 2-3

Ivan De Jesus, 3B: 1-3, 2 BB

Adam Lind, DH: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Sam Travis, LF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

This was not the most exciting Pawtucket lineup of all time, and it was made even worse by a lack of notable pitchers. We should mention, however, that Lind’s time in Pawtucket may be ending soon. I mentioned on Tuesday that Brandon Phillips seemed likely to opt-out when he got the chance after the Ian Kinsler trade, and as it turns out both Phillips and Lind have opt-outs coming up. Lind did have a chance to opt-out after the Steve Pearce trade and hung around, so maybe he will again. If not, he may have ended things with a dinger.

Portland L 6-7

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 2-5, 1 R

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

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

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 1-5, 3 K

Tate Matheny, CF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Danny Mars, RF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Teddy Stankiewicz: 7 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K (97 pitches)

Stankiewicz’ line doesn’t look great, but his first six innings were phenomenal. He allowed all five of the runs in the seventh. Meanwhile, Chavis has gone cold after a hot start immediately upon his arrival to Portland. His hit on Tuesday was his first in four games, and he hasn’t had multiple hits in a game since July 9. Not ideal!

Salem L 1-8

Tyler Hill, RF: 3-4, 1 R, 1 SB

Brett Netzer, 2B: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 E

C.J. Chatham, SS: 0-4, 2 K, 1 E

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-3, 2 K

Michael Osinski, DH: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Dalbec has been in the midst of something of a cold streak, which has not come at a great time. He does have a couple home runs in the last week, but that’s about it. Since July 19, he has just three hits and two of them have come in the same game. With the trade deadline passed, this is when you’d expect the Red Sox to make a flurry of promotions, but Dalbec has stopped forcing his issue.

Greenville G1 W 6-0

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

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Garrett Benge, 1B: 1-2 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Tanner Nishioka, 3B: 1-2, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Everlouis Lozada, 2B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Enmanuel De Jesus: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (92 pitches)

Greenville G2 SUSP

This was an incredible start for De Jesus, who has been the fourth best starter in what’s been a really underrated rotation in Greenville this year. He’s been a little up and down, but this is not his first performance like this one and overall on the year he has a 3.40 ERA in Greenville with 77 strikeouts and 15 walks in 79 13 innings of work.

Lowell W 8-0

Grant Williams, 2B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R

Lane Milligan, LF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 4-5, 2 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Kole Cottam, DH: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI

Xavier LeGrant, 3B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB 1 R, 2 RBI

Hunter Haworth: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (70 pitches)

Well, this was a fun one for Lowell. I have to start with Duran, because of course I do. This was his second home run and first in over a month. Elsewhere, sixth round pick Granberg upped his OPS to .780 on the year with a .382 OBP and Milligan got a well-deserved promotion after he dominated the GCL to start the summer.

GCL L 2-3

Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 R

Jagger Rusconi, CF: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

Josh Tobias, 2B: 2-5

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 0-4, 1 K

Antoni Flores, SS: 1-2, 1 3B

This is a helluva surprise. Flores was a big international signing last summer and has been hurt for most of this season after 12 games in the DSL. Somewhat surprisingly, he’s returned with a Stateside assignment. The 17-year-old signed for $1.4 million last year and is among the top lower-level names to watch in the system.

DSL 1 W 8-1

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 4-5, 1 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Carlos Sanchez, LF: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 R

DSL 2 L 1-11

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 0-4

The big takeaway from the DSL on Tuesday was Flores no longer being there.

Player of the Day: Gilberto Jimenez and Devlin Granberg had big days, but I’m giving this to Enmanuel De Jesus. We need to talk more about this Greenville rotation. One of these days...