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Red Sox Minor Lines: Josh Ockimey the time traveler

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And a big day for Lowell pitching

Pawtucket G1 L 3-6

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 0-3, 1 BB

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

Brandon Phillis, PH/DH: 0-3

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis, LF: 1-4, 1 K

Chandler Shepherd: 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K (97 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K (39 pitches)

Robby Scott: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (17 pitches)

Pawtucket G2 W 5-3

Rusney Castillo, CF: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K

Tony Renda, LF: 0-4, 2 K

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

Sam Travis, 1B: 1-2, 1 BB

Ivan De Jesus, DH: 2-3, 1 R

Marcus Walden: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (20 pitches)

The PawSox finished up a suspended game in the first end of this doubleheader, and Ockimey had himself a day. This is obviously interesting because he’s an interesting prospect who could factor into the major-league depth chart as early as next year, but it’s interesting for another reason, too. Since this was the resumption of a suspended game, the stats officially are credited for the day of the original game, in this case July 5, 2018. Ockimey was, of course, still with Portland at the time, so when we look at his game logs the first baseman had two separate three-hit games on July 5, 2018; one with Pawtucket, one with Portland. It’s a fun little side effect of suspended games.

Portland W 3-2

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

Bobby Dalbec, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 K

I’ve said this before, but I feel like it’s worth mentioning a few more times. For as exciting as Dalbec is — and he’s really exciting! I’m not saying don’t be excited about him — Chavis is still the top offensive (and probably overall) prospect in the system right now. That’s not to say it’s a guarantee he ends up the better offensive player, and Dalbec is a better defensive player, but Chavis possesses similar power and is showing better contact skills. It’s easy to fall in love with the fresh new prospect, but Chavis is still a stud.

Salem SUSP

Greenville L 4-14

Jarren Duran, RF: 0-5, 2 K

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

Marino Campana, LF: 2-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos, DH: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Zach Schellenger: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12 pitches)

It was a really rough day in Greenville, but there were still some positives. On the offensive side, Castellanos had another strong day to continue what’s been a strong second half. He’s now hitting .372/.410/.478 over the last four weeks and his overall OPS is up to .713, which is a remarkable climb from earlier in the year. It’s particularly encouraging to see some extra-base hits, though some over-the-fence power would be even better. Meanwhile, it was another good day for Schellenger.

Lowell W 8-0

Grant Williams, 2B: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R

Lane Milligan, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI

Devlin Granberg, LF: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Trey Ganns, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 3 RBI

Thad Ward: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (61 pitches)

Hunter Haworth: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K (68 pitches)

It was an incredible day on the mound for Lowell pitching on Tuesday. It started with Ward, who was a fifth round pick in this past June’s draft. He’s been kind of overshadowed by some other 2018 draftees, but Ward has a 3.26 ERA over his first 30 13 innings with 27 strikeouts and ten walks. Those certainly aren’t eye-popping numbers but they are solid. Haworth, meanwhile, dominated his way through five no-hit innings out of the bullpen. He’s been a piggyback pitcher in Lowell this year and has been solid, particularly with his strikeout stuff.

GCL W 6-1

Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 2-4, 1 3B, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Esteban Quiroz, DH: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 2-5, 1 RBI, 3 K

Yasel Santana: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Another day, another productive performance atop the GCL lineup for Abreu. We’ve talked about the outfielder many times at this point, and the 21-year-old is now hitting .355/.427/.503 on the year

DSL 1 W 7-0

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K, 2 SB

Leonel Jimenez, 2B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 SB

Lewis Baez, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Kelvin Sanchez: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K

Luis Colmenares: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K

DSL 2 W 8-7 (F/10)

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 3-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Ronaldo Pulgar, 3B: 2-5, 1 E

Gregori Custodio, 2B: 2-5, 1 K, 1 E

Gamaliel Gonzalez, C: 2-4, 1 R, 2 K

There were a lot of positives for the DSL squads on Tuesday, including a big swing from the top prospect on the international complex right now. Abreu was the fourth-biggest signing last summer, but he is the top player remaining on the DSL roster, and this was his first homer of the year. Now, power isn’t expected to be a big part of his game, but it’s still nice to see and it’s nice to see him generally turning things on to close out the year.

Player of the Day: I think this has to go to Hunter Haworth. Any time you throw five no-hit innings with nine strikeouts, you deserve a little recognition. As I said above, the righty has shown some impressive strikeout stuff this season, particularly in Lowell, but he’s also struggled with command at times. There’s some potential here, but he’ll need some development to make good on said potential.