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Red Sox Minor Lines: Josh Ockimey gets promoted after big day

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And Travis Lakins looks good in Pawtucket debut.

Pawtucket L 4-5 (F/12)

Ivan De Jesus, 2B: 2-6, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 CS

Rusney Castillo, 2-5, 2 K

Brandon Phillips, DH: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Travis Lakins: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (19 pitches)

Travor Kelley: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 (27 pitches)

Marcus Walden: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (21 pitches)

It was only a matter of time, but Lakins has finally been promoted to Pawtucket. The starter-turned-reliever has been incredible in his new role, and that carried over to his first appearance with Pawtucket. If he keeps this up in August I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them find a way to get him on the roster in September.

Portland G1 W 9-1

Jeremy Rivera, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Michael Chavis, DH: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

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

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

Luke Tendler, LF: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Portland G2 W 5-0

Michael Chavis, 3B: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Josh Ockimey, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Johnny Bladel, RF: 2-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Kyle Hart: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (102 pitches)

Speaking of promotions, Ockimey had himself such a good day that it ended with a promotion to Pawtucket. He’s not exactly under the radar, of course, but the 22-year-old has steadily moved his way along the system and should probably be talked about more as the “First Baseman of the Future,” if such a thing exists in this system. I’m not sure that’s Ockimey, as much as I like him, but I think he has a better chance than Sam Travis ever had. Also, shoutout to Chavis and Hart for big days as well.

Salem PPD

Greenville PPD

Lowell W 5-3

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

Tyler Dearden, RF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Ramfis Berroa, LF: 1-2 2 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Eduard Bazardo: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (97 pitches)

Lowell’s lineup is a little less exciting after Jarren Duran and Kole Cottam were promoted to Greenville, but they are still getting the job done. Dearden, a 2017 draftee, in particular has shown huge flashes and he could arguably have the highest ceiling of anyone who has played for Lowell this year. Also, Bazardo has somewhat quietly had a big year with a 2.36 ERA in 49 23 innings with 56 strikeouts and just six walks.

DSL 1 W 3-2 (F/10)

Leonel Jimenez, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 K

Ruben Hernandez, RF: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R

DSL 2 W 11-0

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI 1 SB

Angel Maita, RF: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Oscar Rangel, DH: 2-4. 1 BB, 3 R

Kleiber Rodriguez, C: 4-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI

Yulis Hernandez, 2B: 2-5, 3 RBI, 1 SB

Brayan Bello: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Well, that was fun. I’m not sure how, but the DSL 1 team won 3-2 without an RBI. The DSL 2 team had plenty of RBI, and Rodriguez surely stands out here. At least on the hitting side. Bello had another great game even without strikeouts and continues to be the standout arm in the DSL.

Player of the Day: This has to go to Josh Ockimey. The man went 3-8 with two doubles and a homer in a doubleheader, but even better was that he got promoted to Pawtucket right after. That’s a helluva Thursday.