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Red Sox Minor Lines: Solid debuts for promoted prospects

And a few rainouts

Pawtucket W 7-4

Tony Renda, 3B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 1 RBI

Rusney Castillo, CF: 3-5, 2 RBI, 1 K

Brandon Phillips, 2B: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis, DH: 2-4

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

Mike Shawaryn: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K (89 pitches)

Robby Scott: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (23 pitches)

A couple of solid debuts at their new level for Ockimey and Shawaryn, with the former going deep and the latter throwing well up until the second half of his outing. The real story is Renda and Phillips, however. With Ian Kinsler likely heading towards a DL stint at the highest level and Tzu-Wei Lin apparently dealing with some injuries as well, the Red Sox are left scrambling. I’m not sure they’d call up Phillips for a short-term need, leaving it to Renda vs. Travis. I hope they’d pick Renda but I think they’d choose Travis.

Portland PPD

Salem PPD

Greenville G1 L 6-7

Jarren Duran, RF: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 SB, 1 E

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

Kole Cottam, C: 0-3, 1 K

Kutter Crawford: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K (93 pitches)

Greenville G2 L 3-6

Jarren Duran, RF: 1-4, 1 K

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Marino Campana, DH: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Pedro Castellanos, 1B: 1-4

Duran just continued to do what he’s been doing all year in his Greenville debut, and that is use his athleticism to put up numbers at the plate. Overall going 3-7 with a walk in your debut at a new level is pretty solid, particularly when you also steal home as part of a double steal. Yeah, I’m in on this guy.

Lowell PPD

GCL L 0-8

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

Josh Tobias, 2B: 1-4

Nicholas Northcut, DH: 1-4, 1 K

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

There’s not a lot of good in this game for the GCL squad, though Abreu does remain hot at the top of their lineup. The 21-year-old is now hitting .330/.411/.473 in his third go around the GCL. Also, Schellenger looks good as he continues to rehab following a lost 2017. This season is essentially lost as well but getting some momentum heading into 2019 is big for the potential big-league reliever.

DSL 1 L 3-6

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Ceddanne Rafaela, 3B: 2-4, 1 SB

Breiner Licona, 1B: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Emerson Ortiz: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K

DSL 2 L 7-8

Gabriel Perez, CF: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI

Oscar Rangel, C: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 5 RBI, 1 K

Kleiber Rodriguez, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K

The DSL is not super exciting at the moment...

Player of the Day: As much as I’d love to give this to Duran, I think it has to go to Tony Renda. The PawSox infielder has come out of nowhere to put up impressive numbers at Double-A and Triple-A this year. I’m not super confident in that translating to the majors, but given how bad this team is hurting right now I think it’s worth it to give him a short-term spot on the major-league roster.