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Red Sox Minor Lines: Bobby Dalbec makes his Double-A debut

And Durbin Feltman appears for the first time in High-A.

Pawtucket W 8-1

Aneury Tavarez, RF: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 K

Rusney Castillo, DH: 0-4, 1 K

Brandon Phillips, 3B: 1-4, 1 R

Sam Travis, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 CS

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Mike Miller, SS: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI

Jantzen Witte, 2B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI

William Cuevas: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K (105 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (13 pitches)

This was a solid, balanced attack for Pawtucket at the plate to get eight runs across, with Witte carrying the biggest portion of the load. It’s Cuevas I want to focus on, however, because the 27-year-old just continues to impress in 2018. He’s earned a spot on the 40-man already and has a 3.45 ERA on the year in Pawtucket. With Jalen Beeks now in Tampa Bay and the team down an optionable starting pitcher for 2019, I’m really interested to see if they can find a way to keep Cuevas around on next year’s roster.

Portland G1 L 1-4

Michael Chavis, 3B: 0-3, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec, DH: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

Johnny Bladel, RF: 1-2, 1 BB

Dedgar Jimenez: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 0 K (83 pitches)

Portland G2 L 1-3

Michael Chavis, 1B: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-3, 2 K, 1 E

After rain ruined his potential Double-A debut, Dalbec played two on his first day in a SeaDogs uniform. He showed off both sides of the coin on Saturday, albeit without the power. He knocked in the team’s only run in the first game and was the only player in the lineup with multiple hits, but struggled a whole bunch in game two. There’s a long way to go for him in Portland, though, and at some point him and Michael Chavis should lead to fireworks.

Salem L 2-3 (F/8)

Brett Netzer, 2B: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-4, 1 K

Tanner Houck: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K (93 pitches)

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K (28 pitches)

Houck wasn’t totally dominant or anything in this start, but he continues to look better since the Red Sox allowed him to go back to his college pitching style. The strikeouts in particular are encouraging. There’s still a chance he ends up in the bullpen, but it seems he’s better poised for success now than before. That’s what matters most. Feltman, meanwhile, had some uncharacteristic control issues in his Salem debut but still got a scoreless inning.

Greenville W 14-8

Kervin Suarez, CF: 4-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Jarren Duran, RF: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB

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

Pedo Castellanos, DH: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI

Everlouis Lozada, 2B: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Isaias Lucena, C: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

A whole lot of guys had big days for Greenville, and that includes Duran. All he’s done is hit all year long, well, hit and run. We’re still waiting for his first Greenville triple, but it’ll come. Suarez was the other standout here, and Lucena somehow had the only extra-base hit.

Lowell G1 L 3-6

Tyler Dearden, RF: 0-3, 2 K

Dylan Hardy, CF: 1-2, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Lowell G2 W 2-1 (F/8)

Grat Williams, 2B: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 CS

Tyler Dearden, RF: 1-3, 1 R, 2 K

A lot of Lowell’s top players have come and gone this year, and Dearden is their best chance at an impact player for the rest of 2018. He had a rough doubleheader on Saturday, but the potential is still very much there.

GCL W 4-2

Juan Carlos Abreu, LF: 1-5, 1 3B, 1 R

Josh Tobias, 2B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Brandon Howlett, DH: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

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

Chad Hardy, RF: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Ricardo Cubillan, 1B: 2-4, 2 RBI

Hardy is in his third season in the GCL and he’s struggled getting on base this year, but he’s hitting for power. With a double on Saturday, his Isolated Power has gone up to .246 on the year.

DSL 1 W 7-2

Leonel Jimenez, 3B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R

Fabian Andrade, LF: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Carlos Sanchez, DH: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Wilker Vargas, 2B: 2-3, 1 BB, 2 R

Kelvin Sanchez: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

DSL 2 W 4-2

Nelfy Abreu, CF: 2-4, 1 RBI, 2 SB

Andres Gari, C: 2-3, 1 BB

Gregori Custodio, PH/2B: 2-3, 1 R, 2 RBI

Ronaldo Pulfar, 3B: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 E

Carlos Velez: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

Abreu has not had a great year in the DSL, but he’s the most talented player left at the level. While he has a .222 average, he’s shown an ability to draw walks (.324 OBP) and has stolen 11 bases in 48 games. That’s a 37-SB pace over a 162-game season.

Player of the Day: We’ll give this one to Kervin Suarez, who came through with four hits atop Greenville’s lineup. The 19-year-old has some real potential and has shown flashes of what he can be, but he’s never been able to put it together on a consistent basis. Even after the big game he’s still only hitting .263/.309/.381 on the year.