clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Red Sox Minor Lines: Alex Scherff dominates and Josh Ockimey goes yard twice

New, comments

And Jarren Duran does Jarren Duran things.

Pawtucket W 17-5

Mike Miller, SS: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

Brock Holt, DH: 1-3, 3 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 2-6, 1 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 5 RBI, 1 K

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 2-6, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB

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

Gorkys Hernández, CF: 0-2, 4 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Juan Centeno, C: 2-6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jantzen Witte, 3B: 2-6, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Josh Taylor: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (20 pitches)

Well then. I’ve said for a few days in a row now that the PawSox have seemingly missed the likes of Michael Chavis and Tzu-Wei Lin in their lineup. That, uh, did not appear to be the case on Friday. Pawtucket scored all 17 of their runs in the first three innings, with 16 of them coming in the first two. Clearly, they just cruised from there. Ockimey was obviously the standout with his two home runs, but this was a total team effort. Everyone had a hit except for Hernández, and he made up for that with four walks. Also of note, of course, was Holt making his first rehab appearance. Drawing three walks is a nice start to that.

Portland PPD

Salem W 7-5

Jarren Duran, CF: 4-5, 1 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB

Marco Hernandez, SS: 3-5, 1 R, 1 RBI 1 E

Pedro Castellanos, 1B: 0-3, 1 R

Ryan Fitzgerald, 2B: 1-4, 1 K

Victor Acosta, LF: 2-3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Joan Martinez: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K (50 pitches)

Duran needs to get up to Portland ASAP. I don’t only say that because I am in Portland and want to see him with my eyeballs, though admittedly that is a part of this. The outfielder has dominated every level of pro ball he’s seen, though, and is showing no signs of slowing down here. He led Salem to this win in which they were in control most of the night, and Duran is now hitting .397/.440/.538. It’s also nice to see Hernandez starting to swing a hot bat behind him in the lineup as well as he tries to make his comeback from a couple of shoulder surgeries.

Greenville L 2-3 (F/10)

Cole Brannen, CF: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 E

Tyler Esplin, RF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Triston Casas, 1B: 2-4, 1 RBI

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 1-4, 2 K, 1 SB

Alex Scherff: 6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K (88 pitches)

This is really a game the Drive should have won as they took an early 2-0 lead and and had Scherff dealing throughout his outing. The offense scuffled most of the night, though, and the bullpen let their starter down. Scherff is the focus here, though, and the 21-year-old could be another guy in line for a promotion when the first round of big movement comes about. The former fifth round pick has looked great to start the year, and now through four starts he has a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings with 19 strikeouts and eight walks.

Player of the Day: This was a really interesting day, with all three games having standouts who could argue for this spot. Ultimately, I’m giving Alex Scherff a slight edge over Josh Ockimey and his two home runs, likely because I have a small bias towards pitching performances over hitting. Scherff, as mentioned, could be an early promotion if he continues to pitch well since he is repeating this level. The Red Sox aren’t going to rush him, but if he can pitch well enough to start his 2020 season in Portland, that would be a win for the organization.