clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Red Sox Minor Lines: Jarren Duran season continues

This time, he puts one over the fence.

Pawtucket G1 W 7-3

Rusney Castillo, RF: 1-3, 1 R

Sam Travis, LF: 0-1, 2 BB, 2 R

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Marco Hernandez, 2B: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 E

Brryce Brentz, DH: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 4 RBI

Josh Smith: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K (88 pitches)

Trevor Kelley: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K (33 pitches)

Pawtucket G2 L 1-3

Rusney Castillo, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 SB

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Marco Hernandez, 2B: 2-2, 1 2B, 1 BB

Bobby Poyner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (31 pitches)

Jenrry Mejia: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (16 pitches)

It was an up-and-down day for the PawSox, with the first game of their doubleheader providing plenty of excitement. Pawtucket jumped out to a 4-0 lead when Brentz blasted a grand slam in the fourth, but Lehigh Valley pulled to within one before Pawtucket scored three more in the seventh to hold on. Brentz was really the only true standout here, though Kelley tossed a scoreless outing to get his ERA down to 1.13. In the second game, Lehigh Valley jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two and the PawSox were never able to get back in the game. The bullpen, and Poyner and Mejia in particular, stand out here.

Portland PPD

Salem L 2-7

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Jagger Rusconi, 2B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 0-5, 1 K

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

Edgar Corcino, LF: 3-5

Marcus Wilson, RF: 2-4, 1 K

Kutter Crawford: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 6 K (95 pitches)

Zach Schellenger: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K (10 pitches)

Jarren Duran is absurd, and I really can’t imagine he’s going to make it too long after the draft on this Salem roster. With the home run he’s now the owner of a 1.015 OPS, though his batting average fell to .400 in this game. His home run actually gave Salem their only runs of the day despite them smacking 11 hits, which does’t make much sense. On the mound, Crawford was able to pitch around trouble now and then, but struggled with his control. Schellenger, meanwhile, tossed an easy inning with just one walk, which is a huge step forward for him.

Player of the Day: For the second straight day there is no real standout here in a rain-shortened day that was already a limited schedule. So, I’ll give this to Bryce Brentz for his grand slam in the organization’s only win on Wednesday. Brentz has struggled a bit in his return to the Red Sox organization this year with a .229/.323/.459, though the power stroke has been coming back for a bit now.