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Red Sox Minor Lines: Triston Casas goes deep

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And Bryan Gonzalez continues to hit in the DSL.

Salem PPD

Greenville W 9-2

Cole Brannen, CF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 K

Devlin Granberg, DH: 1-4, 3 R

Jordan Wren, LF: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K

Triston Casas, 1B: 4-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Alex Scherff: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K (99 pitches)

There wasn’t a whole lot of action down on the farm on Monday with Greenville being the only full-season club that got to play, and they made the most of their day in the spotlight. Scherff had a strong day on the mound, allowing a solo home run in the third but not a whole lot else on top of that. Three walks in five innings isn’t ideal if you really want to pick nits, but the righty has been struggling of late and this is the kind of step in the right direction they’ve been looking for. Meanwhile, Triston Casas is back to mashing after a brief cold spell as well. All is well in Greenville, for now.

DSL 1 L 3-6

Eduardo Lopez, CF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K, 1 E

Albert Feliz, LF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Eduardo Vaughan, RF: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 R

Nixson Munoz: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

DSL 2 W 10-2

Bryan Gonzalez, RF: 3-5, 1 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI

Luis Mota, 2B: 3-5, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 E

Gregori Custodio, 1B; 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 SB

Gonzlez continues to be the talk of the DSL, at least among the Red Sox affiliates. The outfielder, who signed with the organization last July and turns 18 in September, is now hitting .375/.447/.844 in his first eight games as a pro. Feliz, meanwhile, already has four homers, though three of his did come in one game.

Player of the Day: This has to go to Casas, who not only emerged as the top prospect of the day but has emerged as the clear top prospect in the system overall. I wouldn’t expect them to be overly aggressive with him considering he was in high school just a year ago, but perhaps a late-season taste of Salem at the very end of the year could be in order for the former first round pick.