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Red Sox Minor Lines: Tanner Houck throws another quality start

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Pawtucket L 8-10

Gorkys Hernández, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB

Tzu-Wei Lin, DH: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Chad De La Guerra, SS: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 4 RBI, 2 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-4, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 4-4, 1 2B, 2 R

Ryan Weber: 1.1 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (63 pitches)

Steven Wright: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Tyler Thornburg: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K (35 pitches)

Jenrry Mejia: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (17 pitches)

Ryan Weber picked up right where he left off in the majors, it seems. The righty allowed four runs in the first inning, but Pawtucket came back with six runs in the second and all Weber had to do was settle down a bit. Instead, he allowed three more in the bottom of the second and Pawtucket never had another lead for the rest of the. Offensively, things were good in this game with Castillo smacking four hits and De La Guerra hitting a grand slam, but the pitching was rough. Wright did pitch well in another rehab assignment, which is big, but Weber is reeling right now.

Portland W 6-1

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 CS

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

Joey Curletta, 1B: 0-4

Brett Netzer, 2B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Luke Tendler: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ricardo Cubilan: 2-4, 1 R, 2 K

Tanner Houck: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K (99 pitches)

Have yourself a day, Tanner Houck. The former first round pick has not been totally consistent this year, but we are starting to see more good performances than bad ones and he is clearly more comfortable with the pitching style he employed in college. This now makes four consecutive quality starts for the righty and he has 31 strikeouts and four walks over 25 innings in that span. Pretty good!

Salem CANC

Greenville W 3-1

Cole Brannen, CF: 1-3, 2 K

Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K, 1 E

Tyler Dearden, DH: 1-4, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K

Chase Shugart: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (89 pitches)

Logan Browning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (18 pitches)

It was all about the pitching for Greenvile in this one, with a pair of 2018 draft picks standing out the most. Shugart missed the first 50 game of the year with suspension, but he’s been fantastic in his four starts since thing. With this latest effort the righty has a 1.64 ERA over 22 innings with 20 strikeouts and four walks. Browning, meanwhile, is down to a 2.15 ERA with 47 strikeouts and six walks in 37 23 innings. It’s always hard to judge college pitchers at this level, but both of these gys are heading in the right direction.

DSL 1 W 8-7

Brainer Bonaci, SS: 3-5, 2 RBI, 1 K

Albert Feliz, LF: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K

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

DSL 2 L 6-16

Denny Daza, SS: 2-5, 1 2B, RBI, 1 K

Bryan Gonzalez, DH: 1-5, 1 K

Naysbel Marcano, C: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R