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Red Sox Minor Lines: Darwinzon Hernandez walks everyone in Triple-A debut

But also, he got good results.

Pawtucket G1 L 2-3

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

Chad De La Guerra, SS: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Steve Pearce, 1B: 0-3, 1 K

Sam Travis, LF: 1-3, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 1-3, 1 RBI

Bryce Brentz, DH: 0-3, 2 K

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 7 BB, 2 K (95 pitches)

Tyler Thornburg: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K (22 pitches)

Jenrry Mejia: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (6 pitches)

Steven Wright: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (14 pitches)

Pawtucket G2 L 4-5 (F/8)

Gorkys Hernández, CF: 1-1, 1 BB

Bryce Brenz, RF: 1-3, 1 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Rusney Castillo, RF/CF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Nick Lovullo, 2B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ryan Weber: 3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K (69 pitches)

Bobby Poyner: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K (41 pitches)

Trevor Kelley: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (21 pitches)

It was a tough doubleheader for Pawtucket, who lost a pair of one-run games including one that went into extras. They did hit three homers on the day, but they were all of the solo variety. In fact, in the second game the team was an absurd 0-12 with runners in scoring position. Even scoring four runs with those numbers is weirdly impressive. The most notable appearance of the day came from Hernandez, though, who made his first Triple-A appearance in the Game One start. The lefty had a weird day, allowing just the one run in five innings with only two hits, but also walking a whopping seven batters. For as exciting as Hernandez is, the walks are becoming overwhelmingly harder and harder to push aside.

Portland L 2-3

Jarren Duran, CF: 0-4, 1 K

Brett Netzer, 2B: 0-4, 1 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 0-4, 2 K

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 2-4, 1 K

Joey Curletta, DHP 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 K

I’m not quite sure what there even is to say here. The Sea Dogs managed jut four singles on the day with a single walk mixed in while striking out 12 times. That’s not great! With his latest 0-fer Duran is down to a .186 average since getting to Double-A with a .565 OPS.

Lowell W 4-2

Ricardo Cubillan, 1B: 1-3, 3 R, 1 RBI

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 0-4, 2 K

Nick Decker, RF: 0-4, 3 K

Antoni Flores, SS: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 1-2, 1 K

Yusniel Padron-Artilles: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K (93 pitches)

It was a tough day for the vaunted Lowell offense, but they were able to pick up the win despite that thanks to some support from the pitching staff. Padron Artilles got the start, and he’s off to a nice beginning to his time in Lowell with 12 innings between two outings with three runs allowed on 14 strikeouts and three walks. However, it is worth mentioning he pitched a bit in Greenville this year (19 23 innings).

DSL 1 W 9-8

Alex Zapete, 3B: 2-5, 2 R, 1 SB

Eduardo Lopez, CF: 1-5, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K

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

DSL 2 L 3-4

Bryan Gonzalez, DH: 1-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Lopez is, compared to some of the other members of last summer’s J2 class, struggling a bit to start his professional career. The top signing from last summer’s class is hitting below the Mendoza line with a .649 OPS. However, he is a triples machine apparently with three already in just 13 games.

Player of the Day: There really weren’t many great performances on the day here, so I’m going to give this one to Gorkys Hernández. He didn’t do anything spectacular, but between the two games for Pawtucket the veteran outfielder went 2-3 with three walks. Unfortunately he also left the second game early, presumably because of an injury.