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Red Sox Minor Lines: Mitch Moreland starts his rehab

Rain gets in the way all over the organization.

Pawtucket L 4-5

Chris Owings, SS: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Tzu-Wei Lin, 2B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Mitch Moreland, DH: 0-4, 1 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Bryce Brentz, LF: 0-4, 2 K

Ryan Weber: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K (86 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 0 K (19 pitches)

Trevor Kelley: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K (22 pitches)

This was a tough loss for the PawSox, who spent most of this game winning 4-0. Weber then allowed a run in his final inning of work before the bullpen absolutely imploded in the eighth. Most of that was Lakins, who allowed all three batters he faced to reach base. Kelley then came in and allow a sac fly and then a three-run, two-out home run. Besides the bullpen’s implosion, the top story here is obviously Moreland’s rehab starting up. He didn’t have a great day, but the Red Sox will be happy to have him back on the team.

Portland G1 L 2-3 (F/8)

Jarren Duran, CF: 0-4

C.J. Chatham, SS: 0-4, 2 K, 1 E

Bobby Dalbec, DH: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 R

Joey Curletta, 1B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Matt Kent: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K (105 pitches)

This was supposed to be a doubleheader, but after the first game went to an extra inning the second game was suspended after four. In that first game, there’s not too much to report. It was a tough day overall for most of the offense, with Dalbec being the star by getting on base in two of three plate appearances.

Portland G2 SUSP

Salem G1 PPD

Salem G2 PPD

Greenville W 6-2

Cole Brannen, CF: 2-5, 2 R, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, DH: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R

Triston Casas, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 3 RBI, 1 K

Devlin Granberg, 1B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Jonathan Ortega, 2B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Chris Machamer: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (65 pitches)

Logan Browning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12 pitches)

This was a nice game for the offense, and guys like Granberg and Ortega in particular. It is nice that Howlett is still back in the lineup for a second straight game, even as the DH. Casas, meanwhile, has been playing a lot of third base of late with Howlett not 100 percent. On the mound, Browning must be among the biggest gaps between scouting and stats in the organization. That’s the only explanation for a 23-year-old reliever with a 1.81 ERA and 65 strikeouts and eight walks over 49 23 innings not being able to get up to High-A. I haven’t seen him, so I can’t criticize the decision. But based on the numbers he certainly seems to deserve the promotion.

Lowell L 2-5

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

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

Antoni Flores, SS: 0-2, 2 BB

Ryan Zeferjahn: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K (30 pitches)

It was a tough day for Zeferjahn, who was on the mound for his third start as a professional. This summer’s third round pick had tossed three scoreless frames over his first two starts but struggled a bit more in this one and didn’t even make it out of the first. For pitchers, the first pro season is more about getting accustomed to the feel of pro baseball and getting started with professional training regiments. The game performance is, in a way, secondary. Also, Jimenez can’t be stopped right now.


DSL 1 W 7-1

Alixandri Alvarez, SS: 4-5, 1 R, 2 RBI

Eduardo Lopez, DH: 0-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Albert Feliz, 1B: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

DSL 2 L 2-4

Luis Mota, 2B: 2-4, 1 SB, 1 CS

Juan Daniel Encarnacion: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (32 pitches)