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Red Sox Minor Lines: Triston Casas goes yard

And the Sox get good pitching in the high minors

Pawtucket W 5-1

Chad De La Guerra, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Chris Owings, SS: 2-4 1 K, 1 SB

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

Bryce Brentz, LF: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Matthew Kent: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 5 K (90 pitches)

Mike Shawaryn: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (28 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (17 pitches)

This was a really impressive night for PawSox pitching, which is a nice juxtoposition to the big-league squad. Kent did the bulk of the work, but for our purposes Shawaryn and Lakins stand out as the potential major leaguers. Lakins has sort of fallen out of the consciousness of the fan base of late, but he’s pitching better recently having allowed runs in just one of his last seven outings. Granted, that was a three-run outing in which he didn’t record an out, but our standards aren’t super high right now.

Portland W 4-0

Jarren Duran, CF: 0-4, 3 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 2-4, 1 R

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R

Joey Curletta, DH: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Marcus Wilson, RF: 0-4, 1 RBI

Konner Wade: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (96 pitches)

Eduardo Bazardo: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (18 pitches)

As with the Triple-A game, the Sea Dogs got a great pitching performance on Tuesday led by their starting pitcher. Wade is a bit of a minor-league journeyman, but he’s pitched well in the Red Sox organization with a 3.00 ERA in 51 innings between Portland and Pawtucket (mostly in Portland.) He is 27, though. Offensively, Dalbec is quietly in a bit of a slump. He’s still getting on base, but he only has four hits in his last seven games. The good news is he only has two strikeouts in that stretch. He’s still good.

Greenville W 4-1

Everlouis Lozada, 2B: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-4, 1 R

Triston Casas, 1B: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI

Devlin Granberg, DH: 1-4, 2 K

Hunter Haworth: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (77 pitches)

Logan Browning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (9 pitches)

Triston Casas, lady and gentlemen. There’s a lot of emphasis in player evaluation on defensive value and positional value, and for good reason. That stuff matters. But also, if a dude can rake I don’t care where they play. That’s where I’m at with Casas at this point. Obviously he still has a long road ahead and plenty of opportunity for setbacks in his development, but after a slow start to his professional career he has blown the SAL out of the water, particularly with his power. He’s up to 16 homers on the year.

GCL L 0-2

Ceddanne Rafaela, 2B: 2-4

Danny Diaz, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B

Matthew Lugo, SS: 0-3, 2 K

DSL 1 L 0-5

Bryan Gonzalez, DH: 1-4

Gregori Custodio, 1B: 2-4