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Red Sox Minor Lines: Triston Casas reaches base six times

Pawtucket W 3-1

Chris Owings, SS: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 CS

Mitch Moreland, 1B: 0-4, 3 K

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

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

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

Cole Sturgeon, LF: 2-3, 1 K

Erasmo Ramírez: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (54 pitches)

Brian Johnson: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (43 pitches)

Tanner Houck: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (20 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (11 pitches)

Pawtucket hit three solo home runs with one coming in each of the first three innings of the game, and that was enough to give them the victory on Sunday. Once again, beyond the guys who hit the long balls, the story in Triple-A was the guys who could help in the majors soon. Moreland is struggling mightily in his rehab, going 0-9 in his three games with three strikeouts and a walk. Johnson, meanwhile, was making his first rehab appearance and was solid, even in allowing the run. Later in the game, Lakins and Houck continued to make cases for themselves to get to the majors and help at some point this year.

Portland L 6-9

Jarren Duran, CF: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

C.J. Chatham, SS: 1-5

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-5, 1 K, 1 E

Joey Curletta, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Marcus Wilson, LF: 0-1, 3 BB, 3 R

Tate Matheny, RF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jhon Nunez, C: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (14 pitches)

We don’t talk a whole lot about Nunez in this space, which is probably a mistake on my part. The 24-year-old was an All-Star this year and has been swinging a very impressive bat for a catcher. With this game in which he hit the homer he’s now hitting .280/.330/.425 on the year. The ceiling for Nunez likely isn’t a regular player, but he has a very real chance of being a solid backup at the highest level.

Salem SUSP

Greenville W 16-5

Everlouis Lozada, 2B: 4-6, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

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

Triston Casas, 1B: 3-3, 3 BB, 2 R

Devlin Granberg, DH: 3-6, 2 R, 1 RBI

Tyler Esplin, RF: 2-6, 1 R, 1 BI

Kole Cottam, C: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Cole Brannen, CF: 3-5, 1 3B, 1 R, 2 RBI

Grant Williams, SS: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI

Logan Browning: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (8 pitches)

Pretty decent game for the Greenville offense, I’d say. This was a well-rounded attack, with both big and small names doing well. Casas get on base an absurd six times on Sunday, bringing his season OBP up to .351. Lozada was the game’s MVP with his two big flies, but it’s Williams I want to look at a little more. The shortstop has quietly been on fire at the plate, though in a very empty way. Last year’s tenth round pick is more of a defensive-minded player, but he’s been slapping singles all around of late. He now has multi-hit games in six of his last eight games, with 11 of his 15 hits in that span being singles.

Lowell L 2-4

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 1-4, 1 R

Cameron Cannon, SS: 1-5, 1 R, 1 K

Jaxx Groshans, C: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Nick Decker, RF: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 K

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 1-4, 1 K

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

Chris Murphy: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (51 pitches)

This was a tough game for the Spinners, who did get seven hits and three walks on the day but couldn’t get the win. The pitching was actually outstanding for most of the afternoon, though, as Hudson Valley didn’t get their four runs until the top of the ninth. Murphy was the starter for Lowell here and this year’s sixth round pick was great. This was his third professional start and in total he has now thrown six scoreless innings with three hits, two walks and ten strikeouts.