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Red Sox Minor Lines: C.J. Chatham hits another homer

Other than that, it was a pretty rough day.

Pawtucket L 3-4

Cole Sturgeon, LF 3-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

C.J. Chatham, 2B: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 1-3, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec, 3B: 0-4, 2 K

Tzu-Wei Lin, SS: 1-4, 3 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K

Ryan Weber: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 4 K (84 pitches)

Travis Lakins: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (12 pitches)

This was a tough loss for the PawSox, who fell behind 4-0 and just couldn’t make it all the way back. They did get a home run from Chatham, his second since his recent promotion to Pawtucket. Remember, he had only three in 90 games with Portland before his promotion and he had three all of last year in 114 games. This is two in ten games for Pawtucket. More than anything, it is a good example of the effects of the juiced ball. That may sound like it’s throwing shade at Chatham, but that same ball should be waiting for him at the majors unless the league “miraculously” finds a fix this winter.

Portland L 0-7

Jarren Duran, CF: 0-4, 1 K

Marcus Wilson, RF: 1-4, 2 K

Tommy Joseph, DH: 1-4

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

Luke Tendler, LF: 2-4, 1 2B

Daniel McGrath: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K (95 pitches)

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 0 K (24 pitches)

There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. McGrath had been dominant for Portland this year, with this being far and away his worst start at the level. Throwing aside his one start at Triple-A where he allowed five runs in 2 13 innings, he had just one other start this year where he allowed even three earned runs. Then, in relief, it was just another bad outing for Feltman.

Salem L 1-4

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 1-4

Devlin Granberg, DH: 1-4

Keith Curcio, CF: 2-4, 1 K

Kole Cottam, C: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Thad Ward: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 7 K (88 pitches)

Zach Schellenger: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (37 pitches)

Ward has been one of, if not the, biggest standouts on the farm this year. He dominated Greenville and has been phenomenal in Salem for more than half the season now as well. The righty has been struggling a bit with control of late, however, issuing at least three walks in each of his last five starts, none of which have lasted longer than five innings. To his credit, he’s worked around that more often than not, but it’s something to monitor. His 125+ innings under his belt are likely playing a role in his first full season as a pro.

Greenville L 0-2

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

Brayan Bello: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K (85 pitches)

Greenville’s offense forgot to show up for this one in Hagerstown, managing just the one single from Casas on the day. The good news is that it was another solid day for Bello. He didn’t have the dominant strikeout numbers he’s had at times this year, but he looks fully recovered from his midseason swoon and is someone who should generate more excitement in 2020 than his 5.60 ERA this year would indicate.

Lowell L 0-3

Cameron Cannon, 2B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Nick Decker, RF: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 K

Stephen Scott, 1B: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Nicholas Northcut, 3B: 0-4, 1 K

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

Ryan Zeferjahn: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (54 pitches)

There’s not a whole lot to say here, particularly positive things. Zeferjahn, however, is a strikeout machine. The righty now has 24 strikeouts in 16 23 innings to start his professional career, and he’ll be a really interesting name for next season.

GCL G1 W 4-3

Daniel Bakst, 2B: 2-3, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 K

Dominic D’Alessandro, 1B: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R

Dean Miller, DH: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

Matthew Lugo, SS: 1-4, 1 K


DSL 1 L 2-3

Eduardo Lopez, DH: 1-3, 1 RBI

Brandon Rincones, 2B: 2-2, 1 BB

DSL 2 W 2-1

Frank Astacio, 3B: 2-4

Danny Diaz, DH: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI