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Red Sox Minor Lines: Eduard Bazardo leaves early with apparent injury

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And Jarren Duran goes deep again.

Worcester W 9-4

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Danny Santana, 1B: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jeter Downs, SS: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Jonathan Araúz, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Michael Gettys, LF: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 CS

Daniel Gossett (SP; W): 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 K (98 pitches)

Matt Hall (H): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (11 pitches)

Brandon Workman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (20 pitches)

Eduard Bazardo: 0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (5 pitches)

Kevin McCarthy: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (14 pitches)

This was all-around a good game for Worcester, with a few different players to highlight going deep. There was Duran’s fifth homer of the year, Santana showing he’s ready to come back up to the majors, and Araúz marking the occasion of being back down in Triple-A for everyday at bats. But unfortunately, the story here is Bazardo. The righty is one of the best relief prospects in the system and is major-league ready now. Honestly, he should have been up in the majors already. Now, it’s not clear when that will happen as he left this game grabbing his elbow. We don’t know the specifics, but it apparently did not look good. Hopefully this isn’t the kind of thing that will keep him off the mound for the rest of the year.

Portland W 12-6

Jeisson Rosario, CF: 3-6, 1 R, 1 SB, 1 CS

Pedro Castellanos, LF: 3-6, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Triston Casas, 1B: 1-5, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Joey Meneses, DH: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Ryan Fitzgerald, SS: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Josh Winckowski (SP): 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K (83 pitches)

Durbin Feltman (BS; W): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K (33 pitches)

Joan Martinez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (12 pitches)

A strong day overall for Portland, and it included Rosario stealing home. It appears it was a double steal attempt with Castellanos taking second base, and Rosario was able to use his athleticism to get home. It’s hard to say too much without having actually seen the play, but declining athleticism was a question for Rosario coming into the year, so this seems like a good sign on that front. He’s also having a solid year at the plate, pushing his average up to .311 with this three-hit day, albeit without much power. Meneses also deserves a shoutout as his big season continues. His homer in this game was his third of the year, and he’s up to an .894 OPS on the year.

Greenville L 5-7

Cameron Cannon, 2B: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Christian Koss, SS: 2-5

Tyler Esplin, RF: 1-5, 1 HR 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler Dearden, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Luke Bandy, CF: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 E

Brian Van Belle (SP; L): 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K (70 pitches)

Alex Scherff: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (10 pitches)

Scherff had a little bit of a hype around him when he entered the organization back in 2017 as an overslot fifth round pick out of high school. He was never quite able to put things together as a starter, though, and he’s transitioned into the bullpen this year. His first appearance was rough as he allowed four runs, but in his four games since then he’s tossed 4 23 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and three walks while striking out eight. The stuff was never a major problem as a starter, and it’s possible he may just find a home in this role after all. We should also give a quick shoutout to Howlett, who is bouncing back from a somewhat tough 2019 with a good start to the year in 2021.

Salem W 14-3

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI

Matthew Lugo, SS: 1-6, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 E

Nick Decker, RF: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 R

Joe Davis, 1B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 4 RBI

Nick Northcut, DH: 1-4, 1 3B, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Alex Erro, C: 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Nick Yorke, 2B: 1-5, 1 RBI, 2 K

Wil Dalton, LF/CF: 1-3, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, 3B: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ryan Zeferjahn: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K (53 pitches)

We haven’t really talked a ton about him this year, but Lugo was one of my favorite prospects coming into the season. Unfortunately he’s having a bit of a tough start this year on both sides of the ball. The shortstop did get a hit in this game, but a 1-6 isn’t too impressive and his average sits at .214 with a .537 OPS. Defensively, his error here was also his fourth of the season. On a more positive note from this blowout, Jimenez continues to pile up hits at the top of this lineup, pushing his average all the way up to .388 with this game to go with a .914 OPS.


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