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Red Sox Minor Lines: Portland scores 15 runs in their 13th straight win

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With Devlin Granberg again leading the way.

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Worcester G1 SUSP

Worcester G2 PPD

Portland W 15-4

Jeisson Rosario, CF: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

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

Devlin Granberg, RF: 4-6, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Tyreque Reed, 1B: 3-5, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Hudson Potts, 3B: 3-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 K

Ronaldo Hernández, DH: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Winckowski (SP; W): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K (97 pitches)

Zack Kelly: 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (9 pitches)

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (13 pitches)

This was just a total annihilation of a game for Portland, who has now won 13 straight games. There were so many people who had big games, including both Potts and Rosario. They were both part of the Mitch Moreland trade last summer, but neither have been able to find their footing. Rosario has struggled pretty much all year, while Potts missed a lot of time to start the year and is trying to play catch up now. Hopefully this is the kind of game to spark a hot streak for both. And we can’t talk about a hot streak without mentioning Granberg. He now has multiple hits, including one homer, in each of his last three games, and in July he’s hitting .391/.417/.739. Meanwhile, on the mound they got a really solid start from Winckowski and a strong finish from Feltman. Just good stuff all around.

Greenville G1 L 2-9

Christian Koss, SS: 0-3, 2 K, 1 E

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

Tyler Dearden, LF: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Chase Shugart (SP; L): 4.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 6 K (86 pitches)

Greenville G2 SUSP

In what was supposed to be a doubleheader, Greenville just wasn’t able to get anything going in the first, and ultimatley only, game of the day. They did jump out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a homer from Howlett, though, before it all went downhill. That was homer number 11 for Howlett, who got his OPS back up above .900 with the blast.

Salem W 7-3

Gilberto Jimenez, RF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 SB

Ceddanne Rafaela, 3B: 0-0, 1 HBP

Matthew Lugo, SS: 2-3, 1 2B, 2 BB, 3 R

Nick Decker, LF: 1-2, 3 BB

Nicholas Northcut, 1B: 0-3, 2 BB

Antoni Flores, 2B/3B: 1-5

Chih-Jung Liu (SP; W): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K (68 pitches)

Salem was able to keep their patience en route to this win on Sunday, with their offense drawing 13 walks. The big star of the day was definitely Lugo, which was very nice to see in a season where that has very rarely been the case. The former second round pick dug himself into an early hole both at the plate and in the field, and it has seemingly just compounded on itself, and he was hitting .228/.273/.278 at the end of June. He’s still struggling to hit the ball with a ton of authority, but with this game included he’s been doing a better job of getting on base of late. In July, he’s up to a .385 OBP. He’s seen his stock take a hit as this summer has progressed, but with a whole second half to go he still has a chance to turn that narrative around. As for Liu, it was nice to see him bounce back after a bit of a shaky debut in Salem, even if there wasn’t much swing and miss here on Sunday.


Player of the Day: Devlin Granberg

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