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Red Sox Minor Lines: Yairo Muñoz sets new organizational hit streak record

And Brayan Bello shoved in a loss.

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Worcester L 4-5

Yairo Muñoz, 3B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Delino DeShields, CF: 0-4, 4 K

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

Connor Wong, DH: 1-4, 3 K

Jeter Downs, SS: 0-4, 2 K

Jack López, 2B: 2-4, 2 2B, 1 K

Ryan Fitzgerald, LF: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Kutter Crawford (SP; L): 3.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 4 K (88 pitches)

Alex Claudio: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (21 pitches)

Matt Andriese: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (24 pitches)

Durbin Feltman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (17 pitches)

Phillips Valdez: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (10 pitches)

First thing’s first, as always: The hit streak continues. Yairo Muñoz now holds the record for longest hit streak by any player in the Red Sox organization, getting up to 35 games with a single in this one. That was part of a very rough game offensively, with a grand slam from Meneses being the only real damage on the night. It was also a tough day for Crawford, who had his worst start since coming up to Triple-A. He’s been good enough aside from this start that it’s not a major concern, and in fact it will be interesting to see how he’s able to bounce back. More positively, the bullpen had a strong day after Crawford, including from Claudio. The lefty made what was his first appearance since signing a minor-league deal with the Red Sox earlier this month.

Portland L 2-6

Cameron Cannon, SS: 1-5, 1 R

Pedro Castellanos, RF: 0-4, 2 K

Triston Casas, 1B: 1-4, 1 2B

Ronaldo Hernández, C: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Hudson Potts, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K

Roldani Baldwin, 2B: 1-4, 1 K

Jeisson Rosario, CF: 0-3, 1 BB, 3 K

Tyreque Reed, LF: 3-4, 1 2B

Brayan Bello (SP): 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K (93 pitches)

This was a rough day overall for Portland, but the one bright spot was Bello, who really needed a start like this. The righty hasn’t really been bad lately, but he had been lacking this sort of dominant outing for the last few weeks. In fact, this is probably his best uting going back to June 18, his second start with Portland. That said, while his ERA at Double-A is a bit high at 4.60, he does have 67 strikeouts and 16 walks over 45 innings of work. Unfortunately for him in this start, the bullpen coughed it up, and the offense provided virtually no support.

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Greenville L 3-4 (F/10)

Christian Koss, SS: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Nick Sogard, 2B: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler Dearden, LF: 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 0-4, 1 RBI

Joe Davis, 1B: 0-5

Stephen Scott, RF: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K

Brandon Walter (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K (93 pitches)

Oddanier Mosqueda: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (46 pitches)

Walter has been one of the best pitchers in the Red Sox system, based on results at least, for a couple of months now, but his last few starts in particular have been great at High-A. So relative to those outings, in which he allowed just one earned run over 17 innings of work with 25 strikeout and four walks, this one from Saturday looks a little rough. That’s not entirely fair, of course, as striking out eight and walking two over five innings is perfectly fine. It’s just the bar that Walter has been setting for himself of late. I still believe he should get a shot at Double-A before this season is out, though I’d be fine with it just being a start or two over the last couple weeks of the year, just to get a feel for the level before next season.

Salem G1 L 0-12

Nick Yorke, 2B: 0-2, 1 BB

Gilberto Jimenez, RF: 0-2, 1 BB, 2 K

Matthew Lugo, SS: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, CF: 0-3, 1 K

Nicholas Northcut, 1B: 0-3

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

Shane Drohan (SP; L): 0.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 2 K (31 pitches)

Salem G2 W 5-3

Nick Yorke, 2B: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Gilberto Jimenez, CF: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K, 1 CS

Matthew Lugo, SS: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Nick Decker, RF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Antoni Flores, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Jhonathan Diaz, C: 2-3

Jeccorah Arnold, LF: 1-2, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Bradley Blalock (SP): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 6 K (79 pitches)

Devon Roedahl (W): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (20 pitches)

So, we’re just gonna go with a simple “yikes” for that first game. Salem was no-hit on offense, while Drohan failed to make it through even just one inning. The 2020 draftee had been looking better in his last four starts after a very uneven first half of the season, but his command was off in this one and it proved costly. In more bad news from that game, Yorke lost his 20-game hit streak, and couldn’t start a new one in the second game. He does, however, still have a 38-game on-base streak. Game number two was a better one for the offense, though, and for the bullpen. We haven’t talked a whole lot about Roedahl this year, but he’s having a really strong year. The righty, who was taken in the 27th round back in 2019, has a 1.80 ERA over 45 innings with 43 strikeouts and seven walks.


DSL Red L 1-3

Enderso Lira, C: 0-3

Luis Ravelo, SS: 1-3, 1 R, 1 K

Frank Astacio, 1B: 0-1, 2 BB

Starlin Santos (SP; L): 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K

DSL Blue W 3-1

Jhostynxon Garcia, CF: 1-2, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Alex Zapete, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 E

Alexis Hernandez, DH: 1-2, 1 BB, 2 R

Jean Carlos Reyes (SP): 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

It was another matchup with the two Red Sox DSL squads facing off against each other, and the Blue team took it this time around. It was all about the pitching on both sides, with Reyes having a strong outing in the victory. The righty, who signed for just a shade under $200,000 this past January, has a 5.00 ERA that looks ugly, but that is largely due to one bad outing. Overall, he’s allowed one or fewer runs in four of his six starts this season. This win for Blue gives them a lead in the season series between the two Boston affiliates, with Blue winning three games compared to Red’s two.

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