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Red Sox Minor Lines: Devlin Granberg has another big day

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He’s had more than anyone in the system.

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Worcester L 1-8

Delino DeShields, LF: 0-4, 1 K

Jack López, CF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-1, 3 BB

Jeter Downs, SS: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 K

Connor Seabold (SP; L): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K (84 pitches)

Kevin McCarthy: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (16 pitches)

Ryan Brasier: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 1 K (26 pitches)

Brandon Brennan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K (11 pitches)

Yacksel Ríos: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K (23 pitches)

It was a good day for Yairo Muñoz and his hit streak to get a day off, as Worcester’s offense struggled all day long. They had only two hits in the game, a single in the fifth and a homer from López in the ninth. Over on the mound, Seabold wasn’t great, but was certainly good enough that this was a tough luck loss. The righty was coming off a bit of a tough outing his last time out, allowing four runs over five innings, so this was a nice recovery. Overall he’s been looking good in August, pitching to a 3.38 ERA with 21 strikeouts and only three walks over 16 innings. More negatively, Brasier looks like he’s still working out some kinks in his road back to the bigs. He’s allowed eight runs over 1 23 innings in his last two outings.

Portland W 10-5

Cameron Cannon, 2B: 0-5, 2 K

Grant Williams, SS: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SB

Triston Casas, 1B: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Ronaldo Hernández, C: 0-4, 1 RBI

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

Devlin Granberg, RF: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI

Jeisson Rosario, CF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Kole Cottam, C: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Tyreque Reed, LF: 2-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

Denyi Reyes (SP): 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K (73 pitches)

Enmanuel De Jesus (W): 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K (51 pitches)

Joan Martinez (S): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K (25 pitches)

Despite falling behind early, Portland was able to get some late offense to not only win, but really pull away in this game. They had three home runs on the afternoon, with Granberg and Cottam in particular leading the way. The former has been a regular in this space all year long, and he’s now got the most Player of the Day awards in the system this season. His OPS in Double-A is up to .825. Cottam, meanwhile, doesn’t quite play everyday, but he’s quietly been having a big year. In 56 games, he is hitting .288/.385/.497, with the majority of those games being played in High-A. His Double-A OPS is .938. On the pitching side, Martinez has been gaining team for a couple of months now. He’s allowed just one run since the start of July, striking out 20 and walking five over 14 13 innings of work.

Greenville W 7-3

Christian Koss, SS: 1-5, 1 K

Nick Sogard, 2B: 3-5, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Tyler Dearden, LF: 2-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Joe Davis, 1B: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Stephen Scott, DH: 1-4, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jaxx Groshans, C: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI

Dylan Spacke (SP): 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K (54 pitches)

Jacob Wallace (H): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (26 pitches)

Yorvin Pantoja (SV): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K (27 pitches)

Dearden has been one of the most interesting players in the Red Sox system this season. It seems like he’s always been overshadowed by someone else playing well around him — Stephen Scott comes to mind in recent weeks — but he’s been consistently hitting for power. This was the 17th homer of the year for the outfielder, who is hitting just a modest .261 but has a much more impressive .914 OPS. It was also nice to see homers from Davis and Groshans, both of whom had big hot streaks earlier in the year but have been cooling off more of late.

Salem L 0-4

Nick Yorke, 2B: 0-4

Gilberto Jimenez, DH: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Matthew Lugo, SS: 0-4

Nick Decker, LF: 0-4, 1 K

Nicholas Northcut, 1B: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, CF: 2-3, 1 2B

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

Jeremy Wu-Yelland (SP): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K (71 pitches)

Yorke had his 20-game hit streak snapped on Saturday, and on Sunday his 38-game on-base streak came to a halt. he was one of many hitters in this lineup struggling in this game, with Rafaela being the only hitter in the lineup to come away with multiple hits. But there was a positive on the mound, with Wu-Yelland bouncing back for a nice start. He only recorded four outs in his last outing, so getting through five here is a big step forward. His control is still an issue, but he keeps showing just enough to remain interesting looking ahead to 2022 as he moves up the ladder.


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