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Red Sox Minor Lines: Johan Mieses hits a pair of homers for Worcester

And Chase Shugart shoves for Greenville.

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Worcester W 8-5

Yairo Muñoz, 3B: 3-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Franchy Cordero, LF: 1-3, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 E

Joey Meneses, 1B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 K

Johan Mieses, DH: 2-5, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Jeter Downs, SS: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jonathan Araúz, 2B: 0-4, 2 K

Daniel Gossett (SP): 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K (60 pitches)

John Schreiber (W): 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (33 pitches)

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

Brandon Brennan (H): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (19 pitches)

Kaleb Ort: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K (24 pitches)

Muñoz is again red-hot, and perhaps hotter than he was at any point during the hit streak. We’re only talking about two games rather than the better part of two months, but the utility man has seven hits over his last two appearances, with a couple of homers and a double. And speaking of a couple of homers, Mieses came away with two in this game. The former Dodgers farmhand showed off some big power in the early part of the season, smashing 11 homers in May, but he’s struggled to find his footing as well since representing the Dominican in the Olympics. Perhaps this is a sign he will finish the season out strong and earn himself a camp invite somewhere for next spring. On the mound, we’ve talked about this a bunch but Schreiber just continues to not get the credit he deserves. He’s got a 3.10 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 58 innings.

Portland L 2-5

Cameron Cannon, 2B: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 K

Triston Casas, DH: 0-4

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

Devlin Granberg, CF: 1-4, 2 K

Kole Cottam, C: 1-4, 1 2B, 3 K

Jeisson Rosario, RF: 0-1, 3 BB

Victor Santos (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K (91 pitches)

Ryan Brasier (H): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (11 pitches)

Not much going on with the offense, but it was nice to see a solid outing from Brasier. The Red Sox need all the help they can get in their bullpen right now, and they’re hoping the righty can be the boost they’re looking for. His rehab has been pretty rough for the most part, but he’s now got three straight scoreless appearances. Meanwhile, Santos just continues to impress after coming over from the Phillies. He’s now tossed 31 innings with Portland, pitching to a 2.61 ERA with 31 strikeouts and only four walks. He’s quickly putting himself in a position to be a sleeper in terms of upper-level depth next season.

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Greenville W 10-2

Nick Yorke, DH: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Christian Koss, SS: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI

Tyler Dearden, LF: 1-4, 3 RBI, 3 K

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

Stephen Scott, RF: 0-3, 1 BB

Dominic D’Alessandro, 1B: 2-3, 3 R

Elih Marrero, C: 3-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Chase Shugart (SP; W): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K (75 pitches)

Jose Espada (H): 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 6 K (41 pitches)

Yorke now just rolls out of bed and picks up two hits on a daily basis, so that’s neat. He’s got an eight-game hit streak going right now, and he had multiple hits in seven of those games. Meanwhile, Koss had himself a big game. He’s been quietly solid this season, though it hasn’t seemed like he’s been able to go on the sustained tear to really take the year to the next level and get up to Portland. Still, he’s been steady and is hitting .272/.330/.435 on the season. Meanwhile, Shugart has been all over the place all season. This was a tremendous start, but we just haven’t seen it consistently enough to really put a ton of faith in him moving forward at this point. At least not in this role.

Salem L 3-6

Tyler McDonough, CF: 1-4, 1 E

Gilberto Jimenez, LF: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K

Nick Decker, DH: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Niko Kavadas, 1B; 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 CS

Antoni Flores, 2B: 0-4, 1 K

Bradley Blalock (SP; L): 4 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 K (64 pitches)

Jordan DiValerio: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K (46 pitches)

I’ll be honest. There’s not a whole lot to say about this one. Rafaela isn’t someone we’ve talked about a bunch this year, and while he’s hitting only .239 he’s drawing a good amount of walks and hitting for some surprising pop, spraying extra-base hits all over the field and using his athleticism. He needs to be more consistent with the bat, but the tools are there for something intriguing, especially given he can play virtually every position.

FCL L 3-7

Brainer Bonaci, 2B: 0-4, 1 K

Marcelo Mayer, SS: 1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Tyler Miller, 1B: 0-2, 1 BB, 1 SB

Bryan Gonzalez, DH: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Danny Diaz, 3B: 2-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Phillip Sikes, CF: 2-4, 2 K

Angel Bastardo (SP; L): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K

Maceo Campbell: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

It was a tough one here for the FCL squad, though we did get to see some of that strong plate approach from Mayer. It’s not exactly common for players just out of high school to display this kind of plate discipline, but he drew a couple of walks here and has a .378 OBP early in his career. Diaz, meanwhile, has never really found the form that was expected when he was first signed, but this was a reminder that there is still some of that power somewhere in there.

DSL Red L 1-3

Miguel Bleis, CF: 0-4, 2 K

Enderso Lira, C: 0-3, 1 K

Luis Ravelo, SS: 0-3

Helison Mota, 3B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 SB

Francis Hernandez (SP): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

DSL Blue W 9-8

Juan Chacon, CF: 3-6, 1 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI

Alex Zapete, 1B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Rivaldo Avila, C: 3-5, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 K

Jean Carlos Reyes (SP): 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Nice to see this kind of game from Chacon, who came into the season as one of the top prospects down at the DSL. He hasn’t really been able to show off too much power this year — this was only his second double, and he has yet to hit a homer — but he’s been an on-base machine. After this game, his OBP is up to .394. Meanwhile, Hernandez on the Red squad threw a gem. He’s now got a 1.23 ERA over 29 13 innings, striking out 28 in the process. He got a $142,000 signing bonus (per Sox Prospects) in the 2019 signing period and is pitching in the pros for the first time.

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