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Red Sox Minor Lines: Tyler Dearden keeps homering

And Chih-Jung Liu had another strong start.

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Worcester PPD

Portland CANC

Greenville W 9-6

Nick Yorke, 2B: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 SB

Christian Koss, SS: 0-5, 1 RBI, 2 K

Tyler Dearden, DH: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 K

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

Stephen Scott, RF: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K

Wil Dalton, CF: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI

Jake MacKenzie, 3B: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 SB

Brian Van Belle (SP): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Tyler Dearden really does not want us to forget his name over the offseason. The outfielder has been good all year, but he’s turning on the power at another level to close out this year. His homer in this game was number 22 on the year, and it was also his fourth in as many days. He’s right up against a .900 OPS on the season.

Salem W 13-2

Tyler McDonough, CF: 0-2, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Ceddanne Rafaela, SS: 0-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Nick Decker, LF: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Matthew Lugo, 2B: 2-5, 1 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI

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

Alex Erro, C: 3-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Antoni Flores, 3B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jonathan Diaz, DH: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Chih-Jung Liu (SP; W): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K (69 pitches)

Jacob Webb (H): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (22 pitches)

It was all-around domination for Salem, but we’ll start with the starting pitching as Liu just continues to impress this year. The command hasn’t always been consistent, and he did give up a home run here for the only damage against him in this game, but overall it’s been impressive. His 4.50 ERA in 11 starts with Salem doesn’t look great, but remember he had just one start at the complex before the promotion. He allowed at least five runs in two of his first four starts in Low-A, bumping up that ERA. But he hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in any start since then, and since the start of August he’s got 36 strikeouts and eight walks over 28 13 innings. Meanwhile, Lugo is really finishing his year strong after struggling for most of the season. He’s hitting .333/.395/.576 in September.

FCL W 8-3

Yorberto Mejicano, C: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 CS, 1 E

Tyler Miller, 3B: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Darel Belen, 1B: 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 CS

Cuba Bess, DH: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 K

Freddy Valdez, RF: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler McElveny, 2B: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Albert Feliz, LF: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K

Angel Bastardo (SP): 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Henry Nunez (W): 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Tyler Uberstine (SV): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

It wasn’t entirely the A lineup for the FCL squad, but it didn’t much matter as they were able to score plenty of runs anyway. Mejicano did not get a big signing bonus when he first signed, and he wasn’t particularly impressive in the DSL back in 2019, but he’s hit in limited playing time this year. His OPS jumped up to 1.148 after this game. Bess, meanwhile, was part of the undrafted free agent class last year, and he’s been something of a three true outcome kind of player in his first taste of pro ball.

DSL Red W 5-1

Allan Castro, RF: 2-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Luis Ravelo, SS: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Miguel Bleis, DH: 3-5, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB

Enderso Lira, C: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Kelvin Diaz, CF: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 E

Jose Ramirez (SP; W): 5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

DSL Blue W 7-1

Juan Chacon, CF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Lyonell James, 3B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Armando Sierra, LF/1B: 3-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Yordanny Monegro (SP): 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Carlos Velez: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

It was a strong showing for both DSL squads on Thursday, though the two most intriguing individual performances in terms of players came on the Red squad. We’ve talked about Bleis a lot this year, and he’s had another big game here with three hits. The top international prospect on either of these teams, he’s also been showing off his speed. Bleis stole his sixth bag of the year in this game while also bumping his OPS to .798. Meanwhile, Ramirez has been great this season, pitching to a 1.13 ERA with 34 strikeouts and 13 walks over 39 23 innings. But we should also mention this is his third season at the DSL.


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