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Red Sox Minor Lines: Tyler Dearden homers twice

And Darwinzon Hernandez starts his rehab.

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Worcester W 5-4

Chad De La Guerra, 3B: 4-5, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 1 E

Connor Wong, C: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Jack López, 2B: 0-3

Jeter Downs, SS: 2-4, 1 K, 1 SB

Tate Matheny, CF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Daniel Gossett (SP): 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 K (97 pitches)

Colten Brewer (W): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K (42 pitches)

Darwinzon Hernandez (H): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (15 pitches)

Austin Brice (SV): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (11 pitches)

The big story here in terms of effect on the major-league roster this year is certainly Hernandez, who came back for his first rehab appearance in his road back from an oblique issue. It was a solid showing for the lefty, with just a walk against him in his inning. At the plate, it was De La Guerra leading the way with a big game. He was someone I thought of as a deep sleeper coming into this season, but he hasn’t really been able to get consistent playing time, and the production has been similarly inconsistent. He looked like a future legitimate utility option a few years ago, but hasn’t been able to get back to that level.

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Greenville W 7-4 (F/10)

Nick Yorke, 2B: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Christian Koss, SS: 0-5, 1 K

Tyler Dearden, LF: 3-4, 2 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI

Brandon Howlett, 3B: 2-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Stephen Scott, DH: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Chase Shugart (SP): 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K (64 pitches)

Casey Cobb (BS): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K (32 pitches)

Jacob Wallace (BS): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K (25 pitches)

This was a wild game between Greenville and Hickory. It was tied at one heading into the eighth, and then both sides just got hot. For Greenville, clearly it’s Dearden who stands out here. The outfielder has been one of the real breakouts in the system, despite it seemingly flying a bit under the radar. He’s not hitting for a super high average, but the power has been there all year. These homers gave him 21 on the season, and his OPS on the year is up to .898. Next season at Double-A will be an interesting test for him.

Salem W 10-2

Ceddanne Rafaela, CF: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 R

Tyler McDonough, DH: 3-4, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI

Gilberto Jimenez, RF: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K

Nick Decker, LF: 1-4, 1 BB, 2 R, 3 K

Matthew Lugo, SS: 1-5, 3 K, 1 E

Nicholas Northcut, 1B: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Brainer Bonaci, 2B: 1-5

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

Shane Drohan (SP; W): 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K (68 pitches)

Miguel Suero: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K (44 pitches)

McDonough has arguably been the most impressive 2021 draftee in terms of immediate professional performance. The third rounder has hit the ground running and is not appearing to be too challenged at Low-A. After this three-hit game he’s up to .333/.395/.538 in 20 games since being drafted, with 16 of those games coming with Salem. He’s had multiple hits in four of his last seven games. Meanwhile, Drohan had another strong showing, and he’s allowed just three earned runs over his last four starts, totaling 19 23 innings with 20 strikeouts and five walks.

FCL L 0-2 (F/7)

Marcelo Mayer, SS: 0-3, 2 K

Miguel Ugueto, LF: 1-3, 1 2B

Tyler Miller, 1B: 0-3, 1 K

Eduardo Vaughan, RF: 0-2, 2 K

Reidis Sena (SP): 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Michael Gettys: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Really not a whole lot to say about this one. The pitching was solid, with Gettys looking good very early on in his pitching career. The veteran made just his second appearance as a pitcher here after spending his entire career in the outfield. He’s yet to allow a run.

DSL Red L 4-5 (F/10)

Luis Ravelo, SS: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R

Miguel Bleis, CF: 2-4, 1 RBI

Enderso Lira, DH: 0-3, 1 RBI

Ahbram Liendo, 2B: 2-4, 1 RBI

Alvaro Mejias (SP): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

DSL Blue W 6-2

Juan Chacon, RF: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jhostynxon Garcia, CF: 0-0, 5 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI

Diego Viloria, C: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K

Jean Carlos Reyes (SP; W): 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Again, not a whole lot to say about the DSL either, but Garcia certainly deserves a shoutout. DSL pitching can be pretty wild at times, but it’s not every day you see a guy walk five times in a game. Reyes also deserves a shoutout for a strong day on the mound. Also nice to see Bleis pick up a couple of hits after a recent skid.

Player of the Day: Tyler Dearden

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