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August 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Reyes dominates as Dalbec debuts for Pawtucket


8/4 Cup of Coffee: Making his long-awaited Triple-A debut, Bobbly Dalbec was solid despite the PawSox loss. Elsewhere Denyi Reyes (pictured) spun a gem in a Portland victory, and Pedro Castellanos's recent power surge helped Salem overcome the Hillcats. 

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Making his Triple-A debut, Bobby Dalbec put in a solid shift for the PawSox, singling twice in the Saturday night defeat. Batting in front of him, Chad De La Guerra singled and launched his 13th home run of the campaign, while Josh Ockimey launched his 20th home run of the season batting behind Dalbec. Chris Owings continued his red-hot form as he notched three hits (including a double), while Rusney Castillo drove in two with a double of his own. 

It was a bullpen game for the PawSox, as Bobby Poyner got the start, and went three innings and allowed a pair of runs. He was followed by Mike Shawaryn, who surrendered three runs (two earned) in two innings pitched. Kevin Lenik then tossed a pair of innings and surrendered one run, with Tanner Houck closing things out with two innings in which he allowed one unearned run.  

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For the sixth night in a row, Denyi Reyes delivered a quality start for Portland, as he went seven innings of one-run ball en route to a Sea Dog victory. Eduard Bazardo took over for him in the eighth and pitched two shut out innings. The Sea Dogs offense did not have to do much, and came through to bring home the win. Michael Osinski was the only Sea Dog batter to collect multiple hits as he singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs. Brett Netzer and Jeremy Rivera also chipped in with a double apiece. SoxProspects.com's Chris Hatfield was in attendance, and you can view in-game observations on his twitter account (@SPChrisHatfield). 

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Salem jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated Lynchburg. Pedro Castellanos continued his recent power surge by launching his sixth home run of the season, while Charlie Madden joined him with his third of the year (first for Salem). Elsewhere Edgar Corcino walked and doubled as he scored twice, while Keith Curcio and Nick Lovullo each singled twice. 

Jhonathan Diaz got the start for Salem and was solid, going five innings and allowing three runs (two earned). Following him was Dominic LoBrutto, who went two innings and allowed one run and struck out a pair. LoBrutto was followed in turn by the debuting Logan Browning, who fired two scoreless frames. 

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It was a night to forget for the Drive as they were never quite able to get into the game Saturday night. Jonathan Ortega singled twice and was the only Drive batter with multiple hits, while Devlin Granberg reached twice via a single and a walk. Kevin Biondic was solid in his start as he allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings, while Oddanier Mosqueda struck out three in 1 2/3 innings of relief.

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The Spinners jumped out to an early lead thanks to doubles from Wil Dalton and Nick Decker, but the pitching fell apart as the Spinners fell Saturday night. Gilberto Jimenez was responsible for the remainder of Lowell's runs, as he blasted his second home run of the season. Aldo Ramirez got the start and was roughed up to the tune of three runs in 3 2/3 innings, while Miguek Suero surrendered six runs in 3 1/3 innings out of the pen. In a rehab outing, Jennry Mejia struck out two in a perfect inning, and Hildemaro Requena matched his performance. 

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GCL Twins (MIN) @ GCL Red Sox, PPD (Inclement Weather)
The contest between the Twins and the Red Sox was postponed by inclement weather, and will be made up on August 9.

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A late-inning comeback came up short as the Red Sox fell to the Braves. Claudio Ochoa's rough 2019 continued as he was reached for four runs in three innings. Beiker Pineda took over and was excellent, striking out three in as many scoreless innings while Isaac Pinales tossed two shut out innings to end the game. Brainer Bonaci collected the lone extra-base hit on the day with a double, and was one of only two batters with multiple hits, the other being Imanol Contreras, who notched a pair of singles.

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Things started off well enough for the Red Sox pitching with starter Luis Talavera delivering a solid four innings of two-run ball, followed by three scoreless frames and as many strikeouts from Carlos Reyes. However, a bullpen meltdown allowed the Pirates to score five runs in the eighth inning, sealing the Red Sox fate. At the plate, Denny Daza had a productive day at the plate, doubling and walking twice. Also contributing were Moises Barajas and Luis Mota, who each collected a pair of singles.

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Player of the Day: While he has never topped any prospect lists, Denyi Reyes has been nothing short of outstanding thus far in his professional career. Utilizing a four-pitch mix, Reyes found easy success in the low minors, but has continued to prove his doubters wrong by succeeding in Double-A. Reyes has found especially good form of late, firing his sixth straight quality start as he lowered his ERA to a solid 3.63.

Photo Credit: Denyi Reyes by Kelly O'Connor

 
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