Red Sox Minor Lines 5/9: Sean Coyle, Bryce Brentz Awaken

Pawtucket W 5-2

Box Score

Jose Iglesias: 2-5, 2 K
Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4, BB
Lars Anderson: 2-3, 2B, BB, K
Che-Hsuan Lin: 2-4, 2B

Junichi Tazawa: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
-17 strikeouts and zero walks in 9.2 IP. Oh, and 11:1 GO:AO. Might be ready to come back up.

Xander does what he can with limited opportunities after the jump.

Portland W 5-4

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 2-4, K
Kolbrin Vitek: 0-4, 2 K
Juan Carlos Linares: 3-4, 2 2B
Oscar Tejeda: 1-3
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, HR, K
-Brent dug himself a very big hole to start the year, so it'll be a while before his numbers look normal, even if he keeps hitting at this level.

Stolmy Pimentel: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
-It's not dominant, but suddenly Stolmy Pimentel is the proud owner of a 4.11 ERA.

Salem W 6-2 (In 5)

Box Score

Rain has not been nice to the Salem Sox.

Jackie Bradley: 1-2, BB, K
-Keeping that OBP up over .500...
Sean Coyle: 1-2, HR, BB, K
-And here comes Coyle! Terrible start, but now hitting .308/.400/.538 in his last ten games, two straight with homers.
Travis Shaw: 1-3, HR, K
-First HR of the year.
Brandon Jacobs: 3-3, 2B
-Coming around.
Xander Bogaerts: 1-2, BB
Brandon Workman: 4.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 8 K
-Had only given up one walk in four High-A appearances before this outing.

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