Red Sox Minor Lines 5/24: Matt Barnes Flirts With Not Being Completely Amazing

Only flirts with it, mind. And more in the way you'd expect two coworkers with no interest in eachother just looking to break up the day to do it.

I'd better stop before I stretch this metaphor any further. It will snap like a rubber band.

Pawtucket W 4-1

Box Score

Jose Iglesias: 0-4, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 2-3, 2B, BB, K
Lars Anderson: 0-2, 2 BB
Alex Hassan: 1-4

Clayton Mortensen: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Xander actually isn't completely amazing after the jump. Neither is Jackie Bradley. Crazy, right?

Portland L 2-8

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-4, 2 K
Juan Carlos Linares: 1-3, 2B, K
Bryce Brentz: 0-4

Stolmy Pimentel: 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
-For those keeping track, that's two good starts, one average start, and one bad start on the year for Pimentel.

Salem L 0-1

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 1-3, K
Sean Coyle: 0-4, K
Adalberto Ibarra: 0-4, K
Xander Bogaerts: 1-4, K
Christian Vazquez: 0-4, 2 K

Matt Barnes: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
-For those keeping track, that's Matt Barnes' first loss, and the closest he's gotten to average.

Greenville L 6-7 (In 13)

Box Score

Keury De La Cruz: 1-5, BB, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 1-5, 3B, BB, K
David Renfroe: 2-5, 3 K, SB
Blake Swihart: 3-6, 2 K, POCS
Jose Vinicio: 2-6, 2 K, SB, CS

Madison Younginer: 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
-And for those keeping track here, this actually isn't all that unusual for Younginer this year. Go figure.

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