Red Sox Minor Lines 8/10, 8/11: Xander Bogaerts Can't Be Stopped

Pawtucket W 9-3

Box Score

Jose Iglesias: 3-5, 2B
-Doing this weird thing called "hitting the ball." I dunno, maybe it's working for him?
Juan Carlos Linares: 1-5, 2B, 2 K
Danny Valencia: 3-3, 2 2B, 2 BB
-Well, that's at least a good way to start a return to the majors.
Alex Hassan: 0-4, BB, 2 K

Daisuke Matsuzaka: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

On-and-off for Jackie Bradley after the jump.

Portland L 2-9

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 1-5, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 1-3
Travis Shaw: 1-3, HR, 2 K
-His first Double-A bomb raises his OPS at the level to .923 despite a .241 average. Impressive start to a big, dangerous transition.
Xander Bogaerts: 2-4, 2B
-How long before people start to call for him to replace the injured WMB?
Christian Vazquez: 1-4

Stolmy Pimentel: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Salem L 1-9

Box Score

Brandon Jacobs: 0-4, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 0-2, K

Manny Rivera: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Greenville L 5-9 (In 7)

Box Score

Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, 2 K
Cody Koback: 0-0, BB
Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2B, K, SB
-40 swipes now on the season!
David Renfroe: 0-3, BB, K
Henry Ramos: 0-2, BB, K
Jose Vinicio: 1-2, SB

Lowell W 9-5

Box Score

Mookie Betts: 3-5, 2B
-Two 3-hit games in a row after going 4-for-29.
Kendrick Perkins: 0-2, K

Pat Light: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
Yunior Ortega: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

GCL Red Sox W 8-4

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 2 K
Nathan Minnich: 2-4, BB, K

Austin Maddox: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

8/11

Pawtucket L 3-5

Box Score

Ryan Kalish: 0-4, K, A
Jose Iglesias: 1-4
Che-Hsuan Lin: 3-3, BB, A

Josh Fields: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Daniel Bard: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
-Puts his Triple-A ERA back over 7.00. Pretty clearly needs the offseason right now.

Portland L 4-5

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 1-3, 2 BB
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 2B, BB, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K
Xander Bogaerts: 2-5, 2B, K
-Xander has two hits including one XBH in each of his first three Double-A games.

Salem L 1-2

Box Score

Brandon Jacobs: 0-4, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 0-3, BB, K

Keith Couch: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Lowell W 6-5 (In 13)

Box Score

Deven Marrero: 2-7, HR, K, SB
-Game-winning shot, just his second of the year after knocking the first out pretty early on.
Mookie Betts: 1-6, E

Justin Haley: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

GCL Red Sox W 6-3

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-5

Ty Buttrey: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Frank Montas: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

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