Red Sox minor lines: Xander Bogaerts finally finds his power

Chung Sung-Jun

Xander Bogaerts finally found his power swing Thursday night.

Pawtucket W 10-1

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 2-4, BB, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 2-4, 2B, K
Bryce Brentz: 1-5, 2B, 4 K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 2-4, K, SB
Brock Holt: 2-3, BB, K, SB

Alfredo Aceves: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Craig Breslow: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Chris Hernandez: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Well folks, looks like we've found a home for Alfredo Aceves! Hopefully any and all positive performances here just reinforces the idea that he'll be successful in helping Pawtucket reach the Governor's Cup, keeping him far, far from Fenway.

Portland W 7-4

Box Score

Xander Bogaerts: 2-5, 2B, HR, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3, 2 BB
Michael Almanzar: 0-3, BB, K
Christian Vazquez: 1-3, HR, BB, K

Anthony Ranaudo: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR
Keith Couch: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 B, 3 K, 1 HR
Daniel Bard: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Xander Bogaerts finally went deep! He's done enough in the meantime, though, that this homer is a welcome addition to a solid start rather than a desperately-needed relief.

Oh, and there's Anthony Ranaudo still domination. It's like finding a $20 bill in your pocket, except instead it's a top pitching prospect.

Salem L 6-7 (In 11)

Box Score

Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2 BB, K, POCS
Brandon Jacobs: 0-6, K
David Renfroe: 4-5, 2 2B, BB, K
Blake Swihart: 3-5, 2B, 3B
Henry Ramos: 3-5, 2B, K

Mike Augliera: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Blake Swihart's propensity for triples is weird, given that he's a catcher. That's four now, which has him up into somewhat respectable slugging territory.

Greenville L 4-7

Box Score

Cody Koback: 1-4
Jose Vinicio: 0-4, 2 K

Justin Haley: 3 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

...The Aristocrats!

I'm pretty sure I've made this joke about Greenville before. I'm positive I will make it again.

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