Red Sox minor lines: Garin Cecchini and the masses of missing players

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The farm system is suffering from a temporary lack of active talent, but Garin Cecchini hasn't gone anywhere just yet.

Pawtucket W 7-3

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-4, 4 K
Brock Holt: 0-2, 2 BB, SB

With so many players out of the lineup right now--Jose Iglesias, Jackie Bradley Jr., Bryce Brentz--Pawtucket is looking as dull as Greenville. Hopefully they're back at full strength before too long.

Portland L 1-5

Box Score

Travis Shaw: 1-4, HR
Kolbrin Vitek: 1-4, 2B, K

Anthony Ranaudo: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR

Portland doesn't look much better lacking Bogaerts, though at least they have an interesting starter going. Not Ranaudo's best night, of course, but seeing the strikeouts remain even when he's getting knocked around a bit is a good sign nonetheless.

Salem W 6-4

Box Score

Sean Coyle: 1-4, 2B
Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2B, HR, K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, BB, CS
Brandon Jacobs: 0-4
David Renfroe: 0-3, K
Blake Swihart: 0-2, BB, K
Henry Ramos: 0-3, K

Finally, a lineup worth paying attention to! Cecchini hasn't exactly been hitting a homer every other game in Sean Coyle style, but the extra-base hits have certainly been flowing. 18 of his 39 hits have now gone for two or better, leaving him with an ISO of nearly .300.

Greenville L 2-4

Box Score

Cody Koback: 0-5, 3 K
Jose Vinicio: 0-3, K

Pat Light: 3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

It would be one thing if Greenville was simply bereft of big impact talent. But even the marginally interesting players are doing poorly. Only Brian Johnson and a few fringe pitchers have managed to be effective on the field.

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