Red Sox minor lines: Terrible pitching, better hitting

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The farm system suffered some awful pitching from big names, but the hitters picked up some of the slack.

6/29

Pawtucket L 4-12

Box Score

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-5
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 2-4, HR
Will Middlebrooks: 1-4, BB, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, K
Xander Bogaerts: 1-3, BB, K, E

Chris Hernandez: 4 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3 HR

Portland W 7-5

Box Score

Christian Vazquez: 0-5
Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Michael Almanzar: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Kolbrin Vitek: 0-4, 2 K

Matt Barnes: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR

After one step forward, Barnes takes one step back. Which seems to be the pattern for this season--more or less.

Salem W 7-5

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 3-5, 2B, CS
Deven Marrero: 0-4, BB
Keury De La Cruz: 3-4, 2B, BB, SB
Brandon Jacobs: 3-4, HR, BB
Blake Swihart: 0-3, 2 K
Cody Koback: 2-4, 2B
David Renfroe: 0-4, K

Mike Augliera: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Greenville W 5-3 (In 7)

Box Score

Mookie Betts: 2-3, 2B, BB

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

Allowing 50 walks in 64 innings is a feet worth recognition...if not commendation.

Lowell W 2-1

Box Score

Manuel Margot: 1-3, K
Kendrick Perkins: 0-4, 3 K
Williams Jerez: 2-2, BB, CS

Peanut-hitter did a thing!


6/30

Pawtucket L 6-9

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 1-4, 2B, BB, SB
Will Middlebrooks: 2-4, 2 HR, BB, K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-5, 3 K, CS
Xander Bogaerts: 2-3, BB

Brandon Workman: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 4 HR

So, is Will Middlebrooks back? Or is he just playing in Triple-A? That'll be for Boston's coaches to decide.

Meanwhile, Workman suffers his first real beating in Triple-A. And in a big way. Perhaps it's not time for a spot start just yet...

Portland W 13-5

Box Score

Garin Cecchini: 2-5, BB, 2 K
Michael Almanzar: 2-4, 2B, BB
Travis Shaw: 2-3, HR, 2 BB

Anthony Ranaudo: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

How good has Garin Cecchini been in his first eight games with Portland? The jump to Double-A has done nothing less than knock his OBP up by six points over his Salem mark. Said Salem mark was .469.

Salem L 3-5

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 2-5, 2B, K
Deven Marrero: 3-5, HR
Keury De La Cruz: 2-5, 2B, BB
Brandon Jacobs: 2-5, 2B, K, SB
Cody Koback: 0-3, BB, A

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 4 K

Owens does have some control lapses here-and-there. A consistency issue with plenty of time for ironing out.

Greenville W 3-0

Box Score

Mookie Betts: 0-4, 2 K
Jose Vinicio: 0-4, K

Not even Mookie on Sunday. Sigh...

Lowell L 4-13

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-5, K
Manuel Margot: 1-4, BB
Williams Jerez: 1-4

Make that three straight games with a hit for Williams Jerez.

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