Pawtucket L 13-14
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-5, BB, 4 K
Will Middlebrooks: 2-6, 2 K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-0, SB
Xander Bogaerts: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, K
Allen Webster: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
If this is Allen Webster after a step forward in control, I don't want to know what he looked like before. Perhaps the minor league hitters have learned from his major league appearances that they just have to wait for him to dig his own hole. Batters not looking to swing could go a long way towards neutralizing his incredible raw stuff.
Portland W 7-5
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, SB
Michael Almanzar: 3-4, HR
Hopefully potential trade partners are scouting this version of Almanzar rather than the one we saw in the previous month.
Salem L 7-8
Henry Ramos: 0-5, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-2, BB, K
Blake Swihart: 1-4
Mookie Betts: 1-3, HR, BB, SB
Cody Koback: 1-4
Mike Augliera: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, E
Obviously the bar is set pretty high for 5'9" middle infielders in Boston's system, but Mookie is doing his best to live up to the trail blazed at a similar age by Dustin Pedroia at these levels. If he won't approach that >.500 OBP, Betts is at least ahead in the power game, with 10 long balls on the year now.
Greenville L 0-2
Jose Vinicio: 0-4, SB
Brian Johnson: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Johnson hasn't allowed more than two walks in his last eight starts, dating all the way back to April 21st.
Lowell L 1-2 (In 12)
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-5, 2 K
Manuel Margot: 1-3, BB, K, 2 SB
Teddy Stankiewicz: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
A short-but-successful debut for Boston's second-round pick. Everyone is waiting impatiently for Trey Ball to take the mound, of course, but Stankiewicz is certainly nobody to sleep on.
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