Red Sox minor lines: A mixed month of May

It's been an up-and-down month for Boston's farm system.

Pawtucket W 7-2

Ryan Roberts: 0-5, K
Garin Cecchini: 0-5, 3 K
Travis Shaw: 2-5, 2B, K
Christian Vazquez: 2-5, 2 K

Allen Webster: 8 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Pawtucket L 1-3

Stephen Drew: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 1-4, HR
Christian Vazquez: 2-4, 2B, K
Dan Butler: 0-4, K

Steven Wright: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Nothing Allen Webster did in Pawtucket had a chance to stand up to what Rubby would end up doing last night, but at the very least he's showing why his name should absolutely be in the conversation whenever a spot start is next needed.

Portland W 4-3

Mookie Betts: 1-5, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 0-5, 2 K
Blake Swihart: 1-4, K
Sean Coyle: 2-3, 2B, BB

Brian Johnson: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Portland W 9-4 (In 7)

Mookie Betts: 3-4, 3B, BB
Deven Marrero: 1-3, BB, K
Blake Swihart: 0-3, BB
Sean Coyle: 3-4, 2B, E

Keith Couch: 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Portland W 4-3 (In 7)

Mookie Betts: 3-4, 2B
Deven Marrero: 2-4, 2B, K, SB
Sean Coyle: 0-2, BB, 2 K

Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Mookie Betts has dotted the month of may with the's probably not quite right to call them slumps, but certainly valleys. That 1-for-5 performance was part of a 2-for-16 stretch, for instance. It's pretty incredible, then, how easily he's compensated for those periods with ridiculous nights like his 6-for-8 Saturday. All-told, May isn't the same level of insane as April, but .308/.423/.462 is something special in its own right.

Someone who hasn't necessarily seen those dips in May is Sean Coyle. He's only been back for nine games now, but wow, those nine games! 16 hits in 34 at bats, seven of them for extra bases. There's probably nobody hotter in the system right now.

Salem L 1-8

Justin Haley: 3 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

This is completely out of left field for Haley, who has been one of the system's more consistent arms this year. Then again, sometimes ground ball after ground ball just find their way through, and that seems to be what happened here more than anything else.

Greenville W 7-6

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, BB
Manuel Margot: 1-4
Forrestt Allday: 0-1, BB

Jamie Callahan: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Greenville L 1-7

Forrestt Allday: 2-4, 2 2B, BB, 2 K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-5, 3 K
Wendell Rijo: 1-4, K
Manuel Margot: 2-4, 2B, K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

May was not kind to Greenille's most interesting prospects. While the team's contingent of frankly too-old players kept putting runs on the board, Rijo, Lin, and Margot each produced an OPS under .700. Margot, at least, can claim plenty of BABIP issues, but it was just not pretty at the lowest level.

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