Red Sox minor lines: The low-minors pandemic of 2014

Are you taking the mound for Salem or Greenville? Are you generally considered a prospect worth watching? God help you.

Pawtucket L 6-8

Mookie Betts: 1-5, K
Travis Shaw: 2-5, HR, K
Ryan Roberts: 2-4, BB, K
Alex Hassan: 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Dan Butler: 1-4

Clay Buchholz: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
Alex Wilson: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Alright, Buchholz, now we're talking. Sort of. It's not quite as good as it looks when you mix in a few lucky outs and a hit batter, but it is certainly improvement over what we've seen most of the year. Lots of ground balls, to boot.

Salem L 4-12

Pat Light: 4 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR

Greenville L 3-6

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

Jamie Callahan: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

An awful pitching pandemic is running through the lower minors since Brian Johnson left. Only a few actual prospects seem unaffected by it, and while there's something to be said for Boston having plenty of "project" arms, there's also something to be said for seeing progress from at least some of them at some point.

Oh well, we'll always have Justin Haley. Until he gets promoted. Or stops pitching well. Then, truly, all hope will be lost.

Lowell W 5-3

Sam Travis: 1-4, K
Nick Longhi: 1-4, K

DSL Red Sox L 4-5

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-5, K
Luis Alejandro Basabe: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 2-4

Looks like Rafael Devers is GCL-bound:

It's not terribly surprising, but it is exciting all the same. This quick bump for the 17-year-old Devers makes it that much more likely we'll get a chance to see him in Greenville in 2015.

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