Red Sox minor lines: The fall of Matt Barnes

Once one of Boston's top prospects, it's been a while since Matt Barnes was grouped with the likes of Bogaerts and Bradley.

Pawtucket L 7-8

Mike Carp: 0-2, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 1-3, HR
Will Middlebrooks: 1-3, HR, BB, K
Alex Hassan: 0-4, BB
Garin Cecchini: 0-2, 2 BB, K, E
Deven Marrero: 2-4, K

Matt Barnes: 3.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Matt Barnes has really never found his feet for very long this season. And while I'd like to write it off as some early struggles in Pawtucket, the fact is that he hasn't been terribly impressive since 2012, never having convincingly mastered upper-level competition. The days when he was included in the "Three Bs" certain seem a distant memory now.

Portland W 8-6

Blake Swihart: 2-4, 2 2B, BB, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 1-4, HR, 2 K
Michael Almanzar: 1-5
Keury De La Cruz: 1-4

Brian Johnson: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Swihart's doubles both came off of one CC Sabathia, which might have been a slightly bigger deal two years ago. Don't worry about Brian Johnson only going three, though. Sea Dogs had to wait out some pretty nasty rain, explaining his early departure.

Greenville L 7-8 (In 10)

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

It's been a very long time indeed since Wendell Rijo went deep. In fact, while June saw him rebound slightly from his terrible May performance, he left the park not once. Hopefully we'll be seeing him joining Margot (.291/.356/.481 in June) on the upswing now

Lowell L 4-9

Sam Travis: 0-3, K

GCL Red Sox L 2-3

Josh Ockimey: 2-4, K
Trenton Kemp: 1-3, K

DSL Red Sox L 2-7

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-4
Rafael Devers: 0-3, K

Sounds like Devers is finally making the trip up to the GCL today. Not the best note to leave on, but hardly enough to undo everything he's done to this point.

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