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Red Sox Minor Lines 4/20-4/21: Will Middlebrooks Hits Homers. Always.

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Pawtucket W 15-10

Box Score

Che-Hsuan Lin: 0-4, BB
Jose Iglesia: 2-4, BB
-Jose is actually maintaining something like a 10% BB rate. It's the strikeouts that are keeping him down right now.
Ryan Lavarnway: 1-5, K
Lars Anderson: 1-5, 2B, K
Will Middlebrooks: 2-4, HR, BB
-Six home runs now, and three in a row. Will even offers up a third walk for the worriers out there.
Alex Hassan: 2-4, HR

Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
-So he can record outs.

Xander turns on the afterburners after the jump.

Portland L 5-7

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-5, K, 2 SB
Kolbrin Vitek: 4-5
Juan Carlos Linares: 0-1
-Left the game with an injury.
Bryce Brentz: 2-4
Oscar Tejeda: 1-4

Chris Balcom-Miller: 2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
-This is so unlike CBM that I have to assume they mistook Andrew Miller for him.
Aaron Kurcz: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Salem W 13-4

Box Score

Jackie Bradley: 0-4, BB, E
Sean Coyle: 3-5, 2 2B, 1 HR
-.976 OPS in his last 10 games.
Brandon Jacobs: 1-5, A
Travis Shaw: 1-5
Xander Bogaerts: 1-3, 3B, K
Christian Vazquez: 2-5, 2 2B, 2 K, E

Brandon Workman: 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 HR
-A rude welcome to High-A.
Manny Rivera: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
-Finally gets the strikeouts above the walks.

Greenville L 2-3

Box Score

Cody Koback: 0-4, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, BB, K, POCS
Henry Ramos: 0-4, K
Jose Vinicio: 0-3, BB, K

4/21

Pawtucket W 9-5

Box Score

Jose Iglesias: 2-4, 2B, BB, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 2-3, 2 BB
-Even though the power hasn't really been there full-force, Lavarnway has his batting numbers up to a solid level now on the back of a 9-for-22 run.
Lars Anderson: 1-4, HR, K
Will Middlebrooks: 2-5, HR
-That's seven, and four straight. This is increasingly becoming unfair.
Alex Hassan: 0-3, 2 K

Mark Melancon: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
-Two scoreless innings now! Two!
Rich Hill: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Portland L 1-6

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-3, 2B, K
Kolbrin Vitek: 1-4
Bryce Brentz: 0-4, K
Oscar Tejeda: 0-4, K

Josh Fields: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K

Greenville W 4-3

Box Score

Cody Koback: 1-4, K
Blake Swihart: 0-3, BB
Garin Cecchini: 1-4
David Renfroe: 0-3, BB, K
Henry Ramos: 2-3, 2 2B, BB, K