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Red Sox minor lines: Progress for Rubby De La Rosa

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Rubby De La Rosa takes a step forward, Frank Montas a step back in another full day of minor league action for the Red Sox.

Stephen Dunn

Pawtucket Game 1 W 7-1 (In 7)

Box Score

Brock Holt: 1-4, K
Jose Iglesias: 0-3, BB, K
David Ortiz: 1-4, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 2-3
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 2B, K
Juan Carlos Linares: 1-3, BB, K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-2, BB, K

Chris Carpenter: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Pawtucket Game 2 W 7-1 (In 7)

Box Score

Brock Holt: 0-3, 2 K
Bryce Brentz: 0-3
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 2-2, HR

Rubby De La Rosa: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Pawtucket shows remarkable consistency in their ability to win 7-1 games, if not in their manner of victory. Another homer for Jeremy Hazelbaker leaves him with four in just 33 at bats, and Jose Iglesias' walk came with the bases loaded, which means we should probably all be with our loved ones because the end is nigh.

As for Rubby's outing, it's certainly imperfect, but it's not nearly so implode-y as his first appearance of the season. Progress is progress.

Portland W 6-5

Box Score

Xander Bogaerts: 1-6, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 3-5, 2 2B, BB, K, E
Kolbrin Vitek: 0-4, BB, K
Christian Vazquez: 1-4

Daniel Bard: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, E

Travis Shaw adapting to Portland very much like Lars Anderson didn't. I'm not saying, but I'm totally saying.

Meanwhile, Daniel Bard still can't have clean innings. News at 10.

Salem L 1-7

Box Score

Sean Coyle: 0-5, K, SB
Deven Marrero: 0-2, K
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 3B
Brandon Jacobs: 0-4, K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, BB, K
David Renfroe: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Blake Swihart: 2-3, BB, K

It's nice to see Blake Swihart get on base. A young catcher such as himself gets plenty of leeway when it comes to actually showing offensive talent given how much they have to work on. But yeah, at some point the hits need to come.

Greenville L 3-6

Box Score

Jose Vinicio: 1-4
Cody Koback: 2-4, CS

Frank Montas: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

A much rougher second outing for Frank Montas. Having just turned 20 last month, it's no surprise to see inconsistency from him.