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Red Sox minor lines: Garin Cecchini the unflinching

Garin Cecchini knows how to take a pitch, which has made the transition to Double-A a lot easier for the third baseman.


Pawtucket L 6-10

Box Score

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-5
Will Middlebrooks: 1-5
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-4, 2B, K

Alfredo Aceves: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 3 HR

The Red Sox have angered Alfredo Aceves, and this is the first punishment he has bestowed upon them. You also really do not want to know what Ben Cherington found in his bed when he woke up.

Portland W 5-1

Box Score

Garin Cecchini: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
Michael Almanzar: 3-4, 2B, BB, K, SB
Travis Shaw: 1-5, 2 K

Plate discipline is a fantastic thing. If a player knows what pitches to swing at, and what pitches to take, then suddenly a difficult jump like the one from High-A to Double-A looks that much easier. Long story short: Garin Cecchini isn't having too hard a time of things.

Salem W 4-3 (In 10)

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 1-4, BB, SB
Deven Marrero: 0-4, BB, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 2-4, BB
Brandon Jacobs: 0-5, 2 K
Blake Swihart: 2-4, 3B, BB, K
Cody Koback: 1-3, BB
David Renfroe: 1-4, BB, 2 K

Keury De La Cruz draws a too-rare walk, albeit on a night where just about everyone got a free pass. And that's Swihart's sixth triple of the year, which is weird but awesome to see from the up-and-coming catcher.

Lowell W 4-1

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, 2B, BB
Manuel Margot: 1-4, K
Kendrick Perkins: 1-4, HR
Williams Jerez: 1-3, K

Ty Buttrey: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

A much better second outing from Ty Buttrey, which is necessary for us all not to just plain cry when looking at the 2012 draft.