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Red Sox minor lines: Garin Cecchini highlights short schedule

Garin Cecchini provided a much-needed exclamation mark to a short schedule of games.


Welcome to what might well be the shortest ever edition of minor lines, featuring no more than five--count them five--performances. Thank you bizarre scheduling coincidences!

Portland L 1-5

Box Score

Garin Cecchini: 1-3, HR, BB, K
Travis Shaw: 0-4, K
Christian Vazquez: 1-4
Kolbrin Vitek: 1-3, 2 K

Well, at least Garin Cecchini has provided something to make this whole thing worthwhile! Put this and his Futures Game together and hopefully it's a sign that he's breaking out of his mini-slump. Then the Sox will be able to promote him to something more advanced. Like the MLB. Or whatever level is above that.

While we're on the subject of pretending that Cecchini is infallible, with 59 free passes in something like 350 trips to the plate this year, I think it's time someone came out and said it: Garin Cecchini is the Roman God of walks. It is time for him to conquer the territory left vacant by Youkilis before eventually crumbling due to his own overextended borders, weakening leadership, overly-powerful Praetorian guard, and...

Wait, I've gone off track here.

The point is: Garin Cecchini, Roman God of walks.

GCL Red Sox L 4-5

Box Score

Jordon Austin: 0-3, BB

It's been a weird start to the season for Austin. He was sold to us as an athletic type who you might expect to be flashy but not solid early, hopefully developing that real knack for actually playing baseball later on. And far he's been the opposite. It's hard to bat under the Mendoza line with an OBP over .400. A good sleeper pick for next year, perhaps.

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