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Red Sox minor lines: Xander Bogaerts hits, Rubby De La Rosa gets hit

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Xander Bogaerts has started hitting, but Rubby has exploded with him.

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Pawtucket L 7-12

Box Score

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-5, 2 K
Will Middlebrooks: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
Xander Bogaerts: 2-4, HR, E
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-4, 2 K

Rubby De La Rosa: 0.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
Clayton Mortensen: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

This is how it starts. 4-for-7 with a homer, an .800 OPS. Before long pitchers are changing their names and moving to the Yukon rather than face Xander. It's all downhill from here.

As for Rubby, well...I guess I forgot one when I said Owens was the last top prospect in line for a June - July implosion. Everyone gets one I guess.

Anyways, to the video!

He just barely gets enough of this--no, wait, he kills it off the scoreboard all the way past the out-of-play bullpen. I dunno, guys, he might hit a few at the majors, too.

Portland W 4-3

Box Score

Christian Vazquez: 1-3, BB
Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2B, K
Michael Almanzar: 1-4, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3, BB

Keith Couch: 7.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

MaineSox pointed out last night that Garin Cecchini's OBP went down as a result of this game. His slugging went up though. A little.

Salem L 3-7

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 1-4, HR, BB, K
Deven Marrero: 0-2, 2 BB, SB
Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, BB, K
Brandon Jacobs: 1-3, HR, BB
Cody Koback: 1-4, K

A power surge from Ramos would be a very nice way to follow up his impressive June performance. An on-base surge from Marrero is a good way to keep us all from feeling too terrible about the 2012 draft.

Greenville W 6-4

Box Score

Mookie Betts: 1-4
Jose Vinicio: 0-4, K

Francellis Montas: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

For all that Montas hasn't kept runs off the board, he hadn't walked more than eight in a month coming into July. He's already at six on the month, though, with plenty of baseball left to play.

Lowell L 0-3

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, 2 K
Manuel Margot: 1-4, K

The rest of the IFA bunch do no better today, though at least Tzu-Wei Lin is doing a fine job in general, though.

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