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Red Sox minor lines: Henry Owens takes promotion in stride

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Henry Owens is ready for Double-A. Is Double-A ready for him?

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8/2

Pawtucket L 2-5 (In 15)

Box Score

Xander Bogaerts: 3-7, 2B
Will Middlebrooks: 2-7, 2 K, SB
Alex Hassan: 1-6, BB, 3 K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 0-6, 2 K

Clayton Mortensen: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Alex Wilson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Interesting to see Clayton Mortensen stretching back out to starting-length appearances. Not that the Sox need all that much in terms of depth in either role right now.

Portland W 9-2

Box Score

Garin Cecchini: 0-4, 2 K, SB
Michael Almanzar: 1-5, HR, BB, 3 K
Travis Shaw: 1-4, HR, 2 BB, E
Christian Vazquez: 2-5, BB, K, CS

After drawing interest with an early power surge, Almanzar's homers have joined the rest of his numbers in falling off.

Salem W 5-4 (In 11)

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 1-5, 2 K, CS
Deven Marrero: 0-6, 2 K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-5, BB, 3 K
Blake Swihart: 2-5, K, CS
Mookie Betts: 1-4, BB, 3 K
Cody Koback: 2-4, BB, K

Swihart's terrible July swoon came to an end about a week before the month did; he's on an eight-game hitting streak now.

Greenville L 4-9

Box Score

Jose Vinicio: 1-5, 3B, K
Kendrick Perkins: 0-2, 2 BB, K, CS

Cody Kukuk: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
Austin Maddox: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

I don't know why so many of us got a little hyped up about Jose Vinicio before the season began...

Lowell L 6-8

Box Score

Forrestt Allday: 0-4, BB, 2 K, E
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, BB, K
Williams Jerez: 2-4, 2B, 3B

GCL Red Sox Game 1 L 3-5 (In 7)

Box Score

Sean Coyle: 1-3, BB, K

GCL Red Sox Game 2 W 2-1

Box Score

Nick Longhi: 0-3
Jordon Austin: 1-2


8/3

Pawtucket L 3-5

Box Score

Xander Bogaerts: 0-5, K
Will Middlebrooks: 1-4, K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 3-4, 2B, K

Franklin Morales: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Xander Bogaerts does not fail to get on base too often. But exceptions do occur.

Portland W 6-1

Box Score

Michael Almanzar: 1-4, POCS
Christian Vazquez: 3-5, 2B, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 1-4, HR, BB

Henry Owens: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 11 K

Henry Owens, at least for his first game, makes the hardest jump in the minors look like Babytown frolics.

Salem W 3-0

Box Score

Henry Ramos: 0-4, K
Deven Marrero: 0-3, BB, K, CS
Keury De La Cruz: 2-4, 2B, K
Blake Swihart: 2-4, K
Mookie Betts: 1-4
Cody Koback: 0-3

Mike Augliera: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Mike Augliera keeps rolling, and holds a 3.14 ERA in 43 innings since the Carolina League All-Star break.

Greenville L 3-6

Box Score

Jose Vinicio: 0-4, K, POCS

Justin Haley: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 K

By this point we know Haley can strike batters out at this level. The question is: can he stop walking them?

Lowell W 4-1

Box Score

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, K
Williams Jerez: 1-2

Corey Littrell: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Littrell has still allowed just the one run through his first six professional appearances.

GCL Red Sox L 8-10

Box Score

Sean Coyle: 1-3, HR, 2 BB, SB
Jon Denney: 0-4, 3 K
Nick Longhi: 2-4, 2 2B, K, SB, E

Trey Ball: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

So Sean Coyle still remembers how to hit. That's good. It's hard to really depend on him for much after the way his career has gone so far (remember, this was a guy who, as recently as last year, seemed closely tied to Garin Cecchini), but anything they get out of him after this is all upside.

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