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Red Sox minor lines: Henry Owens falters

Henry Owens has allowed runs, signalling the end of times.

Pawtucket W 9-5

Ryan Lavarnway: 3-5, K
Bryce Brentz: 3-5, HR
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2B, BB
Christian Vazquez: 1-5, 2 K

Anthony Ranaudo: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 B, 5 K
Rich Hill: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Alex Wilson: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 K

Anthony Ranaudo has now been knocked around in each of his first three starts on the season. Boston's got plenty of bullets in Pawtucket's rotation, but after a resurgent season from a healthy Ranaudo in 2013, seeing him fall so quickly back into the realm of the ineffective is concerning.

Portland W 9-4

Mookie Betts: 2-5, 2B, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 0-3, 2 BB, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3, 2 BB, K
Blake Swihart: 1-4, SB
Sean Coyle: 3-4, HR, 2 SB
Henry Ramos: 0-3, BB, 2 K

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 2 HR

It took a lot of wind producing a pair of homers, but Henry Owens has finally faltered. Not his best performance even accounting for those wind-aided fly balls, though.

Sean Coyle was fine taking advantage, though. Really what's most encouraging is the lack of strikeouts. With 11 through 35 at bats, Coyle is going to have to bring that K-rate down a ways.

Salem L 6-9

Madison Younginer: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

Younginer making his case for just skipping Salem entirely, sadly enough.

Greenville L 3-11

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, K
Manuel Margot: 0-4, A
Wendell Rijo: 2-3, 2B, BB, K

Cody Kukuk: 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

Where's the luck for Margot? Even if he's hitting exclusively fly balls at least a few should randomly end up somewhere an outfielder can't get to them.