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Red Sox minor lines: Brandon Workman's bizzare night

Brandon Workman had a night to...forget? Remember? Donate to science?

Pawtucket L 0-4

Daniel Nava: 0-4, 3 K
Ryan Lavarnway: 0-3, BB
Bryce Brentz: 0-4, 3 K
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2B, 3 K
Alex Hassan: 2-3, K
Dan Butler: 1-3

Brandon Workman: 7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4 HR
Alex Wilson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

What a strange game for Brandon Workman. Four hits, all of them solo home runs. He entered the eighth inning having given up just the two to Mike Hessman, no less. In the end, it will go into the books as a seemingly mediocre effort, but it really feels like a good one turned sour by a bizarre twist of fate.


Portland L 3-8

Mookie Betts: 1-4, HR
Travis Shaw: 0-4, K
Henry Ramos: 3-3, 2 HR, BB

Yesterday I suggested Henry Ramos needed to start doing more than just hitting singles. I'm not going to say the message was received, necessarily, but his response was certainly swift and savage.

Greenville W 12-8

Wendell Rijo: 2-5, 2B, 2 K
Manuel Margot: 2-4, 2B, BB, SB

About a week ago, Manuel Margot was looking a little bit like Ramos, honestly. Over the course of his last eight games, however, Margot has doubled his walk total, struck out all of two times, and stolen five bases while going 10-for-31 at the plate with four doubles. The result is that Margot's performance now looks not only balanced, but entirely sustainable. If only every prospect fell to Earth quite so gracefully after a hot streak.