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Red Sox minor lines: Another Mookie Betts cakewalk?

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Is Pawtucket giving Mookie Betts any issues, or is it just more of the same from Boston's top prospect?

Pawtucket W 7-2

Mookie Betts: 0-3, BB
Garin Cecchini: 0-2, BB, K, SB
Travis Shaw: 2-3, BB
Chrstian Vazquez: 2-4
Dan BUtler: 1-3, BB

Matt Barnes: 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Pawtucket W 4-3

Mookie Betts: 1-3, 2 BB, K
Travis Shaw: 1-4, K
Chrstian Vazquez: 0-3, 2 K
Dan Butler: 2-3, 2B, BB

Pawtucket hasn't been quite the cakewalk for Mookie Betts that Portland was. Don't get me wrong, he's got a .414 OBP, but the contact hasn't been quite as loud for him yet. This is not necessarily a bad thing, given that it's hard to learn when there's no negative feedback to speak of. Of course, we're just six games in. And he does have a homer. And if you change one single to a triple (or two to doubles) he's got a .500 SLG. And with such a small sample size that sort of thing can just be a matter of fortunate or unfortunate placement...

OK, this could be a cakewalk for Mookie. It's just not 100% certain yet.


Porltand L 7-8

Deven Marrero: 0-3, BB, POCS
Blake Swihart: 1-4, 3B
Sean Coyle: 1-4
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4

Portland W 5-4 (In 10)

Deven Marrero: 2-4, K, CS
Blake Swihart: 0-4
Sean Coyle: 2-4, 2B, HR, K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4, K

Blake Swihart is now up to 14 triples in his minor league career. For contrast, Jonathan Lucroy leads major league catchers over that period with 11. This is not what backstops are supposed to do, not that I'm complaining.

By the way, if Sean Coyle stays healthy, he's a very real thing. Of course, that's quite the if.

Salem W 7-6

Pat Light: 5 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Salem L 11-12

Corey Littrell: 3.2 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Corey Littrell's impressive season has taken a real hit over the course of two bad starts. The nine-strikeout performance in between them was nice, but seven innings with 14 runs is a surefire way to screw up your numbers.


Greenville L 4-7 (In 7)

Forrestt Allday: 0-4
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 2 K
Wendell Rijo: 2-4, 2B, K

Greenville W 5-3 (In 7)

Forrestt Allday: 2-4, SB
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, 2B, SB
Manuel Margot: 2-4, SB

Greenville L 4-5

Forrestt Allday: 1-3
Wendell Rijo: 1-3
Manuel Margot: 0-3, BB

Those two hits for Margot are his only hits in 17 June at bats. Predictably, this has not been kind to his season numbers.


DSL Red Sox L 1-3

Rafael Devers: 2-4, 3B