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Red Sox minor lines: Matt Barnes found after two-year disappearance

Matt Barnes went missing at the end of 2012. Now, suddenly, he's burst back onto the scene with four straight strong starts in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket W 5-1

Mookie Betts: 2-5
Alex Hassan: 1-4, HR, BB
Bryce Brentz: 1-3, BB, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 2-4, HR
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2B
Deven Marrero: 0-1

Matt Barnes: 8 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Hey, remember that Matt Barnes guy who everyone thought was really good before 2013? Well apparently he stumbled out of the woods a month back near Pawtucket and they shoved him right back on the mound. In his last four games, Barnes has a 1,73 ERA with a 23:7 K:BB in 26 innings of work. Might he finally have figured out life in the high majors?

Portland L 2-4 (In 7)

Michael Almanzar: 0-3
Keury De La Cruz: 2-3, HR

Portland L 0-1 (In 7)

Michael Almanzar: 1-3
Keury De La Cruz: 1-2, BB

Justin Haley: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Haley has lost all semblance of control in his last two games, walking tten batters after surrendering just free passes in his first 100 innings of work this season. Have to imagine something's gone wrong mechanically there.

Salem W 2-1 (In 7)

Carlos Asuaje: 0-3, 2 K

Simon Mercedes: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Salem W 3-1 (In 7)

Carlos Asuaje: 1-3, BB

Nobody look the strong Simon Mercedes performance in the eye! It might run away!

Greenville L 0-4

Manuel Margot: 1-4
Wendell Rijo: 1-4

Ty Buttrey: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Nobody look the strong Ty Buttrey performance in the--oh.

Alright, that's not entirely fair. Buttrey has looked better in his second shot at Greenville. He's allowed 13 runs in 36 innings of work since giving full-season ball a second run, and seems to actually be beating batters of late, even if the walks are still high.

Lowell L 1-5

Danny Mars: 1-4