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Red Sox minor lines: The ups and downs

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Keury and Margot are hot, Swihart and Devers are not.

Pawtucket L 0-2

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-5, 2 K
Alex Hassan: 2-4, 2B, BB
Allen Craig: 0-2, BB, K
Travis Shaw: 0-1, K
Deven Marrero: 0-4, K
Blake Swihart: 0-4, 2 K

Edwin Escobar: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

Pawtucket W 7-0

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-5, K
Alex Hassan: 1-4, K
Bryce Brentz: 0-3, BB
Travis Shaw: 1-3
Garin Cecchini: 2-4, 2B
Blake Swihart: 0-4

Anthony Ranaudo: 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Blake Swihart had been 11-for-34 during an eight-game hitting streak with Pawtucket. But a general lack of walks and total performances of 0-for-11 bookending that streak leaves an ugly line post-promotion thus far.

Portland W 5-4

Keury De La Cruz: 2-4, HR, K
Michael Almanzar: 0-3, 2 K

Noe Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Three homers in five games, 13 hits in six for Keury De La Cruz who, lest we forget, can goon some very impressive hot streaks. The problem, as ever, lies in sustaining that level of performance.

Salem L 4-6

Carlos Asuaje: 1-5, K
Manuel Margot: 2-4, E

Speaking of hot streaks, that's eight hits in three games for Manuel Margot, whose 0-for-4 in his first game with Salem was clearly just to lull the opposition into a false sense of security.

Greenville L 7-8

Cole Sturgeron: 2-4, 2B, BB, K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, BB
Wendell Rijo: 1-4, BB, SB
Sam Travis: 1-4, 2B

Cole Sturgeon, who I want to succeed based solely on his name, is putting together quite the tidy performance in August. Unfortunately, drafted as a 22-year-old going on 23 this September, guys like him are immediately behind the eight ball the second they enter the farm system. He's going to have to make rapid progress to avoid being left as an afterthought.

GCL Red Sox W 2-1

Rafael Devers: 0-4
Michael Chavis: 1-3, K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3
Josh Ockimey: 0-3
Trenton Kemp: 1-3, K

Michael Kopech: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

GCL Red Sox W 5-4

Rafael Devers: 2-3, BB
Michael Chavis: 0-4, K
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2 K, E
Trenton Kemp: 0-4, K

That's the first sign of life we've seen from Devers in a week. He was 0-for-16 since August 11th.