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Red Sox minor lines: Is Manuel Margot's season over?

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A late-season injury might prove a disappointing end to a successful 2014 campaign for Manuel Margot.

Pawtucket L 1-5

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-4, K
Alex Hassan: 0-3, BB, K
Bryce Brentz: 0-3, BB, A
Garin Cecchini: 2-3, BB, K
Deven Marrero: 0-4
Blake Swihart: 1-3

Not a good game, certainly, but it's nice to see Cecchini's hot streak holding up even in a game where nobody else seems to be able to do a thing.

Portland L 2-5

Sean Coyle: 0-3, BB, K

Salem L 1-3 (In 7)

Carlos Asuaje: 1-3, K
Manuel Margot: 1-1, 2B

Salem W 5-4 (In 7)

Carlos Asuaje: 4-4, 3 2B

I wish Asuaje's big game was the story in Salem, but unfortunately, it's that 1-for-1 for Manuel Margot. Or, specifically, the reason behind it being a one at-bat performance:

Given how little time is left, that could easily be it for Margot this season. Certainly a successful campaign, but this would be an unfortunate conclusion.

Greenville L 0-8

Cole Sturgeon: 0-4, K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Wendell Rijo: 0-3, BB, K
Sam Travis: 2-4, 2B
Danny Mars: 0-3, BB, K

Ty Buttrey: 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

It's a small quibble in a season where he's shown plenty of power, but Sam Travis has certainly hit the ball on the ground an awful lot. Red Sox fans don't need to look too far back to find a hyped-up 1B prospect where that was a serious red flag.

Lowell L 4-5

Kevin McAvoy: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
Karsten Whitson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

GCL Red Sox W 14-8

Rafael Devers: 0-5, BB, K
Trenton Kemp: 2-4, 2B, BB

Jake Cosart: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Rafael Devers seems to have a weird habit of going quiet in blowout games for his teams. Even if that were actually a thing rather than statistical noise...it would actually be a good thing if you accept that his statistical performance on the whole would remain the same. Better to perform when needed and go quiet when not than the other way around.