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Red Sox minor lines: Henry Owens takes Pawtucket by storm

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Henry Owens seems to have a knack for excelling after promotions.

Pawtucket W 5-0

Alex Hassan: 2-4
Travis Shaw: 1-4
Bryce Brentz: 3-4, 2B, HR
Garin Cecchini: 1-4
Deven Marrero: 1-4, 2B, K
Blake Swihart: 0-3, K

Henry Owens: 6.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
Drake Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Blake Swihart is dealing with something entirely new here: a mid-season promotion. The Red Sox have taken the "slow and steady" route with Swihart, leaving him in the same level all season long for his first three years in the system. Of course, part of that is because he's never had a season as good as this one, but it'll be interesting all the same to see how he adjusts to the mid-season bump. Not much we can tell from an 0-for-3 with one strikeout performance.

Henry Owens, on the other hand, has dealt with this before. Can you tell? In 2013, he jumped from Salem to Portland and was...well, he was even better. Noticeably so, in fact. He struck out 46 batters in 30 innings! So far, it's more of the same with this promotion. Maybe he likes a challenge?

Greenville W 4-3 (In 15)

Manuel Margot: 3-7, 2B, 2 K, SB, CS
Cole Sturgeon: 1-6, 2B, BB, 3 K, A
Wendell Rijo: 1-5, BB
Sam Travis: 1-6, K

Ty Buttrey: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR

Manuel Margot's hot start to August continues, and while Cole Sturgeon only collected one hit on the night, he at least made sure to make it the walkoff double in a 15-inning marathon.

Lowell W 2-0 (In 8)

Danny Mars: 2-4

Lowell W 2-1 (In 7)

Danny Mars: 2-3, 2B, K

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

Danny Mars' ability to get out is remarkably deficient.

GCL Red Sox W 6-2

Rafael Devers: 1-4, 3B, K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, K
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 2-3, 2 2B, BB, SB
Trenton Kemp: 0-4, 2 K

The Red Sox are seeing some signs of life from their first-round pick of late. He's hitting .300/.432/.433 in his last 10 games, and if short-season results of any sort are not terribly persuasive, but everything else being equal, success is preferable to struggling.