The regular season has come to an end, but Boston's top three teams (and the DSL bunch to boot) will all be headed to the postseason, so there's more minor league action to come.
Pawtucket L 1-3
Deven Marrero: 0-4, 2 K
Blake Swihart: 1-3, K
Heath Hembree: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Swihart never really got to the point where he could be said to have "figured out" Triple-A after his late-season promotion. Not at all surprising given the generally higher learning curve for catchers, who have so much to deal with. But I have to believe the Red Sox will be looking for major league help behind the plate in 2015.
Portland L 0-3
Sean Coyle: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Keury De La Cruz: 0-4
Portland is kind of shell of the incredible team it was to start the season, but they finished the year with an Eastern League leading (and franchise record) 88 wins in 142 games. Not too shabby.
Salem L 6-7 (In 10)
Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, 2B, BB, SB
Manuel Margot: 2-5, 2B
Manuel Margot makes it back into the lineup for the last game of the regular season. Certainly a good sign that he'll be ready for playoff baseball.
Greenville L 4-5
Danny Mars: 2-4, BB, 2 K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-5, 2B
Wendell Rijo: 2-4, BB, SB
Sam Travis: 2-5, 2B
Ty Buttrey: 6 IP, 7 H 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
Well, it's a positive end to Ty Buttrey's season, but the fourth round pick from 2012 has endured a train wreck of a year. He was expected to be a project, but it's hard to find a sign that he's taken a step forward in 2014.
GCL Red Sox W 8-1
Rusney Castillo: 0-3, BB
Rafael Devers: 1-5, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 1-5, HR, 2 K, CS
Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB
Trenton Kemp: 2-5, 2 K
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, BB, 2 K
Jake Cosart: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
It's only appropriate that by far the most interesting GCL team in recent memory takes home the league championship at the end of the day. Even better that they should do it by knocking off the Yankees in the best-of-three finals.