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Red Sox minor lines: Javier Guerra's big night

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Friday night wasn't quite as uniformly excellent as Thursday, but Javier Guerra made it count in Greenville.

Pawtucket W 10-8

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-5, 2B
Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 2B, K
Travis Shaw: 1-4, BB
Bryce Brentz: 3-5, HR, K
Garin Cecchini: 1-5, 2B, K
Deven Marrero: 2-5, 2B, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 1-5, HR, 2 K
Humberto Quintero: 2-5, 2 K

Keith Couch: 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

The Castillo experience continues unchecked in Pawtucket. Say what you will about Boston's decision to send him down, there's no question that the right way to respond is to force them to call you up by hitting better than .500.

Salem L 4-6

Manuel Margot: 0-4
Sam Travis: 1-4, HR
Wendell Rijo: 0-3, BB, 2 K

Trey Ball: 5.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

The Trey Ball experiment chugs along, and we are made to bear witness. It's just his second real year in the pros, and just his first game in that season, but oh, we're not off to a good start.

Greenville L 6-9

Nick Longhi: 2-4, 2B, BB
Rafael Devers: 3-5, 2B
Michael Chavis: 0-4, K
Javier Guerra: 4-4, 2B, HR

Jamie Callahan: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Javier Guerra is one of those guys sneaking around the lower levels of Boston's system, flying completely under the radar until they merit a mention in one large publication or another, and then the momentum builds. Whether it's the sort of "guy to watch" mention Manuel Margot earned before climbing his way into top-100 lists, or Xander Bogaerts' "next Hanley Ramirez" comment way back in the day, there always seems to be a player in the GCL or DSL who nobody was really talking about who is suddenly poised for a breakout season.

Well, there's no better way to start building that momentum than with a perfect day at the plate. Guerra is a glove-first shortstop, so we should perhaps not get expect too many more nights like this. But add a little bat to a lot of glove and you've got yourself a real player.

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