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Red Sox minor lines: Slow starts in Pawtucket

The Pawtucket Red Sox have a dynamite roster, but they're not off to an explosive start.

Pawtucket Game 1 L 0-2 (In 7)

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-2, BB
Blake Swihart: 1-3
Travis Shaw: 0-3
Bryce Brentz: 0-3, 3 K
Garin Cecchini: 1-3, 2B, K, E
Sean Coyle: 0-3, E

Brian Johnson: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Pawtucket Game 2 L 0-2 (In 7)

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-3, 2B, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3
Bryce Brentz: 0-2, BB
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, K, A
Deven Marrero: 1-3, K
Sean Coyle: 0-2, K

Keith Couch: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

It's been kind of a slow start for most at Pawtucket, save Jackie Bradley Jr., the now-injured Rusney Castillo, and Deven Marrero. After those three, Humberto Quintero leads the team with a .714 OPS. These games aren't exactly breaking that mold, but at least Brian Johnson continues his early success at Triple-A. The Red Sox might end up needing him sooner rather than later the way these last few games have been going, either as a starter or, perhaps more likely, a long-relief arm.

Portland W 7-5

Carlos Asuaje: 1-5, 2 K, SB
Henry Ramos: 2-4, K
Keury De La Cruz: 1-3, BB

Justin Haley: 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Justin Haley's second game went a lot better than his first, but the real story here is OH GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING MILB.COM WHY?!

Greenville W 8-4

Nick Longhi: 2-5, K, A
Michael Chavis: 2-4, BB, K, E

Jamie Callahan: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

This might be the best start I've seen Jamie Callahan have in Boston's system. Hyperbolic? Yes. Still a bad thing? Also yes.