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Red Sox minor lines: Wild times for Henry Owens

Henry Owens is allowing an unhealthy number of free passes. Is this cause for concern, or just the same old routine?

Pawtucket W 6-2

Jackie Bradley Jr: 1-5, K
Blake Swihart: 3-4, BB, SB
Travis Shaw: 1-5
Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 2B, BB, 3 K
Deven Marrero: 1-3

Henry Owens: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

The control problems continue for Henry Owens. He's been prone to periods like this, though. He walked the exact same number of batters (14) in three games from May 8th to May 19th last year. He then rattled off nine games without walking more than two in any of them, allowing just 10 runs in nearly 62 innings of work. Hopefully we've got something like that coming up over the next couple months.

Portland L 0-5

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, 2 K

Portland W 10-3

Carlos Asuaje: 2-5, K

Alright, Red Sox, let's make a deal. If Manuel Margot doesn't strike out for another two weeks, you move him up to Portland so they can be more than the Portland Asuajes.

Salem W 6-4

Manuel Margot: 1-5
Sam Travis: 1-4, BB
Wendell Rijo: 1-4, 2B, 2 K

Trey Ball: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Salem L 1-4

Manuel Margot: 2-5, 2B
Sam Travis: 0-5, 2 K
Wendell Rijo: 1-4

Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Alright, two days down, Margot. Twelve more to go. This is totally a real thing, guys. I've got sway.

Greenville W 5-4

Nick Longhi: 0-3
Rafael Devers: 3-4, POCS
Javier Guerra: 1-4, 3B, K

Greenville Game 1 W 5-2 (In 7)

Nick Longhi: 2-4, 2B
Rafael Devers: 2-3
Javier Guerra: 1-3

Greenville Game 2 L 0-3 (In 7)

Nick Longhi: 0-3, K
Rafael Devers: 0-2
Javier Guerra: 1-2

It's always amusing how quickly seasons can turn around this early in the year. Rafael Devers still hasn't been crushing the ball we may have hoped, but after dropping as low as .222, the 18-year-old is sporting a .313 batting average at least after a couple good days at the plate.