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Red Sox minor lines: Eduardo Rodriguez, prospective savior

The Red Sox could use some pitching help. Rodriguez probably won't provide it immediately, but in a month or two...who knows?

The Red Sox may be losing 12-4 18-4 as I type this, so please forgive me if this comes through more gray-tinted glasses than usual.

Pawtucket Game 1 W 4-1 (In 7)

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-3, K
Blake Swihart: 0-2, BB, K
Travis Shaw: 0-3, K
Bryce Brentz: 0-3, K
Deven Marrero: 2-3, 2B

Eduardo Rodriguez: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Pawtucket Game 2 L 4-7 (In 7)

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, CS, E
Blake Swihart: 0-3, BB, K
Travis Shaw: 1-2, BB
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 1-3, 2B

Noe Ramirez: 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

The over/under on when Eduardo Rodriguez--or any pitcher in Pawtucket for that matter--is called up to Boston's rotation is getting smaller by the...well, by the disaster in Boston. If that sounds like a silly metric to use, we're on six now just 19 games into the season. About every third game, the Red Sox rotation goes boom, making it awfully tempting to just throw someone else at the wall for a while to see if they'll stick. We're not there yet, but we might also not be as far away as anyone would have guessed after that first week of the season.


Portland W 7-3

Carlos Asuaje: 1-3, 2 BB

Greenville W 4-3

Rafael Devers: 0-4, K
Michael Chavis: 2-4, K, SB
Javier Guerra: 2-4, K, E

Michael Kopech: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

We can at least be fairly certain that Michael Kopech will not be getting that call. But it's not through a lack of results. His last two games have been almost identical, with the only difference being four strikeouts last time out against Lexington compared to his three on Saturday against Asheville. Not bad.