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Red Sox minor lines: Rafael Devers' power outage

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Rafael Devers is hitting. He's just not doing it the way we might have expected.

Pawtucket W 4-0

Blake Swihart: 1-2, 2 BB
Travis Shaw: 1-3, HR, K
Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 2B
Garin Cecchini: 0-4, K
Deven Marrero: 1-4, HR, K
Sean Coyle: 0-2, BB, K

Steven Wright: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K

Blake Swihart is now officially in showoff mode when it comes to drawing walks, and Deven Marrero hit a homer in April that was not his first of the season! The odds of that were...not high.

Salem L 8-9

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

Teddy Stankiewicz: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Stankiewicz may well have been poking fun at the Red Sox rotation by having his best night by peripherals with his worst night by results. But unlike the starters in Fenway, Stankiewicz had built up enough credit in his first three starts that his ERA is still below 4.00 even after a rough game.

Greenville L 5-6

Nick Longhi: 1-4, BB, K, A
Rafael Devers: 2-4
Javier Guerra: 0-4, 2 K

Rafael Devers is hitting the ball, but...where's the power gone? He put up a .506 SLG in 2014, but with only three doubles to show for extra-base hits, that figure is a paltry .354 in 2015. He's only 18, so nobody was expecting him to hit 40 homers right off the bat, but given that he's not exactly getting beaten by opposing pitchers (reasonable K-rate, high average), this is a strange turn of events.