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Red Sox minor lines: Rough beginnings for Yoan Moncada

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Yoan Moncada is one hell of a talent, but Red Sox fans might need to wait for the infielder to find his rhythm before they can see it for themselves.

Pawtucket W 3-1

Allen Craig: 0-4, K
Bryce Brentz: 0-3, BB, 2 K
Travis Shaw: 0-4, 2 K
Deven Marrero: 1-3, 3B, BB, K
Garin Cecchini: 1-3, BB, K, SB

Brian Johnson: 6 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Strange game for Brian Johnson, who let Indianapolis go Triple - Single - Single - Single to start the game. But a caught stealing kept that inning from getting out of hand, and given a second chance, he settled in to have a nice outing.

Portland W 14-10

Carlos Asuaje: 3-5, 2B, 3B, K
Keury De La Cruz: 2-5, 2 2B

Four extra-base hits in four games for Carlos Asuaje has his slugging percentage into semi-respectable territories. And God knows, with that OBP still hanging up over .400, it doesn't need to be all that high.

Salem L 1-6

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

Trey Ball: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Let us all bask in the relief that is an acceptable start from Trey Ball. They are few and far between, it seems.

Greenville W 15-5

Rafael Devers: 1-5, K
Nick Longhi: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
Yoan Moncada, 1-5, 2 K, 2 E
Javier Guerra: 2-5, K, SB

Alright, so, a bumpy start for Yoan Moncada. No denying that. It's worth wondering just how much a couple months in XST sets you back in terms of being ready for real-game competition, given the lax nature of the game down in Fort Myers and the varying level of competition. Whatever the case, we're just two games in. There's plenty of time for Moncada to get on track.