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Red Sox minor lines: Eduardo Rodriguez waits for his spot

Blake Swihart was forced into action early by the injury to Ryan Hanigan. Eduardo Rodriguez, on the other hand, might just be waiting for the slightest opening in Boston's rotation.

Pawtucket L 1-5

Rusney Castillo: 0-4
Travis Shaw: 1-4
Bryce Brentz: 0-4, 3 K
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, K
Deven Marrero: 0-3, K

Matt Barnes: 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Keith Couch: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 2 HR

Pawtucket W 2-1

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-4, 2B
Deven Marrero: 0-4, K
Travis Shaw: 0-4, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, SB
Sean Coyle: 1-3, HR, E

Eduardo Rodriguez: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Heath Hembree: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Eduardo Rodriguez has allowed five earned runs in 24 innings of work, striking out 22 and walking two. Did Wade Miley save his job last night? Wade Miley may have saved his spot in the rotation Saturday afternoon.

Portland W 3-0

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, 2B
Keury De La Cruz: 0-3, 3 K

Portland W 4-1

Carlos Asuaje: 0-3, 2 BB
Keury De La Cruz: 2-4, 2B, 2 K

Justin Haley: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

As you might expect based on that line, Justin Haley left in the first inning with an injury. One wonders if this isn't something that's been building given Haley's command issues thus far this season.

Salem W 4-1

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

Salem W 4-2

Manuel Margot: 1-5, K
Sam Travis: 3-4
Wendell Rijo: 0-3, K

The flood gates have clearly opened for Manuel Margot, whose strikeout-free streak doesn't even last a handful of games this time. Somehow I still don't think contact is a concern.

Greenville L 2-3

Michael Chavis: 0-4, K

Michael Kopech: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Greenville W 5-3

Nick Longhi: 2-5, 2B, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 0-5, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 1-4, K, SB
Javier Guerra: 1-3, BB, 2 K, SB

Kopech has either been completely unhittable or unable to get into even the fifth inning this year. Average it out, though, and you've got a pretty good start to the year if you ignore that he still doesn't have 20 innings four starts into the season. Slow-and-steady is ever the Red Sox approach.