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Red Sox minor lines: Brian Johnson's five-pitch night

Brian Johnson only threw five pitches for Pawtucket on Monday. But there's no cause for serious alarm.

Pawtucket L 0-3 (In 7)

Allen Craig: 2-3, 2B
Travis Shaw: 0-3
Garin Cecchini: 0-3
Sean Coyle: 0-1

Brian Johnson: 0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Brian Johnson threw all of five pitches before talking with the trainer and leaving the game. According to Brian MacPherson, it's illness, not injury that left his night cut so very short. Obviously not a positive in a vacuum, but certainly very much better than the alternative. We'll just sweep this one under the rug.

Portland W 5-4

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, 3B, K
Ryan Hanigan: 0-3, BB
Sam Travis: 0-4
Manuel Margot: 3-4, 2 2B

Williams Jerez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Portland L 1-6 (In 7)

Carlos Asuaje: 1-2, BB
Ryan Hanigan: 2-3, 2B
Sam Travis: 1-3, K, CS
Manuel Margot: 1-2, SB

And just like that, here comes Manuel Margot. A couple big nights, and he's sporting a .323/.344/.516 line in Portland, and is looking a lot like the player he was for Salem in June. Not all that surprising given his history of success after promotions.

Salem L 1-3

Kevin McAvoy: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Greenville L 1-4 (In 7)

Yoan Moncada: 2-4, K, SB
Michael Chavis: 1-4, K
Rafael Devers: 1-3, 2B, K, E
Nick Longhi: 1-2

Greenville W 4-2 (In 7)

Yoan Moncada: 0-4, 3 K
Michael Chavis: 1-3, 2B, E
Nick Longhi: 1-3, 2B, K
Javier Guerra: 1-3, K

After an 0-for-16 stretch headed into the All-Star break, Nick Longhi is on a five-game hitting streak coming out of it, with a .400/.474/.667 line thus far in the second half.

Lowell W 5-3 (In 7)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-3
Josh Ockimey: 2-2, HR, BB
Victor Acosta: 1-3, 3B, K

Lowell L 0-1 (In 7)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-3, 2 K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-2
Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 2 K
Victor Acosta: 1-3, K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 0-2, K

With his sixth and seventh straight games with a hit, Victor Acosta now sports a .444 batting average in Lowell.

GCL Red Sox W 4-1

Trent Kemp: 0-1
Yoan Aybar: 1-4, K