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Red Sox minor lines: Blake Swihart rehabs, Greenville rolls

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It's heady days down in Greenville, where two (or three, depending on who you ask) of the game's best prospects are crushing opposing pitchers.

Pawtucket L 7-9

Daniel Nava: 2-4, HR, BB, 2 K
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-5, K
Rusney Castillo: 1-4, BB, 2 K
Allen Craig: 1-5, K
Garin Cecchini: 0-2, BB

Matt Barnes: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Anyone who's been around these parts this season will know I'm in favor of Hanley Ramirez moving to first base. But the real priority is to get Mike Napoli out of the lineup, and Daniel Nava would do just as good a job of that as Ramirez.

Portland L 2-7

Manuel Margot: 1-5, K
Blake Swihart: 2-3, 2B
Sam Travis: 1-4
Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, 2B, 2 K

Justin Haley: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Williams Jerez: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Blake Swihart is on his way back, but at DH there was nothing he could do to stop Justin Haley's disaster season from continuing. At this point one has to wonder if something isn't physically wrong with him.

Salem W 5-3

Kevin McAvoy: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Greenville W 11-5

Yoan Moncada: 2-5, 2B, K
Michael Chavis: 2-5, K, SB
Rafael Devers: 3-4, 2B, E
Nick Longhi: 4-5, 2B, 3B, K
Javier Guerra: 3-5, 2B, HR, K

It's a pretty crazy bunch the Red Sox have down in Greenville right now. This is actually the worst game Moncada has put up in a week--a period which has seen two four-hit games from Nick Longhi now. And Javier Guerra is doing his best to make Keith Law look good for ranking him so highly. He's hitting an unreal .453/.474/.736 in July after clubbing his tenth homer of the season last night.

Lowell W 1-0

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-4, K
Tate Matheny: 1-4
Austin Rei: 0-4, K
Victor Acosta: 1-4, K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-4, 2 K

And then there's Lowell, where we might have to lean heavily on the old adage that short season ball don't mean a thing the way the team has been slumping.