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Red Sox minor lines: No Double-A hurdle for Sam Travis

Sam Travis has made the hardest transition in the game look easy.

Pawtucket L 1-2

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-4, K
Allen Craig: 1-3, BB
Rusney Castillo: 1-3, BB
Travis Shaw: 1-4, 2 K, E
Marco Hernandez: 1-4, 3 K

Edwin Escobar: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Heath Hembree: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Pawtucket L 0-6

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-4, K
Allen Craig: 2-4, K
Rusney Castillo: 1-4, K
Travis Shaw: 0-4
Garin Cecchini: 1-3, BB, K

Pat Light: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Pawtucket has been a massive struggle for Pat Light, but when it comes down to it, most of the damage came in a three-game stretch a week ago where he seemed to lose all semblance of control, allowing eight walks in less than three innings. This game might be as bad in terms of results, but how he got there was somewhat less damning.

Portland W 10-5

Manuel Margot: 1-6, 2B
Carlos Asuaje: 2-4, BB
Sam Travis: 2-5, K

Portland W 2-1

Manuel Margot: 2-4, 2B
Carlos Asuaje: 1-3, 2B, K
Sam Travis: 2-4, 2 K, SB

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Sam Travis hasn't hit for much power in Portland, but it's pretty much the only flaw with his game in Double-A. His sky-high OBP and batting average stand out, but it's worth noting that those are also built on a strong foundation, with a strikeout rate that's been cut nicely in half from an already acceptable rate in Salem.

Salem W 9-4

Wendell Rijo: 1-5, E

Trey Ball: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Salem L 2-3

Wendell Rijo: 1-4, 2 K

After six walks in his last outing, Trey Ball has an outing that's at once more painful but less awful. The peripherals are still overall pretty bad, but there is at least some general trend compared to last year where Ball's worst starts aren't quite so bad and his best starts are actually impressive. It's not much, but it's something.

Greenville L 3-8

Yoan Moncada: 1-4, HR, BB, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 1-5, 2 K
Rafael Devers: 0-4, BB
Nick Longhi: 0-5
Javier Guerra: 1-4, 2 K

Greenville L 2-7

Yoan Moncada: 1-3, BB, K, SB
Rafael Devers: 1-2
Michael Chavis: 1-2, K
Javier Guerra: 0-4, 2 K, E
Nick Longhi: 0-4, K, E

Devers' short game was the result of an ejection arguing over a dropped fly ball off his bat. He thought he had a double, the umpires did not. Either way, not injury, so nothing to worry about.

Lowell L 3-5

Tate Matheny: 0-5, K
Andrew Benintendi: 1-2, 2 BB
Victor Acosta: 1-4, K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-4
Austin Rei: 1-4, 2B, 2 K

Jake Cosart: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Lowell L 2-5

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-3, 2B, BB, CS
Andrew Benintendi: 0-4, K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 0-4
Josh Ockimey: 0-2, 2 BB, K

That's the first time Andrew Benintendi has failed to reach base in a game since July 8th. He's still hitting just .236, but when you've got a .902 OPS, who cares how you get there?