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Red Sox minor lines: Let's play 16 (and 13)

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Portland and Greenville both played into extras. Those innings proved more fruitful for the prospects of one team than the other.

Pawtucket L 14-2

Daniel Nava: 1-3, 2 K
Rusney Castillo: 0-4, 2 K
Allen Craig: 2-4, K
Travis Shaw: 0-4, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, K, E

Edwin Escobar: 0.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

A night to forget in Pawtucket, to be sure. One wonders if Edwin Escobar was really ready to return, given how badly some of his early performances have gone. Then again, it might just be about the pen transition.

Portland W 6-5 (In 16)

Sam Travis: 4-7, 2B
Carlos Asuaje: 2-6, K
Manuel Margot: 2-5, 2B, 2 BB, K, SB, CS

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

Games like these--low-to-moderate-scoring games that last almost two games worth of innings--have a tendency to do a number on the ol' batting lines. But it seems all three of the best position prospects in Portland have emerged better for the experience. A pleasant surprise.

Greenville W 2-1 (In 13)

Yoan Moncada: 0-4, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 0-4, 2 BB, 3 K
Rafael Devers: 0-6, 3 K, E
Nick Longhi: 2-6, K
Javier Guerra: 2-6, K

Michael Kopech: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

And then there's this, the more standard version of the previous game. Oi. At least Kopech took the opportunity to have yet another nice outing. Believe it or not, this is the first time he's finished six innings in an outing. But that's likely just about how the organization is approaching his development, given that he's sitting on a 2.89 ERA and hasn't topped 80 pitches in any of the games where those numbers were recorded.

Lowell L 2-11

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, 2 K
Victor Acosta: 0-3, K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-3, BB
Mitchell Gunsolus: 1-3, HR, BB, K

It was actually sufficiently strange that Lowell lost a game that I felt compelled to check their record. 10-4 now. They're taking no prisoners early in their half-season.

GCL Red Sox W 5-3

Trent Kemp: 2-5, 2 K