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Red Sox minor lines: Sam Travis revived

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Sam Travis' promotion to Portland didn't get off to a good start. But he's been on fire since the calendar page turned.

Pawtucket L 6-9

Jackie Bradley Jr.: 2-5, HR
Allen Craig: 1-4, 2B, BB, K
Garin Cecchini: 4-5, K, SB

Steven Wright: 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Pat Light: 1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Steven Wright, as with all knuckleballers, is a coin flip. Probably not the guy you want in your rotation if you have good alternatives.

The Red Sox either have a four-man rotation right now featuring Rick Porcello, or a five-man rotation featuring both Porcello and Masterson. A coin flip is always preferable to a white flag.

Portland L 6-8

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

Sam Travis hit .100/.174/.150 in his first 20 at bats in Portland. His last 29: .379/.406/.517. Small sample sizes help skew things towards the extremes, but even taking that into account, that's quite the adjustment he seems to have made.

Salem W 7-2

Wendell Rijo: 2-3, BB, SB

Ty Buttrey: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Solid bounce-back performance from Ty Buttrey. Surprised he hasn't followed the likes of Margot and Travis up to Double-A by now.

Greenville W 7-5

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

Michael Kopech: 4 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 4 K

How unusual was this game for Michael Kopech? He'd only allowed as many as three walks once this entire season. He's not the stingiest pitcher in the world yet, but this is pretty clearly just an outlier day.

The same cannot be said for Yoan Moncada, who is making this sort of game his new norm.

GCL Red Sox W 11-1

Anderson Espinoza: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Gonna start a pool on when Anderson Espinoza allows his first run in the GCL. He's surrendered two total between the DSL and GCL over 27 innings now.