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Red Sox minor lines: Joe Kelly's short night, Javier Guerra's July surge

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Joe Kelly had his night cut very short, while Javier Guerra has started July off with a bang.

Pawtucket L 8-9 (In 11)

Daniel Nava: 0-4, BB, 2 K
Rusney Castillo: 0-1, K
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-5, BB
Allen Craig: 1-5, 2 K
Garin Cecchini: 3-5, BB

Joe Kelly: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Joe Kelly lasted only one inning not because he was converted to the bullpen, but because he got smacked by a line drive in the first and didn't come back out for the second. So far there's no implication that it's a serious injury, but hey, maybe the Red Sox think "that one inning went pretty well for him. Maybe we should try more single innings?"

In brighter news, Garin Cecchini has collected seven hits in ten at bats. It's hard to hold out much hope for him these days after these last 15 months, but...that's something, at least.

Portland L 1-2

Carlos Asuaje: 2-4
Sam Travis: 1-3, BB
Manuel Margot: 0-4

Williams Jerez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Salem L 3-4

Wendell Rijo: 0-5, 2 K

Trey Ball: 6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

This is the most "typical Trey Ball" start we've seen in a while now. Since May 29, I'd say. Hopefully this is the blip, rather than the last month.

Greenville L 4-7 (In 11)

Yoan Moncada: 2-5, 2B, K, SB
Michael Chavis: 3-5, 2B, K
Nick Longhi: 1-5
Javier Guerra: 4-5, HR, CS

It took Javier Guerra a while to collect his first homer in July. Instead of going deep, though, Guerra has been looking more...sustainable. He's still riding a ridiculous average which, at .419 on the month, is obviously not going to last. But he's striking out less, which goes a long way. However he arrives at it, it's hard to sneeze at .419/.424/.581.

Lowell W 4-1

Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-4, 2 HR, K
Tate Matheny: 0-4, 2 K
Andrew Benintendi: 0-4, 2 K
Austin Rei: 0-3, 2 K
Victor Acosta: 0-3, BB, 2 K, SB
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, K

Jake Cosart: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

On a night where the big names can do nothing at the plate, Luis Alexander Basabe puts on a show. You might remember that this is actually his second multi-homer game of the season, which is especially strange when you consider he's only hit four bombs on the year. Whatever it takes, Luis.

GCL Red Sox L 0-4

Yoan Aybar: 2-2
Trent Kemp: 0-4
Jagger Rusconi: 0-3

For some reason, Yoan Aybar has seen all of nine games since the 23rd of June, and that's with his appearance in this game coming as a sub. Despite that inconsistent playing time, Aybar has managed a hit in each of those nine games.