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Red Sox minor lines: Mookie Betts rehabs, Yoan Moncada steals all the bases

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Yoan Moncada might be a bit bored down at Greenville.

Pawtucket L 3-4

Marco Hernandez: 2-4, K
Allen Craig: 0-2, BB
Garin Cecchini: 0-4, 3 K

Tommy Layne: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Pawtucket L 1-3

Marco Hernandez: 0-4, K
Allen Craig: 0-3, K
Garin Cecchini: 0-3, K

Pat Light: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Oh Pawtucket. Once one of the most impressive teams in the system, Boston has plundered all its talent, and sent back only Allen Craig and a handful of relievers.

Portland L 3-5

Carlos Asuaje: 1-4, E
Sam Travis: 1-4, K, SB

Portland L 3-10

Mookie Betts: 2-4, HR
Carlos Asuaje: 0-4, 2 K
Sam Travis: 1-4
Manuel Margot: 3-4, 3 2B

Williams Jerez: 0.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Hard to put much stock into a rehab start in Double-A, but that's about as encouraging as one could be for Mookie Betts. Concussions are scary injuries, but signs are positive that this won't be a lingering thing.

Also making his return to action after a brief absence in style: Manuel Margot, who hadn't played in nearly a week. Good to see him hitting again.

Let's all just pretend that Jerez thing didn't happen. When it comes to relievers, who just don't have the volume of innings necessary to mitigate a day like this, you just have to hope your manager will get you out of there on a day where you've got nothing before everything goes so completely wrong.

Salem L 0-1

Ty Buttrey: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Salem L 3-10

Trey Ball: 4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Trey Ball is Trey Ball again. This is not a good thing. At least Ty Buttrey continues to look like one of the standouts in Salem's bunch of middling starting prospects. Frankly, five mediocre prospects is a lot worse than one good one and four bad ones would be, so seeing two of these guys break in different directions is probably a positive on the whole.

Greenville W 9-5

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

Greenville L 4-5

Yoan Moncada: 0-3, 2 BB, K, 2 SB, CS
Rafael Devers: 2-5
Nick Longhi: 1-5
Javier Guerra: 0-3

I think Yoan Moncada is bored. He was perfect stealing bases through his first 16, but now just seems to be taking every possible opportunity, resulting in more outs, but also a ridiculously fast pace. To wit, here's the stolen base column from his last 10 games:

Yes, his efficiency is down, but he's still pulling an 85% success rate even in the weeks since he first got caught, so who cares?

Lowell W 3-2

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

Lowell L 3-6

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-3, BB
Andrew Benintendi: 1-3
Victor Acosta: 1-4, 2B
Tate Matheny: 0-4, 3 K
Tucker Tubbs: 0-4
Kyri Washington: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Austin Rei: 2-4, HR, K

The Spinners kind of have a strikeout problem. They lead the New York - Penn League with 422 on the year, which is good for better than a quarter of their at bats. Of the more noteworthy players, only Andrew Benintendi really escapes unscathed, with only 14 Ks in 97 at bats against 19 walks.


GCL Red Sox W 4-3 (In 7)

Jagger Rusconi: 0-4, K
Yoan Aybar:1-3, 2B, K