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Red Sox minor lines: The many bombs of Andrew Benintendi

After plugging away for a week with single after single, Andrew Benintendi added some serious oomph to his game to start the week.

Pawtucket L 1-2

Marco Hernandez: 1-4, K, SB
Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 2B, K
Allen Craig: 0-4, K

Matt Barnes: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Heath Hembree: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Pawtucket L 2-5

Allen Craig: 1-4
Garin Cecchini: 0-1, 3 BB

Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Still don't understand the Matt Barnes starter conversion one bit. Especially with the Red Sox clearly in need of any and all relief help they can get. I do understand that they've got specific aims here with getting his pitch selection back to normal. But is this really better than whatever experience he could be getting back in the majors, perhaps with a clear order to use his changeup when the catcher calls for it?

Salem L 0-3

Teddy Stankiewicz: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

This is kind of the quintessential good Stankiewicz game. Few true outcomes, scattered hits, and no damage done. Oh Rick Porcello, why are you not this?

Greenville L 2-9

Michael Chavis: 2-4, 2B
Rafael Devers: 0-4, 2 K
Nick Longhi: 0-4, K
Javier Guerra: 2-4, HR, E

Yoan Moncada was a late scratch with some sort of left hand injury, apparently. Javier Guerra did what he could to make up for his absence, doing everything in his power to show that his power is for real. Perhaps just as important as his homers: zero strikeouts in his last 22 at bats.

Lowell W 7-4

Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-6, 3 K
Andrew Benintendi: 1-2, HR, 3 BB, SB
Victor Acosta: 1-4, K, SB
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, BB, 3 K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 2-4, 2B, BB, K

Lowell W 8-4

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-4, HR, BB
Andrew Benintendi: 3-5, 2 HR
Tucker Tubbs: 2-4, BB, K
Josh Ockimey: 1-5, K
Kyri Washington: 1-5, 2B, K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 0-3, BB, K

The safe and solid pick seems to be working out for the Red Sox in this year's draft. After so many seasons of hit-or-miss first picks--most of them having thus-far missed--it's nice to be talking about one of them bombing in a positive light. Granted, the long ball hasn't been his entire game--that these three nearly doubled his season total is proof enough of that--but with six stolen bases in seven attempts and 22 walks to 14 strikeouts in jut 30 games of work, there's very little that he hasn't done. We shouldn't get too excited about a Lowell performance. But man, it' hard not to...

GCL Red Sox W 3-2 (In 7)

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

Logan Allen: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

GCL Red Sox W 4-1 (In 7)

Yoan Aybar: 0-3, K

GCL Red Sox L 4-6

Yoan Aybar: 1-4, 2B

Logan Allen now has nine innings under his belt in the GCL. Taken as a whole, his complete game of work would be 9 innings (obviously) of one-run ball with five hits, a walk, and nine strikeouts. You have my interest.