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Red Sox minor lines: Greenville strikes back

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After a somewhat quiet stretch from the Drive, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi have them rolling again.

Pawtucket W 5-4

Deven Marrero: 2-4, BB
Marco Hernanez: 1-4
Garin Cecchini: 1-4

Edwin Escobar: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

With eight walks in his last two outings, Edwin Escobar has now allowed 25 in 50 innings this season.

Portland L 3-4

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

Williams Jerez: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Portland has been a bit rough for Jerez, but he seems to be finishing strong, and it's not like some struggles could not be anticipated. Lest we forget, this is just his second year pitching professionally, and he started all the way down in Greenville this season. The fact that he's not particularly behind in terms of age is ridiculous when you consider the transition he had to make.

Salem W 7-2

Daniel McGrath: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
Luis Ysla: 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

I might honestly have just skipped right past Luis Ysla if he'd had a bad day. But if the walks are bad, the Ks are interesting enough, and his involvement in the De Aza trade at least provides a certain level of storyline interest.

Greenville W 6-5

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

This feels more like the Greenville games of yore (right down to Chavis' hat trick, sadly). Rafael Devers definitely hit a speed bump in the middle of the season, but at least he's finishing strong, with a week or two that could honestly be the difference in the Sox deciding to start him in Salem next year (though, honestly, the way Boston likes to push their prospects of late, I imagine he was getting the bump anyway). And Benintendi, well, what can be said about him that hasn't already been said? He ran roughshod through college ball, and has had no more difficulty dealing with the concentration of talent provided by professional leagues. I'm sure the Sox will find enough of a challenge to slow him down at some point. But they haven't yet.

Lowell L 1-2

Victor Acosta: 1-4
Josh Ockimey: 1-3, 2B, K
Kyri Washington: 0-4, 3 K
Mitchell Gunsolus: 1-4, 2 K
Tate Matheny: 2-3, K
Austin Rei: 0-3, K