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Red Sox minor lines: The ridiculous power of the Greenville Drive

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The Greenville Drive have nearly lapped their competition with the longball.

Pawtucket L 0-5

Marco Hernandez: 1-4, E
Rusney Castillo: 1-4, K
Blake Swihart: 0-3, BB
Sam Travis: 0-3, 2 K
Sean Coyle: 1-3, K

Brian Johnson: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
Anthony Varvaro: 1.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
Pat Light: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Simply by virtue of making this start, Brian Johnson's hopes of taking Henry Owens' place as Joe Kelly's replacement would already be out the window. But he retroactively justifies the decision by coming up to meet Owens in his most concerning area with a whole bunch of walks.

Salem L 2-7

Yoan Moncada: 1-3, BB, K
Mauricio Dubon: 0-4, K
Andrew Benintendi: 1-4, 2B
Nick Longhi: 2-3, BB, K
Rafael Devers: 0-4, K

Yankory Pimentel: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Andrew Benintendi may still be waiting on his first home run of the year, but 11 of his 18 hits this season have gone for extra bases.

Greenville L 9-13

Michael Chavis: 1-4, BB
Josh Ockimey: 3-4, HR, BB
Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-5, 2 K, E
Austin Rei: 2-4, K
Kyri Washington: 1-4, HR, 2 K, A

Austin Glorius: 3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 B, 4 K
Jake Cosart: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

The power is hilariously real down in Greenville. As a team, they've got 23 homers and a .452 slugging percentage. The next best marks in the South Atlantic League? 12 homers and a .402 in Hickory. Ockimey continues to look like a balanced three-true-outcomes player, and while Kyri Washington may be trending a bit more towards the Wily Mo Pena side of things, there's only so much separating Wily Mo and, say, Mark Trumbo. And Washington is in a much better position to actually be a defensive asset.