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Red Sox minor lines: Moncada rising

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Finally, Yoan Moncada is up to Double-A.

Pawtucket W 5-4

Roman Mendez: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
Pat Light: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

It will be interesting to see when Pat Light gets called up again. Since his MLB debut, he's thrown 16.2 innings of three-run ball, and while the K:BB ratio hasn't been incredible, that's largely because of a four-walk blip on the sixth of May. Other than that, he's mostly just been striking a bunch of guys out.

Portland W 9-5

Andrew Benintendi: 0-3, BB

Teddy Stankiewicz: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Slow day for Benintendi, but worth mentioning his one walk was intentional. Yes, it came with two in scoring position and one out, but still, kind of wish managers in the minors would just let the pitchers pitch and the hitters hit. You're not here to win games, guys. Just produce players that will.

Salem W 2-1

Yoan Moncada: 2-4, 2B, HR, K
Mauricio Dubon: 0-4
Rafael Devers: 2-4
Nick Longhi: 1-4, 2 K

Is this the performance that got Moncada the bump, or just a nice send-off on a day that already would've been his last. Hard to say for sure, but either way, the end result is Moncada in Portland at long last. And while Rafael Devers may not be rushing to join him anytime soon, he's at least continuing to slowly drag his season out of the depths. The batting average is still far from good, but it's getting in the neighborhood of respectability after lingering under .200 for quite a while.

Greenville W 3-2

Michael Chavis: 0-4
Kyri Washington: 1-4, K, SB
Luis Alexander Basabe: 0-4, 2 K

An unusually slow day down at Greenville. Wonder if, with the promotions to Double-A from Salem, we don't see some of these guys moving up. Really, though, it's the players not listed here--Ockimey and Alejandro Basabe--who are most deserving of such a bump in Greenville.

Lowell W 8-1

Ryan Scott: 1-3, K
Yoan Aybar: 2-4, 3B, 2 K, CS

Probably not all that much to see with Ryan Scott--it's pretty rare that $10,000 bonus draft seniors turn out to do much--but at least worth following as a seventh round pick, and the one senior the Sox chose over all the others when determining who they wanted to save money on.