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Red Sox minor lines: Andrew Benintendi has found his home run power

The one thing missing from Andrew Benintendi's time in Salem has emerged in Portland.

Pawtucket W 3-2

Brock Holt: 0-3
Ryan Hanigan: 1-2, BB
Rusney Castillo: 2-4, HR, SB
Deven Marrero: 1-4

Roenis Elias: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Rusney Castillo did a thing!

Of some note: neither Hanigan nor Holt played the nine innings they were expected to. Miscommunication, perhaps?

Portland L 1-5

Yoan Moncada: 0-3, BB
Andrew Benintendi: 1-3, HR, BB, SB

Luis Ysla: 1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Andrew Benintendi did a thing!

OK, that's not nearly so surprising as all that. He's almost got his Portland OPS up to .800 already, which is honestly stunning since it was below .500 on June 1st. He's even gotten the one part of his game that was missing this year going again, hitting four homers in the last three weeks after only leaving the park once in Salem.

Honestly...Benintendi has now had more at-bats in Portland than he had in Salem. Not quite as many successful at-bats, granted, but that might well change in a couple weeks' time. At that point, what's keeping them from making the move to Triple-A? Even if he's not heading up to Boston, he might never go back to Portland after the Futures Game.

Salem L 0-1

Joseph Monge: 1-4, K, SB
Nick Longhi: 0-3, BB, K
Rafael Devers: 0-3, BB

Travis Lakins: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Greenville L 4-5

Luis Alejandro Basabe: 2-4, 2B, BB, K, 2 E
Michael Chavis: 0-5, 3 K
Kyri Washington: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Luis Alexander Basabe: 2-4, 2 2B, K
Austin Rei: 2-4, K, CS

Marc Brakeman: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

An 0-for-16 run with seven strikeouts and a .568 OPS in June for Michael Chavis. Everything was actually going pretty well for him before these last four games, though. It's been a pretty horrible slump, but the majority of his season still has the tenor of a breakout/rebound year.

Lowell L 3-8

Yoan Aybar: 1-4, HR, 2 K

GCL Red Sox L 1-4

Alan Marrero: 0-2, 2 K

Welcome to professional baseball, Alan Marrero. It's probably going to be a bit rough for a while.