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Red Sox minor lines: Turning back the clock in Pawtucket

Henry Owens and Brian Johnson are once more looking like legitimate options in Pawtucket.

Pawtucket W 5-1 (8/15)

Rusney Castillo: 1-3, 2 BB
Chris Young: 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Brennan Boesch: 0-5, K
Christian Vazquez: 0-4, BB, K

Henry Owens: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
Joe Kelly: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Pawtucket L 0-1 (8/16)

Rusney Castillo: 1-2, 2 BB
Chris Young: 0-3

Brian Johnson: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

It's like the Owens and Johnson of yesteryear have returned. Hopefully Eduardo Rodriguez is ready for his next start as both he and John Farrell expected. But if not, the Red Sox actually have options to turn to now, and it would be interesting to see how the pair get on in the majors now that they're actually on a roll.

Salem W 5-4 (8/15)

Joseph Monge: 1-3
Rafael Devers: 1-3
Nick Longhi: 0-4

Trey Ball: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K
Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Salem W 7-6 (In 11) (8/16)

Joseph Monge: 1-5, BB, 3 K
Rafael Devers: 4-6, 2 2B, K, SB
Nick Longhi: 2-5, 2B, K

In Greenville, Jake Cosart was a big-time K, big-time BB type, throwing hard, but often failing to locate it. That started to change a bit in the last month-or-so of his time there, however, with Cosart finding the zone with greater regularity, and now in Salem he's produced a 15:1 K:BB in his first 7.2 innings of work. If that aspect of his game is coming around, he could make quick progress in 2017 towards giving the Red Sox another reliever to turn to.

Greenville W 3-2 (In 11)

Luis Alexander Basabe: 1-1, HR
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 2B, BB, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 1-5, 2 K
Austin Rei: 1-4, 2B, K

That's the most troubling of all the great lines from Basabe. An inside-the-park home run, and then he's gone. Can't seem to find any indication what happened, but it's not a great sign.