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Red Sox Minor Lines: Rafael Devers goes deep....again

Rafael Devers hits a dinger, Kyri Washington is on a little roll, and Darwinzon Hernandez keeps getting Ks.

Pawtucket PPD

Portland L 1-2

Danny Mars: 1-4, 1 K, 1 CS

Josh Tobias: 0-4, 3 K

Rafael Devers: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Ty Buttrey: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Overall, it was a forgettable day for the Seadogs offense. They were being no-hit heading into the seventh inning until they were rescued by Devers. His home run broke up the no-hitter and emboldened those who are ready to see the young third baseman in the majors now.

Salem W 5-2

Michael Chavis: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Ockimey: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Kyri Washington: 2-3, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Austin Rei: 0-4, 1 K

Austin Glorius: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Washington spent most of the first few weeks of the season on the disabled list and took some time to get rolling after he returned. Well, he’s getting going now. He now has six hits in his last four games including three doubles and a home run. He’s always going to strike out some, but if he does this kind of damage when he makes contact the Red Sox can live with that.

Greenville W 12-3

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-6, 1 2B, 1 R

Jagger Rusconi: 2-4, 2 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 K, 2 SB

Tyler Hill: 4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB

Darwinzon Hernandez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 8 K

Rusconi was a fifth round pick by the Red Sox in 2015, but hasn’t really gotten a chance to play since being drafted. He struggled in 16 games at the GCL the year he was drafted, and only played in 14 games last season. He was called up to Greenville from extended spring training at the start of the month, and is hitting .289/.325/.421 in that time. It’s obviously too small of a sample to get overly worked up about, but he’s someone worth keeping an eye on.

Meanwhile, Hernandez continues to impress. You’d like to see better control and more efficiency, of course, but the 20-year-old is now up to 49 strikeouts in 36 23 innings to start his first year in full-season ball. Not too shabby.