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Red Sox Minor Lines: Rafael Devers can’t stop won’t stop

Another day, another dinger for Rafael Devers.

Pawtucket L 0-5

Rusney Castillo: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 SB

Sam Travis: 0-4, 1 K

Blake Swihart: 0-4, 2 K

The PawSox lineup was going up against former number one overall pick Mark Appel, which seems like it should be a good excuse for this kind of horrible performance. Of course, Appel hasn’t pitched like a former number one overall pick, so the only real excuse is that baseball is weird and the lineup is just slumping right now. Oh well.

Portland W 12-6

Danny Mars: 3-6, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 RBI, 1 K

Rafael Devers: 2-6, 1 3B, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 E

Nick Longhi: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Josh Tobias: 2-6, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Jake Cosart: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Another home run for Devers, who is now up to 14 dingers on the season and has four in his last six games. He’s heating up with the temperature, and if you’re in the Portland area go check out a game while you still can, because he’s going to Pawtucket soon enough. Meanwhile, Longhi is starting to show off some power, too. He’s now up to a .159 ISO and if that can keep climbing we could be looking at a mini-breakout after all.

DSL Red Sox W 6-5

Freiberg Marin: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

Eduard Conde: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Note: Jason Groome made his return from the disabled list last night in Lowell. It was not included in here today because the game was suspended due to rain, but I figured it was worth mentioning in passing. The game will be finished today, though presumably not with Groome taking the mound again.