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Red Sox Minor Lines: Rafael Devers wastes no time in Triple-A

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Rafael Devers’ big International League Debut

Pawtucket W 7-4

Aneury Tavarez: 2-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

Brock Holt (SS): 0-5, 2 K, 1 E

Rusney Castillo: 1-5, 1 R, 3 K

Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Rafael Devers: 4-4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 E

Jalen Beeks: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K

Jamie Callahan: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Oh, hey there Rafael Devers. Who needs an adjustment period? Saturday was the top prospect’s first game in Triple-A, and he took literally zero time getting himself acquainted with the International League. He was all over the place in this one, hitting it to all fields for power and with contact skills. And, despite the error at third, he also made a really impressive barehanded play charging the ball. Devers is fun. Beeks is fun, too, and continue to have little trouble with Triple-A.

Portland G1 W 2-1

Danny Mars: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Tobias: 0-2, 1 R

Michael Chavis: 1-3

Portland G2 L 2-3

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

Michael Chavis: 0-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Josh Tobias: 1-2

Ty Buttrey: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Chavis is in the midst of a little slump in Portland, though it’s nothing overly concerning. In fact, when the player is in the midst of a breakout such as the one the third baseman is experiencing this season, these kind of struggles can actually be a good thing. Obviously, you’d rather see a player rake 24/7, but seeing Chavis break out of this slump will be an encouraging sign for his future.

Salem L 2-3

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

Austin Rei: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Greenville W 7-4

Lorenzo Cedrola: 1-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Tyler Hill: 2-4, 2 R, 1 K

Bobby Dalbec: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 R, 4 RBI, 1 K

Darwinzon Hernandez: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Welcome back Bobby Dalbec. This isn’t his first game back in Greenville, but it’s the first in which he made a big impact after missing about two months of action. The power-hitting prospect hit a massive grand slam that put the Drive on top for good. Dalbec’s stock has taken quite a hit this year, but there’s still time for him to start trending in the right direction heading into 2018. Meanwhile, Hernandez continues to quietly impress on the hill despite getting somewhat overshadowed by Bryan Mata.

Lowell L 3-4 (F/12)

Brett Netzer: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 K

Garrett Benge: 2-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K, 1 E

GCL Red Sox W 6-1

Cole Brannen: 1-5, 3 K

C.J. Chatham: 0-3, 1 BB