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Red Sox Minor Lines: Rafael Devers’ minor-league swan song

Devers passes the torch on to Michael Chavis

Pawtucket L 0-3

Aneury Tavarez: 1-4, 1 3B, 1 BB, 2 K

Josh Rutledge: 1-4, 3 K

Sam Travis: 1-3, 1 BB

Bryce Brentz: 1-4

Rafael Devers: 3-4, 1 E

Steve Selsky: 1-4, 1 K, 1 CS

Brian Johnson: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Noe Ramirez: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Robby Scott: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

If everything goes according to plan, this game should represent Devers’ final as a minor leaguer, not counting any future rehab assignments. Obviously, things don’t always go according to plan and that “E” next to Devers’ name above could keep that from happening. Still, he’s been able to hit Triple-A pitching in the very small amount of time he’s spent in Pawtucket. This was a nice swan song for the top prospect. Meanwhile, Johnson had a solid day and it’s worth noting that all three of his runs were allowed on solo homers.

Portland W 13-2

Michael Chavis: 2-5, 2 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Josh Tobias: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K, 1 SB

Danny Mars: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI

Dedgar Jimenez: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 5 BB, 3 K

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

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

With Devers up in the majors, Chavis becomes the most exciting bat in Boston’s minor-league system. He had a solid first day with that title, getting a couple extra base hits, although none of them landed on the other side of the fence. Meanwhile, Jimenez has had a strangely successful season down in Salem despite a lack of wipeout stuff. That earned him a promotion to Double-A, and his first start at the level was also strange. He walked more batters than he struck out but only allowed a couple hits and one run. I’m not sure Jimenez has much of a future, but he’s interesting to watch moving forward, at least.

Salem L 10-11 (F/11)

Austin Rei: 1-5, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Tate Matheny: 0-5, 1 BB, 1 K

Roniel Raudes: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Stephen Nogosek: 2.1 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 BB, 0 K

It’s a rare rough day for Nogosek, who has been mostly steady at the back of whatever bullpen he’s found himself in since turning pro. On Sunday, though, he was in the middle of a wild late-game spurt of runs on both sides. If Nogosek starts getting hit around like this consistently towards the end of the year, we could start to talk about late-season fatigue, but at this point we can just look at this as one rare bad game.

Greenville L 0-3

Lorenzo Cedrola: 0-4

Tyler Hill: 0-4, 1 SB

Roldani Baldwin: 1-4

Bobby Dalbec: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

It was a rough day for the offense down in Greenville on Sunday, and Dalbec’s day stands out among the rest. He’s always had swing and miss in his game, and it’s reared its ugly head of late. Over his last four games, he has struck out in 12 of his last 16 plate appearances with one walk mixed in there. Between injury and performance, it’s been a rough 2017 for Dalbec and one hopes he can get on the right track soon to try and carry some momentum into the winter and 2018.

Lowell L 1-4

Brett Netzer: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Yoan Aybar: 1-4, 1 R, 2 K