Pawtucket glance: Who could help Red Sox?

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May 9, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox catcher

Blake Swihart

(23) reacts to a hit during the sixth inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox and their Triple-A farm club, the Pawtucket Red Sox (PawSox), are drifting in different directions as the season progresses. Boston is drifting towards the shoals that will eventually deposit them into the abyss of the AL East while Pawtucket is performing just the opposite in the early part of the season.

The PawSox have been in first place or close to first place in the six team International League North Division since the beginning of the season. The Pawsox have been consistent at both home and road and it has been reflected in the standings. The standings are important, but the main focus is on the development of talent that could have a positive impact on the parent club.

The Boston club has already dipped into the PawSox roster and brought up Blake Swihart and Jackie Bradley. Both were well above .300 and that should eventually neuter the PawSox offense.

So who could be eventual lifelines?