Red Sox farm update: June 29th

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Mar 24, 2015; Jupiter, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson (78) delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox

Game One

  • This game, which was a makeup of a previous game from weeks ago, came before the promotions of Jackie Bradley Jr. and Deven Marrero, leaving Garin Cecchini and Travis Shaw as the most exciting prospects playing. However, in a 6-0 loss to the Rochester Redwings, there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about in Pawtucket.

Garin Cecchini (0-3)

Allen Craig (0-4)

Travis Shaw (1-4)

Game Two

Garin Cecchini (0-3)

  • After an encouraging outburst in Sunday’s game, Cecchini is back to square one after an 0-6 day and is slashing just .196/.273/.298 in a miserable season. Given the signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, it’s clear that the Red Sox don’t value Cecchini as a major part of the team’s future.

Allen Craig (2-3, 2B)

  • Craig has inspired a bit of confidence from Red Sox fans due to his solid performance with the PawSox. He certainly hasn’t been the Craig of old, but he’s slashing .281/.406/.388 and, though he hasn’t shown much power, he has improved with regular playing time. Craig will likely get a shot at regular playing time in Boston later this season to see if his recent success is a mirage.

Sean Coyle (0-1, 2 BB)

Edwin Escobar (2 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 2 K)

Dalier Hinojosa (4 IP, 4 H, R, ER, K)

Brian Johnson (0 IP, R, ER, BB)

  • Johnson was the story in Pawtucket yesterday as he left the game after throwing just 5 pitches, all of them balls. Despite meeting with the trainer before leaving the game, it has been reported that his issue was not an injury, but rather an illness. This is good news as it means Johnson should return to his prior success (2.68 ERA in 15 starts) as soon as he has recovered and it shouldn’t have any lasting effects.