The big news for the Red Sox organization on Tuesday was the promotion of Mookie Betts from Portland to Pawtucket.
We again revisit the comparison of Betts with other prospects, including the one and only Xander Bogaerts (who went 2-for-4 Tuesday with his fifth home run and a double; now batting .304 for Boston).
For more on The Mookie, see today’s column.
Betts’ debut in Triple-A was quiet: 0-for-4 with a walk. Hey, you can’t star every game (Garin Cecchini was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts) … Travis Shaw (.273) was 2-for-4.
The Sea Dogs amassed 14 hits, including two apiece from Blake Swihart (home run & double, now batting .289), Deven Marrero (two doubles, .269) and Sean Coyle (two doubles, .367).
Henry Owens pitches for the Sea Dogs tonight at 7 at Hadlock.
Salem’s Corey Littrell (4.09) struck out nine in six innings: 7 H, 3 R, 0 BB … Greenville’s Trey Ball (6.84) had his best start: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.
Speaking of one-time Red Sox prospects, did you notice that Brandon Moss already has 15 home runs for Oakland, including two Tuesday night in Oakland’s win over the Yankees?