Minor League Gameday August 8, 2017

Red Sox Minor League Gameday

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Chris Sale) @ Tampa Bay Rays (Austin Pruitt) [7:10PM]

IL: Pawtucket Red Sox (Jalen Beeks) vs. Charlotte Knights [CHW] (Tyler Danish) [7:05PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Kevin McAvoy) @ Richmond Flying Squirrels [SFG] (Tyler Herb) [6:35 PM]

CL: Salem Red Sox (Mike Shawaryn) vs. Buies Creek Astros [HOU] (Matt Bower) [7:05PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Jhonathan Diaz) @ Kannapolis Intimidators [CHW] (TBD) [7:05PM]

NYPL:  Lowell Spinners (Durin O’Linger) vs. Tri-City ValleyCats [HOU] (TBD) [7:05 PM]

GCL: GCL Red Sox @ GCL Rays [11:00AM]

DSL: DSL Red Sox vs. DSL Rays1 [10:30AM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (55-59)

Velazquez and Olmos pair to shut down the Knights, 7-0

Hector Velazquez earned the victory with five scoreless frames, granting two singles and two walks while striking out nine. Edgar Olmos allowed a single, a walk, and a hit by pitch over the final four innings; whiffing a trio.

Bryce Brentz and Tzu-Wei Lin each lined two hits in four at-bats; Brentz blitzing his 25th bomb in the third. Matt Dominguez, Brian Bogusevic, Steve Selsky, Dan Butler, and Deven Marrero each muscled a hit in four attempts; Marrero with a double. Ryan Court contributed a walk and a sacrifice fly in four forays. Sam Travis took a walk in four trips.


Greenville Drive (21-22/62-50)

Groome and the pen intimidate Kannapolis, Drive win 6-1

Jason Groome tossed five scoreless innings, giving up three singles and two walks while striking out six. Daniel Gonzalez granted a run on two singles and a walk over two frames while whiffing one. Robby Sexton surrendered a walk and struck out four in two scoreless innings.

Tyler Hill, Santiago Espinal, and Brett Netzer each notched two hits and a run scored in five at-bats; Espinal lacing a triple. Ryan Scott scorched a double, drew a walk, and was hit by a pitch over four sessions. Roldani Baldwin belted a double, stole a base, and took two base on balls in five appearances. Granger Studdard reached thrice and scored twice with two walks and a hit by pitch in four attempts. Bobby Dalbec was hit by a pitch amid four hitless trips. Tucker Tubbs struck out twice in four futile forays. Jerry Downs was put down in each of his five jaunts.

Lowell Spinners (20-24)

Spinners and Cyclones postponed by rainy weather. The teams will attempt to play two the next time the Spinners come to Brooklyn on August 31.

GCL Red Sox (19-18)

Sox score three in the fifth, hold off the Rays in game one 6-5

Juan Perez pitched the first five frames, yielding two runs on two walks and three hits – including a downtown shot by Pedro Diaz – while whiffing a pair and uncorking a wild pitch. Marcos Lantigua let it three runs – two earned – on a pair of hits and a pair of hit by pitches in the sixth; striking out one. Rio Gomez relinquished a single in an otherwise clean seventh frame.

Pedro Castellanos contributed a single, a double, and was hit by a pitch while scoring twice in his perfect day at the plate. Andre Colon drove in three runners with a single and a double in three at-bats. David Durden and Blake Swihart each swatted two hits in three trips; Swihart slugging a double and scoring twice. Kervin Suarez stung a single and scored twice in four forays. Juan Carlos Abreu walked once in three jaunts. Alan Marrero was plunked once in three matchups. Everlouis Lozada lifted a sacrifice fly amid two hitless excursions. Cole Brannen took a base on balls amid three hitless attempts.


Sox score the only run in the sixth without a hit, sweep the Rays 1-0

Eduard Bazardo battled through six scoreless innings, surrendering two singles and two walks while striking out three. Kory Behenna finished off the Rays in the ninth, allowing a single and a walk while whiffing a pair. Both Bazardo and Behenna threw a pitch to the backstop.

Everlouis Lozada laced a single in the first, his only hit in three at-bats. It was also the only hit the Red Sox had in game two. David Durden drew a walk and grounded out in his two appearances. Cole Brannen, Ricardo Cubillan, and Pedro Castellanos each earned a base on balls in three trips; Brannen scoring the run after leading off the sixth with a walk. Tyler Dearden and Eduard Conde each were unsuccessful in two excursions. Ramfis Berroa and Jecorrah Arnold each failed to reach in three attempts.

DSL Red Sox (35-19)

Sox score two in the 11th, win the suspended game 3-1

Rafael Gomez started the game on July 21, relinquishing an unearned run on three hits over six innings; whiffing eight. Yasel Santana yielded a single and a hit by pitch in two innings of work in July. Juan Morillo was the next pitcher called upon, but Morillo did not throw a pitch in anger before the game was suspended. Luis Rivero picked up his sixth win of the season after resuming the game yesterday, giving up a single and plunking a batter while striking out six in three frames.

Ivan Houellemont led the offense with a single, a double, and an intentional walk in four trips; he was caught stealing once. Rafael Rincones ripped a single and a double while picking up a free pass in five appearances; driving in the second run of the 11th with a single and then ending the frame with a caught stealing. Willis Figueroa found first base twice with a single and a walk in five ups; he too was caught stealing. Freiberg Marin muscled a single in five at-bats. Luis Hernandez and Marcos Martinez each earned a walk amid three hitless matchups; Martinez was thrown out at second on an attempted steal. Keibert Petit procured a base on balls in five treks. Alexander Martinez was unable to reach in his four tries; Martinez – promoted to Lowell during the suspended period – was replaced in the lineup today by Angel Gonzalez who grounded out in his only attempt. Jose Mejias had four frustrating forays.

Sox bang out 14 hits in 9-6 win in the regularly scheduled game

Rayniel Moreno relinquished four runs on seven hits and a hit by pitch in four frames; whiffing a trio. Johan Martinez yielded two runs on two hits and two walks in the fifth inning; striking out one. Juan Morillo allowed only a single in two scoreless frames and earned his first professional win.

Ivan Houellemont hit three singles in four at-bats. Willis Figueroa and Freiberg Marin each muscled a pair of singles and drew a walk in four appearances; Figueroa padding the stat line with two stolen bases and a caught stealing. Keibert Petit and Jonathan Diaz each delivered two hits in four jaunts; Diaz driving two doubles, Petit procuring one double. Reinaldo Ugueto reached thrice with a single, a walk, and a hit by pitch in four ups; he was caught stealing once. Luis Hernandez and Rafael Rincones each roped a single in four trips. Angel Gonzalez was plunked by a pitch amid three hitless attempts.

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