Red Sox Minor League Gameday April 14, 2017

Michael Ivins

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Rick Porcello) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Chris Archer) [7:10PM] 

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Henry Owens) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs [PHI] (Ben Lively) [12:05PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Trey Ball) @ Trenton Thunder [NYY] (Yefry Ramirez) [7:00PM]

CLSalem Red Sox (TBD) @ Down East Wood Ducks [TEX] (Jeffrey Springs) [7:00PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Logan Boyd) @ Asheville Tourists [COL] (Riley Pint) [7:05PM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (5-3)

Marrero singles in Dominguez, PawSox walk off with a 2-1 win

Brian Johnson – who left his last game after being struck in the head – went 6 ⅔ innings, granting a run to the Chiefs on four hits and a walk; whiffing eight. Brandon Workman walked one in his 2 ⅓ scoreless frames, striking out a quartet.

Rusney Castillo, Matt Dominguez, and Deven Marrero each went 2-for-4; Dominguez with a double. Junior Lake lifted a single and drew an intentional walk in four appearances. The rest of the PawSox were kept off the basepaths. Dan Butler and Jantzen Witte each went 0-for-3. Ryan Court, Bryce Brentz, and Allen Craig each went 0-for-4, Craig with the sombrero.

Portland Sea Dogs (5-2)

Beeks blasted for five in the fourth, Thunder put down Portland 6-4

Jalen Beeks lasted just 3 ⅔ innings, surrendering five runs on four hits – including a Jorge Saez two-run jack – and three walks. Beeks did strike out seven and also threw a pitch to the backstop. Taylor Grover allowed an unearned run on three hits and two walks in 2 ⅓ innings of relief, whiffing a trio. Luis Ysla pitched two scoreless frames, relinquishing a hit and two walks while striking out a pair.

Rafael Devers continued his early season hot streak, connecting for three hits – including his third double of the season – in four at-bats. Aneury Tavarez also reach base three times – with a single and two walks – in four plate appearances; Aneury was caught stealing once. Joseph Monge and Heiker Meneses each laced a double in four trips to the plate. Tzu-Wei Lin lined a single in five at-bats. Jordan Procyshen earned a free pass and Danny Mars was hit by a pitch, but both were unsuccessful in their three other attempts. Nick Longhi and Mike Olt each took 0-for-4 collars.

Salem Red Sox (3-5)

Wood Ducks pick up a run in the eighth, defeat Salem 2-1

Daniel McGrath allowed a run on two hits – including a Michael O’Neill bomb – over six innings, whiffing a quintet. The home run may have been the only way to score off of McGrath, who picked off two runners at first. Yankory Pimentel relinquished the winning run on four hits over two innings; striking out one.

Bryan Hudson and Josh Ockimey each reached base twice with a single and a walk in five plate appearances. Chad De La Guerra drove a single in four at-bats. Josh Tobias tapped a single in excursions, whiffing thrice. Chris Madera earned a free pass and dropped a sacrifice in four trips. Deiner Lopez also picked up a sacrifice in four plate appearances. Jhon Nunez and Matt McLean each went 0-for-3; McLean was hit by a pitch and Nunez picked up a walk. Jose Sermo was the only player to not reach base, going 0-for-4 with three Ks.

Nunez also picked off a runner at first from his catching position. Hudson caught a runner attempting an extra base from his left field perch.

Greenville Drive (5-3)

Gorst gives up a 10th inning tater, Drive downed 3-1

Mike Shawaryn’s second start was far better than his first, putting in five scoreless frames with only a single and a walk, striking out eight. Jordan Weems pitched three innings, allowing the tying run in the seventh inning. Weems allowed two singles and uncorked a wild pitch, whiffing a pair. Matthew Gorst allowed a single in a scoreless ninth before giving up a Taylor Snyder double followed by a Jacob Bosiokovic bomb to end the game.

Tyler Hill hit a pair of singles in four at-bats. Bobby Dalbec singled and walked in four plate appearances, but was caught stealing both times he reached base – once after being picked off first. Lorenzo Cedrola crushed a double in one of his three times at the dish. Mitch Gunsolus, Roldani Baldwin, and Nick Lovullo each went 1-for-4; Baldwin and Lovullo lacing doubles. Yoan Aybar could not reach base in three at-bats. Carlos Tovar and Ryan Scott tallied four fruitless forays, Scott whiffing thrice.

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Brandon has worked the graveyard shift for a decade and, like any good vampire, is averse to the sun. His love of the Red Sox is so deep, he follows eight teams on a daily basis. He lives in Norwich, CT where he often goes to Dodd Stadium to watch minor league baseball with his best friend, his wife Dawn.

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