Red Sox Minor League Gameday April 15, 2017

Red Sox Minor League Gameday

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Chris Sale) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Jake Odorizzi) [4:05PM] 

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Kyle Kendrick/Marcus Waldon) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs [PHI] (Mark Appel/Nick Pivetta) [1:35PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Jacob Dahlstrand) @ Trenton Thunder [NYY] (Daniel Camarena) [1:00PM]

CLSalem Red Sox (TBD) @ Down East Wood Ducks [TEX] (Wes Benjamin) [6:00PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Robby Sexton) @ Asheville Tourists [COL] (Alejandro Requena) [6:05PM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

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

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (6-3)

PawSox pitching two-hits the Iron Pigs, PawSox score a 6-1 victory

Henry Owens went six interesting innings to pick up his first win of the season, allowing a run on two hits and four walks; striking out ten but uncorking a pair of wild pitches. Chandler Shepherd walked two and threw one to the backstop in his two hitless innings of relief, whiffing a quintet. Noe Ramirez walked one and struck out another in his ninth inning appearance.

Rusney Castillo and Ryan Court each singled twice in four at-bats. Blake Swihart swatted a triple and drove in three in his three trips in his return to action; Swihart was lifted late in the game for Dan Butler, who dropped a single in his only at-bat. Mike Miller managed a single and a walk in his three plate appearances. Matt Dominguez lifted a sacrifice fly and Allen Craig drew another walk (his eighth on the year), but both went down without a result in their other three trips. Junior Lake also went 0-for-3. Deven Marrero and Bryce Brentz each took 0-for-4 collars.

Portland Sea Dogs (5-3)

Sea Dogs only manage a single run, lose their third straight 4-1

Trey Ball surrendered three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over six innings, whiffing six Thunder. Ty Buttrey allowed a run on a hit and two walks (one intentional) in his two frames, striking out two and uncorking a pitch to the backstop.

Danny Mars had a perfect day for Portland, dropping two singles and a triple, stealing a base, scoring the sole run, and throwing out a runner at third from his left field perch. Tzu-Wei Lin had the only other hit for Portland, singling and then being picked off in a 1-for-3 evening. Birthday boy Aneury Tavarez lifted a sacrifice fly and drew a walk in four plate appearances. Cole Sturgeon and Mike Olt each picked up a free pass in their four trips; Sturgeon was picked off first/caught stealing second. Jake DePew also went 0-for-3. Heiker Meneses, Nick Longhi, and Rafael Devers each failed in four forays; Devers compounding his poor day with a pair of fielding errors.

Salem Red Sox (4-5)

Salem shuts down Down East, 7-1

Roniel Raudes relinquished a hit, a walk, and a hit by pitch in three innings of work; striking out a trio of Ducks. Austin Glorius gave up a pair of hits and a walk in his three frames; whiffing five. Mitchell Osnowitz allowed a run on three hits and a walk; striking out one in his 1 ⅓ frames. Trevor Kelley was the third reliever to come in for Salem, inheriting a bases-loaded jam, and got out of the eighth with a strikeout and a grounder to first. Kelley finished up the game, walking one and giving up a double while striking out one in the ninth.

Austin Rei and Jordan Betts each blasted a double in four at-bats; Rei adding a home run, Betts a single. Bryan Hudson bopped a pair of singles in five trips. Chad De La Guerra dropped a single and drew a walk in four plate appearances. Mike Meyers and Tate Matheny each managed a single in four excursions. Josh Tobias tattooed a double in five trips. Jose Sermo and Deiner Lopez each took 0-for-4 collars; Lopez did steal a base, Sermo whiffed thrice.

Greenville Drive (6-3)

Drive fly by the Tourists with a 6-0 whitewash

Logan Boyd pitched 5 ⅔ scoreless innings in the start, surrendering five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Hildemaro Requena pitched 2 ⅓ hitless innings, allowing a pair of walks while whiffing a duo. Dakota Smith finished off the Tourists with a 1-2-3 inning; striking out one.

Santiago Espinal led the hit parade with two singles and a double in five at-bats. Yoan Aybar picked up a pair of singles in four trips, but was picked off then caught stealing in one of those times on base. Bobby Dalbec and Mitch Gunsolus each had a hit and a pair of walks in five plate appearances; Gunsolus with a double. Tyler Hill singled and walked in five excursions, swiping two bags and was picked off first. Lorenzo Cedrola crushed a double in four at-bats. Roldani Baldwin earned a base-on-balls and lifted a sacrifice fly in his five dish adventures. Tucker Tubbs took a walk in an otherwise 0-for-4 day. Carlos Tovar dropped a sacrifice bunt and had four other futile forays.

Drive had a difficult hitting day with runners on base, going 3-for-16 and leaving ten on the bags.

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