Red Sox Minor League Gameday April 16, 2017

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Alex Cobb) [1:35PM] 

ILPawtucket Red Sox Day Off

EL: Portland Sea Dogs Day Off

CLSalem Red Sox (Travis Lakins) @ Down East Wood Ducks [TEX] (Brett Martin) [2:00PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Shaun Anderson) @ Asheville Tourists [COL] (Brandon Gold) [2:05PM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

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

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (6-5)

Pivetta shuts out PawSox 6-0 in game one

Kyle Kendrick pitched a seven-inning complete game for the PawSox, surrendering six runs on seven hits – including a home run by Logan Moore and a pair of bombs by Rhys Hoskins. Kendrick struck out seven.

Matt Dominguez dropped three singles in his three at-bats. Junior Lake tripled in one of his two appearances. Bryce Brentz singled once in his three trips. And that was it for the PawSox offense as Nick Pivetta kept the rest off the basepaths. Rusney Castillo, Ryan Court. Sam Travis (in his first game back after colliding with Blake Swihart), Allen Craig, Dan Butler, and Deven Marrero each went 0-for-3.

Iron Pigs rally off the pen, sweep the PawSox 7-6

Marcus Walden pitched four scoreless innings in the spot start, giving up four hits and a walk while whiffing three. Austin Maddox pitched a perfect fifth, striking out one. Eric Cordier walked the bases loaded while only getting one out to begin the sixth, and all of his runners would eventually come home. Kyle Martin picked up the final two outs of the inning, but not before allowing two earned runs on two walks and three hits. Edgar Olmos was called upon for the seventh, allowing a pair of runs on home runs by Dylan Cozens and Nick Williams.

Sam Travis and Mike Miller each had a pair of hits in four at-bats; Miller with a triple, Travis with his first tater of the season. Jantzen Witte had a home run and a walk while Dan Butler picked up a single and a free pass; each in three plate appearances. Bryce Brentz and Junior Lake each singled once in four trips. Ryan Court earned a base-on-balls and lifted a sacrifice fly in his four forays. Matt Dominguez drew a walk and had three hitless appearances. Deven Marrero took another 0-for-3 collar.


Portland Sea Dogs (6-3)

Four-run seventh steals Trenton’s Thunder, Sea Dogs win 4-2

Jacob Dahlstrand surrendered both Thunder runs on four hits, four walks, and a hit by pitch in his 4 ⅓ inning start. Dahlstrand whiffed a pair and threw a pitch to the backstop. Jake Cosart gave up two hits and a walk in his 1 ⅔ innings of relief, striking out two. Williams Jerez picked up two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and picking up one strikeout. Jamie Callahan struck out two of the three men he faced in the ninth, picking up the save.

Rafael Devers struck two singles in four trips to the plate, but was caught stealing once. Aneury Tavarez had a single and a sacrifice in four plate appearances. Jordan Procyshen and Danny Mars each procured a single and a walk in their four attempts. Heiker Meneses, Cole Sturgeon, and Joseph Monge each had one hit in four at-bats; Monge’s hit was a three-RBI triple in the seventh. Jose Rosario earned a walk and had a trio of unfortunate at-bats. Nick Longhi was unable to contribute to the offensive effort, going 0-for-4.


Salem Red Sox (5-5)

Offense comes alive for Salem in an 11-4 blowout of the Wood Ducks

Dedgar Jimenez picked up his second win of the young season with a five-inning effort, surrendering all four Down East runs on six hits and two walks. Jimenez whiffed four and uncorked a wild pitch. Gerson Bautista pitched two scoreless frames, giving up a hit and striking out one. Bobby Poyner pitched the final two innings, allowing two hits and a walk while picking up one K.

Tate Matheny was a home run shy of the cycle but did add a stolen base in his 3-for-5 day. Josh Tobias doubled twice while adding a single and a stolen base in his six at-bats. Jordan Betts had an active day with a single, double, walk, and sacrifice fly in five plate appearances; he too was able to swipe a bag. Josh Ockimey also had a single and a double, procuring a pair of walks in his six trips. Bryan Hudson singled twice and took two free passes in his six appearances; Hudson was picked off first and caught stealing at second. Deiner Lopez laced a single and a double in five at-bats. Jose Sermo singled and walked in five forays, also stealing a base. Jhon Nunez struck for a single and a sacrifice fly in his five trips. Mike Meyers got the most out of his six plate appearances, with a single, a walk, a stolen base, and the golden sombrero.


Greenville Drive (6-4)

Greenville’s big inning not enough, Tourists score a 5-4 victory

Robby Sexton went 4 ⅔ innings in his first appearance of the season, surrendering four runs on six hits and two walks; striking out three. Pat Goetze gave up four hits and whiffed a pair in 2 ⅓ scoreless innings. Hunter Smith allowed the winning run in the eighth inning, giving up three hits before picking up the third out.

Isaias Lucena and Lorenzo Cedrola each laced a pair of singles in four visits to the plate. Santiago Espinal struck a single and picked up a pair of free passes in five plate appearances. Tucker Tubbs took a ball to the body and struck a double in his four trips. Ryan Scott and Mitch Gunsolus earned a walk and had a trio of hitless at-bats. Carlos Tovar also had a walk and three hitless at-bats before being pinch hit for by Bobby Dalbec, who struck out in his only appearance. Nick Lovullo dropped a sacrifice in an 0-for-3 day. Tyler Hill also dropped a sacrifice, but had four other frustrating forays.


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Featured image courtesy of Bart Boatwright.

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