Red Sox Minor League Gameday April 18, 2017

Red Sox Minor League Gameday

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Brian Johnson) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman) [7:07PM] 

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Shawn Haviland) @ Charlotte Knights [CHW] (Carson Fulmer) [7:05PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Teddy Stankiewicz) @ Binghamton Rumble Ponies [NYM] (Tyler Pill) [6:35 PM]

CL: Salem Red Sox (Daniel McGrath) vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks [KCR] (Scott Blewett) [7:05PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Mike Shawaryn) @ Lexington Legends [KCR] (Gerson Garabito) [7:05PM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

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

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Portland Sea Dogs (6-4)

Binghamton rumbles over Portland, Ponies defeat Sea Dogs 8-3

Kevin McAvoy allowed four earned runs on seven walks and a single, whiffing three in 3 ⅓ innings. McAvoy walked four straight in the fourth before being relieved, two of the three runners he left on came in to score. Josh Smith relinquished a pair of runs on three hits (one home run) and two walks, striking out a trio in 2 ⅔ innings of relief. Ty Buttrey gave up two runs on three hits and two wild pitches, getting all four of his outs via the K. Luis Ysla pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out a pair.

Mike Olt managed a pair of singles in four at-bats. Jose Rosario, Tzu-Wei Lin, and Cole Sturgeon each drew a free pass and knocked a single in five plate appearances. Jake DePew, Nick Longhi, and Rafael Devers each laced a hit in four trips; Devers with a double, Longhi with his first longball off the season. Joseph Monge was the only man not to reach base, taking an 0-for-4 collar.

Salem Red Sox (7-5)

Salem gives Wilmington the blues, rocking a crooked second to an 11-2 victory

Matt Kent surrendered a pair of runs on five hits and two walks over his 6 ⅓ inning start; whiffing a sextet. Mitchell Osnowitz granted a pair of free passes and struck out three in his 1 ⅔ hitless innings of relief. Trevor Kelley pitched the ninth, giving up a hit and picking up a pair of Ks.

Chad De La Guerra reached base safely in four of his five plate appearances, dropping a trio of singles and drawing a walk. Tate Matheny managed three singles and two stolen bases in his five at-bats. Josh Tobias jacked his first tater of the year in the nine-run second, adding a single and a hit by pitch in his five forays. Michael Chavis chalked up a single, a double, and a walk in his five excursions. Jose Sermo smacked a single and a double, collecting three RBI in five at-bats. Austin Rei ripped a double and procured a pair of base-on-balls in his five appearances. Josh Ockimey doubled and walked in his five trips. Bryan Hudson bopped a double and had four frustrating forays. Mike Meyers was the only player to not notch a hit, going 0-for-4 with a walk.

Greenville Drive (7-5)

Four run fifth puts Lexington up to stay, Legends down the Drive 5-3

Darwinzon Hernandez surrendered five runs on four hits – including a solo bomb by Amalani Fukofuka and a grand slam by Chris DeVito – and a trio of walks; striking out a quintet. Daniel Gonzalez kept the Legends off the board for the final 3 ⅓ innings, giving up three hits and a walk while whiffing a pair.

Isaias Lucena laced his first home run of the season in the sixth, adding a single and a walk in his four appearances. Tyler Hill procured a single and a double in his four at-bats. Lorenzo Cedrola laced a single in four trips. Bobby Dalbec drew two walks and had two fruitless forays. Santiago Espinal and Yoan Aybar each were granted a free pass and went hitless in three other trips. Nick Lovullo dropped a sacrifice in his 0-for-3 night. Tucker Tubbs and Ryan Scott each had a quartet of frustration, going 0-for-4.

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