Red Sox Minor League Gameday April 21, 2017

Michael Ivins

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz) @ Baltimore Orioles (Dylan Bundy) [7:05PM] 

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Kyle Kendrick) @ Gwinnett Braves [ATL] (Andrew Albers) [7:05PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Jalen Beeks) @ Trenton Thunder [NYY] (Nestor Cortes) [6:05 PM]

CL: Salem Red Sox (Dedgar Jimenez/Travis Lakins) @ Frederick Keys [BAL] (Cristian Alvarado/Ofelky Peralta) [5:05PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Shaun Anderson) @ Rome Braves [ATL] (Ryan Lawlor) [7:05PM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (7-7)

Taylor gives up a three-run bomb in a four-run seventh, PawSox go down to defeat 6-4

Henry Owens struck out eight, but threw 107 pitches in his 4 ⅔ inning start, giving up a pair of runs on four hits – including a Yoan Moncada moonshot – and a quartet of free passes. Erik Cordier went two innings, relinquishing two runs on a hit and two walks; whiffing three. Ben Taylor’s AAA debut was not special, giving up a walk to the first man he faced before Danny Hayes took a pitch out of the park, giving the Knights the lead. Taylor would settle down to set down the final four men he faced, one via K.

Bryce Brentz picked up two of the PawSox five hits, including his first bomb of the season in the ninth, in four forays. Ryan Court singled once and earned a free pass in four plate appearances. Jantzen Witte has a single in his two at-bats after replacing Josh Rutledge, who went 0-for-2 in his third rehab game. Junior Lake extended his hit streak to five games with a single in four attempts. Dan Butler procured a walk and had three hitless at-bats. Deven Marrero continues his struggles, going 0-for-3. Allen Craig, Matt Dominguez, and Rusney Castillo each had four frustrating forays.

Portland Sea Dogs (7-4)

The weather system in the Northeast postponed the finale of the Dog and Pony show. The games will be made up in June.

Salem Red Sox (9-5)

The same weather system extended its reach to Maryland, postponing the opening game of the Salem series at Frederick. They will attempt to play two today.

Greenville Drive (9-6)

Sexton hits a wall in the fifth, Drive go down 6-1

Robby Sexton allowed single runners in the first four frames before giving up four singles in the fifth, leading to three runs. Sexton was lifted after 5 ⅔ innings, relinquishing four runs on a double, a hit batsman, a walk, and eight singles; striking out five. Hunter Smith pitched the next 2 ⅓ innings, allowing three hits and two runs – on an Anthony Concepcion homer – while whiffing a quartet of Braves. Pat Goetze struck out two of the men he faced in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Ryan Scott and Yoan Aybar each procured a single and a walk in four plate appearances. Lorenzo Cedrola singled and struck out twice in his three at-bats. Roldani Baldwin and Isaias Lucena each blasted a hit in four forays; Baldwin with a double. Tucker Tubbs was granted a free pass and had three hitless at-bats.  Nick Lovullo, Bobby Dalbec, and Santiago Espinal were each frustrated in their four appearances.

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Featured image courtesy of Michael Ivins.

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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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