A strong farm system is at the heart of every successful MLB franchise. The Boston Red Sox have graduated a talented crop of players from their system including a shortstop, right fielder, and a left-handed starter. In Brandon Magee‘s Red Sox Minor League Gameday, he will update us on how the teams in Boston’s farm system performed every day.
[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Pawtucket Red Sox (42-39)
Henry Owens allowed five runs – four earned – on five walks, two Ronny Rodriguez home runs, a double, and a single in 6 1/3 innings; striking out nine. Kyle Martin struck out four of the five batters that he faced in a perfect 1 2/3 innings.
Jantzen Witte had two hits in his four at-bats with a double, a run, and a stolen base. Henry Ramos went 2-for-4 and was caught stealing. Along with his 9th inning blast, Chris Dominguez had a walk and scored a run in his three plate appearances. Ali Solis smacked a double in his three at-bats. Rusney Castillo, Jose Vinicio, and Deven Marrero each went 1-for-4; Castillo with a double. Justin Maxwell and Chris Marrero were hitless in their four at-bats.
Portland Sea Dogs (28-51)
Nate Freiman slammed a two-run home run in the first and followed it up with a solo-shot in the third inning before flying out in his third at-bat. Tim Roberson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the third inning. Aneury Tavarez hit a pair of singles in three at-bats. Rainel Rosario had a single and a walk in three plate appearances. Tzu-Wei Lin and Mauricio Dubon each picked up a single and a walk in four trips to the plate. Danny Bethea went 1-for-3. Sean Coyle and Cole Sturgeon each failed to reach base in three at-bats.
Nik Turley pitched the first four innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks; striking out six. Taylor Glover notched his first victory with two scoreless innings of relief, giving up three hits and striking out just as many. Austin Maddox gave up a run in the seventh and final inning of the double header on two hits; striking out two.
Tim Roberson was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and a hit by pitch, scoring two runs. Aneury Tavarez hit a triple and a single in his three trips to the plate. Yoan Moncada went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run. Andrew Benintendi also went 2-for-4 with a triple, and had the combination picked-off/caught stealing. Rainel Rosario and Tzu-Wei Lin each went 1-for-3; Lin with a RBI double. Cody Decker hit a solo shot in his four at-bats. Jake Romanski was productive in half of his four plate appearances as he walked and had a sac bunt. Mauricio Dubon went 0-for-4 out of the two hole.
Salem Red Sox (5-3 / 48-29)
Trey Ball allowed five runs in five innings of work, giving up six hits – two of them leaving the ballpark – and three walks; also hitting a batter, uncorking a wild pitch, and striking out five. Simon Mercedes allowed four runs on three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings, striking out one. German Tavarez got the final two outs in the eighth, allowing an additional two run on a walk and a Conor Bierfeldt bomb.
Rafael Devers and Nick Longhi each went 2-for-4 with a double. Joseph Monge had two hits in his five trips to the plate. Jordan Procyshen and Deiner Lopez were 1-for-3; Procyshen with a home run. Wendell Rijo managed one hit in four at-bats. Danny Mars and Jose Sermo were hitless in four at-bats. Bryan Hudson was 0-for-1 with a walk before being lifted for pinch hitter Carlos Mesa, who would stay in the game in left field and finish 0-for-2.
Greenville Drive (3-5 / 40-37)
Anderson Espinoza threw 79 pitches in only 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits – including a home run by Chris Keck – and three walks; striking out three. Austin Glorius allowed three runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings. Victor Diaz struck out four while allowing a run on three singles and a walk in three innings of work.
Tyler Spoon, Tate Matheny, and Austin Rei each picked up a hit in four at-bats; Matheny powering a double. Trenton Kemp and Chad De La Guerra each earned a walk in three trips to the plate. Michael Chavis drew a walk in four plate appearances. Luis Alejandro Basabe, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Josh Ockimey each went 0-for-4.
Lowell Spinners (10-5)
Relievers give up seven runs in three innings, Spinners fall 8-2 in a six-inning rain-shortened game
Darwinzon Hernandez allowed a run on four walks, two wild pitches, and a single in three innings of work; striking out five. Pat Goetze gave up four runs in the fourth inning on four hits and a walk. Stephen Nogosek gave up a solo home run to Chris Clare while striking out the side in the fifth. Dioscar Romero allowed two runs on a single and a two-run bomb by Cole Billingsley in the sixth; striking out one.
Matt McLean had a perfect day at the top of the lineup, slapping a pair of singles, drawing two walks and stealing a base. Roldani Baldwin and Ryan Scott each hit a single and were hit by a pitch in three plate appearances. Nick Sciortino crushed a home run and drew a walk in three trips to the plate. Carlos Tovar picked up a single in three at-bats. Nick Lovullo, Tucker Tubbs, and Tyler Hill each went 0-for-3. Jagger Rusconi was hitless in four at-bats.
GCL Red Sox (4-2)
Jacob Dahlstrand allowed a run in the second on a Gorge Munoz solo shot, picking up the victory with five innings of work, scattering eight hits and striking out six. Jhonathan Diaz allowed four hits and struck out four in three innings. Marcos Lantigua struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning.
Samuel Miranda had a double and two singles in four at-bats. Stanley Espinal and Juan Barriento each slammed a pair of hits in five at-bats; Barriento with a pair of doubles, Espinal with his second homer of the season. Granger Studdard smacked a double, drew a walk, and was hit by a pitch in five trips to the plate. Lorenzo Cedrola picked up a single and a walk in five plate appearances. Nicholos Hamilton slapped a single and struck out three times in four at-bats. Reed Gragnani and Imeldo Diaz each went 1-for-4; Diaz with a double. Raiwinson Lameda drew a walk amidst four hitless at-bats.
DSL Red Sox 1 (19-5)
Ritzi Mendoza allowed an unearned run on a hit, a walk, and a hit by pitch in 5 2/3 innings of work; striking out four. Junior Figueroa allowed a run on a hit and three walks in an inning of work; striking out one. Manuel Ramirez struck out two of the four batters he faced in a perfect outing. William Caraballo gave up a hit and struck out one pitching the ninth inning.
Luis Hernandez slapped a trio of singles, drew a walk, and stole a base in five trips to the plate. Carlos Pulido picked up three singles in five at-bats. Eddy Reynoso and Ramfis Berroa each went 2-for-4 with a walk; Reynoso with a triple, the only extra-base hit in the game. Elwin Tejeda had a pair of singles in five at-bats. Kervin Suarez and Willis Figueroa each had a pair of singles and a stolen base in six at-bats. Daniel Rincon earned a pair of walks and slapped a single in five excursions to the batter’s box. Jesus Chacon drew two walks, was hit by a pitch, and stole a base but was the only hitless Red Sox batter, going 0-for-2.
DSL Red Sox 2 (18-5)
Bryan Mata picked up his second win of the season with a five inning effort, allowing two runs – one earned – on four hits and a walk; striking out seven. Shair Lacrus allowed an unearned run on four hits and a walk in three innings of work; striking out two. Roberto Medina pitched the final inning, allowing a run on two hits and a walk.
Rafael Rincones banged out three hits – including a double – and drew a walk in five plate appearances; he stole home but was caught stealing second. Everlouis Lozada and Pedro Castellanos each went 2-for-4 with a walk; Castellanos crushing his first home run. Fabian Andrade and Eduard Conde each slapped a double and drew a walk in five trips to the plate. Reinaldo Ugueto was hit by a pair of pitches, drew a walk, stole a base and was caught stealing in four plate appearances. Yeison Coca and Kleiber Rodriguez each drew a walk amidst four hitless at-bats. Ronaldo Pulgar was hitless in five trips to the plate.
Brandon Magee is our minor league expert; he has written about minor league travel, ranking prospects, a first round draft pick, and the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
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