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 Minor League Gameday, he will update us on how the teams in the Red Sox farm system performed every day.
[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]
Pawtucket Red Sox (36-33)
William Cuevas went the first 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs – two earned – on six hits, a pair of home runs, and two walks; striking out three and hitting Seth Mejias-Brean twice. Roman Mendez followed with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up a single and a walk. Pat Light pitched a one-two-three ninth for his fifth save; striking out one.
Jantzen Witte slapped a pair of singles and drew a walk in four trips to the plate. Chris Dominguez went 2-for-4 with his third homerun of the season. Dan Butler slammed a double and earned a walk in four plate appearances. Jose Vinicio scorched a triple for his only hit in three at-bats. Mike Miller, Chris Marrero, Bryce Brentz, and Justin Maxwell each went 1-for-4; Brentz driving his second home run out of Louisville Slugger Field, Maxwell stealing a base. Rainel Rosario went 0-for-4.
Portland Sea Dogs (25-43)
Teddy Stankiewicz allowed four runs on five hits – including a home run by Ryder Jones – and a pair of walks in five innings of work; striking out four. Ty Buttrey allowed a run on a pair of hits and two walks in the sixth and seventh; striking out three and throwing a wild pitch. Taylor Grover pitched the final two innings in scoreless fashion, giving up a single and striking out three.
Ryan Court and Danny Bethea powered the Sea Dog attack, each going 3-for-5 with a double. Cody Decker and Aneury Tavarez each went 2-for-4; Decker with a double and a walk; Tavarez with a sacrifice fly and a stolen base. Sean Coyle and Nate Freiman each picked up a single and a walk in five plate appearances. Tim Roberson and Wendell Rijo each had a single in five at-bats; Rijo striking out four times. Andrew Benintendi received an intentional walk and lifted a sacrifice fly in his five trips to the plate.
Salem Red Sox (43-26)
Matt Kent pitched the first six innings in scoreless fashion, giving up five hits and a walk while striking out three. Mario Alcantara allowed a run in his inning of work, giving up a single and a walk while uncorking a pair of wild pitches. Simon Mercedes threw a scoreless eighth inning, giving up a single and striking out one. Bobby Poyner finished the game up with a scoreless ninth, walking one.
Yoan Moncada returned to the lineup in triumphant fashion, slugging a double and his fourth home run in four at-bats. Mike Meyers and Rafael Devers also went 2-for-4; Meyers with a double and a stolen base, Devers was caught stealing. Danny Mars doubled for his only hit in three at-bats and was caught stealing. Nick Longhi had a single in four at-bats. Jordan Procyshen, Joseph Monge, and Bryan Hudson each went 0-for-3. Mauricio Dubon went 0-for-4.
— Salem Red Sox (@salemredsox) June 20, 2016
Greenville Drive (37-32)
Dedgar Jimenez allowed a single run in his six inning effort, giving up seven hits – including a sixth inning four-bagger to Matthew Page – and striking out seven. Adam Lau pitched the next 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on a single and a walk; striking out two. Angelo Leclerc picked up his eighth save on the season, going the final 1 1/3 innings; walking one and striking out a pair. Both Jimenez and Leclerc also threw a wild pitch.
Tate Matheny powered the offense with a double, a triple, a stolen base, and a walk in four plate appearances. Chad De La Guerra hit a solo home run in the third – his first of the year – and lifted a sacrifice fly in his four trips to the plate. Jeremy Rivera and Kyri Washington each went 1-for-4; Rivera with a double, Washington with a stolen base. Derek Miller walked to first base three times in four plate appearances. Mitch Gunsolus, Luis Alexander Basabe, Tyler Spoon, and Michael Chavis each went 0-for-4.
Lowell Spinners (3-0)
Enmanuel De Jesus pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his 2016 debut, giving up five hits and a walk; striking out a pair and hitting a batter. Algenis Martinez threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up a single and striking out one. Brad Stone allowed a run in his inning of work, giving up two singles, two wild pitches, and hitting a batter.
Carlos Tovar drove a single and a pair of doubles in his four at-bats. Yoan Aybar slapped a single and a triple in his four at-bats and was caught stealing. Nick Lovullo, Roldani Baldwin, and Ryan Scott each went 1-for-3; Lovullo lifting a sacrifice fly, Baldwin being hit by a Seranthony Dominguez pitch, and Scott drawing a walk. Victor Acosta and Jerry Downs each went 1-for-4; Downs picking up a double. Andy Perez had a single in five at-bats. Chris Madera drew a walk and stole a base in his five trips to the plate.
DSL Red Sox 1 (8-4) and DSL Red Sox 2 (9-3)
The Dominican Red Sox club enjoyed their traditional Sunday of rest before coming back out this morning to begin their new week of play.
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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