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 (37-33)
Sean O’Sullivan allowed a single run over his eight inning start, giving up seven hits while striking out four. Kyle Martin picked up his fourth save, giving up a hit, throwing a wild pitch, and striking out two in the ninth.
Ryan Court went 3-for-4 with a triple and drove in a pair in his Pawsox debut. Brock Holt doubled twice in three at-bats in his first rehab appearance before Bryce Brentz went 0-for-2 in his stead. Mike Miller went 1-for-2 with a single, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch. Rusney Castillo, Chris Marrero, Henry Ramos, Chris Dominguez, and Jose Vinicio each went 1-for-4; Dominguez with a triple, Ramos with a double, Castillo with a stolen base. Ali Solis drew a walk in four plate appearances.
Portland Sea Dogs (25-43)
Portland used Monday to travel from the southernmost city in the Eastern League (Richmond, VA) to the northernmost (Portland, ME).
Salem Red Sox (43-26)
Mauricio Dubon will make the cross-country trip to California to participate in the annual California/Carolina League All-Star game. Yoan Moncada who was selected will not make the cross-country trip, instead flying north to Portland, Maine.
Greenville Drive (37-32)
The Drive continue their all-star break with a number of players traveling to Lexington, Kentucky for the annual All-Star Game.
Representing the Drive on the Southern Division roster will be Josh Ockimey (as designated hitter), outfielder Tate Matheny, infielder Luis Alejandro Basabe, catcher Austin Rei, and relief pitchers Angelo Leclerc and Jake Cosart. Pitcher Roniel Raudes was also selected but will not make the trip.
Lowell Spinners (4-0)
Spinners come back with two in the ninth and an unearned run in the tenth to walk-off with a 3-2 victory
Kevin Steen pitched five scoreless innings in the start, giving up a pair of hits, a pair of walks, and hit a batter while striking out four and throwing a wild pitch. Daniel Zandona pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on three hits. Dioscar Romero pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits while striking out four.
Tyler Hill led the offense, going 2-for-5 and driving in Nick Lovullo with a two out single in the tenth. Victor Acosta picked up a single and dropped a sacrifice bunt in four plate appearances. Ryan Scott, Jerry Downs, and Roldani Baldwin each went 1-for-4; Baldwin with a double. Jagger Rusconi went 1-for-5. Nick Lovullo went 0-for-3 with a walk. Andy Perez went 0-for-4. Matt McLean went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.
DSL Red Sox 1 (11-3)
Jose Zacarias started the game on the 7th, giving up three hits in a scoreless inning. Ryan Oduber relieved Zacarias and pitched five scoreless innings on a hit and a walk; striking out four. Shair Lucrus pitched the next two innings, allowing a pair of runs on a trio of hits and two wild pitches. Ronald Gutierrez picked up one out in the 9th, allowing a pair of unearned runs on a hit and two walks. Joan Martinez went the next 1 2/3 innings, giving up a hit and a walk; striking out one. Victor Familia finished off the victory by pitching the 11th and 12th, giving up four hits and a walk; striking out two.
Eduard Conde paced the offense, going 4-for-6 with a double. Fabian Andrade also reached four times, going 3-for-5 with a double and a hit by pitch. Reinaldo Ugueto slapped three singles in five at-bats and also lifted a sacrifice fly. Pedro Castellanos had a single and a triple in six at-bats. Dawill Aponte picked up a single in his only at-bat before being replaced by Keibert Petit who walked twice in five plate appearances. Albert Guaimaro, Everlouis Lozada, and Yeison Coca each went 1-for-6; Guaimaro with a double, Coca was caught stealing. Antonio Pineiro went 0-for-5 with a sacrifice bunt and a stolen base.
Red Sox score six in the first three innings, defeat the Rangers 8-4 in the regularly scheduled game
Bryan Mata pitched the first four innings, allowing a pair of runs on ten hits; striking out five. Rayniel Moreno pitched the fifth and sixth innings, walking one and striking out one. Roberto Medina pitched the final inning, allowing a pair of runs on three hits and a walk; striking out one and uncorking a wild pitch.
Albert Guaimaro scorched a pair of doubles and drew a walk in four plate appearances. Antonio Pineiro picked up two singles and stole a base in four at-bats. Yeison Coca picked up a single and a walk in four trips to the plate. Pedro Castellanos, Kleiber Rodriguez, and Ronaldo Pulgar each went 1-for-4; Pulgar with a double. Keibert Petit walked twice and stole a base in four plate appearances. Rafael Rincones and Marcos Martinez each went 0-for-3.
DSL Red Sox 2 (8-5)
Ritzi Mendoza allowed a run on four hits and two walks in five innings of work; striking out five. Cesar Gonzalez picked up two outs in the sixth, allowing a run on a home run and two walks. Oddanier Mosqueda allowed three runs on two hits, three walks, and a wild pitch in 1 2/3 innings; striking out three. Carlos Cortes pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing the final three runs – one earned – on four hits and a walk; striking out two.
Kervin Suarez slapped a trio of hits – including a triple – and drew an intentional walk in five trips to the plate. Luis Hernandez had a single, a double, and a walk in five plate appearances. Ricardo Cubillan went 2-for-5. Eduardo Torrealba picked up a single and lifted a pair of sacrifice flies in five trips to the batter’s box. Simon Muzziotti went 1-for-4 and drew a walk. Daniel Rincon went 1-for-5. Carlos Pulido went 0-for-3 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. Ramfis Berroa received a walk and had four hitless at-bats. Jesus Chacon went 0-for-3 after replacing Eddy Reynoso who went 0-for-2.
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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