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.
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Pawtucket Red Sox
For the fourth time in this young season, a game at McCoy was postponed due to rain. The Pawsox and Braves will attempt to play a pair today.
Portland Sea Dogs
Justin Haley pitched a complete (7 innings) game one-hitter, walking three and striking out five.
Nate Freiman singled in the bottom of the 7th, scoring Henry Ramos with the only run of the game. Freiman went one-for-three with a walk, Ramos went two-for-four. Jose Vinicio had a single and three sacrifice bunts in four plate appearances. Derek Miller went 1/2 with a walk. Tim Roberson and Jake Romanski each had a single in three at-bats. Ryan Court was granted an intentional walk and also had a sacrifice bunt in four plate appearances. Wendell Rijo had two hitless at-bats and a sacrifice bunt. Rainel Rosario went 0-for-3.
The rain affecting New England postponed game two. The Sea Dogs and Mets will make an attempt at a doubleheader for a second consecutive day today.
Salem Red Sox
Travis Lakins had his roughest start of the season, allowing seven earned runs on seven hits, three walks, a wild pitch and a pair of hit-by-pitches over four innings; striking out two. Jamie Callahan went 2+ innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits and a wild pitch; striking out two. Yankory Pimentel allowed an unearned run on a hit and a walk in three innings of work; striking out four.
Nick Longhi, Rafael Devers, and Mike Meyers each went two-for-four, Longhi with a double. Yoan Moncada and Mauricio Dubon each went one-for-four, Moncada with a double. Andrew Benintendi walked once in four plate appearances. Bryan Hudson failed to reach base in three plate appearances. Jordan Betts and Ben Moore each failed to reach in four at-bats.
Logan Boyd went six strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits, a walk, and a wild pitch; striking out four. Angelo Leclerc pitched two scoreless innings, walking one. Bobby Poyner went one-two-three in the ninth, striking out one.
Josh Ockimey led the offense with a single and a pair of doubles in five at-bats. Luis Alejandro Basabe went 2/4 with a double, walk, and stolen base. Tate Matheny went two-for-five with a triple. Trenton Kemp had a single and a pair of walks in four plate appearances. Luis Alexander Basabe also had a single and a pair of walks in five plate appearances. Jeremy Rivera went 1/4. Mitch Gunsolus had a double in five at-bats. Kyri Washington and Roldani Baldwin each failed to reach base 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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