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 (23-23)
Roenis Elias allowed a run in 7 1/3 innings of work, giving up a three hits – including a solo home run by Cam Perkins – and a pair of walks; striking out eight. Kyle Martin pitched the final 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits; striking out two.
Bryce Brentz had a pair of doubles in four at-bats. Sam Travis had a 3-run home run, a walk, and was hit by a pitch in four plate appearances. Deven Marrero went 1-for-3. Chris Marrero, Sandy Leon, and Jantzen Witte each went one-for-four; Marrero with a double. Rusney Castillo had a walk in four trips to the plate. Mike Miller went hitless in three at-bats; Chris Dominguez went hitless in four at-bats.
Portland Sea Dogs (16-29)
Justin Haley allowed a run in six innings of work allowing five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Nik Turley pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth innings, giving up a hit, a walk, and a wild pitch; striking out four. Luis Ysla only got one out in the ninth, allowing the winning run on a single, a sacrifice bunt, and then three consecutive walks.
Henry Ramos went two-for-four and had a pick-off/caught stealing combination. Sean Coyle and Andrew Benintendi each went one-for-three with a walk; Coyle with a double and Benintendi added a stolen base. Cole Sturgeon had a double in three at-bats before being pinch hit for by Rainel Rosario who grounded out in the ninth. Nate Freiman had a single in four at-bats. Jake Romanski walked once in four trips to the plate. Wendell Rijo and Tzu-Wei Lin each were held hitless in three at-bats. Aneury Tavarez also went hitless in three trips to the plate before being pinch hit for by Tim Roberson who grounded out in the ninth.
Salem Red Sox (31-15)
Jalen Beeks pitched six innings in his start; allowing three runs on nine hits – including a pair of home runs – while striking out three. Mario Alcantara pitched the seventh and eighth; allowing a pair of runs on a hit, a hit batter, and a pair of walks.
Rafael Devers went one-for-three and left the game after being caught stealing; his replacement, Deiner Lopez, had a single in his only trip to the plate. Mike Meyers, Danny Mars, Franklin Guzman, and David Sopilka each went one-for-four; Meyers and Mars with a stolen base. Yoan Moncada had a single in five trips to the plate. Bryan Hudson had a walk and a sacrifice bunt in four plate appearances. Nick Longhi had a sacrifice fly and three hitless at-bats. Mauricio Dubon had a walk and a steal of home (on the back end of a double-steal) in five trips to the plate.
Greenville Drive (22-23)
Anderson Espinoza threw 67 pitches in his six-inning start, giving up a single and a double while striking out three and throwing a wild pitch. Jake Cosart gave up a walk and struck out four in his two innings of work. Bobby Poyner pitched a perfect ninth to complete the shutout, striking out two.
Josh Ockimey had a double and a home run in four at-bats. Jayce Ray had a double in three trips to the plate. Tate Matheny and Austin Rei each went 1/4; Matheny with a double. Jeremy Rivera went 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt. Mitch Gunsolus, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Luis Alejandro Basabe each went 0-for-3; Gunsolus with a sacrifice fly, the Basabe brothers each with a walk. Trenton Kemp was hitless in three at-bats.
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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