Red Sox Minor League Gameday September 2, 2016

Michael Ivins

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (David Price) vs. Oakland Athletics (Austin Triggs) [10:05PM]

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Roenis Elias) @ Syracuse Chiefs [WSH] (Lucas Giolito) [7:05PM]

EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Jalen Beeks) @ New Hampshire FisherCats [TOR] (Jeremy Gabryszwski) [6:35PM]

CLSalem Red Sox (Angelo Leclerc) @ Lynchburg Hillcats [CHW] (TBD) [7:05PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Logan Boyd) @ West Virginia Power [PIT] (Bret Helton) [7:05PM]

NYPL: Lowell Spinners (Michael Shawaryn / TBD) @ Connecticut Tigers [DET] (Kyle Funkhouser / TBD) [5:05PM]

GCL: GCL Red Sox @ GCL Twins [10:00AM]

DSL: DSL Red Sox 1 vs. DSL Mariners 1 [10:30AM]

DSLDSL Red Sox 2 Swept by DSL Rangers 1 in best of three semi-finals; finished regular season 48-22

Today’s Minor League Scores

[Note: All Times EDT / All pitchers listed subject to change]

Yesterday’s Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (71-67)

Four singles not enough for the PawSox in 2-1 loss to the Chiefs

Brian Johnson allowed a run in 6 ⅓ innings, yielding four hits – including a Matt Skole moonshot – and three walks, striking out three. William Cuevas surrendered an unearned run in his 2 ⅓ innings of relief, giving up five hits and a walk while whiffing a pair. Heath Hembree came in to pick up the final out of the ninth.

Rusney Castillo, Ryan LaMarre, Bryce Brentz, and Allen Craig each contributed a single in four at-bats to account for all of the Pawtucket hits. Chris Dominguez drew a walk and lifted a sacrifice fly in four appearances at the plate. Chris Marrero also procured a walk in four trips. Mike Miller and Jose Vinicio each were unsuccessful in three at-bats. Christian Vazquez was vanquished in each of his four trips.

Portland Sea Dogs (54-81)

Stankiewicz and two relievers shut down the Fightins, Sea Dogs win 6-0

Teddy Stankiewicz twirled six scoreless frames, giving up three singles and a double while striking out eight and unloading a wild pitch. Taylor Grover whiffed three in a perfect seventh and eighth. Ben Taylor loaded the bases with two singles and a walk in the ninth, but escaped the jam with a pair of strikeouts.

Jake Romanski roped three singles in four at-bats. Nate Freiman and Ryan Court each had two hits in four trips, Court crushing his sixth home run. Cody Decker decked a single and drew a walk in four plate appearances. Aneury Tavarez and Cole Sturgeon each sliced a single in four at-bats. Rainel Rosario, Tzu-Wei Lin, and Mauricio Dubon each were hitless in four official at-bats; Lin and Dubon each drew a walk.

Salem Red Sox (41-25 / 84-51)

Salem comes back from a Kopech meltdown, scores two in the bottom of the 11th to win 9-8 in the suspended game

On Wednesday, Michael Kopech walked the first five men he faced (and threw a wild pitch in the midst) before a strikeout and an infield pop-up nearly got him out of the inning. But the eighth man he faced was Brett Austin, who deposited a pitch over the wall for a grand slam, ending the night for Kopech. Yankory Pimentel relieved the wild starter, yielding an unearned run on three hits and two walks over 4 ⅓ innings, striking out two. Jeffry Fernandez pitched the sixth and the seventh, giving up a hit and a walk while whiffing one. Jake Cosart followed with three innings of scoreless relief, yielding two hits, walking three and striking out four. Simon Mercedes was announced as the next pitcher for Salem, but the righty did not throw a pitch prior to action being stopped due to rain. Mercedes came back out on Thursday, allowing a run on two hits in the 11th; striking out two.

Mike Meyers led the offense with three singles, a double, and two stolen bases in six at-bats; driving in the winning two runs in the 11th with a two-out walk-off single after driving in the tying run in the ninth with a double. Nick Longhi powered two doubles and a single in five at-bats before being pinch run for by Bryan Hudson, who stayed in the game and failed to get a hit in his only appearance at the plate. Jordan Betts and Deiner Lopez each laced a single and a double in five at-bats. Jose Sermo and Rafael Devers each procured a pair of hits in six trips, Sermo with a critical three-run blast in the ninth to put Salem one back. Ben Moore and David Sopilka each slapped a single in five excursions. Joseph Monge singled once in six at-bats.

Salem gets crunched in the regularly scheduled game, 7-2

Trey Ball gave up three runs on nine hits and two walks in his five innings of work, striking out two. Mario Alcantara yielded the final four runs – all unearned – in his three innings of relief, giving up five hits and whiffing five. Jordan Betts, an infielder by trade, pitched a scoreless ninth, walking two and whiffing one.

Jordan Procyshen and Bryan Hudson each punched a hit in three at-bats, Hudson with a double, Procyshen with a homer. Joseph Monge, Luis Alexander Basabe, Rafael Devers, Nick Longhi, and Jose Sermo each procured one hit in four at-bats, Sermo slugging a double. Deiner Lopez was unsuccessful in three trips; Jayce Ray saw failure in all four at-bats.

Greenville Drive (32-33 / 69-65)

Bautista surrenders a run in the ninth, Drive can’t get it back in a 3-2 loss

Dedgar Jimenez allowed a pair of runs on seven hits and a hit batter in his six inning jaunt, striking out seven. Trevor Kelley gave up a hit and a walk in his two-inning relief appearance, whiffing one. Gerson Bautista made one mistake in his ninth inning appearance, surrendering a two-out, Carlos Castro quadrangular.

Derek Miller and Roldani Baldwin paced the offense with three hits in four official at-bats, Miller with a triple, a walk, and a stolen base, Baldwin belting a double. J.T. Watkins sliced a single in four trips. Kyri Washington walked twice and had three hitless ABs. Tate Matheny drew a walk and stole a base amid four futile forays. Mitch Gunsolus dropped a sacrifice bunt and was hitless in his other four trips. Trent Kemp earned a walk in his four plate appearances. Nick Lovullo and Tyler Spoon collected a combined five strikeouts; each going 0-for-4.

Lowell Spinners (44-27)

Rain in Connecticut postponed the Spinners/Tigers tilt. They’ll attempt a pair today.

GCL Red Sox (32-28)

Sox shutdown the O’s in the first game of a pivotal double dip, 4-0

Robby Sexton tossed three scoreless frames on three singles, striking out four. Denyi Reyes picked up the final four innings, allowing a triple and a walk while whiffing five.

Jagger Rusconi roped a double and drew a walk in his three plate appearances; he was also picked off. Imeldo Diaz, Santiago Espinal, and Samuel Miranda each slapped a hit in three at-bats, Espinal and Miranda with doubles. Rafael Oliveras earned two free passes to first with a walk and a hit by pitch in three trips to the dish. Juan Barriento drew a walk and Steven Reveles was hit by a pitch amid two hitless at-bats. Lorenzo Cedrola and Raiwinson Lameda each were unsuccessful in their three forays.

O’s return the favor in game two, top the Sox 3-0

Kyle Hart surrendered all three runs in his three inning start, yielding six hits and a wild pitch while whiffing five. German Taveras gave up a pair of hits and struck out one batter in his three innings of relief.

Santiago Espinal picked up a pair of singles in three at-bats. Rafael Oliveras roped a single and earned two walks in his four plate appearances. Juan Carlos Abreu crushed a double in his three at-bats. Stanley Espinal slapped a single in three trips.  Lorenzo Cedrola and Juan Barriento each bopped a single in four at-bats. Imeldo Diaz drew a walk amid two hitless at-bats. Alberto Schmidt and Raiwinson Lameda each failed to reach in three forays.

The Red Sox and Twins ended the season in a flat-footed tie and will play one game tomorrow to decide who wins the division and goes forward into the GCL playoffs.

DSL Red Sox 1 (1-1)

Mariners pick up game 2, 4-3

Ritzi Mendoza surrendered a run in his five frames, allowing two hits – including a Geoandry Montilla blast – and two walks, striking out seven. Eduard Bazardo coughed up two runs in the sixth on three hits, a walk, and a hit by pitch, whiffing one and uncorking a wild pitch. Carlos Cortes gave up the winning run in his 1 ⅔ inning appearance, yielding three hits and a walk while striking out three. Oddanier Mosqueda struck out the only batter he faced to close the eighth inning.

Luis Hernandez hit two singles and was hit by a pitch in four trips. Carlos Pulido and Eddy Reynoso roped a pair of singles in four at-bats. Ricardo Cubillan drew a pair of walks and clubbed a single in his four forays. Kervin Suarez slapped a single in five at-bats. Willis Figueroa procured a walk in four plate appearances. Ramfis Berroa, Marino Campana, and Elwin Tejeda each went 0-for-4.

DSL Red Sox 2 (0-2)

Red Sox swept away by the Rangers, lose 2-1 in 11 innings

Warlyn Guzman allowed the first run on five hits, three walks, and a hit by pitch in his 6 ⅔ innings start, striking out seven. Shair Lacrus walked a batter and hit a batter during his one inning of work. Joan Martinez pitched the final 3 ⅓ innings, surrendering the winning unearned run while yielding two hits and two walks.

Reinaldo Ugueto hit a single and was hit by a pitch in four appearances. Everlouis Lozada, Yeison Coca, Juan Hernandez, and Pedro Castellanos each picked up a hit in five at-bats, Coca and Hernandez with a double a piece. Kleiber Rodriguez and Fabian Andrade each drew a walk amid three hitless appearances. Rafael Rincones was plunked by a pitch in his four trips. Marcos Martinez dropped a sacrifice bunt and had three futile forays.

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Featured image by Michael Ivins.

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Brandon has worked the graveyard shift for a decade and, like any good vampire, is averse to the sun. His love of the Red Sox is so deep, he follows eight teams on a daily basis. He lives in Norwich, CT where he often goes to Dodd Stadium to watch minor league baseball with his best friend, his wife Dawn.

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