Red Sox Minor League Gameday September 9, 2016

Michael Ivins

Today’s Games

MLB: Boston Red Sox (Rick Porcello) @ Toronto Blue Jays (Marco  Estrada) [7:07 PM]

ILPawtucket Red Sox missed the playoffs with 74-68 record

EL: Portland Sea Dogs missed the playoffs with 55-84 record

CLSalem Red Sox (Matt Kent) @ Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Duane Underwood Jr.) [6:05 PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive missed the playoffs with 70-69 record.

NYPL: Lowell Spinners swept by Hudson Valley in the first round of the New York-Penn League playoffs; finished 47-29 in the regular season.

GCL: GCL Red Sox defeated by GCL Cardinals in a one-game series; finished 33-28 in the regular season 

DSL: DSL Red Sox 1 are the 2016 champions of the Dominican Summer League after finishing the regular season with a 50-18 record.

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

Today’s Minor League Scores

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

Yesterday’s Scores

Salem Red Sox (1-1)

Ray and Devers send balls out of the park, Salem ties series with 5-1 victory

Trey Ball allowed just one run on three hits and two walks over 5 ⅔ innings; whiffing three and uncorking two wild pitches. Mario Alcantara twirled two scoreless innings in relief of Ball, yielding two hits and a walk while striking out two. Jamie Callahan logged the final 1 ⅓ innings, gifting two hits and a walk while striking out a pair.

Jayce Ray roped a home run and a single while drawing a walk in his four plate appearances. Joseph Monge, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Rafael Devers each contributed a pair of hits in four at-bats; Devers with a downtown shot. Jose Sermo smashed a double and earned a walk in four trips. Nick Longhi singled once in four forays. Jordan Procyshen and Jeremy Rivera each went hitless in four official at-bats; Procyshen providing a sacrifice bunt. Deiner Lopez struck out twice in four frustrating forays.

Lowell Spinners (0-2)

A horrific sixth inning dooms the Spinners, Lowell washed out of the playoffs with 5-3 loss

Jason Groome worked the first 3 ⅓ innings, yielding one run on two hits – including a Garrett Whitley gopher ball – and two walks; striking out three. Groome allowed just one of those baserunners in the first three innings – picking off the one man he let on. However, he allowed three consecutive hitters to reach in the fourth. Kyle Hart induced a double play to finish the fourth, and then retired the side in order in the fifth – but then all hell broke loose in the sixth. After a leadoff ground out; Hart gave up a single, a walk, and another single, which scored a run. Hart then induced another groundout, but a second run scored, tying the game. He then coughed up a two-run long ball to Nathaniel Lowe, and the lead. Algenis Martinez relieved Hart and got the final out in the sixth and then pitched two more innings; giving up just a double and whiffing a quartet.

Ryan Scott, Carlos Tovar, and Jerry Downs each laced a pair of hits in four at-bats; Tovar with a double, Scott with a roundtripper, Downs with a stolen base. Chris Madera chipped in with two singles and a stolen base in his five forays. C.J. Chatham, Bobby Dalbec, and Isaias Lucena each notched a single in four official trips; Chatham adding a walk. Tyler Hill hit a double in five appearances. Yoan Aybar was unable to reach in his four at-bats. The Spinners offense left nine men on base, going a woeful 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

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