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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Henry Owens strikes out 8 in PawSox loss 04.21.17 at 9:55 am ET
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:

Henry Owens

Henry Owens

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (7-7): L, 6-4 at Charlotte 

— The PawSox lost to Charlotte on Thursday after the Knights put together a four-run rally in the seventh inning.

— Henry Owens pitched 4 2/3 innings where he allowed two runs on four hits, but walked four and struck out eight. Owens has 18 strikeouts in his last two appearances.

— Bryce Brentz had two hits in the game, including a solo home run with two outs in the ninth.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS: Postponed due to rain 

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX: Postponed due to wet grounds 

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (9-6): L, 6-1 vs. Rome 

— The Drive scored their only run in this blowout in the fourth inning before Rome responded with six unanswered runs to come away with the win.

— Drive starter Robby Sexton threw 5 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and gave up eight hits, three earned runs and one walk. Hunter Smith came into the game in relief and gave up two runs.

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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. homers on his birthday; Michael Chavis hits 3 home runs, including walk-off 04.20.17 at 10:16 am ET
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (7-6): W, 4-0 at Charlotte 

— The PawSox hit two home runs in their 4-0 win over Charlotte and one came courtesy of Jackie Bradley Jr. on his 27th birthday. Bradley went 1-for-3 in the second game of his rehab assignment with the PawSox for a right knee sprain. Josh Rutledge, also with the team for his rehab assignment after a left hamstring strain, went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Bradley Jr. is expected to rejoin the Red Sox in Baltimore on Friday.

— Brandon Workman and Noe Ramirez pitched a combined three innings in relief. Workman recorded five strikeouts in his two innings of work.

— Yoan Moncada started at second base for Charlotte and struck out three times.

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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox walk-off with win on Deven Marrero hit; Sea Dogs lose despite Rafael Devers’ rally attempt 04.14.17 at 9:51 am ET
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (5-3): W, 2-1 vs. Chiefs 

— The PawSox won in the ninth on a walk-off hit from Deven Marrero at McCoy Stadium Thursday afternoon. Marrero, Rusney Castillo and Matt Dominguez each has two hits in the win.

— Brian Johnson pitched 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and only one walk and one run. Reliever Brandon Workman also shined, pitching 2 1/3 hitless innings and striking out four of the first six batters he faced.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (5-2): L, 6-4 at Trenton 

— The Sea Dogs fell to the Thunder in Trenton on Wednesday night after scoring five runs in the fourth and another in the sixth against Portland. Jalen Beeks gave up four runs and Taylor Grover gave up one.

— Rafael Devers led the Sea Dogs’ comeback attempt when he drove in two runs on a double in the sixth. Nick Longhi also hit an RBI ground-out. Portland scored another in the ninth on a Joseph Monge extra-base hit but it was not enough for a win.

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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo goes 2-for-4 with home run in PawSox win; Sea Dogs suffer first loss of season 04.13.17 at 10:28 am ET
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Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday:

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (4-3): W, 5-0 vs. Syracuse 

— Solid defense and pitching combined for a PawSox shutout of the Syracuse Chiefs at McCoy Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Center fielder Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 with a home run, right fielder Bryce Brentz went 3-for-4 with a run and second baseman Ryan Court fell just a home run shy of the cycle.

— Starting pitcher Shawn Haviland threw six shutout innings with four strikeouts.

— Robbie Ross Jr. tossed a perfect inning in his rehab appearance with Pawtucket. He threw nine pitches for a 1-2-3 seventh inning. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 6 with the flu.

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Hanley Ramirez pens ‘A Message to Red Sox Nation’ in The Players’ Tribune 10.06.16 at 12:10 pm ET
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Hanley Ramirez wrote about this love for the Red Sox and David Ortiz. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Hanley Ramirez wrote about this love for the Red Sox and David Ortiz. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Hanley Ramirez is ready for the playoffs. And he knows you are too.

In “A Message to Red Sox Nation,” published in The Players’ Tribune on Thursday, Ramirez explains his long-standing love for the Red Sox, Boston and David Ortiz.

“I know exactly how you feel right now,” Ramirez writes, “You wanna know something? Before I was a Red Sox player, I was a Red Sox fan. For real.”

He explains his fandom began when the Red Sox signed him in 2000. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, Ramirez was unfamiliar with Boston but that didn’t matter.

“I had never been to Boston. I didn’t really know where Boston was,” Ramirez writes. “It looked cold. But it didn’t matter. For real, from the day I signed it was like the Red Sox were Tigres del Licey, my hometown team.”

“When the Sox came back on the Yankees in the 2004 playoffs, I was playing Double A ball in Portland, Maine. I watched every game.”

Ramirez goes on to detail the special bond he shares with Ortiz.

He says Ortiz is like a brother, not just to Ramirez, but to everyone and truly cares about his teammates.

“David brought me a whole cheesecake one day just because he thought I needed it. Randomly. Like he really walked in The Cheesecake Factory and got it on the way to the park.

“Not his assistant. Not his homeboy. David did it, just because.”

Playing postseason baseball with the Red Sox is special for Ramirez personally, but the team has a collective motivation to go deep into the playoffs.

“It took me 12 years, but I’m finally getting a chance to play playoff baseball at Fenway … You know, in spring training this year, we all got together and set one goal: Get David a ring in his final season.”

Read the full piece in The Players’ Tribune here.

 

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