|Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Former 1st-round pick Michael Chavis returns from DL, collects 2 hits||04.18.17 at 9:59 am ET|
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (6-5): Scheduled off-day.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (6-4): L, 8-3, at Binghamton
— Starter Kevin McAvoy took the loss as he had major control issues. The right-hander went 3 1/3 innings and allowed just one hit, but allowed four earned runs because of seven walks. The Sea Dogs trailed 4-1 when he exited the game.
— Offensively, each member of the Sea Dogs batting order recorded at least one hit, except for No. 9 batter Joseph Monge.
— First baseman Mike Olt paced the offense by going 2-for-4 and third baseman Rafael Devers added a double.
HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (7-5): W, 11-2, vs. Wilmington
— Tate Matheny and Chad De La Guerra led the Salem offense by collecting three hits apiece in the blowout win. Second baseman Josh Tobias added a home run. He was acquired in return for Clay Buchholz.
— Michael Chavis returned from the disabled list as the designated hitter and went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. He missed about 10 days with an elbow injury.
— On the mound, Matt Kent got the win by going 6 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out six.
SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (7-5): L, 5-3 at Lexington
— Greenville starter Darwinzon Hernandez was pitching well until the fifth inning when things fell apart. He finished the outing allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. He walked three and struck out five.
— Tyler Hill and Isaias Lucena paced the offense by collecting two hits each.
— As a team, Greenville finished with just five hits.
|Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Chris Marrero drives in 4 runs for Pawtucket; Ryan Hanigan 2-for-4 in rehab assignment with Lowell||08.30.16 at 9:32 am ET|
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (71-64): W, 9-3, at Syracuse (Nationals)
— Right-hander Sean O’Sullivan paved the way with 6 1/3 scoreless innings. The 28-year-old gave up five hits and four walks while striking out five. O’Sullivan has won his last two starts and is 8-6 with a 4.14 ERA in 18 minor league starts.
— The PawSox collected 16 hits, led by Ryan LaMarre, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. He finished the series against the Chiefs 7-for-16 with four RBIs and five runs. The 27-year-old outfielder, who has played five major league games with the Red Sox this year, has five multi-hit performances in his last seven games. He is slashing .308/.374/.457 in 82 games with the PawSox.
— Chris Marrero finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored. It is his first four-RBI game since July 7. Marrero, 28, has collected two hits in each of his last three games. He now is batting .287/.344/.501 in 467 at-bats.
— Noe Ramirez pitched the last 1 2/3 innings for Pawtucket, holding Syracuse hitless while fanning two. The 26-year-old right-hander now has three consecutive outings without an earned run. He is 2-3 with a 1.94 ERA in 29 appearances.
|Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Chris Dominguez homers twice in PawSox rout; Michael Kopech fans career-high 11 for Salem||08.19.16 at 8:24 am ET|
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Thursday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (66-59): W, 9-3, at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
— Left fielder Chris Dominguez hit a pair of two-run home runs to lead Pawtucket’s 13-hit attack. Dominguez, who also hit a home run in the previous game, finished 2-for-4 and now is hitting .230/.264/.434 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs in 62 games.
— Catcher Christian Vazquez and designated hitter Chris Marrero each went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Vazquez, who scored twice, is hitting .272/354/.386 in 32 Triple-A games. Marrero upped his average to .291/.349/.518 in 116 games. Marrero also has 23 home runs and 64 RBIs.
— Third baseman Jantzen Witte went 2-for-4 with a double, while center fielder Rusney Castillo had a hit and two walks and scored twice.
— Left-hander Roenis Elias started and pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits and three walks with five strikeouts. He’s now 9-4 with a 3.62 ERA and 1/41 WHIP in 18 Triple-A games.
— Right-hander Roman Mendez came on in the sixth and prevented two inherited runners from scoring, but in the eighth he surrendered two runs. He finished the night allowing four hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
— Joe Kelly pitched the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing two hits but no runs while striking out two. He lowered his ERA to 1.80 in 12 games with the PawSox.
|Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Christian Vazquez 3-for-4 in PawSox win; Andrew Benintendi hits key 2-run triple for Portland||07.26.16 at 10:08 am ET|
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (52-51): W, 7-5, vs. Rochester (Twins)
— Christian Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run. He roped an RBI single into right field to give the PawSox a 3-0 lead. It was his second three-hit performance in five games. Since being optioned to Pawtucket from Boston on July 5, Vazquez is slashing .271/.371/.373. He averaged .226 in 51 games with the Red Sox.
— Justin Haley was able to come away with the win, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings. He fanned five batters and walked three while not giving up a run until the fourth inning. The 25-year-old right-hander has pitched at least five innings in his last seven starts. Drafted in 2012 by the Red Sox, Haley is 9-7 with a 3.00 ERA in 20 outings.
— Chris Marrero went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. He drove home the first two runs of the game, with both of his RBI hits coming with two outs in the inning. Marrero, 28, has hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games, and he is batting .291/.345/.518 with the PawSox. He also has 19 home runs, second best in the International League.
— Pat Light, Boston’s No. 13 prospect at MLB.com, came on in the middle of the ninth inning after reliever Chandler Shepherd gave up a run in the frame. Light struck out the next two batters to end the game and earn his seventh save of the year. The 25-year-old right-hander is a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities and has struck out 36 in 30 innings. His ERA is 2.10.
|Sunday Red Sox Farm Report: Sam Travis delivers walk-off hit for PawSox||04.10.16 at 8:39 am ET|
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (2-1): L, 3-1, Game 1 and W, 4-3, Game 2 vs. Buffalo (Blue Jays)
— First baseman Sam Travis (Boston’s No. 7 prospect at MLB.com) was the hero of Game 2 with a walk-off single ripped down the left-field line that gave Pawtucket a 4-3 victory. Second baseman Josh Rutledge led off the bottom of the seventh (the final inning as in standard minor league doubleheader formats) with a single to center and advanced to second with a stolen base. Catcher Christian Vazquez was then intentionally walked, bringing Travis to the plate for the finish.
Travis, 22, had also singled home a run in the fifth — a laced single to center on a 2-0 pitch that scored shortstop Marco Hernandez — to tie the game at 3 as Travis finished the nightcap 2-for-4 with two RBIs after going 1-for-3 with a run scored in Game 1. Selected by Boston in the second round of the 2014 draft out of Indiana University, Travis was named the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 after slashing .307/.381/.452 in 131 games split between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland.
— Rutledge, Hernandez and Vazquez combined to go 8-for-11 with four runs scored hitting in the top three spots of the PawSox order in Game 2. Hernandez tripled home Rutledge in the first with a shot off the left-center wall, and later came home on a Vazquez single past third base. Hernandez would add a double in the third as well, pulling one into right field and hustling in to second ahead of the throw.
Hernandez, a 23-year-old switch hitter, slashed .305/.330/.454 last season split between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket as he finished with nine homers, 30 doubles and six triples in 114 games played. Hernandez was acquired by Boston from the Chicago Cubs as part of the return in the Felix Doubront trade in December of 2014.
|Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: ‘A young K-Rod’ leads Red Sox to GCL championship; Sam Travis reaches base 5 times||09.03.15 at 8:42 am ET|
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TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (56-83): W, 6-5, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
— Right fielder Aneury Tavarez, playing in just his second game in Triple-A since his Sept. 1 promotion, ended the game with a leaping catch at the wall in the top of the ninth inning to preserve the one-run victory. With a runner aboard and moving on contact as the ball was lofted to right, the 23-year-old Tavarez retreated a few steps and as he reached the warning track jumped and made a backhanded catch. At the plate, Tavarez had a hit for the second straight game and in his fifth overall, driving in center fielder Jonathan Roof to tie the game at one in the second inning.
Signed by Boston out of the Dominican Republic during the 2010 international signing period, the 5-foot-9 Tavarez slashed .226/.261/.355 over 67 games with Portland this year before his promotion with five homers and 13 doubles, while leading the Sea Dogs in outfield assists with seven.
— Third baseman Carlos Rivero gave Pawtucket the 6-5 lead with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning. After two outs, catcher Luis Martinez walked, shortstop Deven Marrero (Boston’s No. 10 prospect at MLB.com) singled and second baseman Marco Hernandez (Boston’s No. 23 prospect at MLB.com) also walked before Rivero’s free pass. Rivero was 1-for-3 with two free passes and two RBIs on the night, as he also drove in a run on an RBI single in the fifth inning.
— Every member of the PawSox lineup had a hit. Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run from the leadoff spot, while Chris Marrero finished 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored for his third straight multi-hit game. Roof finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
|Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada reaches 43 stolen bases; Kevin McAvoy wins his 5th straight for Salem||08.28.15 at 9:30 am ET|
A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday:
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (53-80): W, 1-0, at Buffalo (Blue Jays)
— LHP Rich Hill pitched six shutout innings to pick up the victory in his third quality start with Pawtucket since being signed out of the independent Atlantic League. The 35-year-old’s final line: 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 SO (93 pitches, 62 strikes). Hill (2-1, 0.93 ERA) walked the leadoff batter in both the first and third innings, erasing the former of those runners on a pickoff move and watching the later get eliminated as catcher Sandy Leon executed a snap throw to first after a strikeout. Hill also stranded two runners in the second with an inning ending strikeout, and after perfect fourth and fifth innings induced an inning-ending double play on his final pitch in the sixth.
The 6-foot-5 Hill was released by the Nationals on June 24 after making 25 appearances in Triple-A out of the bullpen, where he had a 2.91 ERA over 21 2/3 innings, with 32 strikeouts and 21 walks. These last three starts with Pawtucket are Hill’s first game-openers in affiliated ball since 2012. In all, Hill has 10 seasons of MLB experience, including three seasons with Boston from 2010 through 2012, with a career big league record of 24-22 with a 4.72 ERA and 451 strikeouts in 197 games (70 starts).
— Relievers Jonathan Aro and Ryan Cook combined with Hill on the complete-game shutout, with Aro pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just one single, while Cook earned his first PawSox save as he stranded two runners (one reaching via error) in the ninth on a game-ending double play.
Aro, 24, just completed his third stint with Boston and is now 3-3 with a 2.97 ERA for Pawtucket over 32 appearances, with 70 strikeouts and 18 walks. A 6-foot righty, Aro has held opponents to just a .210 batting average against in 2015.
Cook, 28, has not allowed a run in six appearances with the PawSox and has allowed only two total hits while striking out 10 and walking two over 8 1/3 innings. The 6-foot-2 righty had one stint with Boston this year, allowing nine runs and 10 hits in two innings of work after being acquired this year from Oakland for a player to be named later or cash.
— Second baseman Marco Hernandez (Boston’s No. 23 prospect at MLB.com) drove in the only run of the game, a two-out single in the fourth that brought home DH Allen Craig. The 22-year-old Hernandez, a lefty stick, reached out and pulled and outside breaking ball to right on the RBI single and finished 1-for-4 to put his Triple-A slash line at .226/.246/.358 through 35 games. At the time of his promotion on July 16 Hernandez was leading the Double-A Eastern League with a .326 average.
— Craig, 31, had doubled off the wall in right earlier in the fourth inning to set up the game’s lone run. Craig finished 2-for-4 and has reached safely in eight straight, with a 13-game surge of .327 (18-for-55) including five walks, five doubles, nine RBIs and four runs scored. On the season, since being optioned to Triple-A on May 10, Craig is slashing .275/.370/.353 with four home runs and 30 RBIs over 90 games.
|Sunday Red Sox Farm Report: Carlos Asuaje has 8-game hit streak in Double-A; Kevin McAvoy wins 4th straight in High-A Salem||08.23.15 at 8:24 am ET|
A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday:
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (49-79): L, 2-0, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
— LHP Rich Hill, in his second start since being signed out of the independent Atlantic League, pitched seven strong innings but took the tough-luck loss with a final line of: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO (81 pitches, 59 strikes). Hill (3-3. 2.31 ERA) retired the first eight batters of the game, allowing just a single in the third and fourth innings before again finishing the side in order in the fifth and sixth. Finally, in the seventh, Lehigh Valley broke through with three straight hits, plating a run on a double play to make it 2-0.
Hill, a 6-foot-5, 35-year-old lefty, was released by the Nationals this year on June 24 after making 25 appearances in Triple-A out of the bullpen, where he had a 2.91 ERA over 21 2/3 innings, with 32 strikeouts and 21 walks. In 2014, Hill made 16 major league relief appearances split between the Angels and the Yankees.
— RHP Dayan Diaz and RHP Ryan Cook each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, with Diaz striking out two around a double and Cook allowing a walk while whiffing one.
Diaz, 26, is 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA over 25 outings with the PawSox, with 12 earned runs allowed in 54 innings of work. The 5-foot-10 Diaz, a native of Colombia, has struck out 48 while walking 27, and opposing batters are connecting at just a .218 clip against him. Originally signed by Houston during the 2005 international signing period, Diaz spent six years in the Astros system and one with the Chicago Cubs organization before Boston signed him to a minor league contract in December of 2013.
— The Pawtucket offense had just six hits on the night, with perhaps the best chance to score coming in the fifth inning. After leadoff singles by first baseman Allen Craig and DH Humberto Quintero, left fielder Garin Cecchini drove one to the wall in right-center field only to be robbed of extra bases by Lehigh Valley’s Tyler Henson, who made a running over-the-shoulder catch for the out.
The PawSox also had two hits in the sixth, with shortstop Marco Hernandez (Boston’s No. 23 prospect at MLB.com) hitting a one-out double and catcher Sandy Leon following with a single. However, third baseman Carlos Rivero and Craig flied out to end the inning.
Leon finished 2-for-4 to put his slash line at .310/.388/.394 through 19 games in Triple-A, with a homer, three doubles and 12 RBIs.
|Friday Red Sox Farm Report: William Cuevas solid in Triple-A debut; Sea Dogs’ Sam Travis has 13-game hit streak||08.07.15 at 8:27 am ET|
A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday:
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (44-68): L, 4-0, vs. Syracuse (Nationals)
— RHP William Cuevas made his Triple-A debut, starting and taking the loss despite a solid final line of: 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO (102 pitches, 67 strikes). The 24-year-old Cuevas allowed two solo home runs in the game, in the first and sixth innings, retiring 13 of 14 in a stretch in-between before allowing back-to-back walks to batters in the fifth. Cuevas recovered to strand both runners with a strikeout to end the fifth on his signature changeup.
The 6-foot Cuevas was an Eastern League All-Star for Double-A Portland this season, posting an 8-5 record with a 3.40 ERA in 19 starts while holding opponents to a .233 average with only four home runs allowed. Cuevas struck out 91 batters and walked 41 over 95 1/3 innings.
— The PawSox offense was shut out for an International League-leading 16th time in 2015, as eight hits (including three doubles) were not enough to plate a run on a 1-for-8 night with runners in scoring position.
Left fielder Garin Cecchini (Boston’s No. 14 prospect at MLB.com) went 2-for-4 with a double from the cleanup spot of the order, giving him hits in 10 of his last 12 games as he’s raised his average from .216 to .228 over that span. The 24-year-old Cecchini was slashing just .193/.270/.294 through June, but hit .293/.366/.354 through 23 games in July and is hitting .348 (8-for-23) through six games so far in August. Selected by Boston in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, Cecchini spent the majority of 2014 with Pawtucket hitting .263 with seven home runs and 57 RBIs in 114 games before making his major league debut in an 11-game stint late last season.
— First baseman Jeff Bianchi also reached base twice Thursday, going 2-for-4, and Pawtucket got doubles from second baseman Deven Marrero (Boston’s No. 10 prospect at MLB.com) and DH Matt Spring, although Bianchi and Spring failed to capitalize on a seventh-inning situation when the PawSox had runners on second and third with no outs, popping out and grounding into a double play, respectively.
— RHP Dayan Diaz pitched two innings of relief and allowed two insurance runs to score for Syracuse in the ninth after walking two and allowing two singles. Diaz, 26, has made 21 relief appearances for the PawSox since his promotion from Portland on May 11, going 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA over 46 1/3 innings, striking out 39 and walking 23. The 5-foot-10 Colombia native has allowed runs in two of his last three outings after a span of 11 straight scoreless appearances.
|Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Pawtucket finishes July with 4-22 record; Sam Travis extends hit streak to 8 games||08.01.15 at 11:58 am ET|
A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday:
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (42-64): L, 2-1 in 13 innings, at Buffalo (Blue Jays)
— The Pawtucket offense continued to struggle, scoring just one run on five hits over 13 innings as the PawSox lost on a walkoff double to finish July with a record of 4-22. Second baseman Marco Hernandez (Boston’s No. 23 prospect at MLB.com) drove in the lone Pawtucket run in the fourth as he scored DH Garin Cecchini (Boston’s No. 14 prospect at MLB.com) who had walked with two outs.
First baseman Allen Craig was the only batter with multiple hits for the PawSox, finishing 2-for-6 with three strikeouts.
— RHP Jess Todd, RHP Matt Barnes, and RHP Ronald Belisario combined to pitch 11 innings with just one unearned run crossing the plate, after back-to-back errors from Hernandez in the fifth.
With a runner at first, a slow chopper to second caused confusion as shortstop Deven Marrero cut in front of a charging Hernandez who then couldn’t come up with the ball. The next batter hit a broken-bat grounder to short that could have been a double-play, but Hernandez threw high and wide to first allowing a run to score.
Todd finished with a no-decision line of: 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO. Barnes pitched three scoreless, allowing just two hits with a strikeout and Belisario pitched two scoreless with just one hit allowed.
— RHP Noe Ramirez suffered the loss in extra innings (4-1, 2.20 ERA), as after retiring the first five batters he faced he allowed a two-out single and then game-winning double into the corner in left field. The double snuck between the third-base bag and third baseman Mike Miller, who was playing close to the line, and the relay form left fielder Jeff Bianchi to Marrero to catcher Humberto Quintero was not in time.
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