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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Michael Chavis hits his 11th home run; Logan Boyd’s gem leads Drive to victory 05.26.17 at 10:01 am ET
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Logan Boyd

Logan Boyd

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (17-24): Postponed due to rain

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (21-20): Postponed due to rain

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (30-17): W, 5-4 at Buies Creek; W, 5-1 at Buies Creek 

— In Game 1, Venezuelan lefty Dedgar Jimenez picked up his fifth win of the season, throwing five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out five. His 48 strikeouts lead the team.

— Designated hitter Michael Chavis added to his impressive 2017 stat line, going 3-for-4 and driving in three runs. His team-leading 11th home run in the third inning gave the Sox a 4-0 lead.

— Right-handed starter Daniel Gonzalez impressed in his second start of the year in Game 2. The 21-year-old went five innings, struck out five and only allowed three hits. His ERA sits at 2.25 for the season.

— First baseman Josh Ockimey broke the scoring open in the first inning with his ninth double of the year, which drove in his team-leading 40th run.

— Chad De La Guerra’s two-run homer in the seventh inning gave the Sox a 5-0 lead. The shortstop has a .311 average and .405 OBP this season.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (29-16): W, 1-0 at Charleston

— The Drive shut out the RiverDogs thanks in large part to Logan Boyd’s six scoreless innings. The southpaw struck out four and only allowed three hits, lowering his ERA to 3.49 on the season. He now sits in second place in the South Atlantic League with six wins.

— Stephen Nogosek closed the game with a five-out save, striking out two, walking two and allowing no hits. He now owns a 2.22 ERA and 10 saves on the season.

— The only scoring came in the top of the first, as left fielder Tyler Hill drove in second baseman Santiago Espinal following his double – the lone Drive extra-base hit of the night.

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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Michael Chavis goes 3-for-5, currently leads Carolina League in hitting 05.23.17 at 10:10 am ET
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Michael Chavis

Michael Chavis

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (16-23): Scheduled off-day. 

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (20-18): Game postponed due to wet grounds and rescheduled to Tuesday.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (28-16): W, 10-5 vs. Myrtle Beach

— After going scoreless in the first five innings, the Red Sox scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-4 lead in front of a crowd made up of Roanoke City students on education day.

— The Pelicans scored one run in the top of the seventh, but Josh Ockimey answered with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning to take back the lead. The Red Sox maintained the lead for the rest of the game.

— At the plate, Michael Chavis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. It was his 14th multi-hit game of the season. His .346 average leads the Carolina League.

— Lefty reliever Bobby Poyner pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and recorded one strikeout to close the game. In May, Poyner has a .194 ERA.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (27-15): L, 4-3 at Kannapolis

— The Drive didn’t allow a run after the first inning, but Kannapolis’ four runs were enough to take down Greenville.

— Lefty pitcher Robby Sexton (0-4) took the loss after he allowed four runs on seven hits, but did tally five strikeouts in three innings of work. Sexton has a 5.67 ERA on the season.

— Stephen Nogosek replaced Pat Goetze in the bottom of the seventh. He allowed no hits and recorded three strikeouts to give the Drive an opportunity to come back. However, Kannapolis’ Mike Morrison pitched two innings and tallied three strikeouts to close the game.

— At the plate, Lorenzo Cedrola was 2-for-4 with one RBI, which raises his average to .273 this season.

— It’s worth mentioning, former Drive infielder Carlos Asuaje got called up to the Padres on Monday. During his time with Greenville in 2014, Asuaje was 99-for-325 with 11 home runs and a .305 batting average. He was included in the Craig Kimbrel trade.

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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Brian Johnson performs well again for PawSox; Michael Chavis goes 2-for-5 05.16.17 at 10:29 am ET
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Brian Johnson had another strong outing Monday. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Brian Johnson had another strong outing Monday. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (15-18): L, 8-4 (12 innings), at Scranton W/B

— The PawSox lost on a walkoff grand slam off Brandon Workman with one out in the bottom of the 12th. It was the first batter Workman faced after Chandler Shepherd exited the game with the bases loaded. The game got to extra innings when Blaine Boyer allowed a run in the ninth inning to pick up a blown save.

— Three members of the PawSox had multi-hit games, including Steve Selsky, Sam Travis and Dan Butler. Selsky hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the third inning.

— Brian Johnson delivered another solid start, as the left-handed allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings while scattering seven hits, walking three and striking out six. His ERA is now 2.92 on the year and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his seven starts.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (17-14): Scheduled off-day

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (24-13): L, 9-5, vs. Fredrick

— Salem led 5-4, but allowed five runs from the seventh inning on to take the loss. Gerson Bautista took the loss, as he allowed three runs in two innings of work. Starter Matt Kent was effective, as he allowed four runs (two earned) over six innings, while walking one and striking out four.

— Third baseman Michael Chavis paced the offense going 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI. He’s batting .333 on the year.

— Besides Chavis, the Red Sox had three other extra-base hits, including doubles from Austin Rei, Bryan Hudson and Trenton Kemp.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (24-12): W, 9-6, at Delmarva

— The two teams combined for five homers, but the Drive came away with a three-run win thanks to six unanswered runs to close the game out.

— Santiago Espinal, Tyler Hill and Tucker Tubbs all homered in the win. It was Hill’s fourth of the season.

— Algenis Martinez picked up the win by tossing 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

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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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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
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Michael Chavis

Michael Chavis

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.

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Red Sox minor league notebook: What pitching prospect Michael Kopech still needs to work on 08.25.16 at 10:37 am ET
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Michael Kopech has been on a roll with High-A Salem. (John Wacher/Salem Red Sox)

Michael Kopech has been on a roll with High-A Salem. (John Wacher/Salem Red Sox)

1. Top pitching prospect Michael Kopech is dominating High-A Salem.

The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.23 ERA in 10 starts with the club and over the 51 1/3 innings pitched, he’s totaled 81 strikeouts. In his last start Wednesday night he went a career-high seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out 10, while walking two. Over his last five starts, in four of them he’s had 10 or more strikeouts.

While he’s dominating at this level, the Red Sox still want him to work on pitches other than his fastball, as while he can succeed in High-A with his high 90s fastball, it won’t work in Double-A, Triple-A and especially the majors.

“At that level you’re going to get by with velocity,” Red Sox minor league pitching coordinator Ralph Treuel said. “We’ve seen at the major league level you have to have that second and third pitch. Velocity is not enough and a lot of guys in the big leagues who are throwing in the mid-90s, they have to have something to complement the fastball. Otherwise, they aren’t going to get through the lineup more than one time.”

Given he missed the first two months of the season after breaking his hand during an altercation with a teammate during spring training, he hasn’t thrown as many innings as most other Red Sox starters. With this in mind, there’s a good chance he pitches in the Arizona Fall League.

It will give him an opportunity to work on his stuff, while going against perhaps better competition than he’s facing now.

“It continues to be the mix. Don’t just fire fastballs. Work on your secondary pitches. Keep working on the slider, which has really become a good pitch for him,” Treuel said. “The big thing for me is to use a changeup more often. Major league starters have changeups. He has to realize that and he does realize that and he has picked up the usage I think the last couple outings.”

Kopech has one of the best fastballs in minor league baseball, but as has been seen first-hand at the big league level with Joe Kelly, Kopech needs to develop another pitch/pitches to be successful.

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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Brian Johnson has quality start for PawSox; Salem’s Rafael Devers, Greenville’s Michael Chavis deliver walk-off hits 08.17.16 at 9:39 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday.

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (65-58): L, 1-0, at Lehigh Valley (Phillies)

— Brian Johnson pitched well despite picking up the loss, holding Lehigh Valley to one run on four hits in seven innings. The 25-year-old southpaw had a no-hitter through four innings and struck out two in the effort. Boston’s No. 7 prospect at MLB.com, Johnson saw his three-game winning streak snapped with the loss. He now is 5-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 15 minor league starts.

— Jantzen Witte had three hits for the PawSox, who failed to plate a run despite totaling 10 hits. Witte, 26, has hit safely in five consecutive games. He is slashing .279/.354/.402 with 29 doubles in 98 games with both Pawtucket and Portland.

— Ryan LaMarre 2-for-4 on the night. He has a hit in three straight games after going four games without one. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .297/.373/.434 with 32 RBIs in 256 minor league at-bats.

— Noe Ramirez pitched a hitless eighth inning, striking out one in the frame. That’s now seven of his last eight outings that Ramirez has not allowed a run. The 26-year-old right-hander been impressive coming out of the bullpen for Pawtucket, totaling a 2-3 record with a 2.04 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 24 appearances. Opponents are batting only .239 against him.

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Farm Report: RHP Michael Kopech fans career-high 11 for Salem; RHP Daniel Gonzalez impressive in Greenville win 08.14.16 at 9:03 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (64-55): Postponed, at Buffalo (Blue Jays)

Following Saturday’s rainout, the teams will play a doubleheader Sunday starting at 12:05 p.m.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (45-72): Postponed, at Akron (Indians)

Saturday’s game was postponed by rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday starting at 1:05 p.m.

Michael Kopech

Michael Kopech

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (70-47): W, 5-2, vs. Wilmington (Royals)

— Hard-throwing right-hander Michael Kopech started the game by striking out the first six batters, and through five innings he had allowed just one hit and one walk while fanning a career-high 11. However, in the sixth the 20-year-old loaded the bases with no outs on a walk, a hit batsman and a bunt single. Reliever Bobby Poyner then induced three ground outs, but two runs scored in the process, tying the game. In eight starts with Salem, Kopech is 2-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. In his three starts this month, he’s struck out 28 batters in 16 innings.

— Poyner was charged with a blown save despite not allowing a hit, but the left-hander also picked up the win after pitching three scoreless innings with no hits, walks or strikeouts. He’s 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 18 appearances with Salem following his midseason promotion from Greenville.

— Right-hander Jamie Callahan pitched a scoreless, hitless ninth inning with one strikeout for his fifth save in eight opportunities.

— Center fielder Joseph Monge, batting leadoff, went 3-for-4 with a double to raise his batting line to .289/.346/.426 with three home runs and 29 RBIs in 60 games with Salem after starting the season in Greenville.

— Designated hitter Danny Mars went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Shortstop Deiner Lopez went 2-for-4 with the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.

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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: LHP Henry Owens tosses 6 shutout innings for PawSox; Rafael Devers extends hitting streak to 11 games with Salem 08.10.16 at 1:07 pm ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (61-55): W, 3-1, vs. Durham (Rays)

— The PawSox relied on six shutout innings from Henry Owens to come away with the win. The southpaw let up only three hits while striking out seven and walking four. He has fanned 23 batters in his last three starts.

“I’ve just been trying to be consistent and hone a delivery that I can repeat over and over again,” Owens said (via MiLB.com). “Since the second half, I’ve felt pretty comfortable, more consistent and more under control.”

The shutout was Owens’ fourth of the season, and the win was his first since July 16. The 24-year-old has pitched much better in Pawtucket after being sent down from the Red Sox. Overall, he is 7-6 with a 3.85 ERA in 20 minor league starts. Opponents are batting just .218 against him.

— Brennan Boesch drilled a two-run home run over the bullpen in right field in the second inning for his fourth long ball of the season. Boesch, 31, has crossed home plate in three straight games and is slashing .240/.287/.404 in 27 games with Pawtucket.

— Christian Vazquez also went deep for the PawSox, hitting a line drive over the right field fence in the fourth inning to push Pawtucket’s lead to 3-0. It’s his second Triple-A home run of the year.

“He’s quieted things down with his lower half and he’s shown better management of the strike zone,” Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles said of his catcher. “When he’s right, he’s looking to right center, and I think he’s done a real nice job.”

Vazquez, 25, is 6-for-9 with five RBIs in his last three games. He is batting .278/.365/.400 in 26 minor league games.

— Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 to record his eighth multi-hit performance in his last 12 games. He is hitting .412 over that span. The 29-year-old outfielder has bumped his minor league batting average up to .259 for the season.

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Sunday Red Sox Farm Report: RHP Joe Kelly has mixed results in rehab appearance with Lowell; CF Joseph Monge collects 4 hits for Salem 07.10.16 at 10:05 am ET
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Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (46-44): L, 3-0, and L, 5-4, at Durham (Rays)

— After the PawSox concluded Friday’s suspended game by dropping a 3-0 decision, they dropped a one-run game in the six-inning nightcap as left-hander Roenis Elias gave up five runs in four innings to take the loss. The 27-year-old from Cuba allowed eight hits — including a deep home run to former major leaguer J.P. Arencibia — and four walks with four strikeouts. Elias now is 6-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 14 games (13 starts) with Pawtucket this season.

— Right-hander Chandler Shepherd pitched a perfect sixth inning. The 23-year-old, making his sixth appearance with the PawSox since his promotion from Portland, has a 2.70 ERA and 0.70 WHIP in 10 innings.

— First baseman Chris Dominguez, who had a double and a triple in three at-bats, had two of his team’s six hits and knocked in three of Pawtucket’s four runs. The 29-year-old is hitting .225/.253/.406 in 42 games this season.

— Second baseman Ryan Court went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. His hit was a double. Designated hitter Mike Miller was 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.

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