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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Blake Swhiart hitless in Lowell Spinners rehab assignment

Connor Donahue
August 13, 2018 - 10:05 am

Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (56-61): W, 9-5 at Indianapolis

-- The PawSox overcame an early five-run deficit by scoring nine runs on 15 hits.

-- MLB veteran Brandon Phillips, playing DH, went 2-for-5 with two RBI’s. The performance caps a road trip that saw Phillips go 10-for-20 with six doubles over his last five games.

-- Third baseman Jantzen Witte (3-for-5, RBI), shortstop Mike Miller (3-for-5, RBI) and outfielder Kyle Wren (2-for-5, 2 RBI) all contributed in the victory.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (49-68): W, 6-2 at Akron

-- Michael Chavis and Bobby Dalbec both logged three RBIs.

-- Dalbec smacked his 31st home run of the season, tied for most in all of the minors.

-- Starter Matt Kent earned his team-leading eighth win of the season. He threw seven innings, five perfect, on three hits, two runs, two walks and five strikeouts.

-- Reliever Trey Ball pitched two perfect innings, meaning Portland pitchers combined for seven perfect innings out of nine.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (54-62): L, 9-0 vs Carolina

-- The Sox never got their offense going Sunday, mustering only four hits. The team went 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position and left a total of four men on base.

-- The Mudcats, on the other hand, piled up nine runs on 14 hits.

-- Sox starter Jake Thompson was taken out in the third inning, giving up five runs. His ERA now sits at 4.95.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (53-66): W, 5-2 at Augusta

-- Drive starter Jhonathan Diaz kept Augusta at bay by hurling six innings of one-run baseball, allowing just four hits and striking out three.

-- Second baseman Everlouis Lozada went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Third baseman Tanner Nishioka batted 2-for-4 with an RBI, raising his batting average to .326.


-- The Spinners dropped game one of what was supposed to be a doubleheader before heavy rain canceled the nightcap.  

-- Blake Swihart made a rehab appearance; the catcher batted third and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

-- Reliever Kris Johnson took the loss after throwing one inning of relief in which two unearned runs crossed the plate.

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