Henry Owens

Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Henry Owens struggles, Jackie Bradley Jr. extends hitting streak in PawSox loss; Jake Romanski notches 4 RBIs in Salem rout

June 05, 2015 - 4:29 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (27-28): L, 4-1, at Rochester (Twins) -- Left-hander Henry Owens started Thursday, going five innings and allowing all four Rochester runs on four hits and three walks. The 22-year-old also struck out seven, bringing his strikeout total for 2015 to 49. Owens fell to 2-4 and has a 3.49 ERA in 11 starts this season. -- Pawtucket'€™s only run came in the first inning as shortstop Deven Marrero hit a one-out double to left and scored on a single by Allen Craig. It was the only damage against Rochester starter Taylor Rodgers, who allowed six hits in eight-plus innings. Craig had two of those hits, going 2-for-4 to improve his average to .319. The first-inning double was Marrero'€™s only hit of the game, as he finished the day 1-for-4. -- Jackie Bradley Jr. continued his hitting streak, now at nine games, with an eighth-inning single to left field. He is hitting .348 in 34 games with Pawtucket. --€” With Thursday'€™s loss, the PawSox fell below .500 for the first time this season. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (23-31): L, 4-3, vs. Richmond (Giants) --€” Mike Augliera suffered the loss, falling to 2-9 on the season. The 24-year-old right-hander matched his season-high for hits allowed, giving up 11 over 5 2/3 innings of work. Augliera allowed all four Richmond runs -- all earned -- but walked none and struck out two. Augliera has a 4.61 ERA in 11 starts with Portland. -- Lefty reliever Bobby Scott lowered his ERA to 2.35 with 2 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday. Scott replaced Augliera in the sixth and did not allow a hit. He walked one and struck out two. Right-hander Pat Light pitched the ninth inning and gave up just one hit, improving his ERA to 2.28 in 27 2/3 innings over 19 appearances this season. -- Catcher Danny Bethea led the offense with a 3-for-4 day, recording an RBI and scoring a run. Bethea, who batted ninth Thursday, is 6-for-16 with two RBIs and three runs scored in five games with Portland. -- Justin Masterson is slated to start for the Sea Dogs in Friday night's game against the Bowie Baysox. Masterson was placed on the disabled list by the Red Sox on May 14 with a tired arm after going 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (27-25): W, 13-1, vs. Potomac (Nationals) --€” Jake Romanski highlighted a seven-run fifth inning with a bases-clearing double and finished the day 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. The 24-year-old catcher out of San Diego State is now hitting .258 with 19 RBIs in 37 games for Salem this season. -- First baseman Sam Travis went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Designated hitter Mario Martinez went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Second baseman Wendell Rijo went 2-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored. -- Left-hander Trey Ball was victorious in his 10th start of the season, pitching six scoreless innings and giving up just two hits and four walks with two strikeouts. The seventh overall pick by the Red Sox in the 2013 draft, Ball improved to 4-5 and lowered his ERA to 4.42. -- Righty German Taveras gave up the lone Potomac run in the seventh. The run was unearned, and Taveras finished his two-inning outing giving up just one hit and striking out one, lowering his ERA to 4.91. Right-hander Chandler Shepherd pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the win. --€” Salem'€™s 13 runs tied a season high. The Sox also scored 13 runs in their home opener on April 16 in a win over the Carolina Mudcats. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (31-23): L, 4-2, at Savannah (Mets) -- Left-hander Dedgar Jimenez took the loss, allowing three earned runs in the fourth inning. The 19-year-old gave up nine hits and two walks and struck out three in five innings of work. Jimenez is 3-3 with a 4.11 ERA in seven starts with Greenville. --€” Left-hander Williams Jerez was promoted to High-A Salem Thursday while right-hander Kuehl McEachern was transferred back to Greenville. McEachern came on in the ninth inning for the Drive and allowed one run and two hits and struck out one. -- Right fielder Derek Miller recorded the only multi-hit game for the Drive, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. The 22-year-old Texan is hitting .296 with 28 RBIs this season. -- Mauricio Dubon extended his hitting streak to six games with a single to center in the fifth inning. The 20-year-old shortstop finished Thursday'€™s game 1-for-4 and is hitting .303.