Matthew Kent

Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Joe Kelly tosses another scoreless inning for PawSox; Mauricio Dubon 3-for-4 in Portland win

August 26, 2016 - 6:56 am

Here's a look a the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (68-63): L, 6-1, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies) -- Joe Kelly pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing one hit while recording all three outs on strikeouts. It was his eighth inning pitched without allowing a run. In 11 relief appearances with the PawSox since returning from a rehab stint with Lowell last month, Kelly has allowed one run in 14 innings while fanning 23 and walking just one. The right-hander has retired 23 of the last 27 batters he's faced. "My fastball command has been pretty good," Kelly said (via "Right now, I feel like I'm throwing the ball well and hopefully I keep doing it." -- Right-hander Justin Haley started and went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits (two home runs) and two walks with six strikeouts. He's now 7-5 with a 4.02 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) with Pawtucket. After left-hander Robby Scott pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, righty Kyle Martin went 1 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on a pair of home runs in the eighth. -- Second baseman Mike Miller hit an opposite-field home run down the right-field line in the third inning, his first homer of the season, for Pawtucket's lone run. Miller finished the day 1-for-2 with a walk and now is slashing .245/.310/.309. -- Center fielder Rusney Castillo and catcher Christian Vazquez both went 2-for-4. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (52-76): W, 4-3, vs. Trenton (Yankees) -- Shortstop Mauricio Dubon went 3-for-4 and drove in the game-winning run on an opposite-field double in the seventh inning, two innings after he tied the game with a home run. The 22-year-old Dubon, a 26th-round draft pick in 2013, is slashing .337/.368/.538 in 52 games with Portland since his promotion from Salem. -- First baseman Nate Freiman went 0-for-3 but picked up two RBIs on ground outs and also walked once. -- Right-hander Mitch Atkins pitched seven innings, allowing three runs and one walk while striking out a season-high 10 batters. He's now 5-7 with a 4.62 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 28 games (18 starts) with the Sea Dogs. -- Right-hander Taylor Grover pitched a scoreless eighth inning, allowing one hit while fanning one. Left-hander Luis Ysla picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth. After allowing a walk and a single, he recorded the game's final out on a strikeout with runners at the corners. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (80-48): W, 7-4, at Potomac (Nationals) -- Left-hander Matt Kent pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks for his 12th quality start in 24 appearances with Salem this season. The 23-year-old, Boston's 13th-round draft pick in 2015, improved to 10-6 with a 3.78 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. -- After right-hander Jake Cosart pitched 1 1/3 scoreless and hitless innings (two walks, three strikeouts), Jamie Callahan closed things out in the ninth. The 22-year-old righty got into some trouble by surrendering a hit and three walks, but he induced a double play (on which a run scored) and ended the game with a fly out. -- Leadoff batter Joseph Monge went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. The 21-year-old outfielder now is hitting .286/.346/.417 in 70 games with Salem following his promotion from Greenville on May 26. -- Right fielder Jayce Ray went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. It was his fourth straight two-hit game. The 26-year-old, signed as a free agent last October, is hitting .390/.484/.455 in 23 games with Salem. -- Third baseman Michael Chavis went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. After hitting .244/.321/.391 in 74 games with Greenville, Chavis is off to a fast start with Salem following his promotion this week, going 4-for-11 with two walks in the three-game series vs. Potomac. -- Second baseman Jose Sermo went 2-for-4 with a walk, while first baseman Jordan Betts had a two-run double. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (67-62): L, 7-1, at Augusta (Giants) -- Center fielder Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-2 with two walks. Third baseman Mitchell Gunsolus (1-for-3) had the Drive's only other hit, a third-inning double. Designated hitter Josh Ockimey drove in Tate Matheny on a ground out in the fourth inning for Greenville's lone run. -- Left-hander Emmanuel De Jesus started and lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The 19-year-old Venezuelan now is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in eight starts with the Drive. -- Right-hander Kuehl McEachern relieved De Jesus and pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Righty Stephen Nogosek pitched a scoreless eighth, surrendering two hits while fanning one. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (39-26): W, 7-0, at Vermont (Athletics) -- Right-hander Josh Pennington scattered three hits in six shutout innings, walking two while striking out six. He retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced and improved to 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 12 starts. -- Righty Dioscar Romero pitched the final three innings and did not allow a hit while walking two and striking out three. The 21-year-old has a 3.06 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 17 appearances with the Spinners. -- Catcher Tyler Spoon, on a rehab assignment from Greenville, went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. The 23-year-old, a 35th-round draft pick last year, is hitting .296/.345/.333 in seven games with the Spinners since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 17. -- Third baseman Bobby Dalbec extended his hitting streak to nine games with a triple in the fifth inning, and he added an RBI single in the seventh. Boston's fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Arizona, Dalbec finished the day 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, upping his slash line to .394/.447/.734 in 25 games. -- First baseman Tucker Tubbs went 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. Designated hitter Andy Perez was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Left fielder Tyler Hill went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.