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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Marco Hernandez extends hitting streak to 10 games in Portland win; Teddy Stankiewicz takes another loss

July 10, 2015 - 6:10 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (38-50): Postponed due to rain at Lehigh Valley (Phillies). Next action Friday vs. Lehigh Valley. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (32-55): W, 9-1, at Reading (Phillies) -- Shortstop Marco Hernandez led the Portland offense once again, extending his current hitting streak to 10 games with a 3-for-4 day. The lefty also notched an RBI and scored two runs. Hernandez has recorded three hits in his last three games and is hitting .417 over his 10-game hitting streak. The 22-year-old leads the Eastern League with a .330 average and has 31 RBIs on the season. -- Second baseman Carlos Asuaje also posted a three-hit game for Portland Thursday, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Asuaje is hitting .253 with 39 RBIs in 79 games for Portland this year. -- Right-hander William Cuevas earned the win with a five-inning effort. He gave up one earned run on two hits and three walks and struck out five. Cuevas improved to 8-5 and lowered his ERA to 3.40. -- Right-hander Madison Younginer and left-hander Robby Scott combined for four scoreless innings out of the bullpen. They each tossed two frames and gave up two hits and one walk. Scott did not record a strikeout but Younginer fanned three. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (43-42): L, 9-4, vs. Carolina (Braves) -- Right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz took the loss, giving up six earned runs on seven hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Stankiewicz dropped to 3-9 on the season with a 4.06 ERA after 16 starts. His nine losses are tied for the most in the Carolina League this year. -- Salem rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth, highlighted by a two-run single to center off the bat of Jordan Betts. Left fielder Derek Miller drove in a third run on a double to left but the comeback fell short. -- Betts, who played first base and third base Thursday, finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. He is hitting .219 with 16 doubles and 25 RBIs on the season. Right fielder Kevin Heller also posted a two-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Heller boasts the second-highest average on the team, hitting at a .301 clip, and has recorded 23 RBIs this year for Salem. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (45-40): L, 6-3, at Asheville (Rockies) -- Dedgar Jimenez fell to 5-5 on the year, taking the loss after giving up all six Asheville runs. The 19-year-old lefty allowed seven hits and two walks and struck out five. Jimenez now has a 3.63 ERA through 12 starts for Greenville this season. -- Left-hander Jake Drehoff relieved Jimenez in the sixth and pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and one walk and striking out four. Drehoff has appeared in 13 games this year, including three starts, and has a 1-1 record and a 2.97 ERA. -- Right fielder Bryan Hudson continued his hitting streak, now at seven games, with a 2-for-4 day. Catcher Danny Bethea also went 2-for-4 with a double and first baseman Nick Longhi went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. SHORT SEASON LOWELL SPINNERS (13-7): L, 12-3, vs. West Virgina (Pirates) -- Starter Jose Almonte lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walking four consecutive batters in the second before being pulled for righty Enfember Martinez. Almonte was tagged for five runs -- four earned -- and finished with five walks, no hits and one strikeout. Almonte took the loss and fell to 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in four starts for Lowell this season. -- Martinez pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk with two strikeouts. The 19-year-old from Venezuela has a 1-0 record and a 5.91 ERA in five appearances this year. -- Left-hander Matt Kent had the longest outing for Lowell Thursday, tossing 4 1/3 innings. Kent allowed three runs, six hits and one walk and struck out four. Kent is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA in four appearances. -- Third baseman Mitchell Gunsolus led the Lowell offense, driving in two runs on a single to center in the bottom of the seventh inning. The 22-year-old lefty finished the day 1-for-4 and is hitting .234 with six RBIs.

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