Zeke Spruill

Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Mike McCarthy tosses 5 no-hit innings to help Portland snap losing streak; Mario Martinez extends hit streak to 14 games in Salem loss

July 20, 2015 - 5:53 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (41-54): L, 3-0, at Durham (Rays) -- Zeke Spruill suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five innings. The right-hander fell to 4-5 but lowered his ERA to 5.16. Spruill has appeared in 26 games for Pawtucket this season and has made 10 starts. His last win came on June 10 in a three-inning relief appearance. -- Left-hander Edwin Escobar came out of the bullpen in the sixth inning in relief of Spruill and allowed one earned run on a solo home run off the bat of J.P. Arencibia. Escobar finished with two hits, no walks and no strikeouts. Escobar has an 0-1 record and a 9.69 ERA after nine relief appearances for the PawSox this season. -- Pawtucket batters recorded just four hits Sunday and did not draw a walk. The hits, all singles, came off the bats of Quintin Berry, Rusney Castillo, Travis Shaw and Allen Craig. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (33-62): W, 2-0, at New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Mike McCarthy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning to earn the win. The right-hander went 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. McCarthy improved to 5-4 and lowered his ERA to 3.68. -- Left-hander Williams Jerez came on in the sixth in relief of McCarthy and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and striking out one. Righty Jorge Marban pitched the final 1 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out one to record his fourth save of the season. In addition to his four saves, Marban has a 1-0 record and a 0.35 ERA in 18 appearances for Portland this year. -- Right fielder Henry Ramos and designated hitter David Chester led the Portland offense with three hits apiece. Ramos went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, and Chester went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. -- Sunday'€™s win snapped a seven-game losing streak and marked the third shutout win of the season for the Sea Dogs. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (49-45): L, 4-0, at Myrtle Beach (Cubs) -- First baseman Mario Martinez extended his hitting streak to 14 games and notched the only multi-hit game for the Red Sox, going 2-for-4. The rest of the Salem lineup was held to just four hits, as Forrestt Allday, Yoilan Cerse, Franklin Guzman and Jose Vinicio all singled. -- Aaron Wilkerson suffered the loss despite a solid outing. The right-hander gave up only one earned run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Wilkerson fell to 7-2 and but lowered his ERA to 2.77. He has made 10 starts for Salem this season and 15 total appearances. -- Right-hander German Taveras gave up the other three Myrtle Beach runs on two hits and three walks in two innings of relief. He also recorded one strikeout. Taveras has a 4-1 record and a 6.44 ERA after 21 games. -- Sunday'€™s loss was just the second shutout loss of the season for Salem. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (50-44): L, 5-4, vs. Asheville (Rockies) -- Third baseman Rafael Devers led the Greenville offense, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. The 18-year-old lefty has hit safely in his last four games and is batting .302 with 20 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 47 RBIs. -- Designated hitter Mike Meyers went 2-for-5 with a run scored, and first baseman Cisco Tellez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. -- Shortstop Javier Guerra finished the day 0-for-5, ending his hitting streak at eight games. -- Right-handed reliever Mario Alcantara took the loss after giving up three earned runs on five hits -- including a an eighth-inning solo shot -- and three walks with two strikeouts over just three innings of work. Alcantara is 2-4 with three saves and a 3.35 ERA in 24 games for Greenville this season. -- Left-hander Jalen Beeks started for the Drive, going six innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Beeks is 8-4 with a 4.29 ERA through 18 starts. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (16-13): L, 4-3, vs. Staten Island (Yankees) -- Left-handed reliever Bobby Poyner threw just one pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning and gave up a walkoff solo shot to Staten Island'€™s Zach Zehner. Poyner took the loss -- his first of the season -- to fall to 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA after five relief appearances. -- Right-hander Jake Cosart started for Lowell, going five innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Cosart has a 1-2 record and a 6.86 ERA in six starts this year. -- Center fielder Andrew Benintendi hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot to right in the fourth inning. Benintendi finished the day 1-for-2 with two walks. The 2015 first-round draft pick out of Arkansas is hitting .250 with two home runs, one triple and five RBIs through 11 games with Lowell. -- Catcher Jhon Nunez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, and shortstop Jeremy Rivera went 2-for-5.