William Cuevas

Monday Red Sox Farm Report: RHP William Cuevas, 1B Allen Craig lift PawSox

August 17, 2015 - 6:24 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (47-76): W, 7-1, at Lehigh Valley (Phillies) -- William Cuevas earned the win with a six-inning effort. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk and struck out six. Cuevas has started three games for Pawtucket and is 1-2 with a 2.50 ERA. He went 8-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 19 starts for Portland earlier this year. -- Left-hander Robby Scott pitched three scoreless innings of relief to record his first save of the season. He allowed two hits, walked none and struck out one. Scott has a 1-1 record and an 8.18 ERA after nine appearances in a PawSox uniform this season. -- First baseman Allen Craig led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Craig has hit safely in his last four games and is batting .275 on the season. Right fielder Jonathan Roof also recorded a two-hit game for Pawtucket, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. -- Marco Hernandez hit his third Pawtucket home run, a fourth-inning solo shot, and finished the day 1-for-4. Hernandez, who was the designated hitter Sunday, is hitting .248 with 14 RBIs through 28 games with Pawtucket. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (43-76): L, 4-1, vs. Akron (Indians) -- Williams Jerez took the loss, allowing one earned run, one hit and one walk in two innings of relief. He also recorded two strikeouts. The lefty fell to 1-2 on the season and now has a 4.67 ERA. -- Right-hander Heri Quevedo made a spot start for the Sea Dogs and allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in four innings of work. Quevedo has started eight games for Portland this season and has made seven relief appearances. He is 0-5 with a 5.89 ERA. -- Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin drove in the only Portland run with an RBI single in the fifth inning. Center fielder Manuel Margot came around to score after hitting a one-out double to left. Lin and Margot both went 1-for-4. -- The Portland offense was held to just five hits, including Lin'€™s single and Margot'€™s double. Catcher Tim Roberson also doubled, finishing the game 1-for-2 with two walks, and second baseman Carlos Asuaje and first baseman Sam Travis singled, both finishing the day 1-for-4. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (55-64): Cancelled due to rain vs. Winston-Salem (White Sox). Game will not be rescheduled. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (60-59): L, 6-2, vs. Charleston (Yankees) -- Starting left-hander Dedgar Jimenez suffered the loss Sunday, giving up five runs -- four earned -- on 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out two. The 19-year-old from Venezuela is 6-9 with a 4.57 ERA in 19 starts for the Drive this season. -- Right-hander Kuehl McEachern pitched the final 3 1/3 innings and gave up one earned run on three hits and one walk with one strikeout. The 22-year-old McEachern has made 29 relief appearances for the Drive season and has a 6-3 record with nine saves and a 2.65 ERA. -- Center fielder Mike Meyers and right fielder Danny Mars posted two-hit games for the Drive, who were held to five total hits. Meyers went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Mars went 2-for-4. The only other Greenville hit was a single off the bat of third baseman Michael Chavis, who went 1-for-4. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (30-26): W, 5-3, and L, 2-0, vs. Tri-City (Astros) -- Left-hander Matt Kent earned the victory in the early game, a game that was started Saturday by Red Sox righty Rick Porcello but was halted because of thunderstorms. Kent pitched 3 1/3 innings and gave up two earned runs and one walk with one strikeout. Kent is 6-0 with a 1.46 ERA in 11 games for Lowell this season. -- Lefty Bobby Poyner recorded his seventh save of the year with a two-inning effort. He gave up one earned run on four hits, walked none and struck out three. Poyner has a 1-1 record and a 2.16 ERA in 12 relief appearances for the Spinners this season. -- Three members of the Lowell lineup notched two-hit games in the first game. First baseman Josh Ockimey went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while second baseman Chad De La Guerra went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Center fielder Andrew Benintendi -- who reportedly is being promoted to Single-A Greenville -- extended his hitting streak to nine games, going 2-for-5 with a double. (Benintendi'€™s streak ended with an 0-for-3 showing in the second game.) -- Designated hitter Sean Coyle went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored while right fielder Luis Alexander Basabe went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs. -- Four Tri-City pitchers combined to toss a one-hitter in the second game. The lone Lowell hit was a single to right off the bat of De La Guerra in the bottom of the sixth inning. -- Starter Jose Almonte suffered the loss in the second game, allowing both Tri-City runs on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. The 19-year-old right-hander is 2-3 in 11 starts this season and has a 4.13 ERA.