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Monday Red Sox Farm Report: Travis Shaw shines in left for PawSox, Trey Ball victorious in shutout for Salem

May 25, 2015 - 6:19 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (24-21): L, 5-4, at Louisville (Reds) --€” Left-hander Brian Johnson took the loss for the PawSox in a seven-inning effort. He walked none and struck out seven but gave up four runs on eight hits, including a solo home run to Chris Dominguez. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Johnson is 5-3 with a 2.92 ERA in nine starts with Pawtucket. -- Travis Shaw played left field for just the second time in his career and recorded two outfield assists, including one on a putout at home. Shaw went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored. -- Allen Craig went 2-for-4 with an RBI, recording his fifth multi-hit game for Pawtucket. Luke Montz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the ninth inning. -- Mike Miller notched his first Triple-A hit with a single to center in the eighth inning. He came around to score on Craig'€™s double. Miller finished the day 2-for-3 with a walk and one run scored. -- Pawtucket was without utility infielder Jeff Bianchi, who was called up to Boston after the Red Sox placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day DL. Bianchi was hitting .302 in 17 games in Triple-A this season. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (18-26): L, 3-2, vs. Reading (Phillies) -- Luis Diaz entered Sunday'€™s game with a 17-game winless streak dating back to last July, and the struggles continued for the 23-year-old righty. Diaz took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Diaz, who has not won a game since July 5, 2014, is 0-4 with a 6.20 ERA in nine starts this season. -- Shortstop Marco Hernandez accounted for three of Portland'€™s seven hits Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI. Jantzen Witte, who played third base, went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk, and RBI and a run scored. Through 40 games, Witte is hitting .331 with 30 RBIs. He is tied for second in the Eastern League in RBIs and has the fourth-highest batting average. -- Outfielder Aneury Tavarez, who had been performing well at High-A Salem, was assigned to the Sea Dogs before the game. He had one at bat as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and flied out to left. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (22-22): W, 2-0, vs. Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin drove in both Salem runs Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old lefty tripled to right in the first inning to plate center fielder Cole Sturgeon, who led off the frame with a single. Lin collected his second RBI in the third on a sacrifice fly, as Jose Vinicio tagged and scored after doubling to right and advancing on a sacrifice bunt by Sturgeon. Lin, who hails from Taiwan, is hitting .268 with 13 RBIs in 34 games with Salem. --€” Trey Ball earned the win, allowing five hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings. The 6-foot-6 southpaw, drafted seventh overall by the Red Sox in 2013, is 3-4 with a 4.75 ERA in eight starts with Salem this season. €-- Right-hander Chandler Shepherd pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief to record his first career save. The 22-year-old allowed one hit and no walks and struck out one. The former University of Kentucky star has a 2.79 ERA in 9 2/3 innings of work in three appearances with Salem. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (25-18): L, 3-2, vs. Charleston (Yankees) --€” After entering the game in the seventh inning with a 2-1 lead, right-hander Jamie Callahan pitched two scoreless innings before unraveling in the ninth, allowing two runs on three walks and an throwing error. Callahan took the blown save and the loss, falling to 0-4 on the season with a 6.91 ERA. --€” Dedgar Jimenez started for the Drive, scattering five hits through six innings and allowing one run. The 19-year-old lefty struck out six and walked two in the no-decision. In five starts with Greenville this season, Jimenez is 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA. -- Rafael Devers continued his hot streak at the plate, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The 18-year-old Devers is hitting .328 and has hit safely in his last six games.