Rafael Devers

Monday's Red Sox Farm Report: William Cuevas thrives on mound for Pawtucket; Rafeal Devers collects 4 hits for Salem

July 11, 2016 - 7:25 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (47-44): W, 4-1, at Durham (Rays) -- It was an outstanding performance on the mound for William Cuevas who held Durham to one run and three hits in eight innings pitched. Cuevas, 25, threw only 95 total pitches and allowed just one hit over the first five frames. His lone mistake was a home run surrendered in the third inning. The right-hander has now won his last two starts and is 6-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 15 appearances. Cuevas also leads Pawtucket in innings pitched (90 2/3) and third in strikeouts (57). -- Offensively, Ryan Court led the way with the only multi-hit game for Pawtucket. The 28-year-old, who was signed to the Red Sox farm system on May 2, went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. He hit an RBI double off of the left field wall in the second inning, then would cross home plate on a throwing error. Court is slashing .279/.328/.361 in 18 games with the PawSox, and is batting .307 overall this season. -- Chris Marrero had the only other extra-base hit for Pawtucket, smacking a two-out RBI double in the opening frame. Marrero, 28, finished the team's seven-game road trip hitting .577 and recorded an extra-base hit in six of those games. He will head to Charlotte to compete in the Triple-A Home Run Derby and All-Star Game. -- Closer Pat Light came on to replace Cuevas in the ninth inning, pitching a scoreless frame to earn his sixth save of the year. The 25-year-old, who is Boston's No. 14 prospect at MLB.com, is now 6-of-6 on save opportunities, and has a 1.98 ERA in 21 appearances. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (32-57): No game scheduled. Portland is in the midst of the Double-A All-Star break and will next play Thursday vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (51-35): L, 7-4, vs. Lynchburg (Cubs) -- Top Boston prospect Rafael Devers led the way offensively for Salem, going 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and a run scored. It is the first time the 19-year-old posted at least four hits since he went 5-for-5 on June 9. He crossed home plate in the fifth inning on a Nick Longhi double and was a home run shy of the cycle. Devers now has six multi-hit games in his last ten games. -- Daniel McGrath had a solid outing on the mound, allowing one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. The southpaw struck out six and walked two, but he did give up a solo home run in the sixth inning. McGrath, 22, is now 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA in nine starts. -- The Red Sox were up heading into the seventh inning, but reliever Jamie Callahan allowed four runs (three runs) on six hits in 1 2/3 innings. It was the second consecutive outing he hasn't struck out more than one batter. Callahan, 21, is now 3-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 21 appearances. -- Mike Meyers went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. He singled home a run in the fifth inning and recorded his second straight multi-hit game. The 22-year-old outfielder drafted by the Red Sox in 2012 is hitting .261/.322/.391 in 70 games and his 44 RBIs rank second on the team. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (45-41): W, 8-0, at Lexington (Royals) -- Tate Matheny went 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBI. He was the only Greenville batter with at least three hits, and one of four hitters with multiple hits in the game. Matheny, 22, is slashing .309/.347/.447 in 62 games with the Drive. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Red Sox in 2015. -- Luis Alexander Basabe, Boston's No. 8 prospect at MLB.com, went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI. He drove in runs with a single and a sacrifice fly. The 19-year-old has tallied five multi-hit performances in his last ten games, hitting .316 in that span. As a whole, Basabe is batting .235/.305/.417 with 29 RBIs and 40 runs. -- Trevor Kelley recorded the win for the Drive after replacing starting pitcher Jeffry Fernandez in the fifth inning. Kelley, 22, threw three innings of shutout ball, allowing just two hits while fanning five. It was his first win of the season. Kelley, who was born in Providence, is now 1-2 with a 2.77 ERA in seven appearances. -- Trent Kemp drilled a solo home run in the second inning to put Greenville on the board, going 2-for-5. It was his seventh home run of the season and his second straight multi-hit game. The 20-year-old is hitting .235/.322/.412 in 55 games with Greenville. SHORT SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (14-9): W, 4-1, vs. Connecticut (Tigers) -- Tyler Hill continues to impress for Lowell, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The 20-year-old has now hit safely in his last six games and is averaging a team-leading .364/.398/.519 in 19 games. Boston's 2014 draft selection also leads the Spinners in RBIs (13) and runs (13). -- Josh Pennington got his first win of the season, surrendering just one run on two hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked four in the outing. Pennington, 21, has a 2.08 ERA in five starts, and opponents are batting .171 when facing him. He was recently named Boston's No. 30 prospect at MLB.com. -- Tucker Tubbs drilled a two-run double to right field in the fifth inning to cap off a four-run frame for the Spinners. Tubbs, 23, has seven extra-base hits on the year and has driven in 10 runs in the past 10 games.