Red Sox minor league reliever Adam Lau

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Red Sox Farm Report: Three Sea Dogs pitchers combine for no-hitter

Nick Friar
April 26, 2019 - 7:17 am

Double-A Portland logged its fourth no-hitter in team history in Thursday’s 2-0 win over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Mets).

Kyle Hart got things rolling with 6 2/3 innings of lockdown pitching. He struck out six, walked a batter in the fifth and hit Binghamton designated hitter Andres Gimenez twice. From there, Daniel McGrath took over. He went 1 1/3 and struck out two.

Adam Lau finished things off in the ninth with a strikeout and a walk to earn his first save of the season. The 24-year-old right-hander has yet to give up a run in his 7 2/3 innings of relief this year while striking out 14. Opponents are hitting .120 against Lau and he has surrendered four free passes.

Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored both Sea Dogs runs. Tate Matheny also did well offensively, finishing 3-for-4 with a stolen base.

 

Jenrry Mejia back on track

On April 16, Jenrry Mejia had an outing to forget, his first major hiccup as a member of the Red Sox organization. Triple-A Pawtucket’s closer surrendered four runs on three hits and two walks in 1/3 of an inning against the Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays). The outing against Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate was only the second in which Mejia surrendered a run in 2019.

Mejia has cleaned things up since that appearance. The righty has not given up a run in three games while covering three innings. In that time, he struck out three without walking anyone and surrendered only two hits.

Mejia’s season ERA sits at 4.66 primarily because of the appearance against Buffalo, giving up only one run (April 6) outside of that game. The closer’s two walks against the Bisons are the only free passes he has allowed in his 9 2/3 innings of work this season. (He also has one hit batter.) Mejia is sporting a 1.14 WHIP and has nine strikeouts.

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