Red Sox prospect Triston Casas and designated hitter J.D. Martinez

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Red Sox Farm Report: Triston Casas logs best hitting performance of young career

Nick Friar
June 11, 2019 - 7:00 am

For the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox organization, Triston Casas went off for four hits. The 2018 first-round draft pick’s 4-for-5 day came as part of Class A Greenville’s 9-2 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox) on Monday. The first baseman hit his 11th home run and 15th double of the season, driving in four runs in the process to bring his season RBI total to 48.

On the season, Casas is now hitting .275 with an .867 OPS after posting a .208 average and a .648 OPS through the first month of 2019.

Casas has hit safely in six consecutive games. During the streak, he’s

11-for-26 (.423) with two doubles, a triple and a home run.

Casas’ performance came in support of right-hander Alex Scherff, who’s had an up-and-down season on the mound for the Drive. The 2017 fifth-rounder has a 4.66 ERA and opponents are batting .278 against him through 12 starts (56 innings). Monday’s outing was the third time Scherff has gone six innings this season. The one run he gave up came on a solo home run, though he did give up another hit and walked three. Scherff also had five strikeouts, bringing his season total to 49.