Red Sox prospect Triston Casas

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Red Sox Farm Report: Triston Casas off to strong start in series at Hagerstown

Nick Friar
April 25, 2019 - 8:20 am

Triston Casas already had two hits to his name before the first game of Class A Greenville’s rain-induced doubleheader on Wednesday got started. The Red Sox first base prospect collected his two hits on Tuesday before the game was suspended and set to continue on Wednesday from where Greenville and the Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) left off the day prior.

Casas finished the game 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Both of his hits were doubles. In the second game against the Suns, Casas went 1-for-3 and drove in one more run.

Casas bounced back after a 2-for-11 showing in the series against the Rome Braves. In the final two games of the series, Boston’s 2018 first rounder went 0-for-7.

On the season, Casas is hitting .211 with a .660 OPS, eight RBI, five doubles, and a home run in 17 games. He has also drawn nine walks and struck out 24 times in his first season with Greenville.

Chris Machamer started the second half of the twinbill and earned his first win of the season in the 4-2 finish. (The Drive also won the first game 6-4.) The 2018 16th rounder from the University of Kentucky went six innings and gave up two runs on nine hits and a walk. The righty has a 2.70 ERA on the year, scattering 23 hits and six walks in his 20 innings of work. Machamer also has 12 strikeouts on the season.

The righty is in his second year with the Red Sox organization, but only turns 22 in June. Machamer worked as a reliever while at Kentucky but has started each of his 14 appearances (10 with Class A Short-Season Lowell in 2018) since turning pro.

 

Marco Hernandez goes off in Salem hit parade

After a couple of hitless games, Marco Hernandez had himself a day in Class A Advanced Salem’s 11-5 win over the Potomac Nationals on Wednesday. While starting at shortstop, Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and three runs scored. His average is now up to .286 with Salem.

Salem centerfielder Jarren Duran also boosted his average to .377 with a 3-for-5 night. Ryan Fitzgerald continued his hot start, playing at second at the beginning of the game in favor of Hernandez, later moving to short. He went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

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