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Friday Red Sox Farm Report: Bobby Dalbec collects 4 hits, including a homer

Nick Neville
August 25, 2017 - 11:35 am

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Thursday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (62-69): L, 8-3 vs. Buffalo

-- PawSox third baseman Jantzen Witte supplied two of the team’s four hits, and Brian Bogusevic had a solo home run, his 11th, in the seventh inning.

-- Starter Jalen Beeks fell to 6-5 after going five innings, allowing six runs, and striking out seven. He has a 3.45 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 86 innings with the PawSox this year.

-- In relief of Beeks, 31-year-old Shawn Haviland turned in three solid innings of one-run baseball.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (60-68): W, 2-1 vs. Binghamton

-- The Sea Dogs grabbed only three hits, but that was enough for Kevin McAvoy, who improved to 6-7 after allowing just one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old righty gave up six hits, walked four and struck out five.

-- Second baseman Josh Tobias provided the key hit with a two-run double in the fifth inning. His 19 doubles are tied for second on the team.

-- Bobby Poyner earned his ninth save after throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings to close out the game. He struck out four and has an impressive 1.00 ERA in 36 innings for the Sea Dogs.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (71-58): W, 6-5 vs. Potomac

-- Salem prevailed in walk-off fashion for the second straight night, this time thanks to a Jeremy Rivera home run in the bottom of the ninth. It was just his second home run of the year.

-- Every player in the lineup reached base and five of them had multi-hit games. Conrad Gregor went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run, upping his average .338 since signing with the team on August 3.

-- Second baseman Jose Sermo added to his impressive 2017 numbers with his team-leading 32nd double. The native Puerto Rican also leads the team in total bases (161).

-- Lefty Kyle Hart allowed four runs in five innings of work. 23-year-old Daniel McGrath got the win in relief, his fourth, after going two scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (72-57): W, 10-0 vs. Columbia

-- The Drive cruised after scoring nine runs in the first two innings and finished with 15 hits to the Fireflies’ four. Bobby Dalbec was the offensive star, going 4-for-5 with a double and three-run home run.

-- Santiago Espinal grabbed four hits for the second straight night, while first baseman Jerry Downs went 2-for-5 with three RBI.

-- Bryan Mata was strong on the mound and earned his fourth win. The 18-year-old scattered three hits in five innings and struck out five. He has a 3.99 ERA in 70 innings.

SHORT SEASON-A LOWELL SPINNERS (27-33): L, 6-0 vs. Vermont

-- It was a poor showing for the Spinners on Thursday, who committed as many errors (five) as they had hits. Raiwinson Lameda went 2-for-3 with a double, the team’s only extra-base hit of the night.

-- 20-year-old centerfielder Yoan Aybar reached base three times, upping his average to .284. His 44 hits are second only to Juan Barriento and his 25 RBI leads the team.

-- Starter Jake Thompson only lasted 1 1/3 innings after giving up four runs, only one of which was earned. Dakota Smith pitched well in relief, allowing one earned run in 4 2/3 innings.