Red Sox minor league roundup: Mother Nature cannot stop Mookie Betts' streak; Daniel Gonzalez, strike-throwing winner

June 18, 2014 - 8:06 am
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A brief look at the limited action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 2-1 LEAD (SUSPENDED AFTER 3 INNINGS) AT ROCHESTER (TWINS) (BOX) -- Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks both played in the second of back-to-back games, with both going 0-for-2 for the second straight day before rain forced the suspension of the game. Victorino played in right field, while Middlebrooks served as DH. -- Feats of Mookie: Waiting for nothing. Mookie Betts collected a single in two plate appearances (he also struck out) before the rain arrived, and so when the game does become official, the 21-year-old will receive credit for having reached base in his 14th straight game since being promoted to Triple-A. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS: 2-0 LEAD (SUSPENDED IN 2ND INNING) AT ERIE (TIGERS) (BOX) -- Mike Augliera, who had worked at least five innings in 11 of his 12 starts this year, will get credit for just one inning pitched on Tuesday. The sinkerballer allowed three hits, two just before rain halted the game; upon the resumption of the contest, both runners scored against reliever Wilfredo Boscan. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX: ALL-STAR BREAK -- Salem All-Star team members Reed Gragnani and Kevin Heller both went 0-for-2, while right-hander Justin Haley took the loss after allowing a run on two hits while striking out a batter. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE: ALL-STAR BREAK -- Right-hander Jonathan Aro worked around two hits and a walk to pitch a scoreless inning, escaping his jam thanks in part to a pair of strikeouts. Infielder Carlos Asuaje went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout, first baseman Jantzen Witte was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and catcher Jake Romanski was 0-for-1 with a walk. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS: 2-1 WIN AT TRI-CITY (ASTROS) (BOX) -- Nick Longhi collected Lowell's only RBI of the game, delivering an opposite-field single in the top of the fourth. Through five games, Longhi -- one of seven 18-year-olds playing this year in the college-heavy New York-Penn League -- is 7-for-20 (.350) with four extra-base hits (three doubles and a triple), no walks and three strikeouts. -- Dioscar Romero, 19, gave up just one hit in 3 2/3 innings of work, though control problems (four walks) prevented him from getting through the fourth inning. The giant (he's listed at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds) right-hander punched out three. DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE RED SOX: 6-2 WIN VS. DSL ROCKIES (BOX) -- Right-hander Daniel Gonzalez, a 6-foot-5 18-year-old from Venezuela who had a 0.97 ERA and mind-blowing 42-to-3 strikeout-to-walk rate out of the bullpen (in a piggyback starting role) for the DSL Sox last year, continued his strong early-season run from the rotation. He allowed one run in six innings, scattering six hits and walking no one, while striking out four to improve to 4-0 with a 2.14 ERA. He has 15 strikeouts and three walks in 21 innings. He's the first four-game winner in the DSL this season. -- Third baseman Rafael Devers had his toughest game to date, going 0-for-4 and committing an error (his fourth of the year) at third base. The contest marked the first time in 15 games this year that the 17-year-old did not reach base via hit or walk, with his line dropping to .386/.493/.684. -- Shortstop Carlos Tovar, an 18-year-old, went 2-for-3 with a double and triple and a walk to extend his hitting streak to seven games. He's hitting .308/.439/.500, with nearly twice as many walks (13) as strikeouts (7).

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