Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada hits 1st Double-A home run

Ryan Hannable
June 25, 2016 - 6:35 am
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Here is a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (38-37): L, 8-5, vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre (Yankees) -- It was a wild game as the PawSox rallied from 3-0 and 5-3 deficits, but eventually fell in 10 innings as Scranton/Wilkes Barre hit back-to-back-to-back solo home runs off reliever Robby Scott in the 10th inning to hand the PawSox the loss. It was the first time Pawtucket has allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs since such records were first kept in 1977. -- Roenis Elias didn't have his best performance from the mound. The left-hander allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three, struck out three and also surrendered three home runs. He's now 4-3 with a 3.93 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP in 11 Triple-A games this season. -- Brock Holt and Ryan Hanigan continued their rehabs with the PawSox. Holt played seven innings in left field in his fourth rehab game. He hit the ball hard, but went 0-for-4 at the plate lining out in each of his first two at-bats. "Holt did a nice job and he was encouraged about his day today," said manager Kevin Boles via MiLB.com. "He got challenged four times out in the outfield, had a real clean break on a ball and had good closing speed on a ball coming in." Hanigan played five innings at catcher in the second game of his rehab assignment and went 1-for-2 with a hit by pitch. Behind the plate he picked a runner off and also threw out a runner trying to steal second. "He looked good and caught well," said Boles. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (26-46): L, 11-3, vs. Reading (Phillies) -- Despite 15 hits from its offense, Portland managed just three runs as it went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. -- Yoan Moncada went 2-for-5, which included his first career Double-A home run. Since joining the Sea Dogs earlier this week, he's 4-for-19 (.316) with four RBIs. -- Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-5 with a double. He's been swinging a hot bat of late as he has multi-hit games in five of his last eight. In his last 10 games, he's batting .317 with eight RBIs. -- Mitch Atkins struggled on the mound as he lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on 10 hits, while walking one and striking out five. Taylor Grover then would allow three runs over the next 2 2/3 innings of work. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (43-26): Suspended due to rain vs. Frederick (Orioles) -- The teams were to play two games Friday, one being the completion of Thursday's suspended game, but they could only play a few innings as the first game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning after a strong storm came through the area. The game will be resumed at the point of interruption on Saturday where they will play nine innings and will be followed by another game, which will be shortened to seven innings. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (38-33): W, 6-5, vs. Lakewood (Phillies) -- Trailing 5-3, Greenville scored two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to come away with a one-run win. Designated hitter Kyri Washington was the offensive star as he went 2-for-4 with two home runs. A 23rd-round pick in last year's draft, now has 11 homers in 49 games this season with the Drive. -- Luis Alexander Basabe also homered. He went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the win. -- Reliever Jake Cosart got the win as the right-hander went 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out one in picking up his third win of the year. -- Adam Lau got the save going 1 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and striking out three. SINGLE-A (SHORT SEASON) LOWELL SPINNERS (8-0): W, 2-1, at Hudson Valley (Rays) -- The Spinners kept on rolling as they picked up their eighth straight win to start the year as two runs in the fourth would be all the would need. -- Left fielder Tyler Hill went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to pace the offense, while third baseman Andy Perez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI to account for the second Spinners run. -- Enmanuel De Jesus went seven strong innings allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out five to pick up his second win of the season. -- Casey Janssen, who recently signed a minor league contract with the organization, allowed a hit and struck out two in an inning of work. It was Janssen's first appearance with the Red Sox. The plan is after a few outings with the Spinners, he will join Triple-A Pawtucket.