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Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Joe Kelly allows 4 hits in PawSox loss; Andrew Benintendi makes pro debut

July 04, 2015 - 7:55 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (38-45): L, 3-0, at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) -- Joe Kelly suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on four hits and four walks. The righty struck out seven and now is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA after two starts in Pawtucket. -- The Pawtucket offense combined for just five hits. Left fielder Carlos Peguero notched the only extra-base hit, doubling to left in the bottom of the second. He finished the day 1-for-4 and now is hitting .259. Jemile Weeks, Quintin Berry, Rusney Castillo and Travis Shaw all recorded singles. -- Daniel Nava, on a rehab assignment, went 0-for-2 with a walk, while Allen Craig went 0-for-4. -- With Friday'€™s loss, the PawSox have dropped a season-high six consecutive games. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (29-52): L, 11-4, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Starter Heri Quevedo lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up six earned runs on five hits and allowed five walks with one strikeout. The 25-year-old righty fell to 0-5 in six starts with Portland and now has an 8.86 ERA. -- Right-hander Simon Mercedes relieved Quevedo and pitched four innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout. -- Shortstop Marco Hernandez and third baseman Carlos Asuaje posted two-hit games for the Sea Dogs. Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while Asuaje went 2-for-4. Hernandez has hit safely in his last four games and has recorded two hits in his last three. He is hitting .313 on the year. -- Left fielder Keury De La Cruz drove in a pair of runs for Portland and finished the day 1-for-3 with a double. The lefty is hitting .216 with 30 RBIs through 68 games this season. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (41-38): L, 5-1, and W, 3-0, at Myrtle Beach (Indians) -- Teddy Stankiewicz went the distance in Game 2 to earn the victory, allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings. The right-hander matched a career-high in strikeouts with nine and walked none. Stankiewicz is 3-8 with a 3.69 ERA in 15 starts with Salem this year. -- Salem scored all three runs in the top of the sixth, as first baseman Mario Martinez drove in two on a single to right. Second baseman Tzu-Wei Lin tacked on the third with a bases-loaded single to left, sending Martinez to the plate. Lin finished the day 3-for-4, raising his average to .290 on the season. -- Game 1 was a continuation of Thursday'€™s suspended game. Salem held a 1-0 lead after 4 1/2 innings before the contest was halted in the bottom of the fifth due to rain. Myrtle Beach scored all five runs in the bottom of the eighth off of right-hander Taylor Grover. Grover took the loss, falling to 2-2. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (43-36): W, 4-3, at Hickory (Rangers) -- Jalen Beeks improved to 7-4 on the season, earning the win in a six-inning effort. The left-hander allowed three earned runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Beeks has a 4.27 ERA through 15 starts this year. -- Right-hander Jamie Callahan notched his first save of the year, tossing three scoreless innings of relief. He allowed two hits and struck out two. Callahan has a 1-5 record with a 6.04 ERA in 16 games, including six starts. -- Left fielder Bryan Hudson went 1-for-3 with two RBIs to lift the Greenville offense. Second baseman Yoan Moncada went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (11-4): W, 2-1, at Connecticut (Tigers) -- Lowell scored both runs in the top of the ninth inning. Second baseman Chad De La Guerra kicked off the rally with a single to center. He scored on a single to center off the bat of Josh Ockimey after 2015 first-round pick Andrew Benintendi, who made his pro debut Friday, moved De La Guerra to second on another single to center. Benintendi scored the second run on a single to right by Mitchell Gunsolus. Benintendi, who played center field and batted third, finished the day 2-for-4. -- Jose Almonte started for the Spinners, tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings. The 19-year-old right-hander gave up one just one hit, walked three and struck out four. -- Right-hander Enfember Martinez came on in the sixth and earned the win. He finished out the game, going 3 1/3 innings while giving up one earned run on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Martinez is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in four appearances with Lowell this season.

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