Steven Wright

Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox' Steven Wright tosses 4-hitter but loses; Chad De La Guerra lifts Lowell with 3 doubles

June 27, 2015 - 7:19 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (36-39): L, 1-0, vs. Gwinnett (Braves) -- Steven Wright suffered the loss in a full nine-inning effort. The knuckleballer allowed just two hits and three total baserunners through eight innings before giving up a leadoff single in the top of the ninth. After a sacrifice bunt and a ground out moved the runner to third, Wright gave up a double to right that scored the game'€™s only run. Wright fell to 2-2 in five starts for Pawtucket this season but lowered his ERA to 2.65. -- Gwinnett pitchers Alex White (7 IP), Peter Moylan (1 IP) and David Carpenter (1 IP) held Pawtucket to just one hit, a single to left off the bat of catcher Matt Spring in the fifth inning. The PawSox did draw four walks Friday, including back-to-back free passes in the bottom of the second, but were unable to capitalize. -- Ryan Hanigan continued his rehab assignment, going 0-for-3 with a walk as the designated hitter. Hanigan was placed on the 60-day DL after suffering a displaced fracture in his right hand May 1. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (27-47): L, 9-0, at New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Right-hander Kyle Kraus took the loss in his second start of the season, giving up four runs -- just one earned -- on five hits, including a three-run home run to Ryan Schrimpf in the third inning. He walked none and struck out two. Kraus is 0-1 with one save and a 4.98 ERA in 13 appearances with Portland. -- Simon Mercedes relieved Kraus in the bottom of the fifth and was tagged for four runs in just two-thirds of an inning. The right-hander gave up four hits and two walks before escaping the frame. Mercedes is 1-2 with a 4.05 ERA in 40 innings of work over 18 appearances this season. -- The Sea Dogs were held to just five hits, all of which were singles. Lefty Marco Hernandez hit one of them, extending his hitting streak to nine games. Hernandez is hitting .316 on the season with 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 24 RBIs. -- After losing the final three games of the four-game series against the Fisher Cats, the Sea Dogs return home Saturday to start a three-game series against the Reading Fightin Phils. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (40-32): W, 11-1, vs. Frederick (Orioles) -- Right-handed starter Ty Buttrey was victorious in a six-inning effort. He allowed just four hits, one earned run and one walk and struck out five. Buttrey improved to 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA in nine starts for Salem this season. -- Right-hander Kyle Kaminska and left-hander Mike Adams were solid out of the Salem bullpen, combining for three scoreless innings. Kaminska made just his second appearance for Salem, while Adams has appeared in 19 games this season and is 1-3 with a 4.05 ERA. -- Catcher Jordan Procyshen and right fielder Derek Miller had big days at the plate in their Salem debuts. Procyshen went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs and Miller went 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored. Shortstop Mauricio Dubon, who was also playing his first game in a Salem uniform, went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. -- Second baseman Wendell Rijo also recorded a pair of hits, going 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. The 19-year-old is hitting .241 with 22 RBIs through 51 games this season. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (39-32): Suspended in second inning due to rain vs. Chalreston (Yankees). Will be completed Saturday. -- The Drive jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first Friday before rain forced suspension of the game. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (7-1): W, 7-2, vs. Aberdeen (Orioles) -- Second baseman Chad De La Guerra went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Lowell offense. De La Guerra'€™s fourth-inning double to center marked the first hit of the season for the lefty hitter, who went 0-for-10 in his first two games. -- Catcher Jhon Nunez also posted a three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Third baseman Victor Acosta went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and designated hitter Tucker Tubbs went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and one run scored. -- Matt Kent recorded the win in his second appearance of the season. The 22-year-old lefty out of Texas A&M pitched three scoreless frames, allowing four hits and one walk with three strikeouts. -- Right-hander Jake Cosart started for Lowell but lasted just three innings. He gave up two earned runs on one hit and five walks with three strikeouts. Cosart has a 2.57 ERA and did not earn a decision in his first two starts.