Rick Porcello

Saturday Red Sox Farm Report: Rick Porcello solid in Pawtucket rehab start; Andrew Benintendi records 3 hits in Greenville win

August 22, 2015 - 8:17 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (49-78): W, 7-3, vs. Lehigh Valley (Phillies) -- Rick Porcello made a rehab start for the PawSox and went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits, including a home run. He walked none and struck out six and did not factor into the decision. Porcello made 20 starts for Boston this season before he was placed on the DL with a right triceps strain. The righty has a 5-11 record and a 5.81 ERA. -- Right-hander Jorge Marban picked up the win after relieving Porcello in the sixth inning. He allowed just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of work. He struck out four and walked none. Marban has appeared in three games for Pawtucket this season and is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA. -- Righty Noe Ramirez closed out the game with a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout. Ramirez has made 27 appearances for the PawSox this season and is 4-1 with one save and a 2.54 ERA. -- Humberto Quintero got Pawtucket on the board in the second inning with his seventh home run of the season, a solo shot to left-center field. Quintero, who was the designated hitter Friday, finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. He is hitting .252 with 30 RBIs after 70 games. -- The PawSox combined for 13 hits as five members of the lineup recorded two-hit games, including Quintero. Shortstop Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Catcher Sandy Leon went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Second baseman Jeff Bianchi and right fielder Jonathan Roof both went 2-for-4 with a run scored. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (46-79): L, 11-6, at Harrisburg (Nationals) -- Third baseman Oscar Tejeda and right fielder Aneury Tavarez carried the Portland offense. They each hit a solo home run and finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Tejeda is hitting .255 on the season with three home runs, two triples, 18 doubles and 33 RBIs. Tavarez is batting .232 with five home runs, one triple, nine doubles and 11 RBIs in 58 games with Portland after spending the first half of the season with Salem. -- Starter Luis Diaz suffered the loss, falling to 1-10 on the season. The 23-year-old right-hander gave up six earned runs on four hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings of work. He also recorded one strikeout. Diaz has made 24 starts for the Sea Dogs this year and has a 5.64 ERA. -- Heri Quevedo relieved Diaz in the fifth inning and allowed five runs -- three earned -- on five hits and two walks. He also struck out two. The 25-year-old righty has started eight games and made eight relief appearances for Portland this season. He is 0-5 with a 6.17 ERA. -- Right-hander Kyle Martin tossed the last 1 1/3 innings and allowed no runs and no hits and struck out one. Martin has a 1-0 record and a 4.46 ERA after 22 relief appearances this season. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (55-68): L, 7-5, at Wilmington (Royals) -- Teddy Stankiewicz took the loss, allowing all seven Wilmington runs on seven hits and one walk with one strikeout over 4 2/3 innings. The 21-year-old right-hander is 3-11 in 22 starts this season and has a 4.09 ERA. -- Right-hander Kyle Kraus pitched the final 3 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits and one walk. Kraus has appeared in 11 games for Salem this season and is 1-2 with two saves and a 1.39 ERA. -- Second baseman Yoilan Cerse led the Salem offense, going 3-for-5 with a run scored. First baseman Mario Martinez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored and left fielder Mike Meyers went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Mauricio Dubon also posted a two-hit game for Salem, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. -- Friday'€™s game marked the seventh straight loss for Salem. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (63-61): W, 10-5, at Delmarva (Orioles) -- The Greenville offense posted 16 hits, led by a pair of three-hit games from center fielder Andrew Benintendi and second baseman Hector Lorenzana. Benintendi went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. He is hitting .400 after four games since his promotion to Greenville and has two home runs and five RBIs in that span. Lorenzana finished the day 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored and now has hit safely in his last five games. He has played in 10 games for the Drive and is hitting .294 with five RBIs. -- Designated hitter Michael Chavis went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Third baseman Rafael Devers went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. Left fielder Danny Mars also had a two-hit game, going 2-for-6 with a run scored. -- Every member of the Drive lineup recorded at least one hit. -- Starting left-hander Dedgar Jimenez earned the win in a six-inning effort. He scattered nine hits and allowed three earned runs. He walked one and did not record a strikeout. The 19-year-old from Venezuela has made 20 starts for the Drive this season and is 7-9 with a 4.57 ERA. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (30-28): Postponed due to rain vs. Staten Island (Yankees). The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday.