Jackie Bradley Jr.

Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. continues success at plate; Andrew Benintendi homers again

July 23, 2015 - 5:05 am
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A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (41-57): L, 6-2, at Norfolk (Orioles) -- Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. led the Pawtucket offense once again, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk. The triple was the first of the season for Bradley, who has 18 doubles, nine home runs and 27 RBIs and is hitting .318 after 66 games with Pawtucket. -- Garin Cecchini also posted a multi-hit game for the PawSox, finishing the day 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. The 24-year-old Cecchini, who played left field Wednesday, is hitting .219 on the season. -- Robby Scott made his first Triple-A start and went just two innings, giving up all six Norfolk runs. He allowed six hits -- including a home run -- walked two and struck out one. The 25-year-old left-hander is now 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in five games for Pawtucket this season. He posted a 1-1 record and a 2.06 ERA in 25 relief appearances in Portland earlier this year. -- The Pawtucket bullpen was solid Wednesday, as relievers Heath Hembree, Matt Barnes and Ronald Belisario combined for six no-hit innings. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (35-63): L, 5-1, vs. Trenton (Yankees) -- Left fielder Aneury Tavarez returned Wednesday after a stint on the temporary inactive list and hit a solo shot to right-center in the bottom of the second inning, accounting for Portland'€™s only run. Tavarez finished the day 1-for-3. The 23-year-old lefty is hitting .240 with two home runs, seven doubles and five RBIs in 36 games with Portland this season. -- Portland'€™s offense combined for just five hits Wednesday, including the home run by Tavarez. Center fielder Manuel Margot and right fielder Henry Ramos doubled and third baseman Oscar Tejeda and shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin singled. -- Starting left-hander Danny Rosenbaum fell to 0-2 in a Sea Dogs uniform, taking the loss in a four-inning effort. He was tagged for three earned runs, allowed three hits and three walks and struck out five. Rosenbaum has started three games for Portland and has a 8.00 ERA. -- Portland has dropped eight of its last 11 games. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (49-48): L, 6-5, vs. Wilmington (Royals) -- Left fielder Kevin Heller led the Red Sox offense, finishing the day 4-for-4 with a solo home run in the second inning. Heller raised his average to .307 and now has three home runs and 28 RBIs on the season for Salem. -- Center fielder Forrestt Allday went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the third. Designated hitter Dustin Lawley went 3-for-4. -- Starter Daniel McGrath lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and one walk with three strikeouts. The left-hander fell to 1-3 and has a 3.02 ERA through nine starts for Salem this year. -- Right-hander Brandon Show came on in the fourth in relief of McGrath and pitched 4 1/3 innings. Show allowed just two hits and one walk and struck out one. Righty Chandler Shepherd tossed a perfect ninth inning that included one strikeout. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (50-46): L, 11-3, at Augusta (Giants) -- Starter Jeffry Fernandez took the loss, allowing four earned runs on four hits and one walk with three strikeouts in four innings of work. The 22-year-old right-hander fell to 3-8 on the season and now has a 6.07 ERA. Fernandez has made 18 starts. -- Lefty reliever Michael Gunn came on in the fifth and pitched just 1 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs on four hits and six walks with two strikeouts. Gunn has an 0-2 record with a 6.49 ERA in 14 games for Greenville. -- First baseman Cisco Tellez hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and finished Wednesday'€™s game 2-for-3 with a walk. The 23-year-old lefty is hitting .230 with 19 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 24 RBIs. -- Shortstop Deiner Lopez went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Third baseman Rafael Devers went 1-for-4 with a double to extend his hitting streak to six games. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (17-15): L, 5-4, vs. Tri-City (Astros) -- Center fielder Andrew Benintendi hit a solo shot in the fifth inning and finished the day 1-for-3 with a walk. Benintendi'€™s home run was his fourth of the season and third in his last four games. Benintendi is hitting .244 with seven RBIs through 14 games with Lowell. -- Starting left-hander Javier Rodriguez suffered the loss in a four-inning effort. Rodriguez allowed four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts. The 20-year-old from Mexico is 0-2 with a 6.39 ERA in three starts for the Spinners this season. -- Right-hander Daniel Gonzalez came on in the fifth in relief of Rodriguez and tossed 2 2/3 innings. He allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA in seven games, including one start, for Lowell this year. -- Righty Daniel Zandona finished out Wednesday'€™s game, lowering his ERA to 5.63 with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Zandona has no record after seven appearances.

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