Sean O'Sullivan

Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Pawtucket's Henry Ramos extends hit streak to 6 games; Logan Boyd dazzles for Greenville

June 16, 2016 - 6:49 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (33-32): L, 10-6, vs. Indianapolis (Pirates)

— Things looked promising for Pawtucket following the first frame after putting three runs to start the game, but things quickly went downhill after surrendering four runs in the second. At that point it was clear it was going to be a battle of the bats, with the Indians finishing the game with 16 hits to the PawSox' 12.

Bryce Brentz hit his second home run of the season to center to put the PawSox back up 6-5, but they would go out in the bottom half of the inning and surrender three more runs, followed by two more an inning later.

— Starter Sean O'Sullivan had one of his worst outings of the season, allowing a season-high five runs and ten hits over four innings. He's now 4-2 on the season with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

— Five Pawtucket hitters had multi-hit games, including Ryan LaMarre, Jantzen Witte, Brentz and Henry Ramos, who each had a pair of hits, while Chris Marerro had three. Ramos is currently on a six-game hitting streak, with four hits in his last two games and is now hitting .348 in Pawtucket. LaMarre's single in the first inning extended his on-base streak to 18 games.

— After allowing just eight runs over an 11-game stretch, the PawSox have allowed 16 runs in just two games to start the series against Indianapolis.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (22-42): L, 7-2, vs. Bowie (Orioles)

— It was a rough night on the bump for Sea Dogs starter Kevin McAvoy, as he was chased out after just 2 2/3 innings having given up six runs on eight hits. McAvoy is now 3-3 with an 8.13 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP on the year.

— Making his debut in the Red Sox system, Cody Decker hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old was signed earlier in the week to a minor league contract.

— Aneury Tavarez extended his hitting streak to six games, going 2-for-4 on the night. The 24-year-old is hitting .279 for Portland this season.

— The bullpen was solid with Taylor Grover and Jake Drehoff allowing just one run and five hits combined over 5 1/3 innings of relief.

— Andrew Benintendi went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. He is now hitting .235 in Portland.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (41-24): Cancelled due to rain.

The game will not be made up. Salem will next play Thursday at Winston-Salem (White Sox).

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE (35-30): W, 4-1, at Hickory (Rangers)

— The Drive completed a sweep of the Crawdads, thanks largely to a tremendous outing from starter Logan Boyd. Boyd went seven innings, allowing one run on just four hits while striking out five and walking one. The 22-year-old is now 7-4 on the year with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.

— The Drive set the tone early with a three-run first inning thanks to a misplayed ball in center field followed by a fielders choice to score the first two runs. Luis Alexander Basabe added an RBI single for the third run of the inning. Basabe's groundout in the third plated his second RBI of the night.

— Michael Chavis, as well as Luis Alexander and Luis Alejandro Basabe each had multi-hit nights.

— The bullpen was reliable for the Drive with Trevor Kelly getting the hold in the eighth as he allowed one walk and struck out two. Anyelo Leclerc notched the save with a scoreless, hitless ninth in which he struck out a pair.

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