Edwin Escobar

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Edwin Escobar shines in PawSox win; Josh Ockimey helps Lowell snap 6-game skid

August 25, 2015 - 6:24 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (50-80): W, 5-1, vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) -- Edwin Escobar earned the win Monday with a seven-inning effort, his longest outing of the season. The 23-year-old left-hander allowed just one earned run on a fifth-inning solo homer and gave up a total of four hits. He walked one and struck six. Escobar improved to 2-2 on the season and now has a 4.76 ERA after four starts and 13 relief appearances. -- Right-hander Ryan Cook pitched the final two innings and allowed one hit and struck out four. The hit is the only one Cook has allowed through 7 1/3 innings over five games with Pawtucket. -- Shortstop Deven Marrero and third baseman Carlos Rivero led the Pawtucket offense with a pair of two-hit games. Marrero went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored and has now hit safely in his last six games. He is batting .251 on the year and has 26 RBIs. Rivero went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. He is batting .262 through 14 games in a PawSox uniform. -- Second baseman Mike Miller went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-out solo home run in the fourth inning. Right fielder Chris Marrero (Deven'€™s brother) went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (47-81): L, 8-4, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Starter Justin Haley suffered the loss Monday, giving up five earned runs on five hits and two walks in five innings of work. He also struck out five. The 24-year-old right-hander has started 25 games for Portland this season and has a 4-15 record and a 5.43 ERA. -- Right-hander John Cornely came on in relief of Haley in the sixth and pitched two innings, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on one hit and two walks with three strikeouts. Cornely has appeared in 25 games for the Sea Dogs this season and is 0-2 with a 5.03 ERA. -- Kyle Martin closed out Monday'€™s game with a two-inning effort. The 24-year-old righty allowed one earned run on two hits. He walked two and struck out one. Martin has made 24 relief appearances for Portland this year and is 2-0 with four saves and a 4.46 ERA. -- Despite putting up four runs, the Sea Dogs offense managed just five hits Monday. Right fielder Aneury Tavarez led the way with a pair of doubles, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. First baseman Sam Travis went 1-for-3 with walk, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Center fielder Manuel Margot went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin went 1-for-4 with an RBI. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (58-68): W, 4-2, vs. Lynchburg (Indians) -- Designated hitter Mike Meyers paced the Salem offense, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Meyers has played in six games for the Sox since his promotion from Single-A Greenville and is hitting .208 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. The 21-year-old hit .296 with five home runs and 40 RBIs for Greenville earlier this season. -- Right fielder Cole Sturgeon went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, extending his current hitting streak to four games. Left fielder Kevin Heller went 2-for-4 with a triple and catcher Jordan Procyshen went 2-for-3 with a walk. -- Ty Buttrey was victorious Monday, improving to 8-8 on the season. He allowed two earned runs on three hits and four walks and struck out five over six innings. The 22-year-old southpaw has started 19 games for Salem this season and now has a 3.99 ERA. -- Right-hander Taylor Grover picked up his third save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning Monday. He did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out one. Grover has appeared in 31 games for the Sox this year, including one start, and is 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (64-62): Scheduled off-day. Next action Tuesday vs. Greensboro (Marlins) SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (31-31): W, 10-6, vs. Vermont (Athletics) -- First baseman Josh Ockimey led the Lowell offense, going 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season, a solo shot in the eighth inning. He also walked, doubled, and notched two RBIs. The 19-year-old Philadelphia native is hitting .270 with 25 RBIs through 43 games with the Spinners. -- Shortstop Jeremy Rivera went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Center fielder Luis Alexander Basabe went 2-for-4 with and RBI and two runs scored. Third baseman Victor Acosta also crossed the plate twice and finished the day 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. -- Starter Jose Almonte earned the win with a five-inning effort. The right-hander allowed two earned runs on three hits and five walks. He also struck out five. Almonte has made 12 starts for the Spinners this season and is now 3-3 with a 4.08 ERA. -- Monday'€™s win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Spinners.