Henry Owens

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Henry Owens solid in Pawtucket loss, Carlos Asuaje lifts Portland with 2 homers

May 26, 2015 - 6:04 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (24-22): L, 2-0, vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) -- Left-hander Henry Owens took the loss despite giving up just one run on four hits, although he did allow four walks. The 6-foot-6 southpaw also fanned four in the six-inning effort. Owens fell to 2-3 in nine starts this season, but lowered his ERA to 2.98. --€” Righty Miguel Celestino pitched two innings of relief, giving up the second Scranton run. He allowed one hit and one walk with three strikeouts. Dana Eveland tossed a scoreless ninth inning despite allowing two hits and a walk. -- Allen Craig, the designated hitter Monday, hit a single to left field in the ninth inning. He has now hit safely in his last four games. -- Shortstop Deven Marrero also singled and has recorded a hit in seven of his last 10 games. -- The PawSox managed just four hits in their fifth shutout loss of the season. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (19-26): W, 8-2, vs. Reading (Phillies) -- Portland scored six runs on home runs, as second baseman Carlos Asuaje hit a solo shot in the third inning and then followed with a three-run home run in the seventh. Designated hitter David Chester also hit a two-run shot in the seventh. It was the Sea Dogs'€™ first multi-home run game of the season. Asuaje is hitting .287 with three home runs and 24 RBIs in 41 games. Chester raised his average to .138 and now has three home runs and eight RBIs. --€” Mike Augliera improved to 2-7 on the season, pitching seven scoreless innings. The righty allowed four hits and one walk with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old had given up at least one earned run in his prior eight starts, but lowered his ERA to 4.44 after Monday'€™s performance. -- Center fielder Aneury Tavarez notched his first Double-A hit with a single in the bottom of the second. The 23-year-old lefty finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. -- Shortstop Marco Hernandez and catcher Danny Bethea also had success at the plate. Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored and Bethea went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (23-22): W, 4-0, vs. Winston-Salem (White Sox) -- Right-hander Teddy Stankiewicz earned his first win of 2015 in dominant fashion, allowing just two hits and one walk with four strikeouts over eight innings. Selected 45th overall by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2013 draft, the 21-year-old is now 1-5 with a 3.52 ERA in nine starts with Salem this season. -- Wendell Rijo put Salem on the board in the fifth inning with a bases-loaded infield single on a swinging bunt. The 19-year-old second baseman finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Rijo is second in the Carolina League with 14 doubles, behind Wilmington's Frank Schwindel, who has 15. Kevin Heller also drove in two runs, going 3-for-3 with a triple, a double, a walk, and a run scored. -- Righty German Taveras closed the game for Salem with a scoreless ninth inning, lowering his ERA to 5.56. The 22-year-old struggled in relief appearances earlier this season, but has allowed just one earned run and three hits in six innings of work over his last three outings. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (26-18): W, 5-3, at Augusta (Giants) --€” Mauricio Dubon propelled the offense with a four-hit night, going 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. The 20-year-old California native is now hitting .295 with 21 RBIs. For the season Dubon is hitting .295 with three home runs and 21 RBIs. -- Left-hander Jalen Beeks earned the win, pitching six innings with seven hits, three earned runs, one walk, and two strikeouts. Picked by the Red Sox in the 12th round of the 2014 draft out of the University of Arkansas, Beeks is now 4-1 with a 3.63 ERA in eight starts this season. -- Williams Jerez recorded a three-inning save, striking out four and allowing just one hit and one walk. The 23-year-old from Brooklyn has three saves on the season with a 2.16 ERA. --€ No word on Yoan Moncada'€™s status after the Cuban infielder was out for the second straight game with a hamstring injury he suffered sliding into third base on Saturday, but a DL stint appears unlikely.