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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Jose Sermo hits 3-run triple in Salem win; Mitchell Gunsolus hits grand slam for Greenville

August 02, 2016 - 6:02 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (57-52): No game scheduled. The PawSox had Monday off and will begin a three-game series at Rochester (Twins) on Tuesday. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (40-67): No game scheduled. The Sea Dogs will return to the field on Tuesday, when they open a six-game homestand against Erie (Tigers). HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (63-43): W, 11-7, at Wilmington (Royals) -- All nine Salem batters tallied at least one hit, and eight crossed home plate. The most important hit of the game belonged to Jose Sermo, who smacked a triple with the bases loaded in the second inning to drive in three and push the Red Sox lead to 9-1. He came home on a single in the next at-bat. Sermo, 25, is slashing .245/.302/.500 in 30 games this season. -- Daniel McGrath got the win thanks to Salem's offense, as the southpaw gave up five earned runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked three. The 22-year-old Australian has pitched at least five innings in his last 10 starts. McGrath is 5-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 13 outings. He has thrown two complete games this year. -- Danny Mars was one of three Salem batters to collect two hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The two-bagger was his 14th of the year. Mars, 22, has hit safely in seven consecutive games and has four multi-hit performances in that span. He is batting .283/.346/.385 in 95 games with 27 stolen bases. -- Bobby Poyner came in to relieve McGrath, holding Wilmington to one run on one hit in three innings. He fanned four and walked two in the outing. The 23-year-old left-hander is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 30 appearances. He is 14-for-14 in save opportunities. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (53-53): W, 10-5, vs. Asheville (Rockies) -- The Drive were able to come away with the win thanks to an eight-run fifth inning. In that frame, they loaded the bases for Mitchell Gunsolus, who blasted the ball over the center field wall for his third grand slam of the year. Gunsolus is the fifth Greenville batter to reach double-digit homers. Gunsolus, 23, is hitting .225/.330/.377 in 80 games with Salem and Greenville. He is averaging .243 in his last 10 games. -- Logan Boyd let up five runs on seven hits in six innings to collect his 11th win. He's now tied for the second-most wins in a season in franchise history. The 22-year-old fanned five and walked only one in the performance. The lefty has won three straight starts and four of his last five. He is 11-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 21 starts. -- Austin Rei went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. He opened the fourth inning with a double and scored on a single from Trenton Kemp. Rei, 22, has had back-to-back multi-hit outings and has crossed home plate eight times in his last seven games. He is averaging .225/.351/.352 with 17 extra-base hits in 236 at-bats. -- Josh Ockimey hit his team-leading 23rd double of the season in the fifth inning and finished the game 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Boston's No. 10 prospect at MLB.com, Ockimey, 20, has been struggling at the plate as of late, averaging .194 in his last 10 games. He is slashing .254/.390/.473 this season, and his 15 home runs lead the Drive. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (25-18): L, 2-1 in 8 innings/W, 7-3, at Tri-City (Astros) -- In Game 1 of the doubleheader (with both games slated for seven innings), the Spinners failed to generate much offense, falling to the Valley Cats in eight innings. Leading the way at the plate was Chris Madera, who went 2-for-3 to be the only multi-hit batter for Lowell. The 23-year-old is averaging .342 in the last 10 games, and is batting .243/.322/.359 in 27 games. -- In his third rehab start this season, Brandon Workman pitched a one-hit inning, striking out one in the process. A member of the Red Sox' 2013 World Series championship team, Workman continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery last season. He is 0-2 with a 12.00 ERA in three total innings pitched with both the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Lowell. -- Things turned around for the Spinners in Game 2, as the team was able to split the doubleheader thanks to the bats coming alive. Lowell exploded for six runs in the fourth inning, led by 2016 fourth-round draft pick Bobby Dalbec, who hit a two-run single to push his hitting streak to six. He also scored a run. Dalbec, 21, is 9-for-22 in six games with the Spinners. He's now Boston's No. 21 prospect at MLB.com. -- Daniel Zandona got the win, letting up three runs on seven hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked none. The 23-year-old right-hander now is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA and an impressive 0.99 WHIP in 10 outings. He's collected 21 strikeouts and only four walks.