Mike Augliera

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Marco Hernandez continues hitting streak in Portland loss; Trey Ball struggles for Salem

July 14, 2015 - 5:34 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-52): Scheduled off day (All-Star break). Next action Thursday at Durham (Rays) DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (32-59): L, 7-2, vs. Binghamton (Mets) -- Starter Mike Augliera took the loss Monday, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander leads the Eastern League in losses, falling to 2-13, and his ERA rose to 5.88 through 17 starts. Augliera'€™s last win came on May 25. -- First baseman Sam Travis led the Portland offense, driving in both runs and finishing with a 3-for-4 day. The 21-year-old is hitting .286 with nine RBIs in 19 games in a Sea Dogs uniform. -- Shortstop Marco Hernandez hit a leadoff single to center in the bottom of the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. The 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic went 1-for-4 with two runs scored. He leads the league with a .326 average and has 21 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 31 RBIs in 68 games this season. Portland is off Tuesday for the All-Star break. Jantzen Witte will represent the Sea Dogs in the Eastern League Home Run Derby, which will be held Wednesday just before the All-Star Game at Portland's Hadlock Field. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (45-43): L, 3-1, at Frederick (Orioles) -- Left-hander Trey Ball fell to 6-8, taking the loss after giving up all three Frederick runs on five hits, including two home runs, and two walks in six innings of work. He struck out four. The 21-year-old has gone winless in his last four starts, with his last victory coming June 19. Ball has a 3.73 ERA through 17 starts. -- Righty reliever Chandler Shepherd tossed two perfect innings of relief with one strikeout. Shepherd has an 0-2 record and one save with a 4.35 ERA in 13 appearances for Salem this season. -- First baseman Mario Martinez posted the only multi-hit game for Salem, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. He is riding an eight-game hitting streak and has recorded two hits in each of his last three games. Martinez is hitting .265 with 35 RBIs on the season. -- Center fielder Forrestt Allday drove in the lone Salem run on a single to right in the fifth inning. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (47-41): Scheduled off day. Next action Tuesday vs. Augusta (Giants) SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (14-10): L, 8-3, vs. Mahoning Valley (Indians) -- Right-hander Jake Cosart suffered the loss, giving up five earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out three. The 21-year-old from Texas is 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA after five starts this season. -- Righty Ben Taylor had another solid performance out of the bullpen for the Spinners, giving up one earned run on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a three-inning effort. Taylor has a 1.80 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 10 innings of work over four relief appearances. -- Second baseman Chad De La Guerra and left fielder Victor Acosta recorded two hits apiece Monday. De La Guerra went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI, and Acosta went 2-for-5 with an RBI. -- Lowell batters drew a total of 13 walks, including four from center fielder Luis Alexander Basabe and three from right fielder Jordon Austin. Basabe finished the day 0-for-1 while Austin went 1-for-1 with an RBI single to left in the bottom of the second inning.