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Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Marco Hernandez hits go-ahead homer for PawSox; Bobby Dalbec a double short of cycle for Lowell

August 23, 2016 - 6:17 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 (67-61): W, 2-1, vs. Syracuse (Nationals) -- With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning, Marco Hernandez came through, with his go-ahead home run giving the PawSox the win. It was his fifth minor league home run of the season. "He's got great impact to his pull side," Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles told MiLB.com. "He's been a spark plug for us." Hernandez, who went 3-for-4, has hit the ball out of the park in his last two home games. The 23-year-old is slashing .308/.344/.449 in 55 games. -- Brian Johnson performed well in the start, limiting Syracuse to one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned five and walked three. "I've just been keeping it simple," Johnson said. "I've been attacking the glove and going pitch to pitch." In his last five starts, Johnson has accumulated a 1.76 ERA after sporting a 5.25 ERA at one point this season. Boston's No. 7 prospect at MLB.com now has a 3.19 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record in 17 minor league starts. -- Ryan Lamarre joined Hernandez as the only other PawSox player to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He crossed home plate on a passed ball in the second inning after drilling his 15th double of the season and advancing to third on a ground ball. Lamarre, 27, has hit safely in his last seven games. He is now batting .300/.371/.430 in 76 minor league games. -- Joe Kelly picked up his second minor league save thanks to two shutout innings. He struck out four in the impressive outing. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 0.69 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances with the PawSox. Overall, he is 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 17 outings. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (49-76): L, 4-0, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Teddy Stankiewicz was handed the loss despite a quality start, letting up three runs on four hits in six innings. He fanned six batters and walked three in the outing. Stankiewicz, 22, now has a team-leading 13 quality starts this season. He is 4-9 with a 4.98 ERA in 23 starts. -- In his second game back from a sprained right ankle, Yoan Moncada went 1-for-2 with two walks while continuing to make the switch to third base. Boston's top overall prospect at MLB.com is hitting .296/.405/.513 in 99 games with both Salem and Portland. -- Brandon Workman made his second relief appearance with Portland, allowing one run in three innings and striking out two. Workman, 28, is 0-2 with a 6.14 ERA in eight rehab appearances. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (78-47): No game scheduled. The Red Sox had Monday off and will hit the road Tuesday for a three-game series against Potomac (Nationals). SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (66-60): L, 8-2, at Charleston (Yankees) -- Jeremy Rivera went 3-for-4 with two doubles. He drove in both of Greenville's runs with his two-bagger in the ninth inning. The 21-year-old shortstop has three multi-hit outings in his last seven games. A 17th-round draft pick of the Red Sox in 2014 out of El Paso (Texas) Community College, Rivera is averaging .267/.311/.339 with 17 doubles in 322 at-bats this season. -- Left-hander Logan Boyd was handed the loss after surrendering four runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked none. Boyd saw his streak of three consecutive one-run outings snapped. The 22-year-old now is 13-7 with a 4.67 ERA in 25 starts. -- Tate Matheny went 2-for-4 to push his team-leading batting average to .297. He has recorded a hit in eight of his last 10 games, and is slashing .297/.339/.411 in 94 contests. SHORT SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (37-25): W, 8-1, vs. Brooklyn (Mets) -- Bobby Dalbec's performance at the plate alone would be enough to come away with the win. He went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. A double shy of the cycle, Dalbec blasted his sixth home run of the year in the third inning to drive in two runs. The 21-year-old infielder leads the New York-Penn League in home runs this month with five. Dalbec has been on fire as of late, averaging .475 in his last 10 games. He has 13 RBIs and eight runs in that span. He is batting .386/.426/.727 in 23 games. He is Boston's No. 21 prospect at MLB.com. -- Daniel Zandona got the win, pitching five shutout innings of relief. He gave up three hits and struck out five. Zandona, 23, has let up three total runs in his last four outings and now is 4-2 with a .293 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 14 appearances. Opponents are hitting only .205 when facing Zandona. -- Tyler Hill went 2-for-4 with two runs and now has three multi-hit outings in his last four games. The 20-year-old outfielder is hitting an impressive .346 this season, the best average in the league by 18 points. -- Jordan Weems pitched a perfect final frame, striking out two in one inning of work. The right-hander has given up seven runs in his last 16 1/3 innings and is 3-0 with a 3.08 ERA in 15 appearances with Lowell.