Edwin Escobar

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: PawSox offense struggles against rehabbing Stephen Strasburg; Luis Ramos takes loss in Greenville debut

August 04, 2015 - 5:42 am

A look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Monday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (44-65): L, 9-3, at Syracuse (Nationals) -- Left-hander Edwin Escobar took the loss in his first start of the season. He allowed four earned runs in three innings of work on six hits and one walk. He also struck out one. In 13 games for Pawtucket this season, Escobar is 0-2 with an 8.69 ERA. -- Lefty Robby Scott also tossed three innings for the PawSox Monday, giving up five earned runs on five hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Tommy Layne and Heath Hembree combined for two scoreless innings. -- The Pawtucket offense faced Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who is rehabbing after a DL stint with a left oblique strain. Strasburg struck out 11 in 5 2/3 innings but was tagged with two earned runs on a two-out double by Mike Miller in the second inning. Allen Craig and Garin Cecchini led off the frame with back-to-back singles and came around to score. -- Craig finished the day 3-for-4 with a run scored. Miller posted the only other multi-hit game for Pawtucket, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and two RBIs. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (40-69): Scheduled off day. Next action Tuesday at Erie (Tigers) HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (53-55): Scheduled off day. Next action Tuesday vs. Frederick (Orioles) SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (55-52): L, 5-1, at West Virginia (Pirates) -- Starter Luis Ramos suffered the loss in his Greenville debut. The 20-year-old left-hander yielded all five West Virginia runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings. He also struck out three. Ramos, who is from Panama, made eight starts for Lowell this season and went 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA. -- The bullpen was solid for the Drive Monday, as left-hander Jake Drehoff relieved Ramos in the bottom of the fifth and pitched 2 2/3 innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out three. Drehoff has appeared in 17 games for Greenville this season, including four starts, and is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA. Righty Carlos Pinales tossed a perfect eighth inning Monday and lowered his ERA to 4.77. -- Second baseman Deiner Lopez drove in the lone Greenville run Monday on a two-out single to right in the top of the fifth inning. Right fielder Joseph Monge came around to score after hitting a single to center and stealing second. Lopez posted the only two-hit game for the Drive, finishing the day 2-for-3. Monge finished 1-for-3. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (22-21): L, 7-6, vs. Brooklyn (Mets) -- Left fielder Kyri Washington and designated hitter Tate Matheny each drove in two runs to pace the Lowell offense. Washington went 2-for-3 and Matheny finished the day 1-for-4 with a double. -- Center fielder Andrew Benintendi posted a three-hit day for the Spinners, going 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. The lefty has hit safely in four straight games and is batting .253 through 22 games with Lowell this year. -- Right-handed reliever Taylor Nunez suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs on two hits and one walk in just 2/3 of an inning. He also struck out two. Nunez has a 2-2 record with one save and a 2.21 ERA in 11 appearances out of the bullpen. -- Kevin Steen made his first start in a Lowell uniform and went five innings. The 19-year-old right-hander gave up two earned runs on eight hits and two walks and struck out two. Steen was 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA in six appearances with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox this season.