Michael Kopech

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Yoan Moncada homers twice for Portland; Michael Kopech fans 9 for Salem

July 19, 2016 - 5:36 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 (50-46): L, 7-5, at Toledo (Tigers) -- The PawSox fell to Toledo despite totaling 13 hits, including four from Ryan LaMarre. The 27-year-old had three doubles in the game, the most two-baggers in a game from a Pawtucket batter in the last two years. He also had an RBI and two runs scored. LaMarre, who is averaging .517 in his last eight games, also has safely reached base in the past 25 games. He is slashing .339/.410/.508 in 49 games with Pawtucket. His batting average leads the team. -- Right-hander William Cuevas received the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on 11 hits, both season highs, in six innings. He did strike out five without walking a single batter. Monday's game was the first loss for Cuevas since June 14. The 25-year-old is 6-4 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He leads all Pawtucket pitchers in innings pitched (96 2/3). -- Infielder Mike Miller went 3-for-4 with a walk. He now has hit safely in his last four games and in eight of his last 10. The 26-year-old is batting .257/.320/.311 in 61 games with both Pawtucket and Portland. -- Chris Dominguez drilled a solo home run in the third inning to score the game's first run. It was his eighth homer of the season, good for second best on the team. Dominguez, 29, is averaging .371 in his last 10 outings and is hitting .243/.271/.446 this season. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (35-59): W, 11-4, at Trenton (Yankees) -- Top prospect Yoan Moncada was the star, blasting two home runs in a game for the first time in his young career. He hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, then hit a bomb in the eighth inning to drive in three runs. Boston's No.1 prospect at MLB.com now has seven home runs with the Sea Dogs and 11 overall. Moncada, 21, has hit safely in nine of his previous 10 games. He is averaging .313/.424/.545 in 82 total minor league games, and his slugging percentage (.683) with Portland leads the team. -- Jalen Beeks earned his first win with Portland, allowing two runs and seven hits in six innings while fanning four. The six innings were a season high for the 23-year-old. Boston's No.28 prospect at MLB.com is 1-2 with a 5.18 ERA in five Double-A starts, and he is 5-6 with a 3.63 ERA in 18 minor league outings. -- Mauricio Dubon, Boston's No. 11 prospect at MLB.com, finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs. He scored from third base on a wild pitch in the opening frame. It is the third game in his last seven that Dubon collected three hits. The 22-year-old is slashing .306/.378/.391 in 83 total minor league games this season. -- Aneury Tavarez also tallied three hits in the game, one of them being a triple, his fifth of the season. The 24-year-old is batting .310/.362/.448 in 67 contests with Portland, and he leads all Sea Dogs in stolen bases (9) and triples (5). HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (55-38): L, 7-2, vs. Potomac (Nationals) -- Despite being handed the loss, Michael Kopech pitched well, letting up one earned run on three hits in five innings. The 20-year-old struck out a career-high nine batters, striking out the side in the first and third frames. The one earned run was the first allowed by Kopech. In three starts with Salem, he is 0-1 with a 0.64 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He is Boston's No. 4 prospect at MLB.com and top pitching prospect. -- Danny Mars went 3-for-4, pushing his hitting streak to six games. He is 13-for-24 during that stretch, and the 22-year-old is hitting .268/.335/.359 in 83 games with Salem. -- Reliever Bobby Poyner struggled in relief of Kopech, surrendering four runs on seven hits in two innings. Poyner, 23, has allowed 11 runs in his last eight innings. He is 0-1 with a 3.40 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 27 games. -- Infielder Reed Gragnani hit his first home run of the year in the ninth inning to put Salem on the board. Gragnani, 25, has hit safely in his last five games. He is averaging .236/.317/.364 since coming back from a rehab assignment on June 28. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (48-45): L, 9-6, vs. Hagerstown (Nationals) -- Left-hander Enmanuel De Jesus let up five runs on seven hits in four innings to get the loss. He gave up three runs in the fourth inning, which led to him being pulled. De Jesus, who was called up to Greenville from Lowell on July 11, is 2-2 with a 4.02 ERA in six total minor league outing. -- All six of Greenville's runs came from the long ball, as Kyri Washington, Trenton Kemp, and Mitchell Gunsolus all hit two-run home runs. Washington hit his 13th homer of the year in the first inning to put the Drive up 2-1, and Kemp pushed the Greenville lead to three with his blast in the second inning. Gunsolus then hit his ninth long ball of the season in the sixth inning for the final runs of the game. Washington, 22, and Gunsolus, 23, are on cold streaks, averaging .135 and .194, respectively, in their last 10 games. For the season, Washington, Boston's No. 30 prospect at MLB.com, is slashing .264/.324/.520 in 66 games. Gunsolus is batting .224/.331/.370 in 72 games with both Greenville and Salem. The 20-year-old Kemp has eight RBIs in his previous eight games and is batting .248 with the Drive. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (19-12): W, 9-2, vs. State College (Cardinals) -- Chris Madera gave Lowell the lead in the third inning in a big way, driving the ball over center field for a grand slam, the first of the season for the Spinners. It was Madera's second home run of the year, and he finished 1-for-3 with two runs and a walk. Madera, 23, is hitting .250/.335/.339 in 19 games with Lowell. -- Daniel Gonzalez pitched well for the Spinners, allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings while fanning five. He came into the game having not let up a run in three consecutive appearances. The 20-year-old right-hander is 5-3 with a 3.50 ERA in 14 minor league outings. His 36 innings lead all Lowell pitchers. -- Jerry Downs went a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and one run scored. It was the 22-year-old's first multi-hit game. Downs is batting .234/.342/.297 in 19 games with the Spinners.