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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Bobby Dalbec hits another homer

Vincent Gallo
August 01, 2018 - 11:43 pm
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Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (49-58): W, 8-1 at Syracuse

-- Aneury Tavarez hit a home run, his eighth of the year, in the seventh inning with one out to make it a 3-1 game at the time. Pawtucket followed up with six additional unanswered runs, one in the eighth inning and five in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

-- Tzu-Wei Lin and Tony Renda each collected a pair of hits and doubled once. Lin also scored three runs and had two RBIs. The 24-year-old from Taiwan is hitting .317 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 50 games with Triple-A. Renda has strung together a four-game hitting streak to reboot his average to .333. The 27-year-old had been hitting .154 in his last 39 at-bats before the game.

-- Starter Chandler Shepherd improved his record to 6-7 and his ERA to 3.91 after pitching 6 1/3 innings while striking out three and giving up only one run on five hits without walking a batter. Bobby Poyner (2.30 ERA) threw 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball in relief, and Robby Scott (2.08 ERA) closed the door on the game with a scoreless frame of his own in the ninth.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (43-63): Game postponed due to rain

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (50-57): L, 4-2 (six innings) at Lynchburg 

-- Salem fell in a rain-shortened game to drop them to seven games under .500. Joan Martinez was hit with the loss after just one inning of work in relief. The 21-year-old gave up two runs on two hits while striking out two.

-- Bobby Dalbec went 2-for-2 with a home run, a triple, and two runs scored. The 23-year-old third baseman is hitting .256 on the year with 26 home runs and 85 RBIs.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (47-62): L, 4-2; L, 1-0 vs. Asheville 

-- Greenville was unable to recover from a three run third inning by Asheville in Game 1. Zach Sterry went 2-for-3 with a home run to collect his fifth straight multi-hit game and raise his season average to .301. The 24-year-old is hitting .389 in his last 36 at-bats.

-- Starter Angel Padron was charged with the loss. He lasted 2 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. The 20-year-old has a 4.63 ERA on the year. Marcos Lantigua (3 2/3 innings) and Dominic LoBrutto (one inning) combined for 4 2/3 shutout innings in relief.

-- The Drive were shut out in Game 2, despite outhitting Asheville 5-4. Everlouis Lozada went 2-for-3 while Pedro Castellanos went 1-for-3, raising each of their averages to .242 and .272 respectively. Castellanos, the Red Sox No. 28 prospect according to MLB.com, is hitting .250 over his last 10 games.

-- Starter Jhonathan Diaz took the loss after pitching seven innings while giving up only one earned run on four hits and one walk. The 21-year-old from Venezuela struck out nine batters to lower his season ERA to 3.45.

SHORT-SEASON, SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (23-22): W, 8-2 at Hudson Valley

-- Rio Gomez pitched three shutout innings with four strikeouts in relief to pick up the win and drop his ERA to 1.65.

-- Devlin Granberg 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Granberg’s stat line tops out at a .304 average with two home runs and 16 RBIs through 36 games.

-- Korby Batesole finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs. He is hitting .313 in 21 games (64 at-bats) with Lowell.

-- Xavier LeGrant pushed his hitting streak to six games with a 3-for-4 night and scored twice for the Spinners. He is now hitting .253 through 31 games.

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