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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Jalen Beeks strikes out 7 in first start back with PawSox

Vincent Gallo
June 14, 2018 - 9:05 am

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (31-32): W, 5-1 at Syracuse

-- The PawSox used a four-run fourth inning to run away with the game early. Cole Sturgeon broke the contest open with a two-out, two-run single. Mike Ohlman went 2-for-5 with a home run in the first inning, his seventh of the year.

-- Starter Jalen Beeks improved his Triple-A record to 4-3, going seven innings while striking out seven and giving up only one run on six hits. MLB.com’s Red Sox No. 15 prospect lowered his ERA to 2.42 and his WHIP down to 0.96.

-- Williams Jerez and Robby Scott combined to throw a scoreless eighth and ninth inning to preserve the win for Beeks. Jerez now holds a 4.34 ERA, while Scott has an ERA of 1.54.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (22-41): L, 3-0 at Richmond

-- Portland’s bats fell silent on the road, as it was unable to recover from a Richmond three-run first inning. Josh Ockimey countered a two strikeout day by finishing 2-for-4 with a double. The Red Sox' 2014 fifth-round pick now has five multi-hit games in his last 10 to raise his season average to .283.

-- Jhon Nunez raised his average to .270 with a 3-for-3 game at the plate.

-- Without run support, two first inning home runs proved to doom Teddy Stankiewicz in his seventh start of the year. The Red Sox 2013 second-round selection took a loss after working six innings, giving up seven hits and three walks while striking out two.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (30-34): L, 6-1, W, 5-3 vs. Potomac

-- Salem split its doubleheader with Potomac after scoring only one run in the afternoon match. Shortstop Santiago Espinal went 3-for-4 in Game 1, raising his average to a team best .315 (minimum of 30 games played). The 23-year-old has hit .341 over his last 10 games.

-- Emmanuel De Jesus was hit with the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits through four innings.

-- Behind 10 hits, the Red Sox salvaged Game 2, a makeup of a contest postponed on May 15. Ryan Scott finished a home run shy of cycle, going 3-for-3 and raising his average to .235. Tyler Hill scored two runs and went 3-for-4 with a double.  

-- Daniel Gonzalez earned his seventh win of the year, going six innings while striking out four. The 22-year-old gave up three runs on four hits to mark his season ERA at 3.29.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (22-43): L, 9-8, W, 6-4 vs. Rome

-- The Drive fell in extra innings in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Rome. Greenville powered an eight-run showing with home runs by Marino Campana, Michael Osinski, and Samuel Miranda.

-- Hildemaro Requena gave up six earned runs on 12 hits through four innings. Hunter Haworth was only charged with one earned run through four innings, but walked away with the loss, dropping his record to 0-4.

-- The Drive rebounded to earn a win in Game 2, scoring three late runs in the sixth inning. Campana went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Jordan Wren scored two runs on a 2-for-3 evening.

-- Devon Fisher earned the win, pitching two shutout innings in the sixth and seventh to nail down the victory. The righty also struck out four batters.

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