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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Michael Chavis extends hit streak to 3 games

Vincent Gallo
August 16, 2018 - 1:40 am
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Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (57-63): L, 8-3 vs. Norfolk

-- Tzu-Wei Lin went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs to extend his hit streak to five games. The 24-year-old from Taiwan is hitting .336 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 56 games with Pawtucket. Lin has 18 hits in his last 38 at-bats (.474 average). He leads the team in average and is tied for first in triples (two).

-- Rusney Castillo collected two hits and an RBI to raise his average to .325. The 31-year-old outfielder is hitting .310 over his last 10 games and has recorded five home runs and 55 RBIs in 106 games (428 at-bats). Castillo, who signed a 7-year contract in 2014 as an international free agent, sits in second place on the team in average and leads in RBIs (55).

-- Starter William Cuevas was charged with the loss after giving up four runs on nine hits and four walks through five innings. The righty drops to 8-7 on the year and has a 3.60 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 105 strikeouts in 21 starts with the PawSox.

-- Bobby Poyner, the Red Sox No. 20 prospect according to MLB.com, pitched two innings of relief and gave up two runs on two hits. The 25-year-old lefty has a 2.65 ERA to go along with a 1.07 WHIP in 28 Triple-A appearances.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (51-68): W, 6-5 vs. Trenton

-- Deiner Lopez came through in the clutch and broke the game’s 5-5 tie with an eighth inning RBI. The 24-year-old from Venezuela had three total RBIs on two hits. He’s currently trying to snap a cold streak at the plate, having only six hits in his last 31 at-bats (.194 average in that span).

-- Michael Chavis finished the game 1-for-3 to raise his hitting streak to three games. The Red Sox No. 1 prospect has hit .447 over his last 38 at-bats. After returning from a PED suspension and beginning his season 2-for-12, Chavis is hitting .303 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 24 games with Portland.

-- Starter Dedgar Jimenez lowered his ERA to 4.71 with a five inning, no-hit shutout, but ended up with the no-decision. The 22-year-old struck out six batters to counter four walks allowed. Jimenez is 7-7 through 21 starts (115 1/3 innings) with a .257 opponent average and 1.34 WHIP.

-- Trey Ball earned the win in relief to level his record to 3-3. He gave up one unearned run on two hits through two innings to drop his ERA to 6.99 and WHIP to 1.75. The Red Sox 2013 first round draft pick has an 8.10 ERA over his last 10 appearances (30 total for the season).

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (56-63): L, 4-0 at Frederick

-- The Keys scratched across a single run in each of the game’s last four innings to run away from Salem. Kevin McAvoy’s record dropped to 1-3 after picking up the loss. The Red Sox 2014 fourth round pick towed six innings as a starter and gave up two runs of five hits and three walks. He has a 3.86 ERA in 12 appearances (five starts) while striking out 40. Opponents are hitting .219 against McAvoy through 44 1/3 innings.

-- In one inning of relief, Durbin Feltman gave up his first earned run in High-A ball on three hits. MLB.com’s No. 12 Red Sox prospect had spun four straight shutout appearances prior to Wednesday and has a Salem ERA of 1.80.

-- Salem’s bats did not provide any insurance for the pitching and could only muster two hits on the night. C.J. Chatham went hitless in three at-bats to sink his average to .306. The Red Sox No. 8 prospect snapped an eight game hit streak, but is still batting .368 in his last 10 games (four multi-hit games in that span). In 77 games, the 23-year-old has three home runs to go with 41 RBIs and leads the team in average (minimum of 50 games played). His is also second in hits with 92.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (54-67): W, 9-6 vs. Greensboro

-- Starter Angel Padron earned the win, improving to 5-5 and lowering his ERA to 3.90. The 20-year-old went six innings and struck out five while holding Greensboro to one hit and no runs. Padron has a 3.03 ERA in his last 10 appearances (38 2/3 innings pitched), and has struck out 35 batters in that span (81 total for the year).

-- Marino Campana picked up three hits and an RBI to raise his season average to .255. The 20-year-old has 16 home runs and 69 RBIs through 101 games with Greenville. He has only one home run over his last 10 games, but has hit safely in four straight contests and has a .351 average over his last 37 at-bats. Campana leads the team in both home runs and RBIs.

-- Pedro Castellanos, the Red Sox No. 28 prospect, finished the night 3-for-4 with two runs scored. The 20-year-old is currently second on the team in average and fourth in runs scored (36). Castellanos is hitting .302 with one home run and 25 RBIs in 71 single-A games. He is hitting .452 (19-for-42) in his last 10 games.

-- Everlouis Lozada finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. The 19-year-old is hitting .410 over his last 39 at-bats. For the season, Lozada is hitting .256 with 29 RBIs in 85 games.

SHORT-SEASON, SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (29-26): L, 5-2 at Aberdeen

-- Tyler Dearden registered two hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games (.351 average over his last 10 games played). The 20-year-old is hitting .299 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 43 games.  

-- Grant Williams went 2-for-3 with an RBI. The Red Sox round 10 pick has hit .324 (12-for-37) over his last games.

-- Jonathan Ortega finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. It is the 21-year-old’s second straight multi-hit game. Ortega is hitting .247 on the season, and .214 over his last 28 at-bats.

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