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Thursday Red Sox Farm Report: Rusney Castillo, Brandon Phillips each record multi-hit games

Vincent Gallo
August 08, 2018 - 11:38 pm
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Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (52-61): L, 6-5 at Louisville

-- The Bats got away from the PawSox in the bottom of the eighth, countering Pawtucket’s four-run eighth with a four-run inning of their own. Robby Scott was charged with the loss in relief, giving up one earned run in 1/3 inning of work. Scott relieved Travis Lakins, who pitched 1 1/3 innings while surrendering three runs, though none of them were earned. Lakins also struck out four.

-- Starter Chandler Shepherd towed six innings of work, striking out nine and giving up two runs on seven hits and one walk. The righty from Kentucky now owns a 3.86 ERA through 21 starts (107 1/3 innings pitched).

-- Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with three doubles to raise his average to .258. Rusney Castillo finished 3-for-5 with an RBI to jump his season average to .328 (398 at-bats). Jantzen Witte also recorded a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (46-67): L, 18-1 at Erie  

-- The Sea Dogs gave up runs in all but two frames on 21 total hits by Erie. Starter Kyle Hart suffered the loss, despite being responsible for only two earned runs (five total) on seven hits and three walks through five innings. The 25-year-old is now 7-8 with a 3.77 ERA.

-- Harrison Cooney and Jared Oliver combined for 10 earned runs in relief. Cooney didn’t record an out and gave up six runs on five hits, while Oliver gave up five runs, three earned, through 1 2/3 innings of work. Oliver also retired four batters via strikeout.

-- Austin Rei went 1-for-4 with the team’s only RBI of the night. Michael Chavis, MLB.com’s No. 1 Red Sox prospect finished 3-for-5 with a double to raise his Double-A average on the year to .277 (65 at-bats).

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (53-59): L, 6-2 vs. Wilmington

-- Jerry Downs tallied a 2-for-4 night. The 24-year-old scored a run and collected an RBI to go along with a double and a home run. Downs is hitting .235 on the year and .250 in his last 10 games.

-- Starter Kutter Crawford was charged with the loss, giving up three runs through six innings while striking out seven. Daniel Gonzalez allowed one run in relief through three innings and struck out six.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (50-65): W, 7-1 at Columbia

-- Pedro Castellanos rounded out his average to .300. The 20-year-old finished a perfect 4-for-4 with a two-run home run, his first Single-A homer. Jordan Wren tripled and hit his second home run of the season, a two-run homer in the sixth. Wren finished with three RBIs and has a season average of .244.

-- Eduard Bazardo picked up his the win in his first start for Greenville, pitching seven innings while giving up one run on five hits and no walks while striking out four. Rio Gomez, who was also called up from Lowell, threw two innings of shutout relief and struck out three.

SHORT-SEASON, SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (27-24): W, 3-1 at Staten Island

-- Devlin Granberg went 2-for-2 with a run scored and is hitting .310 in 39 games.

-- Lane Milligan finished 2-for-3 with a home run to bring his average to .214.

-- Starter Taylor Ahearn leveled his record to 3-3 after pitching six innings of one-run, two-hit ball, while striking out five. Kris Jackson (two innings) and Andrew Politi (one inning) combined for three innings of shutout relief, with Politi securing his fourth save of the year.

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