Tuesday Farm Report: William Cuevas goes 8 innings for PawSox

Vincent Gallo
June 12, 2018 - 9:56 am

Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (29-32): W, 3-1 at Syracuse

-- Third baseman Mike Olt went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. The 29-year-old, now hitting .252 on the year, is second on the team in doubles. Ivan De Jesus Jr. had a good night as well, going 2-for-3 to raise his average to .266, good for third on the team.

-- The PawSox went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position, but the offensive effort was enough for starter William Cuevas. The 27-year-old struck out six in eight innings of work, allowing only one earned run on three hits. Syracuse only managed two runners in scoring position in the game. Cuevas now holds a 3.13 ERA over 12 starts and owns an opponent batting average of .223.

-- Bobby Poyner pitched a perfect ninth inning and picked up his second save of the season.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (28-32): L, 9-4, L, 4-0 vs. Potomac

-- Salem dropped both games of its doubleheader. The team was unable to silence Potomac’s bats in Game 1. Starter Jake Thompson took the loss and fell to 3-4. He threw 4 1/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs on eight hits.

-- The Red Sox managed to create four runs off only four hits. First baseman Jerry Downs finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

-- Salem was shut out in Game 2, a makeup of a contest postponed on May 16. The team’s two hits were both doubles off the bats of Santiago Espinal (1-for-3) and Roldani Baldwin (1-for-3). Espinal is hitting .309 on the season, while Baldwin has a .259 average.

-- MLB.com’s No. 29 Red Sox prospect, Jhonathan Diaz, was hit with a loss in his first start with the High-A club. Diaz, who was signed as an international free agent in 2013, struck out four through 4 1/3 innings while surrendering three earned runs on seven hits and two walks.

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (21-41): L, 8-2 vs. Rome

-- Center fielder Lorenzo Cedrola (1-for-4) tallied the Drive’s first RBI on the day with a sixth inning double, and later scored on a 2-out RBI by Michael Osinski (1-for-4). Cedrola is now hitting .326 in 144 at-bats with Greenville.

-- Durin O’Linger got the start and pitched five innings of shutout ball, but Marcos Lantigua was hit with five earned runs on seven hits over 2 1/3 innings, and charged with the loss.