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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Roenis Elias struggles in PawSox loss; Yoan Moncada hits 3-run homer for Portland

August 24, 2016 - 8:47 am
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Here's a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Tuesday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (67-62): L, 9-0, vs. Syracuse (Nationals) -- Left-hander Roenis Elias got roughed up, surrendering a Triple-A high seven runs on nine hits through six innings. His runs allowed came in spurts, as he let up three runs in the opening frame, two in the third, and another two in the sixth. He struck out four and walked one. Elias had been dealt just one loss over his previous 13 appearances. The 28-year-old, who has had three major league outings this season, now is 9-5 with a 3.98 ERA in the minors. -- Bryce Brentz went 2-for-4 with his 17th double of the season. He is 5-for-19 in his six games since returning to Pawtucket from Boston. Brentz, 27, is slashing .261/.312/.414 in 53 games with the PawSox. -- Jose Vinicio also collected two hits for his third multi-hit performance in nine games. The 23-year-old infielder is batting .258/.284/.324 with seven stolen bases in 65 games. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (50-76): W, 8-2, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays) -- Yoan Moncada did it all for Portland, drilling his 10th Double-A home run and drawing four walks to reach base in all five plate appearances. He also made a great play at third base as he continues to make the adjustment to the hot corner. The four walks were a career high for Boston's top prospect at MLB.com, and he has now reached base in eight straight plate appearances. His three-run bomb in the second inning gave Portland the lead for good. Moncada, 21, seems to have snapped out of his cold streak offensively, hitting .333 in his last 10 games. Overall this season he is hitting .298/.411/.522 in 379 at-bats between Portland and Salem. -- Jalen Beeks picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings. It is the fourth win in the past five starts for the 23-year-old left-hander. He did walk four and struck out only one, however. Beeks now is 9-7 with a 3.71 ERA in 24 starts. He is Boston's No. 29 prospect at MLB.com. -- Jake Romanski had his own strong day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. He was one of four Sea Dogs batters with multiple hits. Romanski, 25, snapped a four-game hitless streak and notched his first RBIs since Aug. 10. He is averaging .300/.333/.397 in 82 games with Portland. -- Luis Ysla came on in the ninth inning to end the game, striking out one and letting up no hits in the outing. Boston's No. 24 prospect at MLB.com has let up one run in his last 6 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old reliever is 2-4 with a 3.78 ERA in 37 appearances. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (78-48): L, 10-3, at Potomac (Nationals) -- Daniel McGrath was tagged with the loss, giving up seven runs (six earned) on three hits in three innings. Recently named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, McGrath gave up a season-high five walks that allowed Potomac to run away with it. McGrath, 22, is now 7-6 with a 4.42 ERA in 17 starts. Opponents are hitting just .222 when facing the southpaw. -- Jose Sermo was the only Salem batter with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. The double was his 12th of the year. The 25-year-old outfielder is batting .353 in his last five games and is slashing .261/.315/.472 in 46 games this season. -- Mario Alcantara came on to replace McGrath, pitching three solid innings. The righty let up one run on two hits, fanning three batters and walking just one. Alcantara, 23, is 9-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 29 outings. Opposing batters are hitting .197 against him. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (66-61): L, 2-1 in 10 innings, at Augusta (Giants) -- Austin Glorius pitched five strong inning for the Drive, holding Augusta to one run on three hits. He struck out two and walked just one. His ERA is 1.67 over his last 10 outings, totaling 23 strikeouts in that span. Glorius, 23, is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 29 appearances. -- Boston's No. 8 prospect at MLB.com, Luis Alexander Basabe, went 2-for-5 with a double and drove in Greenville's only run of the game. His RBI two-bagger in the fifth inning was his 23rd double of the season. The 19-year-old outfielder is slashing .258/.322/.455 with 43 extra-base hits in 99 games. -- Victor Diaz took the mound in the sixth inning, tossing four scoreless frames to force the game to extras. He struck out six and walked three while giving up three hits. The 22-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in his last 13 outings. He is 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA in 34 appearances. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (38-25): W, 6-5, at Vermont (Athletics) -- It was a good 24th birthday for Chris Madera, who knocked in the winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Madera, who replaced the injured Ryan Scott, beat out an infield single to drive in Jhon Nunez and break the tie. The outfielder finished 2-for-3 coming off of the bench. He has back-to-back multi-hit games and is batting .263/.354/.365 in 39 minor league games. -- Kevin Steen gave up five runs on four hits through five innings in the start. He struck out three and walked three. He left after giving up four runs in the fifth frame. Steen, 20, now is 2-4 with a 5.43 ERA in 12 outings. -- Tyler Hill continued his success, going 2-for-5 with a triple, and RBI and two runs. It was his fifth triple of the season, and he is now 11-for-14 in his last three contests. The 20-year-old outfielder is hitting .347/.414/.515 with 35 RBIs and 36 runs in 52 games.