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Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: Sean O'Sullivan struggles in rehab start with Pawtucket; Teddy Stankiewicz throws 1-hit complete game for Portland

August 03, 2016 - 8:42 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 (57-53): L, 6-3, at Rochester (Twins) -- In his second rehab start with the PawSox, Sean O'Sullivan didn't last long, getting pulled before the second inning ended. He let up five straight hits to open the frame, finishing with four runs allowed in just one-plus innings. The team trainer visited him on the mound before O'Sullivan walked off. The 28-year-old righty let up six runs on six hits in three innings in his first rehab start last week, also vs. the Red Wings. He is 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA in 13 starts. -- Rusney Castillo went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. He began the game with a leadoff double, his 16th of the season, and came home later in the inning. Castillo, 29, now has four multi-hit outings in his last six games. He is slashing .240/.285/.318 in 74 games. -- William Cuevas came in to replace the struggling O'Sullivan, retiring the first six batters he faced. He went 5 1/3 innings and struck out two, but yielded two runs in the fifth inning. The 25 year-old right-hander now is 6-5 with a 4.42 ERA. -- Marco Hernandez went 2-for-4 and drove in the first run of the game. He extended his hitting streak to eight games. He is batting .314/.357/.409 with the PawSox. DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (41-67): W, 3-0, vs. Erie (Tigers) -- In one of the most dominant pitching performances in Sea Dogs history, Teddy Stankiewicz threw nine innings of one-hit ball, shutting out the SeaWolves and fanning a season-high seven batters without issuing a walk. It was the first one-hit complete game in team history. "He threw extremely well. That was awesome for him, but it was an awesome game to watch as well," pitching coach Kevin Walker said (via MiLB.com). "I'm super proud of him, I'm just hoping this game helps him gets some momentum and [he rides] that wave of momentum throughout the rest of this last month." Stankiewicz, 22, was aggressive all night, as he threw 15 first-pitch strikes in the outing. It was the first time the 2013 second-round selection went more than eight innings in his minor league career. Stankiewicz now is 4-7 with a 4.81 ERA in 20 starts. -- Mauricio Dubon, Boston's No. 12 prospect at MLB.com, went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. He also made a nice throw to first for the final out of the game. The 22-year-old Honduras native now has back-to-back multi-hit performances and is hitting .311/.376/.414 in 95 games with both Salem and Portland. -- Ryan Court drove in the team's other run, knocking home Dubon with his 10th double of the year in the sixth inning. Court, 28, is batting .378 in his last 10 games and is averaging .309/.382/.406 in 256 at-bats in the minors this season. HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (64-43): W, 6-1, vs. Wilmington (Royals) -- Michael Kopech was dominant on the mound, notching a career-high 10 strikeouts and taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning. The 20-year-old right-hander held Wilmington scoreless on one hit in six innings, retiring the first seven batters he faced. Boston's No. 5 prospect at MLB.com, the 2104 first-round draft pick now has 46 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings. He is 1-1 with a 1.10 ERA in seven starts. -- The Salem bats were quiet for most of the night but came alive in the seventh inning to score five runs and put the game away. Boston's No. 3 prospect at MLB.com Rafael Devers wrapped up the scoring outburst with a two-run single to right field, putting the Red Sox up six. Devers, 19, finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs and now has six RBIs in his last five games. He is slashing .273/.333/.438 and has 23 doubles in 98 games. -- Jordan Procyshen went only 1-for-4 but hit an RBI double to score the first run of the seventh frame. He had the only extra-base hit for Salem. The 23-year-old catcher is batting .234/.307/.328 in 137 at-bats. SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (53-53): L, 1-0, vs. Asheville (Rockies) -- He may have picked up the loss, but starting pitcher Roniel Raudes put together a great pitching performance, surrendering just one run on three hits in six innings. He tied his season high with eight strikeouts and walked just one. Raudes, 18, has lost two of his last three starts but has not let up more than four runs in eight consecutive outings. The right-hander is 9-4 with a 4.22 ERA in 19 appearances. Opponents are batting .269 when facing Boston's No. 13 prospect at MLB.com. -- The Greenville offense was only able to put together three hits, one of them being a double from Luis Alexander Basabe in the eighth inning. It was his 19th two-bagger of the season. Basabe, 19, is hitting .259/.327/.459 with 43 RBIs in 316 at-bats. He is Boston's No. 8 prospect at MLB.com. -- Relief pitcher Trevor Kelley tossed a perfect ninth inning, fanning two batters. The 22-year-old Providence native has not allowed a run in his last five outings and is 1-3 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 14 appearances. SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (25-19): L, 3-2, at Tri-City (Astros) -- Pat Goetze made his first start of the season for Lowell, allowing two runs on six hits in four innings of work. He struck out only one batter on 46 pitches. Goetze, 22, is 2-1 with a 4.78 ERA in a team-leading 13 appearances. -- Yoan Aybar had the lone multi-hit day for Lowell. The 19-year-old lefty has hit safely in three of his last four games. Boston's No. 26 prospect at MLB.com is averaging .220/.270/.341 with 12 RBIs in 132 at-bats. -- Matthew Gorst threw 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball to finish the game for Lowell. He gave up four hits while striking out one. Gorst, 21, has allowed one run in six appearances this season, giving him a 0.90 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. -- Tucker Tubbs had an RBI double in the first inning to put Lowell on the board first. He finished 1-for-4, but the 23-year-old has collected a hit in six of his last seven games. Tubbs is slashing .230/.349/.460 in 27 games.