Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Sunday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (50-45): W, 6-0, vs. Charlotte (White Sox)
— In Pawtucket’s third straight win, Roenis Elias threw 6 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, letting up only two hits while striking out four. The southpaw didn’t allow a hit until the end of the fourth inning.
“His effort level was under control and his breaking ball was really good today,” PawSox manager Kevin Boles told MiLB.com. “He got those guys swinging early.”
Elias, 27, is 7-1 in his last 10 starts, pitching at least five innings in all of those appearances. He is 7-4 with a 3.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 15 minor league outings this season. His 76 strikeouts rank second among Pawtucket pitchers.
— Marco Hernandez did more than enough on offense to secure the win for Pawtucket, going 1-for-4 with a season-high four RBIs. His second home run of the year came in the third inning, driving in three. He also drove in a run with a ground out in the opening frame.
The 23-year-old infielder has hit safely in his last three games and is slashing .315/.362/.444 this season. He ist third on current PawSox in RBIs.
— Chris Marrero blasted his second home run in two games, tallying his 18th homer in the seventh to push Pawtucket’s lead to six. Marrero, 28, has hit six home runs in his last 10 games and is batting .294/.350/.525 this season.
— Relief pitcher Noe Ramirez came into the game in the ninth inning to collect the save, pitching a hitless final frame and fanning two. The 26-year-old right-hander is 3-for-4 in save appearances. He is 1-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 18 appearances.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (34-59): L, 5-4, vs. New Hampshire (Blue Jays)
— Teddy Stankiewicz had another quality start, despite failing to record the win. The right-hander surrendered three runs on five hits in six innings, striking out five and walking just one. Stankiewicz, 22, has held opponents to no more then four runs in his last seven starts, yet holds a disappointing 2-7 record with a 5.08 ERA.
— Ryan Court had the lone multi-hit game for Portland, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. He singled to left field to bring home Yoan Moncada in the fifth inning. Since being signed to a minor league contract on May 2, the 28-year-old first baseman is .306/.385/.398 in 61 games with both Pawtucket and Portland. His OBP is third best on the team, and his 26 runs ranks fourth.
— Yoan Moncada, the top overall Boston prospect at MLB.com, extended his on-base streak to 14 games, going 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs. He is averaging .394 in his previous 10 games. Moncada, 21, is averaging .311/.424/.528 in 81 total minor league games.
HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (55-37): W, 7-6 in 11 innings, vs. Potomac (Nationals)
— Jose Sermo doubled home a run in the 11th inning to give Salem its fourth walk-off win this year. He smacked a two-bagger over the left fielder to bring home Mike Meyers from second base and end the game. It was Sermo’s only hit of the game. The 25-year-old signed with the Red Sox on June 23 and is slashing .214/.266/.414 in 20 games.
— It was a rough outing for left-hander Trey Ball, who was pulled after 3 2/3 innings. Boston’s No. 16 prospect at MLB.com allowed three earned runs on six hits and walked five batters. Ball, 22, has not recorded a win since June 26, and is 5-4 with a 3.71 ERA in 14 starts. His 48 walks lead the Salem pitchers by a wide margin.
— Top prospect Rafael Devers finished Sunday’s game 3-for-5 with a walk, a double and a run. He drove home a run in the fifth inning on his 20th double of the season. Boston’s No. 2 prospect at MLB.com, the 19-year-old Devers is hitting .263/.325/.409 in 85 games with Salem.
— Relief pitcher Mario Alcantara pitched three innings of relief, allowing just one hit while walking two and fanning one. He has held opposing teams to less three hits since giving up three on June 4. Alcantara, 23, is 7-1 with a 3.40 ERA in 21 games.
SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (48-44): L, 3-2, vs. Hagerstown (Nationals)
— Josh Ockimey drove in both Greenville runs on Sunday. His eighth-inning double tied the game at 2 before Hagerstown scored the decisive run in the top of the ninth. Ockimey, 20, finished 1-for-3 with a walk. The 2014 Red Sox draftee is in the midst of a cold streak, averaging .158 in his last 10 games. As a whole, he is batting .263/.392/.498 in 80 games. He is Boston’s No. 14 prospect at MLB.com.
— Austin Glorius got the start for Greenville, giving up two runs on four hits in four innings. He struck out three and walked just one. It was just the second start of the season for the 23-year-old righty, who is 2-1 with a 4.04 ERA in 21 outings.
— Adam Lau came in to repalce Glorius in the fifth inning and pitched three innings of scoreless ball. He let up just a single, struck out five and walked three. Lau, 22, now has posted seven consecutive scoreless relief outings. He is 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA and .107 WHIP. Opponents are averaging just .147 when facing Lau.
SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A LOWELL SPINNERS (18-11): L, 7-4, vs. State College (Cardinals)
— Tyler Hill came a double short of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a run and three RBIs. He drilled his second home run of the year in the opening inning. The 20-year-old also tripled in the ninth inning to knock in another run and continue a late rally. He also gunned down a baserunner at third base in the fifth inning to save a run.
Drafted by Boston in 2014, Hill has been the best batter for Lowell. He is averaging .485 in his last 10 games and is slashing .375/.430/.594 in 25 games. He leads all Spinners batters in RBIs (17), triples (4) and runs (17).
— Kevin Steen struggled on the mound for Lowell, surrendering five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He also fanned five and walked four. It is the fourth consecutive start where Steen, 19, allowed more than three runs. Boston’s No. 24 prospect at MLB.com is 1-3 with a 6.49 ERA in six starts.
— Steven Reveles went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. His two-bagger in the ninth sparked a late rally where the Spinners drove in two runs. The 23-year-old has hit safely in the last three games and is hitting .250/.283/.295 in 13 games.