Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-37): W, 7-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)
— Starter Sean O’Sullivan pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just four baserunners on three singles and a double to win for the fourth time in five June starts. Playing in front of a season-high 10,247 fans at McCoy Stadium, the 28-year-old right-hander struck out six and did not walk a batter in improving to 6-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 11 Triple-A games this season.
“It was really just about getting ahead in the count,” O’Sullivan told MiLB.com. “I tried to use all my pitches and luckily I was able to throw everything for strikes and fortunately they hit some balls hard right at our defense.”
— Right fielder Henry Ramos went 3-for-4 and collected four RBIs, on two run-scoring singles and a deep two-run home run to right field in the sixth.
“From that left side, he’s got some impact to right field,” manager Kevin Boles said of the switch-hitter. “We’ve seen him manage his at-bats, he can drive the ball; he does a lot of things well.”
Ramos, 24, is hitting .323/.338/.516 with two home runs an 10 RBIs in 17 games with the PawSox since being promoted from Double-A Portland.
— Brock Holt, continuing his rehab assignment as he works his way back to Boston following a concussion, played all nine innings in left field. He went 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs, and he picked up an outfield assist in the fourth inning.
“I feel better,” Holt said after his fifth game in Triple-A. “It’s just been about getting out there and getting more at-bats.”
Said Boles: “Brock played well and got tested in a lot of different ways. He had some pretty good at-bats, and you can tell it’s a professional AB when he goes up there.”
— Catcher Ryan Hanigan, also on a rehab assignment from Boston, played seven innings and went 0-for-4. He is 2-for-9 in three Triple-A games.
— Shortstop Mike Miller went 2-for-3 with a walk, center fielder Rusney Castillo was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and first baseman Chris Marrero went 2-for-4.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (26-47): L, 8-4, vs. Reading (Phillies)
— Second baseman Tzu-Wei Lin went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. He hit his first Double-A home run, a leadoff blast to right field in the first inning. Lin, 22, is hitting .248/.312/.337 in 57 games this season.
— Shortstop Mauricio Dubon, making his second Double-A start since his promotion from Salem last week, went 2-for-5 with two RBI singles. The 21-year-old from Honduras is 3-for-8 in his first two Double-A games.
— Designated hitter Tim Roberson went 2-for-4 with two doubles to improve his batting line to .254/.296/.339 in 34 games.
— Teddy Stankiewicz could not get out of the first inning, allowing three runs on four hits and recording just two outs. The 22-year-old right-hander, a second-round pick in 2013, fell to 2-7 with a 4.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 14 starts this season.
HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (44-27): W, 2-1, vs. Frederick (Orioles)
— After completing a game that had been suspended two days earlier, and losing 5-1, Salem bounced back. In a game shortened to seven innings, left-hander Daniel McGrath went the distance, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while fanning five. The 21-year-old Australian is 2-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in seven games this season.
— Third baseman Rafael Devers went 1-for-3 and drove in the winning run on a single in the fifth inning. The 19-year-old is hitting .239/.303/.342 in 65 games this season.
— In his first at-bat with Salem, shortstop Jose Sermo hit an RBI double in the second inning. Sermo, 25, was a 35th-round selection of the Brewers in 2012 out of Bethany College in Kansas and played three seasons in the Milwaukee organization, reaching Double-A before being released. He had been playing for the independent league Gary SouthShore RailCats when he was signed last week.
SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (38-34): L, 5-3, vs. Lakewood (Phillies)
— Starter Anderson Espinoza pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. The 18-year-old right-hander fell to 4-6 with a 3.90 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 14 starts.
— Marc Brakeman came on in relief and struggled, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Austin Glorius finished with two innings of one-run ball on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.
— Lakewood starter Jose Taveras struck out 15 Drive batters in eight innings and had a perfect game into the fifth until Mitchell Gunsolus hit a double and Tyler Spoon drove him home with a single. Greenville managed just those two hits off Taveras and three in the game.
— Kyri Washington hit a two-run double in the ninth inning, scoring Luis Alejandro Basabe and Chad De La Guerro, who both had walked.
SINGLE-A (SHORT SEASON) LOWELL SPINNERS (9-0): W, 9-3, vs. Tri-City (Astros)
— The Spinners remained perfect, exploding for seven runs in the first inning en route to their ninth straight win. First baseman Tucker Tubbs led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double a home run and four RBIs. Tubbs, a ninth-round pick last year, is hitting .375/.500/.625 in his first five games this season.
— The first-inning rally was capped by a two-run home run by No. 9 hitter Carlos Tovar. The 20-year-old shortstop finished 2-for-4 and now is hitting .308/.333/.615 in seven games this season.
— Catcher Roldani Baldwin went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a triple and a walk. Designated hitter Tyler Hill went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
— Starter Kevin Steen went four innings and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks with four strikeouts. Brad Stone picked up the win after going 1 2/3 hitless innings, allowing two walks and fanning two. Kuehl McEachern recorded his first save, pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out two.