June 6, 2016 at 7:00 AM
6/6 Cup of Coffee: It was an odd day for Red Sox minor league affiliates, as just 14 innings total were played throughout the system. Roenis Elias threw a complete game gem in a win for the PawSox, and Jalen Beeks took a tough loss despite pitching well in a rain-shortened game for Salem. Portland's doubleheader was rained out and Greenville and the DSL Red Sox teams all had off days on Sunday.
Boston manager John Farrell is leaving the fifth spot in the rotation open for competition, and Roenis Elias is stating his case to fill the void. He tossed a complete game for Pawtucket, allowing just one run on a solo home run in the third. In all, he gave up six hits, walked two, and struck out eight on 109 pitches.
Ryan LaMarre had a nice day offensively, contributing a home run, a double, and a stolen base in five trips to the plate. The bottom third of the batting order, Dan Butler, Deven Marrero, and Jose Vinico, combined to go 7 for 11 with a double, a run, and two RBI.
Portland Sea Dogs at Hartford Yard Goats, PPD
Both games of the Sea Dogs' doubleheader were rained out and will instead be played today with game one beginning at 12:05 p.m.
Salem took an unlucky loss on Sunday, as rain kept them from making a comeback attempt. The game was called after five innings, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 defeat. Jalen Beeks was the tough-luck loser, as he went all five innings and pitched very well. He gave up just the one run on only two hits. He walked one and punched out five.
The Red Sox managed just three hits in the shortened ballgame. Mike Meyers, Nick Longhi, and Rafael Devers each went 1 for 2, with Longhi's hit being a double.
Player of the Night: Roenis Elias is making a push to be called up to the Red Sox. His complete game was the third time in his last four outings that he went at least seven innings while allowing two earned runs or less. He has 33 strikeouts in 29 innings pitched over his last four starts for Pawtucket.