April 10, 2017 at 7:00 AM
4/10 Cup of Coffee: The lineups broke out for the Sea Dogs and Drive on Sunday, with both teams taking wins in high-scoring games. Fifth-ranked prospect Bobby Dalbec was 3 for 4 and Tucker Tubbs (pictured) was 4 for 5, each collecting a pair of doubles for Greenville. Danny Mars led the Sea Dogs in a one-run victory with a 3-for-4 game and a two-run homer. The PawSox bats were unable to show up in each game of their doubleheader, dropping both. Roniel Raudes' first start of the season was rough as Salem lost in a blowout.
The PawSox put together a run in the first on an RBI single by Bryce Brentz but were unable to generate much offense in game one of their doubleheader. Henry Owens pitched well, allowing a run in five innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Kyle Martin was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs in the sixth inning.
Marcus Walden struggled in his first start with Pawtucket, allowing five runs in 3 1/3 innings. Brandon Workman looked strong in relief with 2 1/3 scoreless innings, punching out one. As in the first game of the doubleheader, the PawSox recorded only three hits: singles by Matt Dominguez, and Bryce Brentz and a double by Tim Roberson.
Danny Mars led the Sea Dogs offense from the nine hole, going 3 for 4 with three runs scored and a two-run homer in the eighth. Catcher Jordan Procyshen capped a six-run third inning with a grand slam, scoring Cole Sturgeon, Mike Olt, and Nick Longhi. Aneury Tavarez impressed from the leadoff spot, going 3 for 5 and scoring two runs. Olt was 1 for 3 with a triple, two RBIs, and two walks. Trey Ball struggled on the mound, allowing four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jamie Callahan was great in relief, striking out three in 1 2/3 perfect innings.
Roniel Raudes was rocked in his first outing of the season, giving up five runs in four innings. Yankory Pimentel allowing two runs (one earned) in two innings of work, striking out three. Bryan Hudson had a solid day from the leadoff spot, going 3 for 5. Third baseman Deiner Lopez knocked a home run in the fourth as part of a 1-for-4 game. Austin Rei was 1 for 4 with a double.
The Drive kicked off the game with a seven-run first inning en route to a slugfest victory. Bobby Dalbec was 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs, and two RBIs. Batting behind Dalbec, first baseman Tucker Tubbs was 4 for 5 with four runs scored and two doubles. Ryan Scott cracked a three-run blast in the fourth inning in a 1-for-4 effort. Carlos Tovar was 3 for 5 with a double, a run, and an RBI. Logan Boyd started for the Drive and allowed five runs (four earned) in four innings. Hildemaro Requena picked up the win in relief with three innings and one earned run. Matthew Gorst allowed five runs in two frames.
Player of the Day: Tucker Tubbs had a phenomenal day at the plate on Sunday, collecting four hits including two doubles. He drove in Dalbec with a double in as part of a seven-run first inning in Greenville. Tubbs, whom the Red Sox selected in the ninth round in 2015, is now 6 for 14 with three doubles on the young season.
Photo Credit: Tucker Tubbs by Kelly O'Connor