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July 2, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Stankiewicz and Boyd throw six shutout innings



7/2 Cup of Coffee: It was a day full of doubleheaders in the Red Sox farm system as Pawtucket, Portland, and the DSL Red Sox each won both games of a twin bill. Boston's third base depth stepped up for the PawSox as both Pablo Sandoval and Jhonny Peralta homered. Teddy Stankiewicz (pictured, right) and Logan Boyd both turned in six shutout frames for Portland and Greenville respectively. Shaun Anderson was not as successful in Salem, lasting only 2 2/3 innings in a loss.

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The PawSox and RailRiders continued Friday night's game, which had been suspended with Pawtucket leading 2-0 after three innings. Kyle Martin picked up the first three innings on Saturday afternoon, allowing two runs. Jamie Callahan struck out three in two shutout innings and Austin Maddox recorded his second save to close it out. Jhonny Peralta slammed his first home run with the PawSox as part of a 2-for-5 game. Ryan Court also went 2 for 5 and hit a two-run shot, his seventh of the season.

Hector Velazquez's strong start led the PawSox to a win in the second game of their doubleheader, tossing six innings and allowing two runs. Brandon Workman struck out two in a scoreless inning to finish the game. Pablo Sandoval, in Pawtucket on a rehab assignment, hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to kick off the scoring. Pawtucket scored two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth inning on a two-run single by Aneury Tavarez and a two-run homer by Matt Dominguez.

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Pitching ruled as the Sea Dogs won a low-scoring affair in the first game of their Saturday doubleheader. Teddy Stankiewicz was phenomenal, tossing six shutout frames while striking out five and walking none. Williams Jerez threw a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save. Mike Olt paced the Portland offense, going 3 for 3 with a double. The Sea Dogs' only run came on a solo home run by Deiner Lopez, his third of the year.

The Sea Dogs offense took off in game two, collecting four home runs. Top-ranked prospect Rafael Devers crushed his 17th home run of the season as part of a 2-for-4 game. Left fielder Danny Mars had a huge game from the top of the lineup, going 3 for 4 with a home run, walk, and three runs scored. Chad De La Guerra and Mike Olt notched the other two homers for Portland. Elih Villanueva started on the mound, allowing three runs in five innings and winning his second game of the season. 

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The pitching staff struggled for Salem on Saturday, with Shaun Anderson lasting only 2 2/3 innings and allowing three runs. Marc Brakeman followed him with three runs in 3 1/3 innings and Gerson Bautista gave up two runs and walked four in two frames. Jeremy Rivera was the highlight of the Red Sox offense, going 2 for 3 with two doubles, a walk, and an RBI. Austin Rivera and Chris Madera each recorded two hits as well.

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The Drive scored three runs in the first on an RBI single by Ryan Scott, a sacrifice fly by Tyler Hill, and an RBI single by Tucker Tubbs. First baseman Mitchell Gunsolus had a great game, going 2 for 4 with two doubles and a run. Starting pitcher Logan Boyd threw six shutout innings and struck out eight in a dominant outing, allowing seven hits and a walk. Daniel Gonzalez allowed two runs in two innings of relief and Hunter Smith shut the door.

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Vermont walked off against Lowell in the tenth inning, with Joan Martinez receiving the loss. Yorvin Pantoja was the starting pitcher, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Ryan Oduber was great in relief, allowing only an unearned run in 2 2/3 innings, before handing the ball to Durin O'Linger for an inning. Right fielder Juan Barriento was the only Spinner with multiple hits, going 2 for 5.

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The GCL Red Sox lost to the Twins for the second consecutive game despite a 4-for-5 performance from leadoff hitter Kervin Suarez. First baseman Pedro Castellanos provided most of the offense, going 2 for 5 with a two-run double in the third and a solo home run in the seventh. Oddanier Mosqueda started for the Red Sox and allowed four runs on eight hits in four innings.

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It took until the tenth inning before the Red Sox scored, but they came away with a win in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday. Their two runs came on a bases-loaded walk by Alexander Martinez and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Keibert Petit. Alejandro Martinez took the hill and was excellent, tossing six shutout innings, punching out seven and allowing just two hits. Luis Rivero earned the win with three scoreless frames in relief.

After a quiet showing in game one, the Red Sox bats exploded in the second game of the doubleheader. Catcher Eduard Conde led the way, going 3 for 4 with a double, two runs, and two RBI. Jesus Chacon had a productive game from the nine hole, driving in four runs and going 2 for 4 with a double. Rafael Gomez got his first win of the season, giving up two runs in five innings.

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Players of the Game: Teddy Stankiewicz and Logan Boyd led Portland and Greenville to wins on Saturday with remarkably similar outings, each tossing six scoreless frames. While Stankiewicz demonstrated better command, allowing six hits and no walks while striking out five, Boyd had the better stuff. Boyd struck out eight but allowed more baserunners, with seven hits and a walk.  The two have also had incredibly similar seasons to date. Stankiewicz, who was named an Eastern League All-Star on Wednesday, now has a 4.09 ERA in 81 1/3 innings and Boyd has a 4.02 ERA in 80 2/3 innings for Greenville.

Photo Credit: Teddy Stankiewicz by Kelly O'Connor

 
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