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August 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Dean Miller single short of cycle; quality start for Kent


Cup of Coffee 8/2: Only Portland and the GCL team were able to come home with wins, while both Salem and DSL Red Sox1 were swept in doubleheaders. The GCL team provided enough offense for the whole system, as Dean Miller was a single short of the cycle and had five RBI. Daniel Bakst also had three hits, while Bramdon Perez was 2 for 5. Matthew Kent turned in a quality start for Portland, while Jarren Duran (pictured) extended his hitting streak to 10 games and has seemed to have adjusted to Double-A after a challenging start after his promotion, while Gilberto Jimenez' hitting streak reached 11 games.

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Syracuse Mets (NYM) 4, Pawtucket Red Sox 2
The PawSox scored a run in the first and a run in the ninth, but it was not enough to top Syracuse. Chad De La Guerra drilled a home run in the final frame and Rusney Castillo earned an RBI on a fielder's choice during the first. Erasmo Ramirez pitched six innings, surrendering four runs (two earned) on five hits. He struggled with control, walking four batters against five strikeouts. Tanner Houck and Ryan Brasier each delivered a no-hit inning. Marco Hernandez also had two hits.

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Portland Sea Dogs 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels (SF) 3
Portland broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run sixth that included a ground out to deliver a run between a pair of wild pitches. Bobby Dalbec added an RBI in the first inning as well. Matthew Kent turned in a quality start, scattering three runs on eight hits across seven innings. Durbin Feltman and Jordan Weems each surrendered a hit during a shutout inning to complete the contest. Jarren Duran and Brett Netzer had two hits each, allowing the former to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

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Salem was up 3-0 headed into the bottom of the fifth on the back of an RBI single from Michael Osinski, a Ryan Fitzgerald triple that drove in a run and a sacrifice fly. However, Daniel Gonzalez, who took a perfect game to the fifth inning, gave up four hits and a walk to allow three runs to cross the plate. Anyelo Gonzalez pitched 1 1/3 one-hit frames, but a bases-loaded walk by Joan Martinez drove in the walk-off run. 

The Red Sox committed a pair of errors, leading to three unearned runs, all of which went on starter Enmanuel De Jesus' tab. In 4 1/3 innings, he allowed another three earned runs on nine hits. Andrew Schwaab completed the contest with 1 2/3 one-hit frames. Edgar Corcino had a two-RBI double as part of a two-hit contest.

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Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Greenville Drive 0 (Suspended)
The game will be resumed at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by a seven-inning game. The contest was halted after the end of the fourth inning.

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Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) 6, Lowell Spinners 1
The Spinners were able to pound out only four hits combined with a tough start from Bryan Lucas, Brooklyn pulled away. Lucas allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits across four innings. Jose Larez and Osvaldo De La Rosa each had a clean inning, but Cody Scroggins surrendered a pair of runs between their appearances. Gilberto Jimenez increased his hitting streak to 11 consecutive contests.

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Daniel Bakst and Dean Miller each had three hits, while Miller was a single short of the cycle as part of a five-RBI day. Bramdon Perez was 2 for 5 with a pair of RBI as well. On the mound, Brandon Walter pitched 3 1/3 innings, scattering six hits and two runs in a piggyback role after two innings from Brock Bell. Zach Schneider punched out five batters in 3 1/3 innings to finish off the contest. The game was close until the Red Sox broke out for six runs in the ninth inning, all of which came with two outs.

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The game was suspended in the fourth, in the midst of an Astros comeback bid. The team was able to tie the game by the time the inning was through and took the victory. Eduardo Lopez had three hits and two RBI. Albert Feliz and Darel Belen added two hits as well, with Feliz also driving home a pair. Royman Blanco added three innings of shutout ball in relief.

In the regularly scheduled contest, the Astros walked it off in extra innings. Brainer Bonaci and Darel Belen each had two hits, while Wilker Vargas drove in the RBI. Gabriel Jackson allowed two runs on three hits in his five-inning start. Johan Martinez took the loss, allowing just the unearned extra-inning run on one hit. He walked three batters and struck out four. 

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The Rangers did all of their damage in the seventh inning, when two errors in the first three batters led to four unearned runs on Erfen Diaz' tab. He also allowed three hits and a walk. Frailyn Sanchez earned the start and allowed just one hit across five shutout innings. Gregori Sevogia surrendered two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work. Axel James hit a two-run home run as part of a 2-for-4 day, while Gregori Custodio also added two hits.

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Player of the Day: A cycle is incredibly difficult to obtain, but it is very rare to get the three extra-base legs of the cycle and not hit a single. However, Dean Miller was able to do just that for the GCL squad on Thursday. The Red Sox put up 11 runs on 12 hits, three of which came off the bat of Miller, who contributed five RBI as well. Miller has had multiple hits in two straight games and his batting average is up to .277. The triple and home runs were the first of Miller's professional career.

Photo Credit: Jarren Duran by Kelly O'Connor

 
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