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August 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Cup of Coffee: Yorke, Munoz each extend their hitting streaks


8/7 Cup of Coffee: Nick Yorke and Yairo Munoz each stayed hot for Salem and Worcester, respectively. Worcester grabbed a second straight extra innings win in the debut of Delino DeShields. Chase Shugart (pictured) was terrific in the Drive's win over Rome. The FCL Red Sox were suspended, and each DSL team received a great starting pitching performance

For the second straight night, the Sox beat the RailRiders in 11 innings. Kyle Hart went the first two innings and did not allow a run. John Schreiber followed him with four shutout frames of his own with five strikeouts and two walks. Marcus Walden gave up two runs in three innings, but struck out four. Matt Hall picked up three massive strikeouts in the 11th, stranding runners on second and third. Yairo Munoz picked up two hits, extending his lengthy hitting streak to 28 games. Delino DeShields made his organizational debut and picked up two hits and a stolen base. Jeremy Rivera, Josh Ockimey, and Joey Meneses each had two hits as well. 

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Binghamton Rumble Ponies (NYM) 8, Portland Sea Dogs 0
It was a rough offensive night, as the Sea Dogs collectively went 1 for 27 with 13 strikeouts. Kole Cottam picked up the only hit. Andrew Politi struggled, surrendering five runs in just 3 1/3 frames with four strikeouts and five walks. Enmanuel De Jesus had a decent appearance out of the bullpen, allowing one run in 2 2/3 innings with four strikeouts. Jake Thompson tossed a clean inning with one strikeout. 

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Greenville Drive 4, Rome Braves (ATL) 3
The Drive used a big fourth inning in this one, as Joe Davis and Stephen Scott each went deep in the frame. It was Davis' fifth home run in 15 games with Greenville. Brandon Howlett went 2 for 4 and Cole Brannen smoked his third triple of the year. Chase Shugart started and pitched very well, allowing two runs (one earned) in six innings. He struck out five and surrendered just four hits and one walk. Oddanier Mosqueda struck out three and allowed one run in two innings before Cody Scroggins picked up the save with a clean ninth that included one strikeout. 

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Lynchburg Hillcats (CLE) 8, Salem Red Sox 4
Nick Yorke had another nice offensive night, going 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored, extending his hitting streak to 17 games. Ceddanne Rafaela went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Antoni Flores also picked up two hits in four trips. On the mound, Jorge Rodriguez allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings with three strikeouts and one walk.  Yasel Santana and Casey Cobb both struggled, combining to give up five runs in 3 2/3 innings. 

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FCL Red Sox @ FCL Twins (MIN), Suspended (lightning)
This game was tied at five in the seventh inning before play was halted. Brainer Bonaci, Tyler Miller, and Phillip Sikes each singled and doubled, while Jose Garcia hit his first homer of the year. Albert Feliz added an RBI double. Nathanael Cruz' start was short-lived, coming out of the game after a pair of walks to open the first inning. Cole Milam struck out six with one walk in three innings, giving up one earned run. Henry Nunez punched out four in three innings, but also gave up three runs. 

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DSL Royals White (KC) 7, DSL Red Sox Blue 5
The Sox had nine hits in this one, all singles. Armando Sierra and Juan Chacon each picked up two hits, with Chacon scoring a couple runs. Alexis Hernandez and Johnfrank Salazar kept their great seasons going, each going 1 for 3, with Hernandez also drawing a pair of free passes. Jedixon Paez was tremendous in his start, tossing four shutout innings with six strikeouts and just one walk and one hit allowed. Barbaro Pinero struck out five in 3 1/3 frames, but also allowed five runs. 

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DSL Red Sox Red 6, DSL Royals Blue (KC) 0 (six innings)
Jose Ramirez also had a terrific start for the other DSL Sox team, firing five shutout innings with six strikeouts and no walks. He has not given up a run in 18 innings this year. Albertson Asigen led the way on offense, going 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs. Elvys Castro reached twice with a single and a walk. 

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Player of the Day: Chase Shugart strung together his third straight solid start, going six innings for the first time since June 13. The 24-year old right-hander has allowed five earned runs in his last 16 innings pitched. Overall, he has struggled a bit this year with a 5.43 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 69 2/3 innings. 

Photo Credit: Chase Shugart by Kelly O'Connor

 
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