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Down on the Farm- 5/12-5/18

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA). Also, the Portland Sea Dogs (AA),  the Greenville Drive (A), and Salem Red Sox (High A). After every team is given a recap, individual stats are posted. The Red Sox went 1-4 during the week, bringing their record to 17-20. On the 12th, the Sox fell to Syracuse 6-5 on a walk-off walk. They had chances to win it in the late innings, but the offense could not come through. Justin Haley got the start and allowed two runs over 3.2 innings. On the 13th, they lost by the score of 9-1. Starting pitcher Marcus Walden gave up one run in 2.1 innings. On the 14th, they defeated Buffalo 6-5 on a walk-off single by Tzu Wei Lin. Dustin Pedroia went ⅓ with a single in a rehab start. Jalen Beeks gave up two runs in six innings, lowering his ERA to an impressive 1.93. Their game on the 15th was postponed due to rain. The next day, they lost 5-4. The game was tied in the ninth until Ryan Brasier gave up a go-ahead sacrifice fly. On the 17th, they had an off day. On the 18th, they were defeated by Rochester 2-0. Chandler Shepard’s one earned run over six innings was not good enough as the Sox only recorded four hits. The...

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Down on the Farm- May 5th- May 12th

*Every weekend, I will be updating you on weekly results from the Red Sox’ farm teams: Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA), the Portland Sea Dogs (AA), and the Greenville Drive (A). Pawtucket Red Sox The Red Sox went 2-4 over the week, and they are now on the 16-16 year. On May 5th, they defeated Scranton 2-0 thanks to seven shutout innings from Chandler Shepard. Tyler Thornburg also had a clean eighth in a rehab outing. On May 6th, they defeated Scranton by the same score. Justin Haley picked up the win, and he now has a 3.60 ERA. Brandon Workman pitched the sixth, seventh, and eighth while Bobby Poyner picked up the save. On May 7th, they fell to Lehigh by the score of 4-1. The Paw Sox only recorded six hits and starting pitcher Josh Smith struggled over four innings. On the 8th, they lost 4-1 again. They only have one batter hitting above .300, and the offense has struggled all year. On the 9th, they were shutout by the score of 3-0. Starting pitcher Jordan Beeks kept them in the game, but they only recorded two hits. On the 10th, the bats were quiet again as they fell to Syracuse 6-4. Starting pitcher William Cuevas struggled, giving up four runs in as many innings.  On the 11th, the bats finally exploded with a 12-2 win. They scored eight...

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Rotation Changes Coming for the Sox?

The Red Sox starting rotation exceeded expectations in the first month. The staff posted a 3.34 combined ERA, which ranks fifth in the MLB. Porcello leads the team in ERA, Sale leads the team in strikeouts, and Price has had his best start in Boston. However, Eduardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz have both struggled mightily in their returns. Drew Pomeranz Pomeranz has only made two starts, and he usually takes time to get into his rhythm. In April, he posts a 4.09 ERA, but in August, he posts a 2.92 ERA. Pomeranz was the second best starter on the team last year, so things would have to get very ugly for him to be moved to the bullpen. However, if he does not rebound eventually, Cora will have no choice but to explore other options. I think he will figure it out because he usually does, but there is still no guarantee. BOSTON, MA – JULY 19: Drew Pomeranz #31 of the Boston Red Sox high fives teammates in the dugout after being relieved during the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on July 19, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Eduardo Rodriguez Rodriguez has more of a sample size than Pomeranz, starting five games with a 4.78 ERA. He is considered to have lots of “potential”, but he has not lived up to it so...

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