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Mayer sets season high with three extra hits (July 1)
New month, same story.
After going hitless on his first two trips to the plate, Mayer doubled in the fifth inning, homered in the seventh and doubled again — his 20th, second in the Carolina League — in the eighth.
Mayer’s three extra hits tied a season high, while his three RBI was his best total since Salem’s season opener on April 8. In his last six games, Mayer hit .385 with seven extra hits (four doubles, three homers) and six RBIs. — Jacob Resnick
Mayer hits a fifth homer in a three-hit game (June 25)
Marcelo Mayer recorded another multi-hit night for Single-A Salem.
Mayer started with a right single field and stole his ninth base of the year in the first inning. In the sixth, the 19-year-old netted his fifth long ball on the right. Mayer’s other shot came on opposite ground on the left in the 8th.
The No. 10 MLB prospect posted a .276/.356/.876 line on the year. — Alyssa Gomez
Bello posts his first scoreless triple-A outing (June 21)
Brayan Bello has been good since joining Triple-A Worcester. This time he was awesome.
The No. 4 Red Sox prospect struck out seven innings in seven scoreless innings in the WooSox Victory 5-0 on Charlotte. The outing has lowered his ERA to 3.12 in seven games since his promotion.
Bello pitched in relief behind rehabilitator Josh Taylor and led Worcester through the eighth inning. Bello has now stoked at least seven of six of his seven Triple-A appearances. — Jacob Resnick
Jordan adds to his hot streak with 2 more home runs (June 19)
Blaze Jordan is on fire for Single-A Salem.
The 19-year-old made it a fourth inning four run with a blast to right center field, then crushed an opposite field drive to the left on his next appearance in sixth.
In his last 10 games, Jordan had 19 hits and 10 runs. It now sports a .364/.429/.527 line for the month.
Game was tied entering bottom of ninth until prospect #22 Nathan Hickey capped his game at four RBIs with a scoreless single. -Alyssa Gomez
Triston Casas slowly progressing from a right ankle injury (June 19)
This was supposed to be the season that Red Sox No. 2 prospect Casas would complete his minor league development. While that may still be the case, Casas continues to be held back by a sprained right ankle which has kept him out since May 17. Before the injury, Casas had a .248/.359/.457 line with six home runs and 22 RBIs at Triple-A Worcester.
“Casas, at first we thought it was something minor and just around the sack he twisted his ankle, we thought it was going to be day to day,” Red Sox manager Alex said. Kora. “But, he wasn’t moving well, and as you know, he’s a great guy. He wasn’t able to get out of it. We expect him to keep moving forward, to s ‘improve. There’s no timeline yet. It’s just a matter of him being able to push and move. When that happens, we’ll decide what we do. Right now, he’s just out there doing his rehab, moving around, but nothing yet until he started playing.” — Ian Brown
Rafaela rakes in 5 RBIs in a 2-HR game (June 15)
Ceddanne Rafaela is already making her mark at Double-A.
In the fifth inning, Rafaela hit a two-out drive to right field. He followed up with a long ball from the opposite field on the left in the seventh.
The 21-year-old has four homers in June and 13 for the season. He’s posted a .333/.378/.788 slash in 33 at-bats since joining the Sea Dogs. -Alyssa Gomez
Mayer ends a no-hitter bid with a home run and adds a double (June 12)
No hitter? No problem for Marcelo Mayer.
With Single-A Salem staring at a zero in the hits column in the seventh inning, the Red Sox’s top prospect took matters into his own hands, ending both the no-hitter and the shutout with an at-bat. Mayer couldn’t do much on his own, however, like Salem lost 4-1 in Charleston.
The home run and a ninth-inning brace give Mayer seven more hits in nine June games. The No. 10 MLB prospect now boasts an impressive .324/.389/.568 line on the year. — Jacob Resnick
Northcut hits three High-A home runs (June 10)
Nicolas Northcut is still confident in his swing.
Somehow, it was no surprise that the 22-year-old slugger hit three homers in one game for the first time in his professional career. But that didn’t stop his enthusiasm about it.
“It was pretty good,” Northcut said. “It’s always something very special when you go there, collect three [homers] and help the team win that night.
Mayer has two more hits (June 9)
Marcelo Mayer just keep knocking.
After suffering a wrist injury at the end of May, the Red Sox’s top prospect returned to the thick of things, including a two-hit performance in Single-A Salem. 10-5 loss. The No. 10 MLB prospect smashed his third home run, a two-run blast to right-center, top of the first and added a right-hand brace, his 14th of the year, in the third. The 19-year-old cuts .311/.376/.534 with 21 RBIs in 25 games. — Stephanie Sheehan
Murphy Impressive Again in One-Hit Release (June 2)
It was Chris Murphy’s day in New Hampshire.
The No. 10 prospect struck out nearly half of the batters he faced, racking up nine strikeouts while allowing just one hit and a run in 6 1/3 innings in the Double-A from Portland. 8-7 loss in New Hampshire.
After allowing a double to the first batter, Murphy retired the next two batters and struck out the next nine in a row. The southpaw’s walk in the seventh inning ended his night and ended up being the only earned run he gave up.
The 23-year-old threw 101 throws – 63 for strikes – and lowered his ERA to 2.18, which puts him second in the Eastern League in ERA behind Erie’s Chance Kirby (1.59), and took his K total to 64. over 53 2/3 innings. — Edwin Perez