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Seadogs Notebook - Profile of Tommy Hottovy
When Tommy Hottovy last pitched in this ballpark, it was forgettable. On Aug. 6, he allowed four runs on six hits and six walks in four innings in a 6-2 loss to the Aeros. Hottovy, 25, a fourth-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox out of Wichita State in 2004, gets the start tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern League championship series. The Aeros will be facing an improved, more confident Hottovy.
Since being promoted to Portland on July 31, Hottovy has made eight starts. In his first four outings, the left-hander went 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA. In his last four starts, he is 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA.
"It was more me getting to know what I have to do to be successful here," Hottovy said. "And the funny thing is, there is not much difference. If I just stay within myself and do what I can do, then everything is fine.