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7/28 MiLB Gameday: Trio of Matinees
Posted 28 July 2011 - 05:39 AM
IL: Pawtucket (Matt Fox) @ Lehigh Valley (Scott Mathieson) [11:05am]
EL: Portland (Michael Lee) vs. Altoona (Jeff Locke) [7:05pm]
CL: Salem (Ryan Pressly) @ Frederick (Nick Haughian) [12:05pm]
SAL: Greenville (Miguel Celestino) vs. Charleston (Scottie Allen) [7:05pm]
NYPL: Lowell (Madison Younginer) @ Mahoning Valley (TBD) [7:05pm]
GCL: GCL Red Sox vs. Orioles [12:00pm]
DSL: DSL Sox - OFF
Radio Broadcasts : MiLB Audio
Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:02 PM
Matt Fox went 6 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits (1 HR) and 5 walks; striking out 4. Scott Atchison went an inning, giving up a hit and a walk; striking out one. Hideki Okajima pitched an inning, striking out 2. Michael Bowden pitched the 9th, giving up a hit.
Lars Anderson went 2/3 with a double and a walk. Brett Dlugach went 2/4. Luis Exposito went 1/3 with a walk. Ryan Lavarnway went 1/4. Che-Hsuan Lin went 1/5. Nate Spears went 0/2 with 2 walks. Hector Luna went 0/3 with a walk. Tony Thomas went 0/4. Daniel Nava went 0/5.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:39 PM
Ryan Pressly went 6 innings, walking 4 and striking out 5. Pete Ruiz went 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 6 hits (1 HR) and striking out 2.
Miles Head went 2/4. Shannon Wilkerson went 1/3. Vladimir Frias, Dan Butler, Kolbrin Vitek and Derrik Gibson each went 1/4; Butler with a double, Frias with a SB, Vitek with a CS. Bryce Brentz and Alex Valdez each went 0/3 with a walk. Matt Spring went 0/4.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:45 PM
Raul Alcantara went 6 innings, allowing a run on 5 hits; striking out one. Jordan Flasher went 3 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and a HBP; striking out 3. Brenden Shepard went 2 innings, allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 5 hits (1 HR), a walk and a WP.
Chris Coste went 2/2 after replacing Adalberto Ibarra who went 0/1 with a walk. Matthew Gedman went 2/4 with a HR. Kendrick Perkins and Nick Robinson each went 1/4; Perkins with a double. Jesus Loya and Williams Jerez each went 0/4 with a walk; Jerez with a SB. Jose Vinicio and Aneury Tavarez each went 0/4. David Chester went 0/5.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:59 PM
Madison Younginer went 4 2/3 innings, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits, 2 walks and 2 WPs; striking out 3. Matty Ott came in to record the final out of the 5th. Mitch Herold pitched a perfect inning in rehab. Luis Bastardo went 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, 3 walks and a WP; striking out 6.
Matty Johnson went 3/4 with a double, walk and SB. Keury de la Cruz went 3/5 with a walk and 2 CSs. Travis Shaw went 2/4 with a walk. Drew Turocy went 2/4 with a SF. Jayson Hernandez went 2/5. Boss Moanaroa, Seth Schwindenhammer and Joantoni Garcia each went 1/4 with a walk; Moanaroa and Schwindenhammer with doubles. Roberto Ramos went 0/4 with a walk and a SB.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:00 PM
Michael Lee went 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and a HBP; striking out 5. Eammon Portice went 2 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 2 hits (1 HR) and 2 walks; striking out 6. Cesar Cabral went 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out one.
Alex Hassan and Heiker Meneses each went 2/4; Hassan with 2 doubles. Chih-Hsien Chiang and Jeremy Hazelbaker each went 1/3 with a walk; Hazelbaker with a double and a SB. Mark Wagner and Oscar Tejeda each went 1/4; Wagner with a double, Tejeda with a PO/CS. Jon Hee went 0/3 with a sacrifice. Mitch Dening went 0/1 after replacing Ryan Khoury who went 0/4. Will Middlebrooks went 0/4.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:01 PM
Miguel Celestino went 4 innings, allowing 6 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and a walk; striking out 6. Juan Rodriguez went 2 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and 2 walks; striking out 2. Michael Olmsted went 2 innings, walking one and striking out 5. Justin Erasmus pitched an inning, striking out 2.
Felix Sanchez went 3/4 with a walk and 3 SBs. Christian Vazquez went 3/5 with 2 doubles. Brandon Jacobs went 2/4 with 2 doubles, a SF and a SB. Henry Ramos went 1/3 with a double, 2 walks and a SB. Sean Coyle, Michael Almanzar and David Renfroe each went 1/4 with a walk; Almanzar with a double, Renfroe with a SB. Xander Bogaerts went 1/4 with a HBP. Wilfred Pichardo went 1/4 with a SB.
Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:04 PM
Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:48 AM
Lars Anderson belted a leadoff double in the top of the eighth and scored on a wild pitch by Justin DeFratus to lift the PawSox to a 2-1 win over first-place Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
Offense was hard to come by for both teams. They combined for a total of 11 hits, seven for Pawtucket.
The PawSox scored in the second inning on a single by Che-Hsuan Lin that drove in Nate Spears.
In the seventh, former PawSox All-Star Brandon Moss hammered a homer to straightaway center field to tie it at 1-1. National League All Star Placido Polanco went 0-for-2 with a walk in a rehab start (bulging disc). The Phillies third baseman is expected to play again on Friday. Matt Fox pitched well but didnít figure in the decision. Fox allowed one run on two hits (Mossí HR). Scott Atchison, Hideki Okajima and Michael Bowden each tossed a scoreless inning of relief. Bowden hasnít given up an earned run in 14 innings and earned his 13th save in 14 tries.
With the Sea Dogs trailing 7-4 and two runners on with two outs, Mitch Dening crushed a full-count fastball and watched it head toward the wall in right-center.
There, on the warning track, Altoona center fielder Starling Marte swallowed it in his glove, preserving the Curve's 7-4 victory before a sold-out crowd of 7,368 at Hadlock Field.
"I jumped all over it," Dening said. "I thought it had a chance in the wind but I didn't hit it hard enough."
Dening, who entered the game in the eighth inning for the injured Ryan Khoury, is familiar with dramatics. He hit a walk-off homer the last time the Sea Dogs were in town, last week against Binghamton.
This time, if Dening had homered to tie it, the Sea Dogs had the hot bat of Alex Hassan (two doubles) coming up next.
Instead, the Sea Dogs dropped to 43-61. Altoona is 45-69.
Some in the Hadlock crowd were cheering for the Curve, namely starting pitcher Jeff Locke, a native of North Conway, N.H. Locke, 23, is one of the Pittsburgh Pirates' top pitching prospects.
Last year, Locke pitched at Hadlock and stymied the Sea Dogs, pitching a three-hit shutout over eight innings, striking out eight in a 1-0 victory in front of several of his fans who crossed the state border for the game.
Locke had his followers again Thursday. He lasted five innings this time, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits and a walk. He struck out four.
"The fastball wasn't there, but the breaking ball and change-up were," Locke said. "It wasn't the game plan we had at the start.
"But I did have a lot of adrenaline coming in It's always fun to come back and pitch against a team you've been coming to watch since you were 6 years old."
Despite being no-hit through five innings, the Keys pitching staff kept Frederick in the game, which proved invaluable in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Salem on Thursday afternoon at Harry Grove Stadium.
Miguel Abreu's two-out, two-strike RBI double in the eighth provided the difference for the Keys, who wrapped up the season series against Salem with 15 wins and just five losses.
The Keys offense did not muster a hit off Salem starter Ryan Pressly in the first five frames, unable to take advantage of four walks from the right-hander, including three straight to start the game. The Texas native picked off former Hokie Steven Bumbry, and got a groundout and a strikeout to wiggle his way out of the jam.
Pressly exited after 82 pitches in five innings, giving way to Pete Ruiz, who immediately yielded a leadoff single to Bumbry in the bottom of the sixth.
An inning later, Michael Flacco smashed his first Carolina League home run, a two-run shot with one out, tying the game at two apiece. In the eighth, Ruiz retired Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado but gave up a two-out single to Jacob Julius before allowing the game-winning double down the right-field line to Abreu.
Salem got on the board in the fourth against Frederick starter Nick Haughian. With runners on the corner and two outs, Vladimir Frias and Shannon Wilkerson smacked back-to-back RBI singles to give the Sox a 2-0 lead. Salem left both Frias and Wilkerson on base, however, as Derrik Gibson struck out to end the threat.
From there, though, Haughian, Justin Moore and Sean Gleason retired 15 of the final 17 Salem hitters, including 10 straight to end the game. Moore picked up the win, tossing three scoreless frames, while Gleason picked up his league-leading 30th save of the season with a perfect ninth.
The only thing hotter than the Summer heat at Fluor Field on Thursday night was the Greenville Drive (55-48, 17-16) bat rack. The Drive offense was scalding hot in the first game of the series, as every starter collected at least one hit. Add in a furious comeback in the middle innings, and that was more than enough for the Drive, as they grabbed a 13-8 victory over the visiting Charleston RiverDogs (41-62, 15-18).
The game was moving along rapidly until the RiverDogs put up a 5-spot against Drive starter Miguel Celestino in the top of the third. Jose Mojica reached on an error with one out, and Eduardo Sosa walked. Anderson Feliz then singled to right, scoring Mojica. Kevin Mahoney then doubled down the right field line, bringing home Sosa. Gary Sanchez came up next and laced a two-run triple to right field, and Ramon Flores capped the scoring in the frame with an RBI single to left to plate Sanchez.
Charleston added a single run in the fourth. Garrison Lassiter hit a leadoff single, moved to second on a groundout and advanced to third on a passed ball. He came in to score when Feliz singled back through the box to make the score 6-0.
Greenville began their charge back in the bottom of the fourth with three runs off Charleston starter Scottie Allen. Jacobs got things started with a double high off the Green Monster in left. After advancing to third on a wild pitch, he came home on a single by Vazquez. Henry Ramos followed with a double into the left field corner, moving Vazquez to third. Two batters later, Almanzar lofted a high fly ball off the Monster to bring Vazquez and Ramos home.
The RiverDogs added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Drive reliever Juan Rodriguez (2-4) was greeted rudely by Sanchez, who doubled to right to begin the frame. A walk and a single loaded the bases with nobody out. Sanchez came in on a passed ball that advanced everyone 90 feet. Lassiter hit a one-out RBI groundout to cap their scoring.
The Drive answered with three more runs in the bottom half. Felix Sanchez drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Sean Coyle singled through the left side to advance Sanchez to third, and Jacobs drove Sanchez in with a sacrifice fly to right field. Vazquez then doubled to the wall in center, plating Coyle all the way from first. After a walk and a hit by pitch loaded the bases, Almanzar drew a walk, bringing in Vazquez.
Greenville scored three more in the bottom of the sixth to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish. With Francisco Rondon (1-2) hurling, Wilfred Pichardo dropped a bunt single down the first base line to start the inning, and Sanchez followed with an infield single.
Keury De La Cruz laced a two-out single to right field in the eighth inning, scoring Jayson Hernandez and Joantoni Garcia, completing a three-run rally for Lowell as the Spinners charged back for a 10-7 victory over Mahoning Valley Thursday night.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Spinners, and moved them to within two games of Stedler Division leader Vermont, who fell to Williamsport in a rain-shortened five inning game.
Lowell (19-21) wasted no time getting on the board, scoring four runs in the first inning on four hits. De La Cruz opened the game with a single and moved to third on a ground-rule double by Matty Johnson. Travis Shaw knocked in the first run of the game with a single and Boss Monaroa walked to load the bases with nobody out. After a Seth Schwindenhammer strikeout, Hernandez dropped a single into right field to score two runs and Drew Turocy knocked in the final run of the inning with an RBI groundout.
Mahoning Valley (22-18) began to chip away at the lead in the bottom half of the inning, scoring a run on a wild pitch by Spinner starter Madison Younginer. The Scrappers added two more in the third inning on a triple by first baseman Jake Lowery and a double by third baseman Jordan Smith.
Mahoning Valley then tied took the lead in the fifth, scoring for the second time on a wild pitch by Younginer, and an RBI single by centerfielder John Barr.
The Spinners finally awoke from their offensive slumber in the eighth as Hammer led off with a double, moved to third on a bunt single by Hernandez and scored as Turocy lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to tie the game. Roberto Ramos then walked and moved into scoring position along with Hernandez on a wild pitch to set up De La Cruz's heroics.
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