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6/14 MiLB Gameday: Drive play two/Barnes Day!
Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:49 AM
IL: Pawtucket (Doug Mathis) @ Buffalo (Matt Harvey) [7:05pm]
EL: Portland (Chris Hernandez) @ Bowie (Jacob Pettit) [7:05pm]
CL: Salem (Matt Barnes) vs Carolina (Francisco Jimenez) [7:05pm]
SAL: Greenville (Miguel Pena/Jason Garcia) @ Augusta (Kevin Couture/Adalberto Mejia) [5:05pm]
NYPL: Lowell - Season Begins June 18th.
GCL GCL Sox - Season Begins June 18th.
DSL DSL Sox @ DSL Mets2 [10:35am]
Salem is 3 games behind division leader Winston-Salem with 4 to play.
Arnie Beyeler named a Coach for the IL All-Star Team.
Another Bard appearance for the Pawsox tonight.
Pawsox: Providence Journal, Pawtucket Times
Seadogs: Portland Press Herald
Salem: Roanoke Times
Greenville: Greenville Online
Lowell: Lowell Sun
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
edit: A poor assumption apparently, as Twitter has him with many more pitches thus far than Gameday is crediting him for. Regardless, pretty dominant start thus far.
Edited by semsox, 14 June 2012 - 07:22 PM.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:24 PM
Assuming Gameday is accurate, Barnes has been almost comically dominant tonight. 7 of the 8 strike-outs were 3 pitch at-bats with 3 swinging strikes (the 8th K was 2 swinging strikes and then a called strike 3).
I believe the only ml Gameday that keeps an accurate ball/strike count is for AAA. Comically dominant still appears close enough, even if it's not quite 3 pitches per batter.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:31 PM
Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:38 PM
Miguel Pena went 5 innings, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks; striking out 5. Nefi Ogando went 1 2/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks and a HBP; striking out one.
Drew Turocy went 2/2 with a walk. Jason Repko went 2/4 with a triple. Henry Ramos went 1/3. Lucas LeBlanc and Boss Moanaroa each went 0/2 with a SF. Dreily Guerrero, Blake Swihart and David Renfroe each went 0/3. Jose Vinicio went 0/4.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:42 PM
Chris Hernandez went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, a HBP, a WP and 2 walks; striking out one. Brock Huntzinger went 2 innings, giving up a hit.
Matt Spring went 1/3. Bryce Brentz went 0/2 with a walk. Juan Carlos Linares went 0/3 with a walk. Bryan Johns, Nick Natoli, Peter Hissey and Reynaldo Rodriguez each went 0/3. Zach Gentile and Oscar Tejeda each went 0/4.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:00 PM
Doug Mathis went 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, a walk and a HBP; striking out 3. Dan Bard went 2 innings, walking one and striking out 4. Garrett Mock went an inning, giving up a hit and striking out 2.
Pedro Ciriaco went 2/5 with a double and a SB. Josh Kroeger, Che-Hsuan Lin and Ryan Lavarnway each went 1/3 with a walk; Lavarnway with a HR. Mauro Gomez went 0/3 with an Intentional walk. Nate Spears went 0/3 with a HBP. Tony Thomas went 0/3. Alex Hassan and Lars Anderson each went 0/4.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:03 PM
Jason Garcia went 2 innings, allowing 6 runs on 7 hits, a WP and a walk; striking out one. Raynel Velette went 3 perfect innings, striking out 5. Michael McCarthy went an inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
Henry Ramos went 2/3. Jose Garcia went 2/4 with a double. Dreily Guerrero and Drew Turocy each went 1/3. Jordan Weems went 0/1 with 2 walks. Cody Koback went 0/3 with a walk. Garin Cecchini went 0/3 with a HBP. David Renfroe and Matthew Marquis each went 0/3.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:07 PM
Matt Barnes went 5 innings, allowing a run on 2 hits and a walk; striking out 9. Jeremiah Bayer went 1 2/3 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Andrew Jones went 2 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits and a WP; striking out one.
Heiker Meneses went 2/2 with a walk and a SB. Christian Vazquez went 1/2 with a double and a walk. Michael Almanzar and Brandon Jacobs each went 1/3 with a walk; Jacobs with a SB and a CS. Sean Coyle went 1/3. Shannon Wilkerson went 1/4. Xander Bogaerts went 0/3 with a walk and a PO/CS. Travis Shaw went 0/3 with a HBP. Jackie Bradley went 0/4.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:46 PM
Dioscar Romero went 2 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs on 2 hits, 2 walks and a WP; striking out 2. Edinxon Pacheco went an inning, allowing 5 runs on 3 hits (1 HR), 2 walks, a HBP and 4 WPs; striking out 2. Wildyn Florian went 2 innings, allowing 3 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits, 2 walks and a WP. William Gonzalez went 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks; striking out 2. German Taveras went an inning, allowing 2 unearned runs on a hit, a walk and a HBP.
Andres Garcia went 3/3 with a double and a SB before being replaced by Ricardo Andujar who went 0/1. Alixon Suarez went 1/3 with a walk. Robert del Rosario and Anthony Amaya each went 1/4 with a double; Amaya with a PO/CS. Pablo Urena went 0/1 with a HBP before being replaced by Kevin Segovia who went 0/1 with a walk. Roberto Duncan went 0/3 with a HBP. Manuel Margot went 0/3 before being replaced by Osvaldo Almengo who went 0/1. Raymel Flores and Luis Valenzuela each went 0/4.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:10 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:04 AM
Bullpen or rotation.
The debate surrounding the future of erstwhile Boston Red Sox hurler Daniel Bard has yet to be decided.
However, based on the stellar two-inning performance by Bard in the Pawtucket Red Sox’ 5-0 whitewashing of the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday night, only one conclusion could be drawn.
The Fenway pen awaits.
Building on his first PawSox relief appearance Monday, Bard entered in the seventh inning and faced just six batters.
He needed just 25 pitches (15 for strikes) to set them all down.
After walking the first batter he faced, Fred Lewis, Bard erased him with a double-play ball, then fanned the last four Bisons in a row.
“I felt good,” Bard said. “It was definitely a step in the right direction for me. It definitely built some confidence and stuff for my main two pitches [fastball and slider]. It’s nice to have the results to match how I felt out there.”
The results were highly satisfying in the eyes of PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler.
“He’s making progress,” said Beyeler. “He threw two clean innings. He’s around the zone much better. [Pitching coach] Rich [Sauveur] said he was very under control. A couple of pitches got away a little bit, but he was on top of the ball with some plane. He might not have seen the velocity he’d like to see [he topped out at 93 mph]. But the command is solid.”
Bard was able to keep his arm motion elevated, an adjustment he made Monday at Sauveur’s suggestion against Gwinnett.
He said that helped him command both his fastball and his changeup.
“I think so,” he said. “The mechanics felt pretty clean. I’m still searching just a little bit to where I feel they are just right. As a pitcher, you never feel quite perfect. I was able to make those one-pitch adjustments rather than taking four or five pitches to make adjustments, as I have sometimes this year. That’s the biggest thing. When I do miss with a pitch, or come out of my delivery a little bit, I can make the adjustment on the next pitch and get back into it.”
After fanning Matt Tuiasosopo to open the eighth, Bard silenced Rob Johnson with a 79-mph slider, then blew a 93-mph fastball past Raul Reyes to finish his night in satisfying style.
“I was happy to get that last one on a fastball,” he said. “My breaking ball hasn’t really been my problem lately. It’s been getting consistent outs. To get that strikeout on a fastball was good for me.”
Some may push the panic button, but Boles plans to stay the course after his team had just one hit -- a single by Matt Spring in the second inning -- in a 2-0 loss Thursday to Bowie.
The Baysox swept the three-game series, shutting out Portland for the second straight game. The Dogs have not scored in 21 innings.
The Sea Dogs (27-38) have lost four in a row, five straight on the road.
"It's two games. Tomorrow is a new day," said Boles, sitting in his office after the Sea Dogs went down in just 2:13 before a crowd of 3,958. "We trust our hitters. We faced tough pitchers the last two nights. You have to give them credit."
Bowie lefty starter Jacob Pettit (4-0) allowed one hit with five strikeouts in five innings and Mike Belfiore and Greg Burke combined to shut down the Sea Dogs. The last 16 Portland batters were retired.
"He (Pettit) was using his fastball. Offensively we did not get the job done tonight," said Peter Hissey, a center fielder who was hitless in three at-bats. "We will get our work in. We ran into a good arm tonight."
"He did a good job of keeping us off balance," Spring said of Pettit. Hissey and Spring said the team is not in a slump.
Boles said of Pettit: "He was able to command his fastball. He has a real good feel for a change- up. He showed a lot of poise."
The Sea Dogs wasted a strong outing by lefty pitcher Chris Hernandez (3-6), who gave up six hits and two runs with two walks in six innings.
"He pitched very well tonight," Boles said. "He did his part. He pitched out of a couple of jams."
Bowie took a 1-0 lead in the third on a sacrifice fly to left by Rhyne Hughes that scored Allan de San Miguel, who led off with a walk.
The Baysox made it 2-0 in the fifth as Manny Machado had a two-out single to score Antoan Richardson, who led off with a bunt single.
Hernandez got a break in the fourth when Buck Britton was thrown out at third by center fielder Hissey following a hit and run single by Zelous Wheeler.
INCHING CLOSER: Matt Barnes was sensational again, newcomer Heiker Meneses provided two key hits, and the Salem Red Sox kept alive their hopes for a first-half division championship with a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Mudcats on Thursday in front of 4,023 at Salem Memorial Ballpark.
PENNANT RACE UPDATE: With Winston-Salem falling 4-3 in Wilmington on Thursday - the surging squad's first loss in eight games - the Sox trail the Dash by two games in the Carolina League's Southern Division with three games left in the half. Salem hasn't won a first-half title since 1988.
STILL DEALIN': Barnes, Boston's 2011 first-round pick out of UConn, continues to overmatch hitters in his debut season. The 6-foot-4 right-hander consistently worked in the high-90s in his five innings of two-hit dominance, striking out nine and walking one.
The one run Barnes allowed actually raised his ERA to 1.37. Combined with his time at Greenville, he's 6-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 672/3 innings.
WELCOME ABOARD: Meneses, who was demoted to Salem from Double-A on Monday, ripped RBI singles in the second and fourth innings to provide half the Sox runs. The 20-year-old shortstop has hit safely in each of his first four games with the club after batting .197 in 41 games with Portland.
"The level is hard," he said of Double-A. "Very hard. You've got more players coming down from the big leagues. The pitchers throw more breaking -pitches. You've got to make adjustments, because if you don't do that, you've got big problems."
FAMILIAR TERRITORY: Meneses played 26 games in Salem last year on his way up, hitting .356 here. So far, he looks comfortable in his return.
"I feel like I'm really close to seeing the ball," he said.
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