The Cap on Monday, April 7th

7 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

AAA
Syracuse – 2
Pawtucket – 3 (10 innings)
WP: Resop (1-0)
LP: Strange (0-1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The only game of the night for any team that matters to this little blog got in an extra inning of play for the masses. The PawSox had a 2-1 lead until the eighth when Brayan Villareal uncorked a wild pitch that scored the tying run with two outs. Pawtucket would get the same treatment in the bottom of the tenth when Syracuse’s Daniel Strange threw two straight wild pitches, one moving Justin Henry up to third and the second scoring him to end the game…Henry went 0-for-3 in the leadoff spot, but walked twice and stole a base in his first game of the season…The PawSox had only four hits in the game and made two errors in the field…Garin Cecchini went 1-for-4 with an RBI and has hit safely in his first five games at Triple-A…Christian Vazquez went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, but made up for it with a big pickoff of Steven Souza at first base as Syracuse threatened in the ninth inning. 

AA
Portland –
Trenton – PPD

A
Greenville –
Charleston – PPD

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

AA
Harrisburg –
New Britain – PPD

New Hampshire –
Trenton – PPD

Game times and pitching probables for Monday, April 7th

7 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

6:15 p.m.
Syracuse Chiefs – Blake Treinen (6-7, 3.47 ERA)
at Pawtucket Red Sox – Chris Hernandez (5-9, 4.75 ERA)

7:05 p.m.
Portland SeaDogs – Mike McCarthy (6-5, 4.82 ERA)
at Trenton Thunder – Matt Tracy (4-5, 5.51 ERA)

Greenville Drive – Mario Alcantara (5-5, 4.17 ERA)
at Charleston RiverDogs – Caleb Smith (1-2, 1.93 ERA)

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

6:35 p.m.
Harrisburg Seantors – A.J. Cole (10-5, 3.60 ERA)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Sean Gilmartin (4-8, 5.06 ERA)

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats game at Reading, sheduled for 6:35 p.m., has already been postponed due to rain.

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(pitchers listed with 2013 minor league stats)

The Cap on Sunday, April 6th

7 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

AAA
Lehigh Valley – 5
Pawtucket – 4
WP: Pettibone (1-0)
LP: Layne (0-1)
S: Garcia (1)
HR: LV – Rupp (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning, but the IronPigs came right back to tie in the third and rode Cameron Rupp’s two-run, sixth inning homer – his third of the season – to the win. The team’s split the opening four-game set…Ryan Lavarnway got his first start at catcher this season. He had a passed ball and went 0-for-3 batting in the third spot in the lineup. Lavarnway is now 0-for-14 to start the season…Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored as a the DH. Three of his five hits this season have been doubles…Garin Cecchini went 1-for-3 and has hit safely in all four games. He drove in a run, scored and drew a walk as well.

AA
Portland – 3
Reading – 4
WP: Garner (1-0)
LP: Augliera (0-1)
S: Giles (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Reading scored four times in the bottom of the second and the Sea Dogs were unable to scrape their way back into this one as the teams split their opening series. In his first Double-A start, Mike Augliera allowed eight hits and those four runs, in picking up the loss…Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero both went 1-for-4 with a single at the top of the order. Marrero picked up an RBI in the third inning.

ADVANCED A
Salem – 3
Myrtle Beach – 0
WP: Mercedes (1-0)
LP: Wolff (0-1)
S: Younginer (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Make it four straight to start the season for Salem, and 15 straight dating back to last season. Starter Corey Littrell struck out eight over 4 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and three walks before leaving a scoreless game…Reliever Simon Mercedes K’d four in 3 1/3 inning, picking up the win, and Madison Younginer worked a scoreless ninth for his third career save…Matt Gedman (1-for-4, double) scored from third on a wild pitch in the fifth inning for the only run that the Salem Sox would need. They would score twice more in the seventh.

A
Greenville – 5
Kannapolis – 8
WP: Chavez (1-0)
LP: Stankiewicz (0-1)
S: Sanchez (2)
HR: GRE – Mager (1), Roberson (1). KAN – Hayes (1), Engel (1), Michaelczewski (1).
HIGHLIGHTS: The balls were flying out of the park in this one as the Intimidators evened up the series behind a 13 hit performance. Greenville also had 13 hits, but could not keep pace with the runs on this night…2013 second-rounder Teddy Stankiewicz suffered through the worst outing of his young career, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk. He also served up two home runs, one more than he had in 19 2/3 innings with Lowell last season…Greenville reliever Mike Adams pulled off the rare four strikeout inning in the eighth after allowing his first victim to reach first on a strike-three wild pitch…Tim Roberson (3-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 runs) and Kevin Mager (2-for-4, HR, BB, RBI, run) led the Drive offense from the middle of the lineup.

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

AA
Richmond – 8
New Britain – 2
WP: Crick (1-0)
LP: Summers (0-1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Richmond put this one away early with runs in the second, third and fourth innings. The Rock Cats dropped two straight after winning their first two of the year against the Flying Squirrels…Catcher Kyle Knudson, the only bright spot on the day for New Britain, went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

New Hampshire – 5
Trenton – 11
WP: De La Cruz (1-0)
LP: Copeland (0-1)
HR: TRE – Sanchez (1), Segedin (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats looked comfortable in the top half of the fourth inning after taking a 3-0 lead on the Thunder. Then the skies shook and Trenton struck for all 11 of their runs in the bottom half of the inning, splitting the four game opening series behind Yankees top prospect Gary Sanchez’s two-out grand slam…The Fisher Cats had only five hits in the game and Ryan Schimpf (1-for-3) collected two RBIs and scored twice.

Game times and pitching probables, Sunday, April 6th

6 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

1:05 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs – Jeremy Kehrt (2-5, 4.71 ERA)
at Pawtucket Red Sox – Jonathan Pettibone (0-2, 6.54 ERA)

1:35 p.m.
Portland SeaDogs – Mike Augliera (9-6, 4.23 ERA)
at Reading Fightin’ Phils – Perci Garner (7-6, 4.41 ERA)

3:05 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – Corey Littrell (0-3, 1.74 ERA)
at Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Sam Wolff (4-0, 0.60 ERA)

5:05
Greenville Drive – Teddy Stankiewicz (0-0, 2.29 ERA)
at Kannapolis Intimidators – Sean Bierman (6-5, 2.55 ERA)

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

1:05 p.m.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Scott Copeland (9-8, 3.74 ERA)
at Trenton Thunder – Joel De La Cruz (6-3, 3.28 ERA)

1:35 a.m.
Richmond Flying Squirrels – Kyle Crick (3-1, 1.57 ERA)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Matthew Summers (7-7, 3.09 ERA)

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(pitchers listed with 2013 minor league stats)

The Cap on Saturday, April 6th

6 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

AAA
Lehigh Valley – 4
Pawtucket – 6
WP: De La Rosa (1-0)
LP: O’Sullivan (0-1)
S: Villarreal (1)
HR: PAW – Snyder (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox took a 6-0 lead and held on despite allowing four runs in the seventh inning. Rubby De La Rosa used up only 70 pitches in his five innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five. It was De La Rosa’s first start since July 29th of last year, also versus the IronPigs. He made 15 relief appearances between Boston and Pawtucket to close out his 2013 season…Garin Cecchini went 3-for-3 with three singles, an RBI and a run, raising his average to .533 in three games…Ryan Lavarnway, who DH’d after playing his first two games ever at first base, went 0-for-4. He is 0-for-11 with two walks on the year…Brandon Snyder (2-for-3) hit a two-run homer in the second inning, the first for the PawSox this season.

AA
Portland – 2
Reading – 3
WP: Ogando (1-0)
LP: Reed (0-1)
S: Giles (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs took an early 2-0 lead, but that slipped away as Reading scattered nine hits and used seven walks to steal the win…Mookie Betts (1-for-4) had a double – his third of the year – a walk, a run scored and a stolen base. Half of his eight hits over the first three games have been for extra bases…Travis Shaw drove in a run and collected his first two hits of the season, both singles. He also earned a walk for the third straight game…Blake Swihart went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

ADVANCED A
Salem – 5
Myrtle Beach – 2
WP: Cuevas (1-0)
LP: Knapp (0-1)
HR: SAL – Blair (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Sox picked up their third straight win to start the season and their 14th straight game dating back to last August. Assist on that stat due to Evan Lepler (@EvanLepler), Salem’s play-by-play voice…Matt Gedman sparked a three run first with a two-run double. Gedman went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored…Second baseman Reed Gragnani went 4-for-5 and drove in two…Ryan Dent (2-for-3, walk, HBP, run) stole his third base of the season…Starter Luis Diaz struck out three and allowed just three hits in five innings. He has picked up the win in all three starts he has made for Salem, dating back to last season.

A
Greenville – 8
Kannapolis – 2
WP: Light (1-0)
LP: Leyer (0-1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Pat Light had a career high ten strikeouts in earning his first victory since April 12th of last season. It was Light’s first start for the Drive since leaving a June 1st game last year with a hamstring injury that cost him much of his season. On Saturday he tossed six innings, allowing one run on four hits…All but one Greenville batter picked up a hit in the game, with five players collecting two hits apiece. Zach Kapstein went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored from the nine hole.

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

AA
Richmond – 13
New Britain – 5
WP: Mejia (1-0)
LP: Rogers (0-1)
HR: RIC – Parker (1), Villalona (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Rock Cats starter Taylor Rogers got tuned up, allowing 9 hits and 9 runs, 7 earned, in just four innings. The Flying Squirrels picked up runs in the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings to put this one away early…Daniel Ortiz (1-for-4) hit safely for the third straight game. All five of his hits this season have been singles…Nate Hanson (1-for-3) collected his second two-run double this season.

New Hampshire – 5
Trenton – 6
WP: Moreno (1-0)
LP: Boone (0-1)
HR: NH – Schimpf (1), Burns (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats let victory slip through their paws after the bullpen gave up four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and the winning run in the ninth. Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkz allowed just one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings…Ryan Schimpf and Andy Burns hit the first two Fisher Cats home runs of the season, both solo shots…Brad Glenn had two hits and a double for the second straight night. He has hit safely in all three games.

Game Times and Pitching Probables for Saturday, April 5th

5 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

1:05 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs – Sean O’Sullivan (8-5, 3.83 ERA)
at Pawtucket Red Sox – Rubby De La Rosa (3-3, 4.26 ERA)

6:05 p.m.
Portland SeaDogs – Miguel Pena (7-8, 4.29 ERA)
at Reading Fightin’ Phils – Hoby Milner (12-7, 3.83 ERA)

7:05 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – Luis Diaz (9-4, 1.96 ERA)
at Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Alex Gonzalez (0-4, 3.80 ERA)

Greenville Drive – Pat Light (1-4, 7.34 ERA)
at Kannapolis Intimidators – Robinson Leyer (2-7, 6.35 ERA)

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

1:35 a.m.
Richmond Flying Squirrels – Adalberto Mejia (7-4, 3.33 ERA)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Taylor Rogers (11-7, 2.88 ERA)

5:05 p.m.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Austin Bibens-Dirkx (12-9, 2.48 ERA)
at Trenton Thunder – Zach Nuding (5-11, 4.23 ERA)

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(pitchers listed with 2013 minor league stats)

 

The Cap on Friday, April 4th

5 Apr

RED SOX AFFILIATES

AAA
Lehigh Valley – 4
Pawtucket – 9
WP: Breslow (1-0)
LP: Simon (0-1)
HR: LV – Rupp (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: After trailing by four, the PawSox put up eight runs in the fifth inning and the game was called due to rain after the IronPigs at-bat in the top of the eighth. Craig Breslow picked up the win in his second rehab appearance. The Sox lefty threw a scoreless fifth, striking out one and allowing a one-out double to Jim Murphy…It was, by all accounts, a mixed bag for starter Anthony Ranaudo who stuck out seven in his four innings of work. He walked four, gave up four hits and allowed four runs on his watch, only one of which was earned…Christian Vazquez sparked the offense and was one of four PawSox with two RBIs in the game. The catcher went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored…Leadoff man Brock Holt went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored.

AA
Portland – 4
Reading – 1
WP: Couch (1-0)
LP: O’Sullivan (0-1)
S: Valdez (1)
HR: POR- Coyle (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: It’s hard to believe that Mookie Betts could be as hot as he was last year, but so far in his first two Double-A games he’s been just that. Mookie went 3-for-4 with two doubles on Friday. He has seven hits from the top of the order so far this year…In the second spot in the Portland order Deven Marrero (1-for-4, BB, run) also picked up a double, his third. Marrero and Betts have accounted for 10 of the Sea Dogs 20 hits to start the season…Sean Coyle (2-for-4) drove in two and hit a solo home run in the second inning to get Portland on the board…Starter Keith Couch struck out six and scattered six hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.

ADVANCED A
Salem – 4
Myrtle Beach – 0
WP: Cuevas (1-0)
LP: Knapp (0-1)
HR: SAL – Blair (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Sox got a fantastic effort by their pitchers tonight, combined with some late inning offense to move to 2-0 on the season. Starter William Cuevas allowed six hits in his six innings and struck out three. Austin Maddox struck out five of the six batters he faced in a perfect relief stint, and Dayan Diaz K’d two of the three batters he saw. In two game the Salem pitching staff has struck out 22 batters…Ryan Dent scored the game winning run in the seventh inning after walking, stealing second, advancing to third on a passed ball and scoring on a wild pitch, over the course of two batters…Carson Blair’s two run homer in the eighth helps pad the victory.

A
Greenville – 2
Kannapolis – 7
WP: Danish (1-0)
LP: Callahan (0-1)
S: Sanchez (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite scoring first the Drive were only able to muster five hits on the night as Kannapolis capitalized on nine free passes…Greenville starter Jamie Callahan lasted only 3 2/3 innings after allowing four hits and six walks. Reliever Sergio Gomez didn’t fare much better over his 3 1/3 innings in which he gave up four hits and three walks to go along with four wild pitches…Jake Romanski (1-for-3, two runs) had a first inning triple. It was the first three-bagger of his career…Manuel Margot went 0-for-4 for the second straight night.

NEW ENGLAND BASED TEAMS

AA
Richmond – 3
New Britain – 4
WP: O’Rourke (1-0)
LP: Quirarte (0-2)
S: Oliveros (1)
HR: NB – Waring (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the second straight game a New England native picked up the win for the Rock Cats. Friday it was Worcester’s Ryan O’Rourke who worked 1 2/3 innings in relief for the victory, allowing a hit and striking out one…Brandon Waring’s solo home run in the bottom of the eighth broke a 3-3 tie. He went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, walk, RBI and two runs scored. Last season Waring tied for the Eastern League lead with 23 home runs while with the Bowie Baysox.

New Hampshire – 7
Trenton – 3
WP: McGuire (1-0)
LP: Bleich (0-1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Deck McGuire stretched out a 5 1/3 inning performance for the the Fisher Cats, earning a win. The former first-rounder allowed three hits, gave up a walk and struck out three…Catcher A.J. Jimenez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run…Second baseman Jon Berti drove in two as well with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. He also stole a base and committed an error in the game.

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