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Results and Highlights from 5/30/12

30 May

Portland 3 GM 1
Harrisburg – 2
WP: Billy Buckner (4-3, 3.20)
LP: Erik Davis (4-2, 2.81)
HR: Portland – Jeremy Hazelbaker (4), Bryce Brentz (6)

Portland (21-31) – 2 GM 2
Harrisburg (28-24) – 5
WP: Garcia (1-0, 1.45)
LP: Stolmy Pimentel (1-2, 5.04)
S: Nelo (5)
HR: Portland – Juan Carlos Linares (7)

HIGHLIGHTS: Game one starter Billy Buckner pitched all seven innings, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He had four strikeouts to bring his season total to 51, tied for fourth most in the Eastern League … Game two starter Stolmy Pimentel also went the distance for Portland, allowing 5 runs and 7 hits over 6 innings. He has allowed 10 runs and 13 hits in his last two starts … Derrik Gibson stole his seventh base of the season in game one and is tied for ninth in the Eastern League. Jeremy Hazelbaker stole his ninth base of the season in game two and is tied for seventh in the league … Hazelbaker’s game one homer gave him a round tripper in three straight game … Zach Gentile and Juan Carlos Linares were the only Sea Dogs to get a hit in both games, each getting one hit per game.

Norfolk (21-31) – 2
Pawtucket (34-20) – 3
WP: Justin Germano (5-3, 2.89)
LP: Brad Bergesen (2-3, 4.91)
S: Clayton Mortensen (2)
HR: Norfolk – Lew Ford (2), Jai Miller (7)

HIGHLIGHTS: Justin Germano allowed 2 runs and 7 hits over 7 innings for Pawtucket. It is the third time this season that he has gone 7 innings … Jose Iglesias “rested” for the fifth straight game … Mauro Gomez went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles. He now has 14 doubles on the season, tied for second most in the International League … Josh Kroeger went 2 for 4, his third straight 2-hit game. He is batting .341 over his last ten games … Relievers Tony Pena Jr. and Clayton Mortensen combined for 5 strikeouts in 2 innings.

New Britain (30-21) - 7
New Hampshire (20-30) – 2
WP: B.J. Hermsen (3-1, 2.68)
LP: Chad Jenkins (2-4, 4.98)
HR: New Britain – Aaron Hicks (6), Chris Herrmann (5)

HIGHLIGHTS: New Britain starter B.J. Hermsen retired the first thirteen batters he faced. He struck out 4 and allowed 2 runs on 7 hits over 8 2/3 innings … New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins lasted 4 innings in his first start back from the disabled list. He allowed only 2 runs and 3 hits, but 2 of those hits were long balls. Jenkins has allowed 9 home runs this season, second most in the league … Rock Cats’ SS Estarlin de los Santos broke and 0 for 17 slump with a lead-off single in the seventh inning … New Hampshire’s Mike McDade went 1 for 3 to bring his batting average to .324, fifth best in the Eastern League. He is batting .354 with 8 home runs, 23 RBIs and 16 runs in the month of May … With the win the Rock Cats remain a half-game up on Reading in the Eastern Division. The Fisher Cats fall into a tie for last place with Portland.

Game Times and Pitchers for 5/30/12

30 May

Portland Sea Dogs (Billy Buckner 3-3, 3.28) GAME 1
vs. Harrisburg Senators (N/A) @ 6:00 p.m.

Portland Sea Dogs (Stolmy Pimentel 1-1, 4.44) GAME 2
vs. Harrisburg Senators (N/A) @ 45 mins. after game one

New Britain Rock Cats (B.J. Hermsen 2-1, 2.83)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 2-3, 5.03) @ 7:05 p.m.

Norfolk Tides (Brad Bergesen 2-2, 4.96)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Justin Germano 4-3, 2.93) @ 7:05 p.m.

Game Times and Pitchers for 5/10/12

10 May

The PawSox will be looking to take three of their four games from Rochester with a noon start time today. Since starting May 0-3, Pawtucket has since gone 5-1 and are 4-2 overall versus the Red Wings this season. Brandon Duckworth gets his sixth start of the season as he looks to remain undefeated on the year. In two seasons with the PawSox, Duckworth is 12-6 with a 3.83 ERA. He will be opposed by Luke French who gets his second start with Rochester after going 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five starts with New Britain.

French’s old Rock Cat teammate Logan Darnell will look to keep New Britain on the winning track as they face off against Eastern Division leader Reading. The RPhils currently hold only a ½ game lead over the Rock Cats and this is the first time the two teams will square off this year. Darnell will get his seventh start of the year and fifth at New Britain Stadium.

The Fisher Cats continue to stay south of .500 thanks to a 3-5 May thus far, but tonight Chad Jenkins will be looking to help turn around their fortunes as he gets the ball in his seventh start. Jenkins, who is 1-1 versus the BMets this year, has thrown 6 innings in each of his last three starts, but he has allowed 20 hits and 3 home runs in that span. Overall he has allowed a league-high 7 home runs this season.

Portland is the only team on the road today as they invade Trenton for the second time this season. It’s the third series for the Sox-Yankees AA affiliates, with the Thunder holding a clear edge, winning five of the six games played. Chris Martin gets the nod for the Sea Dogs in search of his third straight victory. He does have a start against Trenton under his belt when he went 4 2/3 innings against the Thunder back on April 11th, allowing only 1 earned run and 3 hits while striking out 5.

Rochester Red Wings (Luke French 0-0, 5.40)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Brandon Duckworth 4-0, 3.34) @ 12:05 p.m.

Reading Phillies (Drew Naylor 1-0, 9.00)
vs. New Britain Rock Cats (Logan Darnell 3-1, 4.55) @ 6:35 p.m.

Binghamton Mets (Gonzalez Germen 0-1, 7.50)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 2-2, 5.35) @ 6:35 p.m.

Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Martin 2-2, 4.30)
vs. Trenton Thunder (Brett Marshall 3-1, 3.82) @ 6:35 p.m.

Results and Highlights from 4/29/12

29 Apr

Reading (15-7) – 4
Portland (7-17) – 2
WP: Tyson Brummett (1-0)
LP: Caleb Clay (1-2)
S: Justin Friend (5)
HR: Portland – Oscar Tejeda (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Sea Dogs batters struck out 11 times and left 9 runners on base … Portland starter Chris Hernandez pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowed 1 earned run and lowered his ERA to a team-best 1.69 … Jeremy Hazelbaker went 0 for 4, snapping his nine-game win streak.

New Britain (14-9) – 5
Richmond (11-12) – 2
WP: Logan Darnell (3-0)
L: Jason Stevenson (1-4)
S: Daniel Turpen (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Logan Darnell struck out a season-high 8 batters en route this his third victory and first since April 14th … After batting .343 in his first 11 games of the season, Rock Cats outfielder Chris Colabello is hitting only .184 over his last ten, bringing his season average down to .260 … Aaron Hicks stole his first base since April 14th. He now has 3 on the season and has been gunned down once … Evan Bigley went 0 for 5 and struck out 3 times, ending his eight-game hit streak. He has struck out 10 times in his last five games.

Trenton (10-12) – 3
New Hampshire (10-12) – 4
WP: Clint Everts (1-0)
LP: Ryan Flannery (0-1)
HR: Trenton – Abe Almonte (3)
New Hampshire – A.J. Jimenez (2), Ryan Goins (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Down a run heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Fisher Cats struck for two, with the game-winning, walk-off single coming off the bat of Brad McElroy … For the fourth time in five starts, New Hampshire’s Chad Jenkins pitched 6 or more innings. He did not factor into the decision … Clint Everts worked three 3 scoreless innings with 4 Ks for the win. In 5 appearances he has yet to yield a run over 9 innings of work.

Pawtucket (15-9) – 2
Columbus (13-10) -3
WP: Cody Allen (1-0)
LP: Clayton Mortensen (2-2)
S: Chris Ray (5)
HR: Columbus – Cord Phelps (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: In his first action with the PawSox since returning from Boston, Nate Spears went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored … Over his last ten games Mauro Gomez, who went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles on the day, is batting .395 with 5 home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs … Jose Iglesias went 0 for 5 to bring his batting average down to .185. The shortstop has a .175 batting average (7 for 40) over his last ten games, has only one extra base hit on the year and has gone hitless in 11 games this season … Despite not allowing an earned run, reliever Clayton Mortensen got tagged with the loss after walking two and allowing a hit. The run that scored on his watch occurred on a throwing error from Tony Thomas during a botched double play that would have ended the seventh.

Games Times and Pitchers for 4/24/12

24 Apr

The PawSox will look to continue their eight game win streak as Scranton-Wilkes Barre blows through town for a quick two game set. Alex Wilson and D.J. Mitchell pose a nice matchup on the hill, but if the winds kick up as expected, there is a great chance it won’t go that way.

Chad Jenkins will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses in which he allowed 13 earned runs over 9 2/3 innings. Unfortunately there is rain and snow in the forecast for Binghamton, with lows in the 30s.

In sticking with the weather theme, New Britain looks clear for play, but like in Pawtucket heavy winds of 20+ mph are being predicted, so things could get very interesting in these games depending on which way it’s headed. Billy Bucker and Logan Darnell will be hoping it’s at their backs as they take the mound for their respective squads

Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees (D.J. Mitchell 2-0, 2.12)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Alex Wilson 1-0, 5.27) @ 6:15 p.m.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 1-2, 8.04)
vs. Binghamton Mets (Zach Wheeler 0-2, 2.40) @ 6:35 p.m.

Portland Sea Dogs (Billy Buckner 0-2, 6.00)
vs. New Britain Rock Cats (Logan Darnell 2-0, 2.81) @ 6:5 p.m.

Results and Notes from 4/17/12

18 Apr

Pawtucket (8-5) – 1
Syracuse (3-9) – 0
WP: Brandon Duckworth (2-0)
LP: Josh Wilkie (0-1)
HR: Pawtucket – Ryan Lavarnway (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Justin Germano (7 innings) and Brandon Duckworth (2 innings) combined for a five-hit shutout, allowing no walks and striking out 8 … PawSox catcher Ryan Lavarnway went 2 for 4 and blasted his second home run in as many games … Shortstop Jose Iglesias went 0 for 4, his sixth game without a hit this season … Jonathan Hee made his AAA debut at third base for the PawSox. He went 0 for 2 with a walk.

New Britain (10-3) – 6
Portland (3-10) – 3
WP: Bobby Lanigan (1-1)
LP: Brock Huntzinger (0-3)
HR: New Britain – Chris Colabello 2 (4)
Portland – Jeremy Hazelbaker (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: New Britain has won six straight games, all on the road, and are now tied with Reading for the best record in the Eastern League. Portland, losers of three straight, possess the worst record in the league … Rock Cats first baseman Chris Colabello went 2 for 3 with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 3 runs. His 4 home runs and 11 RBIs – all coming in the last six games – are tied for second in the E.L. … Sea Dogs right fielder Bryce Brentz went 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs. He is batting .304 over his last six games … New Britain reliever Deolis Guerra made his fifth appearance on the year, tossing two scoreless innings while striking out 2.

Binghamton (5-6) – 10
New Hampshire (4-8) – 6
WP: Collin McHugh (2-1)
LP: Chad Jenkins (1-2)
HR: Binghamton – Josh Rodriguez (1)
New Hampshire – Mark Sobolewski (1), Brad Glenn (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins saw his ERA balloon to 8.04 after allowing 8 earned runs over 2 2/3 innings … Fisher Cats center fielder Justin Jackson hit leadoff for the first time this season, going 2 for 5 with a run scored … Shortstop Ryan Goins went 3 for 5 with a single, double, triple and 3 RBIs.

Game Times and Pitchers for 4/17/12

17 Apr

The PawSox are currently 4-2 in the midst of their nine-game road trip and will look to keep that momentum going when Justin Germano hits the hill tonight in Syracuse. He has thrown five innings and allowed 2 earned runs in each of his two starts.

Portland will be hoping to put last night’s ninth-inning collapse behind them quickly as Brock Huntzinger looks for his first win in his third start of the season. For New Britain – winners of their last five – David Bromberg gets his first start of the year. In three relief appearances he has allowed 9 earned runs over two innings.

Chad Jenkins gets the nod for New Hampshire in Manchester. Although he pitched well last time out against New Britain, he did allow 3 home runs and has allowed 4 in thirteen innings this season. With temps expected to be near 70 degrees at game time, the weather may be more in the Tennessee native’s favor tonight than it was last Thursday night.

Pawtucket Red Sox (Justin Germano 1-1, 3.60)
vs. Syracuse Chiefs (Yunesky Maya 1-1, 4.50) @ 6:00 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (David Bromberg 0-0, 40.50)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Brock Huntzinger 0-2, 11.57) @ 6:00 p.m.

Binghamton Mets (Collin McHugh 1-1, 2.31)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 1-1, 4.15) @ 6:35 p.m.

Rock Cats spoil New Hampshire’s homecoming

12 Apr

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The rain clouds hung overhead like a heavy blanket, but managed to not be part of the Opening Day festivities at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Thursday night, and after the Fisher Cats raised their 2011 Eastern League Championship banner, it was time to get down to business.

Unfortunately for New Hampshire, Rock Cats pitcher Jason Marquis was more than ready to rain on their parade, as New Britain won 5-3 to spoil the Fisher Cats homecoming.

Marquis was dominant as he cruised through 8 innings of work, allowing only 2 run on 5 hits and no walks while striking out 7.

“Marquis pitched very well,” said Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano. “For a lot of our guys it’s nice to see a big league guy and how they’re going to approach him in the batter’s box. He’s in the big leagues for a reason.”

Fisher Cats starter Chad Jenkins tried to keep pace with Marquis and was doing just that, even in the face of a Deibinson Romero second inning home run that landed in the Sam Adams Bar & Grill patio. Romero cranked a 1-1 pitch for his first homer of the season.

Jenkins made it look easy in the top of the third, retiring the side on eight pitches, but again grooved a pitch that Aaron Hicks punished over the right field fences and across the street behind the stadium. It was the center fielder’s third home run of the season, making the score 2-0 after four innings.

The skies opened up in the sixth inning, as did the Rock Cats, who took advantage of two wild pitches from Jenkins, which allowed Evan Bigley to score on a sacrifice fly to center by Hicks (2 for 3, 2 RBI).

Romero then launched his second of the night into the patio in left field, a two-run shot that spread the lead out to 5-0 after six innings.

“He did only make a couple of mistakes and he paid for them,” said Fasano of Jenkins outing. “I thought he pitched very well actually. He got on top of the ball, was commanding very well and I thought his slider was better tonight than we’ve seen since last year.”

The Fisher Cats finally got on the board in the bottom half of the sixth when Justin Jackson (3 for 3, 2 SB) got a double then advanced to third on a stolen base and scored on a sac fly from Jon Diaz.

“You make adjustments and improvise,” said Marquis of dealing with the rain. “The hole from myself and [Jenkins], we landed in the same spot, so as the innings got on it got deeper and a little more slick. The cold never affected me.”

The only other blemish on Marquis’ came off the bat of Koby Clemens who jacked a cutter to the deepest part of the ball park for his first home run in a Fisher Cats uniform.

The Fisher Cats would then plate a run in the eighth and ninth innings but it was too little too late as Deolis Guerra closed the door on the night for his first save of the season.

Marquis is now set to join up with the Minnesota Twins in the coming days and is expected to pick up a start for the big club during their upcoming series against the New York Yankees.

“That was the plan [to make two starts in AA],” said Marquis. “They wanted to see arm strength, durability, sharpness of pitches to make sure that when I do step on a big league field I’m ready to go mentally and physically.”

The two teams meet back at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium for game two of their four games series Friday night at 5:05 p.m. Steve Hirschfeld (1-0, 3.60) gets the start for New Britain (5-3) and New Hampshire (3-4) will counter with Deck McGuire (0-1, 14.40).

- Craig Forde

Games Times and Pitchers 4/12/12

12 Apr

After all four local teams took the big  “L” yesterday. We are assured of at least one team taking a “W” tonight as we get our first head-to-head matchup when New Britain travels to Manchester to take on New Hampshire in their home opener. The Fisher Cats will have the added bonus of raising their 2011 Eastern League Championship banner and we will be there to cover all of the festivities.

Portland will also get their home opener tomorrow night when the BMets come to town. The Sea Dogs are hoping that the friendly confines of Hadlock Field are what the doctor ordered after a tough 1-6 road trip to start the season.

Pawtucket plays game two in Rochester and we should also be getting some coverage of this one, should the weather hold, as our very own Thomas Saucke will be in attendance.

Binghamton Mets (Zack Wheeler 0-1, 6.00)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Brock Huntzinger 0-1, 12.00)

New Britain Rock Cats (Jason Marquis 0-0, 1.50)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 1-0, 1.50)

Pawtucket Red Sox (Brandon Duckworth 0-0, 1.35)
vs. Rochester Red Wings (Daryl Thompson 0-1, 3.60)

Results and notes for 4/6/12

7 Apr

Richmond – 2 GAME 1
New Britain – 5
WP: Steve Hirschfeld (1-0)
LP: Stevenson (0-1)
HR: New Britain – Evan Bigley (1)

Richmond – 1 GAME 2
New Britain – 4
W: Logan Darnell (1-0)
L: Craig Westcott (0-1)
S: Bobby Lanigan (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats found themselves down, 2-0, in the second inning of game one, but Evan Bigley’s grand slam in the fifth inning put them on top for good. Bigley went 2 for 3 with a triple and 5 RBI in the game … New Britain reliever Luis Perdomo pitched two flawless innings, throwing 14 of 16 pitches for strikes, whiffing four of the six batters he faced … Game two starter Logan Darnell allowed only two hits and one run over five innings of work … Catcher Chris Hermann led the Rock Cats in the nightcap, going 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs … After going hitless with three Ks in the season opener, New Britain first baseman Nathan Hanson went 2 for 2 with a walk and run scored in game two … Rock Cats pitchers have only walked 5 batters while striking out 24 in the first 23 innings of play this season.

Buffalo – 2
Pawtucket – 1
WP: Dylan Owen (1-0)
LP: Tony Pena Jr. (0-1)
S: Fernando Cabrera (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Pawtucket starter Brandon Duckworth went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run, 5 hits and 4 walks … PawSox left fielder Alex Hassan has gone hitless in eight at bats to start the season, stranding 11 runners on base. The team has left 11 men on base in each of their first two games … Will Middlebrooks collected two more hits … Omar Quintanilla drove in the game winning run for the Bisons on a two out single in the top of the ninth, driving in Raul Reyes. It was Quintanilla’s first hit of season … The PawSox will host Lehigh Valley in a Saturday doubleheader starting at 4:05 p.m.

New Hampshire – 3
Trenton – 1
WP: Chad Jenkins (1-0)
LP: Ryan Pope (0-1)
S: Aaron Loup (1)
HR: Trenton – Abe Almonte (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Fisher Cats starter Chad Jenkins allowed a lead off home run to Abe Almonte, then settled down and allowed only four more hits in six innings of work … Jon Diaz and A.J. Jimenez both stole two bases … New Hampshire first baseman Mike McDade went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs … The Fisher Cats have used seven relievers in the first two games and they have combined for 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 4 hits, 3 walks, with 12 strike outs.

Portland – 4
Reading – 9
WP: Trevor May (1-0)
LP: Brock Huntzinger (0-1)
HR: Reading – Jiwan James (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs took a four run lead in the top of the second inning, but the RPhils tied it in the bottom half of the inning, then put up one run in each of the next five innings to pull away … Juan Carlos Linares went 2 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI to lead Portland. He is 6 for 12 on the season … After drawing only 3 walks in yesterday’s double header, Portland batters earned 8 free passes … Sea Dogs right fielder Bryce Brentz struck out three times, bringing his season total to five.

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