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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.

Results and Highlights from 5/29/12

29 May

Norfolk (21-30) – 8
Pawtucket (33-20) – 11
WP: Junichi Tazawa (3-1, 3.13)
LP: Eddie Gamboa (1-1, 7.59)
S: Will Inman (4)
HR: Norfolk – Miller, Ja (6), Bill Hall (3)
Pawtucket – Josh Kroeger (7), Lars Anderson (6)

HIGHLIGHTS: Reliever Junichi Tazawa worked two innings for his third win of the season. He struck out 4 and allowed 1 run on 2 hits … Marc Melancon allowed only his second run in 18 appearances … Jose Iglesias missed his fourth straight game as he deals with back stiffness … Lars Anderson went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs and a season-high 5 RBIs. He has hit half of his home runs this year in his last three games. … The win put the PawSox at 17-11 for the month of May, one win more than their 16-9 April … Ryan Lavanway went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs. It was his third 3-hit game of the season.

Portland (20-30) –
Harrisburg (27-23) – PPD

HIGHLIGHTS: The two will play a double header on Wednesday with game one starting at 6:00 p.m.

New Britain (29-21) –
New Hampshire (20-29) – PPD

HIGHLIGHTS: No makeup date has been scheduled.

Results and Highlights from 5/19/12

20 May

Binghamton (20-20) – 6
Portland (15-26) – 5 (10 inn.)
WP: Brad Holt (2-0)
LP: Will Latimer (1-3)
S: Adrian Rosario (1)
HR: Binghamton – Pedro Zapata (1), Raul Reyes (2)
Portland – Reynaldo Rodriguez (8), Bryce Brentz (4)

HIGHLIGHTS: Sea Dogs’ starter Stolmy Pimentel threw 6 scoreless innings, scattering 4 hits and 2 walks to go along with 6 strikeouts … Portland center fielder Ronald Bermudez was the only player in the game without a hit … Reynaldo Rodriguez was 1 for 4 with a 2-run homer, his seventh in the month of May. The franchise mark for home runs in May was set by Ryan Lavarnway last season when he hit eight … Jeremy Hazelbaker stole his team-high 7th base of the season. He is tied for seventh in the E.L. … Both teams struck out ten times. Binghamton leads the Eastern League having struck out as a team 322 times. Portland is a close second with 317 whiffs.

Trenton (21-18) – 3
New Hampshire (16-24) – 1
WP: Preston Claiborne (2-2)
LP: Randy Boone (0-2)
S: Ryan Flannery (5)
HR: New Hampshire – John Tolisano (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: New Hampshire starter Randy Boone, who is working his way back after Tommy John surgery, left the game in the first inning after experiencing some discomfort. He allowed 1 run on 3 hits in a 1/3 of an inning … John Tolisano went 2 for 3 and connected for his first home run of the season and first since August of last year … Catcher Sean Ochinko picked up his first AA hit, a line-drive single up the middle in the ninth inning … Brian Van Kirk went 1 for 4 to extend his hit streak to seven games … The Fisher Cats move to 6-11 in May with the loss.

New Britain (25-16) – 3
Reading (23-17) – 2
WP: Blake Martin (1-1)
LP: Michael Cisco (2-2)
S: Luis Perdomo (1)
HR: Reading – Leandro Castro (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Andrew Albers pitched 6 innings, allowed 2 earned runs, 9 hits and walk. After allowing only 1 walk in his first five starts, he has allowed 1 in each of his last three … Luis Perdomo worked a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season … Chris Herrmann went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI … Aaron Hicks went 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and his 10th stolen base. He is tied for fourth in the Eastern League in steals.

Pawtucket (27-17) – 4
Norfolk (18-24) –8
WP: Pat Neshek (2-0)
LP: Justin Germano (4-3)
HR: Norfolk – Brandon Waring (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Justin Germano had his shortest outing of the season, going only 3 innings after allowing 6 runs on 7 hits and two walks. His ERA jumped from 1.99 to 2.98 … Scott Podsednik went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs, a run and his 2nd stolen base with the PawSox. He has hit safely in six of the seven games since joining Pawtucket … The rehabbing Kevin Youkilis played his second straight game at third base, but was not tested in the field. He went 1 for 4 at the plate with 2 strikeouts … Jose Iglesias went 1 for 4 and is now batting .282 on the season when he was at just .200 heading into the month. He has hit safely in five straight games and has 10 hits in that span … It is the third time this season that the PawSox have dropped 3 or more games in a row.

Games Times and Pitchers for 5/11/12

11 May

The PawSox welcome in the two-time defending Triple-A champion Columbus Clippers for a four-game set. Doug Mathis will look to keep the momentum rolling for the PawSox who have won six of their last seven games. Mathis notched his first win of the season in his last outing when he allowed 1 earned run on 3 hits against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Rock Cats will face off against Phillies top prospect Trevor May as they look to pull back within a half a game of the RPhils. May – who has struck out 7 batters in each of his last four games – is second in the Eastern League with 5 wins and carries with that a 40-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. David Bromberg gets his fourth start for New Britain, a slot that he has excelled in so far. As a reliever he had a 20.25 ERA in 5 appearances, but in 3 starts he has allowed only 1 earned run and has struck out 14 batters in thirteen innings.

Deck McGuire will look to gain some consistency in his seventh start of the season. He has allowed 12 earned runs and 21 hits over his last three starts. McGuire’s only win came at home where he has posted a 2.95 ERA over three starts and has yet to allow a home run. Maybe home is where the arm is for Deck.

Portland and Trenton are set up for a decent pitchers duel tonight. Sea Dogs’ starter Chris Hernandez sports a 1.99 ERA, fifth best in the Eastern League. Thunder starter Graham Stoneburner has allowed only 2 runs and 2 walks in three starts.

Columbus Clippers (Chris Seddon 3-1, 4.18)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Doug Mathis 1-2, 6.15) @ 6:05 p.m.

Reading Phillies (Trevor May 5-1, 3.09)
vs. New Britain Rock Cats (David Bromberg 1-0, 5.29)

Binghamton Mets (Gonzalez Germen 0-1, 7.50)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Deck McGuire 1-4, 6.40) @ 6:35 p.m.

Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Hernandez 1-2, 1.99)
vs. Trenton Thunder (Graham Stoneburner 0-0, 1.80) @ 7:05 p.m.

Results and Highlights from 5/10/12

10 May

Rochester (22-13) – 6
Pawtucket (14-19) – 7
WP: Will Inman (1-0)
LP: Tyler Robertson (0-2)
S: Mark Melancon (3)
HR: Rochester – Pedro Florimon (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: A Mauro Gomez 2-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth gave the PawSox a come-from-behind victory. They took three of four games from Rochester and have won five of their last six games. Pawtucket holds a 1 ½ game lead over Buffalo for first place in the I.L. North … Mark Melancon came on to face one batter and struck out Pedro Florimon to end the game, picking up his third save … Nate Spears went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and a RBI. It was his second three-hit game of the season … Lars Anderson went 0 for 4 and is 2 for 16 with 3 runs and no RBIs in his last four games.

Binghamton (15-17) – 9
New Hampshire (13-19) – 2
WP: Zack Wheeler (2-2)
LP: Chad Jenkins (2-3)
S: Jeff Kaplan (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Fisher Cats batters struck out 15 times and reliever Clint Everts got touched up for 5 runs in the ninth inning, allowing the BMets to pull away … Mike McDade went 2 for 5, improving his batting average to .336, sixth best in the Eastern League. Ryan Goins went 2 for 5 to up his average to .320, tenth best … Koby Clemens went 1 for4 with his first double of the season … John Tolisano went 1 for 4, extending his hit streak to six games.

Reading (21-11) – 10
New Britain (20-13) – 3
WP: Drew Naylor (2-0)
LP: Logan Darnell (3-2)
HR: Reading – Darin Ruf (6)
New Britain – Wilkin Ramirez (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Reading’s Darin Ruf went 2 for 4 with a double, grand slam and 6 RBIs. He raised his batting average to.393 and OPS to 1.030, both E.L. bests. Reading extended their lead to a game and a half over the Rock Cats in the Eastern Division … For the second straight game Wilkin Ramirez had 3 hits and a home run … Catcher Chris Herrmann broke a 2 for 30 slump with a 3 for 5 night that included his team-best ninth double.

Portland (11-22) – 0
Trenton (16-15) – 7
WP: Brett Marshall (4-1)
LP: Chris Martin (2-3)

HIGHLIGHTS: The Thunder jumped on Portland for five runs in the first two innings and never looked back. Trenton has won five straight over the Sea Dogs and are 6-1 in the season series … Jeremy Hazelbaker’s double was the only extra-base hit for Portland … The Sea Dogs team ERA jumped to a league-worst 4.71.

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 5/9/12

9 May

New Hampshire (13-18) – 4
Portland (11-21) – 5
WP: Stolmy Pimentel (1-0)
LP: Fernando Hernandez (0-1, 4.15)
S: Charle Rosario (2)
HR: New Hampshire – Brad Glenn (4)
Portland – Bryce Brentz (3)

HIGHLIGHTS: In his 18th start with Portland Stolmy Pimentel picked up his first AA win. He went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits and a walk … Sea Dogs DH Bryce Brentz went 2 for 4 and hit his second home run in as many days. It was his fourth multi-hit game in his last seven … Portland’s Juan Carlos Linares went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 runs. He is now batting .341, fourth best in the Eastern League … New Hampshire’s Mike McDade went 3 for 4, raising his batting average to .318, good enough for ninth in the E.L.

Rochester (14-18) – 2
Pawtucket (21-13) – 5
WP: Justin Germano (4-1)
LP: Cole DeVries (0-3)
S: Mark Melancon (2)
HR: Rochester – Joe Thurston (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Justin Germano threw 6 innings and allowed 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs en route to his fourth win of the season … Mark Melancon gave up two hits and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning. He has yet to allow a run or a walk in nine appearances (9 2/3 innings) and has struck out 17 batters … Daniel Nava went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs, raising his batting average to .316, 12th best in the International League. As recently as April 27th his average was .228 … Jose Iglesias went 2 for 5 with a run scored and 2 strikeouts. It is the sixth two-hit game in his last seven … Mauro Gomez snapped an 0 for 13 streak with a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the first.

New Britain (20-12) – 5
Binghamton (14-17) – 1
WP: Luis Perdomo (3-2)
LP: Erik Turgeon (1-3)
HR: New Britain – Wilkin Ramirez (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: Luis Perdomo pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up his third win in his last four appearances. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 10 1/3 innings .. Reliever Caleb Thielbar struck out 3 and allowed only 1 hit over the final two innings. Since being called up from Ft. Myers he has made 4 appearances and has not allowed a run in 6 2/3 innings … Wilkin Ramirez went 3 for 5 with a double and his first home run as a Rock Cat. Of 8 games with New Britain, four have been multi-hit … Joe Benson went 1 for 5 and is 1 for 9 in the two games played with New Britain since being demoted from AAA Rochester.

Game times and Pitchers for 5/9/12

9 May

Brett Cecil gets his fourth start of the season as the Fisher Cats and Sea Dogs jump start their three game series after a rain out on Tuesday. Cecil was expected to start the season with the Blue Jays, but was demoted at the last possible moment. Unfortunately he has yet to show any reason why he should be considered for a recall, allowing 10 earned runs and 20 hits over 12 1/3 innings. Stolmy Pimentel goes for Portland, still in search of his first AA victory in 18th try.

Justin Germano might not get any press as someone destined for the daily shuttle ride to Boston, but he is quietly putting together a solid campaign for the PawSox. In six starts he has allowed only 8 runs on 26 hits and 4 walks, with 22 strikeouts in 33 1/13 innings.

The Rock Cats put Steve Hirschfeld up against the BMets as they look to take both game of their rain shortened series. Despite pitching 5 or more innings in each of his six starts, Hirschfeld has picked up three straight losses, allowing 11 runs and 27 hits over 17 2/3 innings.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Brett Cecil 0-2, 7.30)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Stolmy Pimentel 0-0, 5.79) @ 6:00 p.m.

Rochester Red Wings (Cole DeVries 0-2, 2.89)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Justin Germano 3-1, 2.16) @ 6:15 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (Steve Hirschfeld 2-3, 3.38)
vs. Binghamton Mets (Collin McHugh 4-2, 2.62) @ 6:35 p.m.

Game times and Pitchers for 5/7/12

7 May

New Hampshire make their first trip of the season to their nearest neighbor as they hit up Hadlock Field for a three game series. Old friend Randy Boone returns to Fisher Cats and will throw his first start for them since 2010. He spent the better parts of 2009 and 2010 in Manchester and started 45 games for the Fisher Cats, compiling a 14-18 record. Portland counters with Chris Balcom-Miller who will be making his seventh start of the season.

The rehab train rolls into McCoy Stadium tonight as Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery. He threw 74 pitches in his last outing with Portland a week ago, and it is expected that he will jump up to 85-90 pitches tonight should all go well. He may still get one more rehab start before being called up to Boston, but it looks as if he is on track to return to the big club almost one year to the day (May 17th) that he was placed on the disabled list a year ago.

Andrew Albers will start for New Britain tonight in Binghamton. The Rock Cats lefty brings a sensational 27/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio to the mound in his sixth start of the year.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Randy Boone NR)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Balcom-Miller 1-2, 6.20) @ 6:00 p.m.

Rochester Red Wings (Daryl Thompson 1-, 3.60)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka NR) @ 6:15 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (Andrew Albers 1-0, 4.35)
vs. Binghamton Mets (Mark Cahoon 2-3, 2.48) @ 6:35 p.m.

Results and Highlights from 5/6/12

6 May

Portland (9-21) – 3
New Britain (18-12) – 1
WP: Billy Buckner (1-2)
LP: B.J. Hermsen (0-1)
S: Charle Rosario (1)
HR: Portland – Reynaldo Rodriguez (3)

HIGHLIGHTS: Portland starter Billy Buckner went 6 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits to earn his first win with the Sea Dogs … Juan Carlos Linares was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. He has hits in 20 of 25 games this season … New Britain center fielder Aaron Hicks went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 stolen bases. He now has 7 stolen bases on the season, tied for the team lead with Pedro Florimon who stole his seventh in the game … The Sea Dogs have won two of the three series they’ve played versus New Britain this year, capturing five of their nine total wins against the Rock Cats.

New Hampshire (13-16) – 3
Trenton (14-14) – 4 (11 inn.)
WP: Michael Dubee (2-0)
LP: Matt Daly (0-3)
HR: New Hampshire – Mark Sobolewski (6)
Trenton – Kevin Mahoney (3)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Yohan Pino pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk … Reliever Danny Farquhar served up a solo home run to Kevin Mahoney in the bottom of the ninth, tying the game and sending it to extras. It was Farquhar’s first blown save of the season and the third by the Fisher Cats in the last four games … Mike McDade went 1 for 4 and now has an eight game hitting streak … Ryan Goins reached base in all six of his at-bats, going 3 for 3 with 3 walks. It was his third straight three-hit game and he has now hit safely in six straight … Mark Sobolewski went 2 for 5 with a home run, RBI, run and a walk. It was the second straight game that he connected on a round-tripper and sixth straight game with at least one hit.

Pawtucket (19-12) – 7
Scranton/W-B (14-14) – 5
WP: Doug Mathis (1-2)
LP: Andy Pettitte (0-1)
S: Garrett Mock (4)
HR: Pawtucket – Josh Kroeger (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Doug Mathis went five innings for his first win of the season … Scranton starter Andy Pettitte’s presence set a regular season record with 13,584 in attendance, and that’s without the hometown team even being involved. Pettitte got roughed up in 5 innings of work and you can read Thomas Saucke’s first-hand account of the his efforts in the post below this one … Reliever Junichi Tazawa allowed 2 runs in two innings of work. It was the first two runs he has allowed for the PawSox this season … Pedro Ciriaco went 3 for 4 with a double, RBI and 2 runs. It is the fourth multi-hit game during his current six game hit streak … Lars Anderson picked up his first three-hit game of the season, driving in two runs and notching two doubles for the second straight game … Jose Iglesias went 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored. It was his fifth straight two-hit game and he has raised his batting average to .253 after ending April at .200.

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