New Britain (29-21) – 3
Portland (20-30) – 0
WP: Blake Martin (2-2, 2.50)
LP: Chris Hernandez (2-4, 3.21)
S: Caleb Thielbar (2)
HR: New Britain – Chris Colabello (8)
HIGHLIGHTS: David Bromberg was scheduled to start for New Britain, but was called up to Triple-A Rochester prior to the game, giving Brett Jacobson the spot start, his first of the season. Jacobson threw four scoreless innings and allowed only two hits and a walk … Rock Cats first baseman Chris Colabello hit a two-run homer. In his last ten games he has five hits, three of which are long balls … New Britain’s Aaron Hicks went 2 for 4 with an RBI, run and walk … Sea Dogs shortstop Derrik Gibson went 1 for 3 with a walk. In the four game series he went 7 for 13 with an RBI and a run … Portland’s Brock Huntzinger pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts, his best relief appearance of the year.
New Hampshire (20-29) – 2
Binghamton (24-25) – 6
WP: Collin McHugh (5-3, 2.17)
LP: Deck McGuire (2-6, 6.80)
HIGHLIGHTS: Fisher Cats starter Deck McGuire retired the first 15 batters he faced. He went 5 1/3 innings allowing 4 runs on only 2 hits and a walk … New Hampshire DH Kevin Howard went 2 for 3, his fourth 2-hit game in his last six played … Third baseman Mark Sobolewski went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Norfolk (21-29) – 6
Pawtucket (32-20) – 4
W: Zach Clark (1-0, 3.00)
LP: Doug Mathis (3-3, 4.86)
S: Jon Link (2)
HR: Norfolk – Jai Miller (5), Blake Davis (1), Jamie Hoffmann (3)
Pawtucket – Josh Kroeger (6), Nate Spears (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the second time in his last three starts Doug Mathis allowed 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings. He came into the game having allowed three home runs over his first nine starts, before allowing three on Monday … Jose Iglesias sat out for the third straight game with an undisclosed injury. He is reported to be out for Tuesday’s game as well …The rehabbing Darnell McDonald went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts … Right fielder Alex Hassan went 2 for 4 for his second straight 2-hit effort … Nate Spears’ third inning, 2-run homer, was the third round-tripper in his last twelve at-bats.
New Hampshire (6-9) – 3
New Britain (11-5) – 7
WP: Daniel Turpen (2-0)
LP: Casey Lawrence (0-1)
HR: New Hampshire – Jonathan Diaz (1)
New Britain – Deibinson Romero (3), Pedro Florimon (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats used a 4-run eighth inning – sparked by Pedro Florimon’s three-run homer – to break a 3-3 tie … All three of Deibinson Romero’s home runs this season have come against New Hampshire … In the third inning Fisher Cats center fielder Justin Jackson stole second base for his team leading 5th theft of the season, but was then thrown out trying to steal third. New Hampshire runners swiped a season high six bases on the day, 2 each from Kevin Howard and John Tolisano … New Hampshire was 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position … New Britain reliever Deolis Guerra pitched two scoreless innings in his sixth appearance. In 10 2/3 innings he has allowed only 1 run, 4 hits and a walk while striking out 10.
Portland (4-12) – 5
Binghamton (7-7) – 7
WP: Erik Turgeon (1-1)
LP: Chris Balcom-Miller (1-2)
S: Josh Edgin (2)
HR: Portland – Heiker Meneses (1)
Binghamton – Josh Rodriguez (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Sea Dogs left fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker stole 2 bases, giving him a team high 5 on the season. Only two other Portland players – Reynaldo Rodriguez (3) and Heiker Meneses (1) – have stolen a base … Meneses hit his first home run in a Portland uniform, which includes 24 games played with the Sea Dogs last season … Jeremy Kehrt pitch four scoreless innings of relief for the Sea Dogs and has allowed only 1 run in his last 10 1/3 innings pitched … Aaron Kurcz made his fourth appearance out of the pen for Portland, allowing 1 unearned run in an inning of work. Part of the Theo Epstein compensation from the Cubs, Kurcz is 0-1 with a 7.27 ERA and has allowed 9 hits and 6 walks in 8 2/3 innings .. Sea Dogs third baseman Kolbrin Vitek was 4 for 5 and raised his average to .308.
Durham (6-10) – 10
Pawtucket (11-5) – 15
WP: Brandon Duckworth (3-0)
LP: Josh Lueke (0-1)
HR: Durham – Brandon Guyer (3)
Pawtucket – Mauro Gomez 2 (4), Will Middlebrooks (6), Alex Hassan (1), Tony Thomas (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox scored in every inning but one, using a five-home run attack to sneak past Durham in a slugfest that extended their winning streak to 5 games. Pawtucket has won 8 of their last 9 games and are now tied with Lehigh Valley atop the International League North … Mark Melancon saw his first action with Pawtucket after being demoted from Boston on Wednesday. He tossed one scoreless inning, striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit … Will Middlebrooks hit his third home run in as many games. In that span he has gone gone 7 for 13 with 3 long balls, 9 RBIs and 6 runs scored … Third baseman Alex Hassan launched his first AAA home run. After a very slow start, the Massachusetts native is batting .417 over his last six games, with 8 RBI and 8 runs scored. He has also scored a run in seven straight games.
Pawtucket (10-5) – 11
Syracuse (3-11) – 7
WP: Chorye Spoone (1-1)
LP: Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-1)
S: Will Inman (2)
HR: Pawtucket – Will Middlebrooks (5)
Syracuse – Seth Bynum (2), Corey Brown (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox finished their road trip 7-2 after their four game sweep of Syracuse. At 10-5 they are just 1 game back of first place Lehigh Valley in the International League North … Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 5 and has hit safely in 11 of the 14 games he has played in … Left fielder Alex Hassan went 3 for 5 with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs … Andrew Miller pitched 1 1/3 relief innings and allowed 4 walks and a hit, but did not yield a run and struck out 3.
New Hampshire (6-8) – 6
New Britain (10-5) – 5
WP: Ronald Uviedo (1-0)
LP: Lester Oliveros (0-1)
S: Matt Wright (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Ronald Uviedo blew his first save of the year when the Rock Cats tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning, however he did notch his first win … Matt Wright picked up his first AA save and only the third of his career … New Hampshire’s Kevin Howard went 4 for 5 and drove in Brad Glenn with the game-winning single in the top of the ninth … Every New Britain batter picked up at least one hit on the day … The Rock Cats left a season high 13 runners on base.
Portland (4-11) – 0
Binghamton (6-7) – 6
WP: Darin Gorski (2-0)
LP: Billy Buckner (0-2)
HR: Binghamton – Travis Ozga (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Portland suffered their first shutout of the season … Juan Carlos Linares went 1 for 2 with 2 walks and has reached base in all 14 games he has appeared in … Bryce Brentz went 0 for 4 and struck out 3 times. He has whiffed 18 times in 54 at-bats this season … Kolbrin Vitek collected his team-leading fifth double of the season.