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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 5/3/12

3 May

We have an early morning game for those of you who need an immediate baseball fix after your second cup of coffee. Casey Lawrence gets his second start for the Fisher Cats as they look to split their four-game series with the first place RPhils. For the second time this series New Hampshire will be up against one of the Phillies top pitching talents, this time Jonathan Pettibone, a 6’5” righty who ranks as the No. 4 prospect in Philadelphia’s system.

Stolmy Pimentel will get his second start of the season after striking out 7 over five innings in a no decision last time out. In 16 AA starts (15 from last season), he has yet to register a win.

The PawSox put Tony Pena Jr. on the hill after a big shuffle of the deck these past few days that has seen Aaron Cook, Will Middlebrooks and Jose Iglesias all head north to the big club. The PawSox are 1-5 on their current road trip and still have four more games to play before returning to McCoy next Monday.

Steve Hirschfeld gets his sixth start of the year for the Rock Cats. In his first three starts he went 2-0 and allowed only 2 runs over 17 innings. However, in his last two he has picked up losses and has allowed 8 runs and 18 hits in 11 2/3 innings.

Reading Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone 1-3, 4.33)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Casey Lawrence 0-1, 7.36) @ 10:35 a.m.

Trenton Thunder (Shaeffer Hall 2-3, 3.72)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Stolmy Pimentel 0-0, 3.60) @ 6:00 p.m.

Pawtucket Red Sox (Tony Pena Jr. 0-2, 6.10)
vs. Toledo Mud Hens (Casey Crosby 2-2, 5.00) @ 6:30 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (Steve Hirschfeld 2-2, 3.14)
vs. Harrisburg Senators (Paul Demny 1-1, 5.59) @ 7:00 p.m.

Results and Highlights from 5/2/12

2 May

Trenton (12-12) –4
Portland (7-19) – 3
WP: Preston Claiborne (1-1)
LP: Charle Rosario (2-1)
S: Ryan Flannery (3)
HR: Trenton – Ronnier Mustelier (3)
Portland – Reynaldo Rodriguez (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Juan Carlos Linares went 1 for 4 and has a hit in 18 of 21 games this season. His .356 batting average is third best in the Eastern League … Brock Huntzinger – who struggled through four starts this season – made his second relief appearance, tossing two scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts … Every Sea Dogs’ batter got at least one hit on the night with Kolbrin Vitek, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Oscar Tejada picking up two apiece … Tejada stole his second base of the year and Jeremy Hazelbaker was caught stealing for the third time this season. As a team Portland is 15 for 23 on stolen base attempts for a 65% success rate.

Reading (17-8) – 4
New Hampshire (11-14) – 2
WP: Julio Rodriguez (2-0)
LP: Matt Wright (0-1)
S: Justin Friend (6)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Ryan Tepera only lasted 3 innings, his shortest start of the season, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs … Justin Jackson went 1 for 4 with a 2-run triple … Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup came in and retired the one batter he faced on the night. In 11 appearances he has yet to yield a run over 11 innings of work … John Tolisano was 1 for 3 with a walk. Over his last nine games he is batting .344 with 11 walks, 7 runs and only 4 strikeouts.

New Britain (16-9) – 5
Harrisburg (14-11) – 4
WP: Luis Perdomo (2-2, 2.45)
LP: Kevin Pucetas (1-1, 3.21)
HR: New Britain – Chris Colabello (5)
Harrisburg – Sandy Leon (1), Chris Rahl (5), Tim Pahuta (3)

HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats won their fourth straight game. It is the first time since 2009 that they have started May off with two straight wins … Chris Colabello hit his fourth home run of the season and first in his last 13 games … Pedro Florimon went 2 for 4 to raise his batting average to .299. He has hit safely in six straight games … The Rock Cats have a league-worst .247 team batting average.

Pawtucket (16-10) – 3
Toledo (15-9) – 5
WP: Jose Ortega (2-1)
LP: Ross Ohlendorf (3-2)
S: Chris Bootcheck (5)
HR: Pawtucket – Nate Spears (1)
Toledo – Ryan Strieby (4)

HIGHLIGHTS: Starter Ross Ohlendorf allowed 5 earned runs in 3 innings as the PawSox fell to 1-5 on their current road trip … Mark Melancon tossed two perfect innings in relief, striking out 3 … Daniel Nava went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and 2 RBIs … Nate Spears, who hit 20 home runs in Portland two years ago, connected for his first round-tripper of the season.

Game Times and Pitchers 5/2/12

2 May

After last night’s rainout in Portland we have the same pitching matchup on the slate with Chris Balcom-Miller getting his sixth start of the season.

In Durham, the PawSox will be going up against a rehabbing Doug Fister who will see his first live-game action since straining his ribcage during his only start of the season for Detroit. Fister, who was traded from the Mariners last July, went 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 70 1/3 innings after joining the Tigers. Pawtucket will counter with Ross Ohlendorf who picked up his first loss of the season in his last outing after registering three straight wins to start the season.

Ryan Tepera gets the start for the Fisher Cats against Reading tonight. The righty has been a mixed bag thus far. For example, he allowed only 2 hits and 1 run over 5 innings in his last outing, but also walked 5 batters. He has been able to maintain a 3.68 ERA and has gone 5 or more innings in three of his four starts.

The Rock Cats will be hoping they can get the job done in less than 12 innings tonight and Andrew Albers is on tap to try and stun the Senators bats for the third straight game. Over the last two games – 24 innings of play – the New Britain staff has allowed only 2 runs on 11 hits and has struck out 26 Harrisburg hitters.

Trenton Thunder (Craig Heyer 1-2, 4.27)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Balcom-Miller 1-2, 6.86) @ 6:00 p.m.

Pawtucket Red Sox (Ross Ohlendorf 3-1, 3.04)
vs. Toledo Mud Hens (Doug Fister NR) @ 6:30 p.m.

Reading Phillies (Julio Rodriguez 1-0. 4.05)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Ryan Tepera 2-1, 3.68) @ 6:35 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (Andrew Albers 1-0, 3.81)
vs. Harrisburg Senators (Mike Ballard 1-1, 2.78) @ 7:00 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.

Results and Highlights from 4/28/12

29 Apr

Reading (14-7) – 1
Portland (7-16) – 9
WP: Chris Martin (1-2)
LP: Jonathan Pettibone (1-3)

HIGHLIGHTS: Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned runs, 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7. His threw 74 pitches, 44 of which were strikes, and he induced 3 ground ball outs and 0 fly outs … Chris Martin followed Dice-K with 4 1/3 scoreless innings for his first AA win … Hadlock Field had a sold out attendance of 7,368.

New Britain (13-9) – 3
Richmond (11-11) – 5
WP: Craig Westcott (1-2)
L: Steve Hirschfeld (2-2)
S: Tom Vessella (1)

HIGHLIGHTS: New Britain starter Steve Hirschfeld allowed 3 earned runs on 10 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings … Evan Bigley went 1 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases, extending his hitting streak to eight games … The Rock Cats have lost three in a row and four of their last five.

Trenton (10-11) – 4
New Hampshire (9-12) – 3 (11 inn.)
WP: Kelvin Perez (1-0)
LP: Matt Daly (0-2)
S: Ryan Flannery (2)
HR: New Hampshire – Koby Clemens (2), Mark Sobolewski (4)

HIGHLIGHTS: Mark Sobolewski was 1 for 1 with a solo home run. In his last five games he has collected 8 hits, 3 HRs and 7 RBIs … Koby Clemens hit his second home run of the season. His first came during the Fisher Cats home opener off of Jason Marquis back on April 12th … The Fisher Cats stole two bases (Ryan Goins, John Tolisano) and were caught stealing twice (Goins, Brian Van Kirk). As a team they have stolen 33 bases, have been caught 12 times and are second in the Eastern League in both categories.

Pawtucket (15-8) – 4
Columbus (12-10) –6
WP: Jose De La Torre (1-0)
LP: Tony Pena Jr. (0-2)
S: Jeremy Accardo (3)
HR: Columbus – Beau Mills (2)

HIGHLIGHTS: Alex Hassan went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and a run scored. He was one of five PawSox batters with 2 hits in the game … Reliever Andrew Miller pitched 2/3 inning allowing a 1 hit and a run while striking out 2. It was the second straight game he has appeared in and the fourth time this week … The PawSox have lost three straight since having their season-high nine game win streak snapped.

Game Times and Pitchers for 4/28/12

28 Apr

Portland will be abuzz as the throngs of Japanese media flock to Hadlock Field for Dice-K’s second rehab start (first with Portland) since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Casey Lawrence gets a spot start for New Hampshire. The 24-year-old righty was recently summoned from Single-A Dunedin and was rocked in a relief outing against New Britain where he allowed 4 runs and 5 hits in 2 innings.

In Richmond, Steve Hirschfeld will start for the Rock Cats, coming off of his first loss of the season when he allowed 5 runs and 8 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Hirschfeld did pick up a win against the Flying Squirrels back on April 6th where he tossed 5 innings and allowed 2 runs while striking out 4.

The PawSox will have Aaron Cook on the bump in his fifth start of the season, and possibly last for Pawtucket. Cook has an opt-out clause in his contract that kicks in on May 1st, so if the Red Sox don’t bring him up to Boston he is free to walk and seek employment with a big league club who can use him right away.

Reading Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone 1-2, 4.24)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Daisuke Matsuzaka NR) @ 1:00 p.m.

Trenton Thunder (Cory Arbiso 0-0, 1.42)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Casey Lawrence 0-1, 18.00) @ 1:35 p.m.

New Britain Rock Cats (Steve Hirschfeld 2-1, 2.78)
vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (Craig Westcott 0-2, 6.43) @ 6:35 p.m.

Pawtucket Red Sox (Aaron Cook 3-0, 1.33)
vs. Columbus Clippers (Kevin Slowey 1-2, 4.50) @ 7:05 p.m.