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Monday's pitching matchups and notes

Posted by Craig Forde  April 8, 2013 11:11 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
6:00 p.m.
Reading Phillies – Brody Colvin (2012: 6-10, 5.87 ERA, 109 Ks)
at Portland Sea Dogs – Matt Barnes (2012: 7-5, 2.86 ERA, 133 Ks)

Greenville Drive – Frank Montas (2012: 1-5, 3.65 ERA, 45 Ks)
at Hickory Crawdads – Erik Brooks (2012: 2-3, 3.68 ERA, 48 Ks)

7:05 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Rubby De La Rosa (2012: 1-0, 2.08 ERA, 12 Ks)
at Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs – B.J. Rosenberg (2012: 5-2, 1.89 ERA, 73 Ks)

Salem Red Sox – Mike Augliera (2012: 1-3, 4.42 ERA, 43 Ks)
at Potomac Nationals – Kylin Turnbull (2012: 4-6, 4.94 ERA, 60 Ks)

NOTES: There are a slew of anticipated starts in Red Sox nation today/tonight, but maybe none more than in Portland where Matt Barnes, the organizations top ranked pitching prospect, makes his Double-A debut. Barnes came out of the gate blazing last season, going 2-0 with a 0.34 ERA in five starts with Low-A Greenville, forcing a promotion to Salem. The Connecticut native is ranked as the third best prospect in the Boston system from both Baseball America and MLB.com…Frank Montas brings his 100mph heat to the hill for Greenville tonight. First baseman David Chester has hit safely in the first four Drive games this season…Rubby De La Rosa provides another high profile debut tonight as he makes his first organizational start for the PawSox tonight. One of the keys to last season’s trade with the Dodgers, De La Rosa is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2011 and will be limited early in the season…Mike Augliera impressed enough in spring to leap right over Greenville to Salem. The 22-year-old righty was the epitome of control while with Lowell last season. In 38 2/3 innings he struck out 43 batters and walked only 3.

New England teams
6:35 p.m.
Trenton Thunder – Matt Tracy (2012: 6-7, 3.20 ERA, 68 Ks)
at New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Ryan Tepera (2012: 8-6, 5.48 ERA, 71 Ks)

7:00 p.m.
New Britain Rock Cats - Blake Martin (2012: 4-5, 4.68 ERA, 73 Ks)
at Harrisburg Senators – Nathan Karns (2012: 11-4, 2.17 ERA, 148 Ks)

NOTES: Ryan Tepera’s scheduled start was pushed up a day for the Fisher Cats. He went 1-2 in the Arizona Fall League and posted and ERA of 6.75 (fifth worst) and WHIP of 2.13 (second worst)…Blake Martin is scheduled to make his first start of the season for New Britain. He three 2 1/3 inning of scoreless relief in the season opener, striking out three batters and walking one. Harrisburg starter Nathan Karns was ranked as Nationals second best pitching prospects by Baseball America.

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