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Mother's Day pitching matchups, notes

Posted by Craig Forde  May 12, 2013 09:27 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
1:35 p.m.
Portland Sea Dogs – Anthony Ranaudo (4-1, 1.64 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 36 Ks)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Logan Darnell (3-1, 3.00 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 29 Ks)
NOTE: The Rock Cats (20-16) had only six hits on Saturday, but used a 3-run eighth inning to complete a comeback victory, 5-4, over the Sea Dogs (21-13). Curt Smith’s two-run homer off of Miguel Celestino was the difference in this one. In 2/3 of an inning in relief Daniel Bard allowed 4 walks and a run in the sixth inning. A win by New Britain will pull them within one game of Portland atop the Eastern Division of the Eastern League.

2:15 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Alfredo Aceves (2-0, 1.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 12 Ks)
at Charlotte Knights - John Danks (rehab start)
NOTE: PawSox (23-13) pitching held the Knights to just 2 hits in a 4-0 win on Saturday. Rubby De La Rosa (4 innings) and Chris Hernandez (5 innings) combined for 12 strikeouts on the day. Alfredo Aceves makes his third start for Pawtucket while John Danks is making his second rehab start with Charlotte. The PawSox have a season-high six game win streak intact coming into the day.

3:05 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – Kyle Stroup (1-2, 4.30 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 20 Ks)
at Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Alec Asher (2-2, 2.94 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 31 Ks)
NOTE: Henry Owens struggled through his shortest outing of the season (3 1/3 innings) in yesterday’s 9-8 loss to Myrtle Beach. The Salem Sox (15-18) have lost four in a row for the second time in less than two weeks. In the sixth inning third baseman Garin Cecchini, the Carolina’s League’s leading hitter, was struck in the helmet with a fastball and was removed from the game. He was able to get up and walk off on his own.

4:05 p.m.
Augusta GreenJackets – Jose Reyes (1-3, 7.56 ERA,
at Greenville Drive – Pat Light (1-2, 5.09 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 19 Ks)
NOTE: The GreenJackets seem to be just what the Drive (12-23) ordered as they have put together back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-April. In Saturday’s 6-5 win David Chester connected for a home run for the third straight game.

New England teams
1:05 p.m.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Sean Nolin (0-0, 5.40 ERA, 2.10 WHIP, 3 Ks)
at Trenton Thunder – Jose Ramirez (0-0, 0.69 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 17 Ks)
NOTE: The top five hitters in the New Hampshire lineup went 0-for-17 as the Fisher Cats (16-21) dropped a 6-2 decision on Saturday. The team’s scheduled starter, Chad Jenkins, was recalled by Toronto prior to the game. Nashua, New Hampshire native Kevin Nolan connected on his second home run of the season in the losing effort. Sean Nolin makes his second start of the season since returning from a groin injury. He has not lost a game since 2011 (Nolin was 10-0 in 2012).

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