Saturday, March 8, 2014
After some sub-par starts (Lackey and Wakefield) and a Wednesday night/Thursday morning fiasco, think the Red Sox could use a solid outing from Clay Buchholz today?
Lot of pitching performances from Friday to talk about:
Kyle Weiland keeps striking out people. He K'd 7 in 5 1/3 innings for Pawtucket, but gave up 6 hits and 5 runs. His ERA is 4.34.
The Sea Dogs' bullpen blew a lead for the second straight game. See the story.
Will Middlebrooks (.340) went 3-for-4, but was shaken up when he dove for a foul ball in the top of the ninth. He was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the inning.
Salem got another good start from Chris Hernandez (2.10 ERA). He pitched 6 innings (4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K).
But the performance of the night belonged to Greenville's Anthony Ranauldo (2.30). After his last start (6 runs in 1 2/3 innings), Ranauldo rebounded with a one-hit shutout over 6 innings (1 BB, 6 K).
I'll check back later from Hadlock.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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