Sunday, March 9, 2014
Terrible break for former Sea Dogs left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, 30, who is done for the year with a complete tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his left elbow. De La Rosa was 5-2 with a 3.51 ERA for the Rockies.
De La Rosa (left) was the first ace of the Red Sox-affiliated Sea Dogs, in 2003, going 6-3 with a 2.80 ERA before a promotion to Pawtucket. He was traded that November to Arizona in the Curt Schilling deal.
Another lefty is still trying to get control in Pawtucket. Andrew Miller has a 2.90 ERA after Tuesday's non-decision (5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 4 K). He has 42 walks in 40 innings.
Miller was followed Tuesday by former Sea Dogs Jason Rice (2.54) and Michael Bowden (2.81).
Our third lefty of note is Chris Hernandez of Salem. He may be in Portland before the year is over. His ERA dropped to 1.79 after Tuesday's start (5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K).
The Sea Dogs and Alex Wilson go Wednesday night at 6.
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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