Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Clay Buchholz gave up five runs in six innings and still picked up another win, thanks to the Red Sox offense and their bullpen. Buchholz is now 8-2 with a 5.53 ERA.
Sea Dogs starter Chris Hernandez finally got some run support (14 runs) to improve his record to 4-6, despite a 2.64 ERA. Hernandez went 7 innings: 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K. He allowed no hits after the fourth inning.
Another interesting pitching story from the Sea Dogs game is the transfer of Chris Balcom-Miller from the rotation to the bullpen. Balcom-Miller has a good sinking fastball. He's has pitched well in spurts this year, and a move to relieving may help him obtain more consistency.
For more on the Sea Dogs game, see today's Press Herald story.
In the Red Sox win, outfielder Ryan Kalish had some problems in the field. See Tim Britton's story in the Providence Journal.
In the Portland win, Bryce Brentz (.292( had two doubles and a walk to up his OPS to .825.
Pawtucket outfielder Alex Hassan (.264) went 2-for-3 with his sixth home run.
Tonight, Felix Doubront (7-3, 4.17) starts for Boston, while fellow lefty Drake Britton (1-0, 1.10 ERA) goes for the Sea Dogs.Tweet
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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