Thursday, April 17, 2014
Brandon Moss could be pretty clutch when he played for the Portland Sea Dogs. He came through for the Oakland A's on Monday/Tuesday, with a walk-off, two-run, two-out home run in the bottom of the 19th inning, in Oakland's 10-8 win over the Angels.
If you check the Oakland A's website, the first picture shows Moss in the grasp of former Sea Dogs Josh Reddick and Jed Lowrie, after he crosses home plate.
Want to read more on Moss. We featured him last week in this column, when the A's were visiting Boston.
While the Sea Dogs were rained out Monday, there were other Red Sox minor leaguers in action.
Pawtucket outfielder Bryce Brentz has been part of consecutive home runs in two straight games. On Sunday, it was a back-to-back-to-back effort. On Monday, Brentz and Brandon Snyder went back-to-back. It was the fourth home run for Brentz (batting .279).
Jose Iglesias (.246) also homered (his third) ... Ryan Lavarnway (.313) went 2-for-4 ... starter Steven Wright was wild (five walks). He also gave up four hits in four innings, but allowed only one run, which was unearned.
Salem second-baseman Sean Coyle (.339) is showing some pop with his seventh home run ... but the story for Salem was 20-year-old left-hander Henry Owens. He pitched five innings (3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 8 K). He now has a 2.08 ERA, with 30 strikeouts in 26 innings.
The Red Sox resume play tonight in Toronto.
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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