Sunday, March 9, 2014
In today's column, we look at who the Red Sox might get with the seventh pick in the major league draft (which starts Thursday). It is the highest draft pick Boston has had since 1993.
Boston has drafted some top pitching talent in recent years (including today's Portland starter, Matt Barnes - see today' lineup below).
Allen Webster was not drafted by Boston, but obtained in the mega Dodgers deal last August. Webster (5-0, 2.57 in Pawtucket) went 6 1/3 innings on Saturday: 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K.
Brandon Workman (3.43 ERA) needed only 89 pitches to go eight inning for the Sea Dogs: 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K ... Michael Almanzar hit his 10th home run for Portland.
Caleb Clay is mentioned in today's draft story as a high draft pick that did not work out for the Red Sox. He signed with the Nationals in the off-season and pitched a nine-inning shutout for Harrisburg on Saturday. Clay is 5-2 with a 3.69 ERA.
On Friday, Salem lefty Henry Owens (3.53) was dealing: 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K.
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Here's today's Sea Dogs lineup:
Shannon Wilkerson CF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Tony Thomas LF
Michael Almanzar DH
Juan Carlos Linares RF
Travis Shaw 3B
Matt Spring 1B
Christian Vazquez C
Heiker Meneses 2B
(Matt Barnes P)
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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