Saturday, December 7, 2013
In his last four games, Daisuke Matsuzaka has given up 1 run (7 IP), 7 runs (4 2/3), 0 run (8) and 3 runs (4 2/3) ... that last outing featured 8 walks and a hit-batter.
Now with the Red Sox on a three-game winning streak, he gets the ball again. Hang on.
AL East: Tampa Bay 35-18, New York 32-20 (2.5 games back), Toronto 31-23 (4.5), Boston 30-23 (5.0) ... In any other division in the majors, Boston is no worse than 1.5 back.
Boof Bonser's rehab stint with Pawtucket must be coming to a close. He pitched two games for the PawSox, shut it down and has returned to pitch six more. He went 7 innings on Tuesday (5 H, 1 R, 6 K). That's 1 ER in the last 13 innings.
Lars Anderson (.242) went 2-for-3.
Utility infielder Ryan Khoury is now an outfielder, too. He played right in Portland's loss Tuesday.
Salem's Stolmy Pimentel (3.88) went 5 innings (7H, 3 R, 3 K). He gave up all 3 runs in the fourth. Three of his frames were 1-2-3.
Greenville shortstop Derrik Gibson (.240) is coming on, going 3-for-4 Tuesday ... reliever Cesar Cabral, 21, pitched another scoreless inning (2 K). He's allowed 1 ER in 30 1/3 innings (0.30 ERA).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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