Saturday, April 19, 2014
Alex Wilson, the Red Sox second round draft pick in 2009, continues to impress with the Portland Sea Dogs. Wilson allowed one run on three hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings in Portland's 9-1 win over Harrisburg.
Wilson is 3-2 with a 5.31 ERA. He's allowed three or fewer runs in six of his eight starts. He gave up a total of 15 in two other starts, inflating the ERA.
On Thursday, Wilson used his fastball and slider, but also relied more on his change-up.
Offensively, Ryan Lavarnway continues to burn up Double-A pitching. He went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Lavarnway's first two hits were grounders that reached the outfield. His third was a blast to deep center for a double.
Lavarnway is now batting .444 (12-for-27) with 14 RBI in seven games.
Lavarnway also caught and threw out a base-stealer.
Portland has won six straight and faces Jason Marquis (making a rehab start) Friday night.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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