July 4, 2010

On Baseball: Big chance missed for Brown, but he's not about to brood

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Dusty Brown
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Dusty Brown, who played two seasons for the Portland Sea Dogs, would have received playing time in Boston due to injuries, but instead was injured himself in Pawtucket.

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Hottovy has allowed three hits in seven innings, and is looking to reduce the walks (five).

Kalish missed about 10 days with a sore hip. He's back and hitting .269 with three straight two-hit games.

Anderson, who batted .355 in 17 games for Portland, has been streaky. His average is down to .222. Anderson is .272 (41 for 151) against right-handers, and .047 (2 for 43) against lefties.

"People always told me that the biggest jump in pitching was High-A to Double-A. To those people, I say you lied to me," Anderson said, laughing.

"Seriously, it's been a challenge. I think the pitching is much better here. I'll become a much better hitter once I get it down a little bit."

Anderson overcame adversity last year, batting only .233. That experience is helping him now.

"I just went through, like an 0-for-30 thing," he said. "I was beside myself. But I had this inner core feeling that OK, I feel myself being a total head case right now and really mentally out of it, but I have this inner feeling that I'm going to get through it, that I'm going to be fine, which is really cool."

JASON PLACE is back in baseball. Place, 22, a first-round draft pick in 2006, rejoined the Red Sox organization this past week and is in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

Place had left the Sea Dogs for personal reasons on May 13. He was batting .127 at the time and placed on the temporary inactive list. 

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