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July 11, 2005 at 1:41 AM

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The Futures Game was played today in Detroit. Representing the Red Sox were Portland SS Hanley Ramirez and SP Anibal Sanchez. The Portland SS looked good at the plate going 1-for-1 with a single, and also laying down a nice sac bunt. Sanchez didn't have very impressive numbers, but he threw some good pitches, his problem was control and consistency. Now let's take a look at how the Sox farm system faired today.
Pawtucket beat Syracuse 4-0, the highlight of this game was the tremendous pitching. Lenny DiNardo got the win going 5 innings, striking out 6, and only allowing 2 hits. In relief came the newly promoted Boston native Manny Delcarmen who pitched 2 excellent innings striking out 4 and letting only two runners reach base with no runs scored. The next inning was thrown by Curt Schilling who looked good pitching for the first time in back-to-back nights, he allowed one hit in one inning walking none. Cla Meredith pitched the ninth putting up identical numbers to Schilling. After the game Schilling immediately boarded a bus for Boston. Moving on to AA where Portland, without two of their best players, lost 0-4. David Murphy and Kenny Perez got the only two hits of the night, both were singles. 27 year-old Conor Brooks threw 2 1/3 perfect innings out of the pen. The Blue Rocks lost 5-6 to the Myrtle Beach. Brant Ust hit another home run! And was 3-for-4 on the game. Barry Hertzler took the loss pitching 3 innings and allowing two unearned runs. Greenville won 5-2 on the road, Chris Turner was 2-for-5 with a double. Mike Rozier got the win to improve his record to 5-4, and Mike James earned the save. Finally in Lowell the Spinners were defeated 4-8 by the Auburn Doubledays. Matt Mercurio had a good game going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored, and 2 RBIs, but he was picked off and committed a fielding error. As a side note the Gulf Coast League gets Sundays off.
Player of the Night: Manny Delcarmen who for the second time in as many tries dominated AAA hitters.