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August 2, 2005 at 8:51 AM

8/2 Cup of Coffee

While the Sox had the night off, the affiliates were busy in action last night. The PawSox dropped their 2nd game in a row to Syracuse 6-5. With a 5-4 lead in the eighth, Cla Meredith gave up two runs to open the door for the SkyChiefs en route to his fifth loss of the season. Kevin Youkilis, Roberto Petagine and Kelly Shoppach all belted HRs for the home team. Mike Lockwood went 3-4 with an RBI on the night. Everyone's favorite whiff king - Mark Bellhorn - proceeded to go 0-5 in his 2005 rehab debut.
That sound you hear in the background is the "Free Jon Lester" chants on the SoxProspects board growing louder and louder as Jon Lester himself picked up his 8th win of the season, going the full nine for the complete game win over New Britain 4-2. At the plate, David Murphy had himself a night, going 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBIs. Jeremy West also hit a dinger along with a pair of ribbies himself. Both players accounted for the Sea Dogs run total.
It was a painful sight as Wilmington got crushed by the Frederick Keys last night 14-3 at Harry Grove Stadium. The lone star of the night for the Rocks was Bryan Pritz, who went 1-3 with a double and two runs scored. Felix Romero took the loss, allowing four runs in the first three innings of work, dropping him to 3-6 on the year.
Greenville tried to mount a comeback against Columbus in the bottom of the 8th by scoring two runs to pull within three, but fell short 8-5. Henry Cabrera took the loss after giving up four earned in four innings of work, but finished the night with an impressive seven K's over those four innings. The offensive star for the Bombers was John Otness, who continues to swing a hot bat as of late, as he went 3-4 with two knocked in, upping his average to .344 on the season. Not to be outdone was Chris Turner, who went 2-4 with a double, home run, and drove in a pair of ribbies himself. Lowell pounded out a 6 spot appropriately enough in the bottom frame of the 6th inning. Yahmed Yema had a 2-5 night in which he scored two and picked up two doubles on the night helping the Spinners causes. Ryan Phillips picked up the win for the Spin, going six innings, giving up only one earned, while lowering his already sparkling ERA to 1.85. Last, and certainly not least, the GCL Red Sox lost in their game versus the GCL Twins, 4-1. Rich Garces aka "El Guapo", only went one inning of work, but proceeded to pick up a K in the first inning. 3B Manny Rafael had a pair of singles while going 2-3 on the day.
Player of the Night: Portland's Jon Lester, who went the distance over New Britain, allowing only two earned runs and striking out six in nine innings of work, improving his record to 8-4.