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September 29, 2005 at 4:18 PM

Prospects Taylor, Peralta traded to Nationals for Stanton


In a surprise move, the Red Sox traded away prospects Yader Peralta and Rhys Taylor to the Washington Nationals for former Yankee reliever Mike Stanton Thursday afternoon. To make room for Stanton on the 40-man roster, Wade Miller was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Stanton was originally waived by the Yankees in June after putting up a bloated ERA of 7.07 for the pinstripes. The Nationals claimed him in July, and became the Stanton of old, posting a 2-1 record with a more respectable 3.58 ERA in 30 games for the Nats. Taylor, a native of Australia, went 2-2 with a 1.49 ERA for the GCL Red Sox in 2005. Peralta went a combined 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA between the GCL Sox, Greenville and Lowell. What makes this move highly unusual are reports that Stanton, who also pitched for the Sox back in 1995 and 1996, won't be included on the postseason roster should the Sox earn a playoff berth. The move appears to be one specifically targeted with the Yankees left-handed hitters in town this weekend, which include notorious Red Sox killers Jason Giambi and Hideki Matsui.
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September 28, 2005 at 7:04 PM

Red Sox Official Minor League Awards


The Red Sox named their minor league award winners for the 2005 season on Tuesday. The winners are:
Pitcher of the Year - Jon Lester
Offensive Player of the Year - Dustin Pedroia
Defensive Player of the Year - David Murphy
Base Runner of the Year - Alejandro Machado
Latin Pitcher of the Year - Felix Doubront
Latin Player of the Year - Carlos Fernandez
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September 23, 2005 at 7:02 PM

Red Sox to void Abreu contract


According to ESPN's Peter Gammons, the Boston Red Sox will attempt to avoid the recently signed contract of Cuban defector Michel Abreu. The power hitting first baseman signed a $425K contract in late August, and the organization had hoped he would compete for a big league roster spot in spring training. However, Abreu represented his age as 26, and Boston later discovered that Abreu was actually 30 years old. Such a misrepresentation is valid grounds for voiding the contract. Additionally, Abreu has been unable to establish residnecy in the United States.
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September 20, 2005 at 12:08 PM

Red Sox Fall Instructional League


The Red Sox Fall Instructional League (FIL) is underway in Fort Myers, FL, and will run until the end of October. The Fall Instructional League is a short-season league used to develop low-A and Rookie ball players, including many recently drafted prospects. The league focuses on fundamental baseball and includes classroom training. Some players may also use the FIL to rehab from injuries. Often, success in the FIL translates to higher placement within the organization the following year. The league is not publicized, and admission to games is free.

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Red Sox prospect arrested on drug charges


According to the Augusta Chronicle, Boston Red Sox 2005 second-round draft pick Jonathan Egan was arrested along with two friends on September 9 outside of Millen, Georgia after being stopped at a roadblock. Egan was charged with felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, possession of alcohol by a minor, underage possession of alcohol, and possession of a fake ID card. The substance was believed to be under a gram of cocaine. He was held overnight in Jenkins County Jail, and was released on a bond the next morning. According to the Georgia Public Defender's office, a first offense penalty for posession of a schedule II controlled substance is imprisonment for not less than 2 and not more than 15 years. Egan's hearing in Superior Court has yet to be scheduled. The 18-year old catcher had recently completed his rookie season for the GCL Red Sox after recieiving a $600,00 signing bonus. He hit .222 with 15 RBIs in 35 games, and impressed the organization with his defense. He is slated to report to the Fall Instructional League this week.
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September 19, 2005 at 4:20 PM

Hansen, Ramirez promoted to Boston


Craig Hansen and Hanley Ramirez have been activated by Boston and will be in uniform in Tampa Bay for tonight's game against the Devil Rays. Hansen and Ramirez were both promoted from AA Portland, who lost its final game in the Eastern League Championship on Saturday.

Craig Hansen, tabbed Boston's closer of the future by some scouts, was a first round draft pick by the Red Sox this June. Prior to the draft, Baseball America tabbed Hansen as the closest player to the major leagues of all draft eligible players. He signed in Augtst and pitched for a short stint with the GCL Red Sox before being promoted to Portland. After pitching a full season at St. John's and his stints at GCL and Portland, he has struggled with a tired arm over the last two weeks. Despite his ailment, Hansen returned and pitched for Portland through the playoffs. Over the course of the regular season, he did not allow a run, while striking out 14 with only 1 walk in 12.2 innings. While Hansen has the arsenal to contribute immediately, look for him to be handled carefully by skipper Terry Francona.

Hanley Ramirez has long been considered one of Boston's top prospects since signing in the summer of 2000 at the age of 16. While his stats weren't stellar in 2005, he still possseses the highest ceiling in the organization, and projects very well as an everyday major league shortstop. In 122 games in Portland, Ramirez hit .271 with 6 HR, 52 RBIs, and 26 SBs. He has played multiple positions over the course of the year for the Sea Dogs, including SS, 2B, 3B, and CF. Ramrirz may see some action as a pinch runner, but in all likelihood will only be utilized in blowout games or after the playoff seedings have been established.
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September 18, 2005 at 7:03 AM

9/18 Cup of Coffee


Well the coffee pot is empty! This last cup has a little bitter taste.The last Red Sox farm team in action came to the end of their season last night. Portland lost to Akron 4-1 in the Ohio city. The win gave Akron the Eastern League Championship 3 games to 1 over the Sea Dogs. David Pauley started and took the loss going 4 innings giving up 5 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 4. Randy Beam took over and pitched a single inning striking out the side but he gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. Edgar Martinez had another solid performance going 2 scoreless innings giving up just 1 hit. Jimmy Mann pitched a perfect inning. Offensively, Jeremy West went 4 for 4 with a run scored. Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a RBI. Matt Van Der Bosch was 1 for 2. When you look at the batting averages for the final series it becomes clear what a major problem was for the Sea Dogs. Jeremy West led the way at .538, followed by Chris Durbin .353 and Hanley Ramirez .333. From there it dropped off dramatically to Brandon Moss .188, Scott Youngbauer .176, Alberto Concepcion .167, David Murphy .091, and Chad Spann .071. The coffee pot will be put back on in a couple of weeks when the Arizona Fall League begins and we will follow the progress of the Red Sox minor leaguers on the Peoria Saquaros.

Player of the Night: Jeremy West who had a perfect night at the plate going 4 for 4.

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September 17, 2005 at 4:58 PM

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at 7:33 AM

9/17 Cup of Coffee


Portland lost 2-0 to Akron last night in spite of outhitting them 5-2. Wade Miller went 5 innings allowing only 1 hit. He gave up 0 runs and struck out 6. Anibal Sanchez pitched 2 innings giving up 2 runs on 1 hit and Craig Hansen pitched 1 scoreless inning. Chris Durbin went 2 for 4. David Murphy went 1 for 2 while Chad Spann and Alberto Concepcion were both 1 for 3. Portland is now faced with winning 2 straight games on the road if they are to be Eastern League Champs.

Player of The Night: Wade Miller who pitched 5 innings giving up just 1 hit, 0 runs while striking out 6.

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September 16, 2005 at 4:59 PM

Hyzdu Called up to Boston


The Red Sox recalled Adam Hyzdu from triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, taking Gabe Kapler's spot on the roster. Kapler is expected to miss the rest of this season and a large part of the 2006 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon after rounding second base on a Tony Graffanino home run in Toronto Wednesday night.

Hyzdu, who played five games for the Sox back in late-July after being re-acquired from the Padres in exchange for former PawSox pitcher Scott Cassidy, hit .254 with 4 home runs and 25 RBIs in 31 games for Pawtucket this year. Hyzdu, who can play all three outfield positions as well as DH, is expected to provide the Sox with additional insurance off the bench.
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September 15, 2005 at 6:09 AM

9/15 Cup of Coffee


The Eastern League Championship Series is now tied at one game apiece after Akron defeated Portland last night 4-3. Charlie Zink started the game and took the loss going 5 innings while giving up 4 runs on 7 hits. He had 5 Ks. The Sea Dogs bullpen held Akron scoreless the rest of the game. Connor Brooks pitched a perfect 6th, Edgar Martinez pitched a perfect 7th striking out 2. Randy Beam gave up a hit in which Brandon Moss played into a triple and then retired the next three without allowing the run to score. Craig Hansen pitched the ninth allowing a double and a walk but 0 runs. One pitch was clocked at 97 mph and several other were at 96. Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Brandon Moss was 2 for 4. Alberto Concepcion went 1 for 2 with a RBI. Chris Durbin went 1 for 4 with a run scored and Scott Youngbauer also went 1 for 4. Honourable mention for Player of The Night goes to the Sea Dog bullpen.

Player of The Night: Hanley Ramirez who went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

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September 14, 2005 at 6:11 AM

9/14 Cup of Coffee


Portland drew first blood in the Eastern League Championship Series with a 6-4 win over Akron. Jon Lester went 6 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 runs only 1 of them earned. He struck out 6 Akron hitters. Randy Beam went 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run with 2 Ks. Denny Tomori went 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit along with a strikeout. Jimmy Mann pitched a perfect last 1 1/3 innings to record the save. Chris Durbin went 3 for 5 at the plate with a home run and 2 runs scored. Scott Youngbauer went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. Jeremy West went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI. Brandon Moss was 1 for 4 with a home run. Jared Sandberg went 2 for 3 with a run scored.
Player of The Night: Jon Lester who pitched 6 innings allowing 3 runs, only one of them earned and he recorded 6 Ks.
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September 12, 2005 at 6:00 AM

9/12 Cup of Coffee


There are still a few more cups of coffee left in the pot thanks to the Sea Dogs convincing game five win over Trenton last night. Final score- Portland 9 Trenton 2. Seven different players had 2 hits each in a 15 hit attack and five different pitchers combined to limit Trenton to 4 hits on the night. Wade Miller got the start and went 2 2/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He had 3 Ks. Chris Smith took over and pitched the next 3 1/3 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits. He had 4 strikeouts. Denny Tomori threw 1 perfect inning striking out 2. Randy Beam pitched the 8th allowing a walk but 0 runs. Craig Hansen closed off with a perfect 1-2-3 ninth with one pitch reaching 97 mph and several others reaching 96. Jeremy West went 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Brandon Moss went 2 for 4 with a home run and a RBI. Scott Youngbauer went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 runs scored. Hanley Ramirez went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Chad Spann went 2 for 4. Chris Durbin went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI and David Murphy also went 2 for 5 with a run scored.
Portland will begin their quest for the Eastern League Championship on Tuesday at Hadlock Field.
Player of The Night: Chris Smith who took over in the third, took control of the game and silenced the Thunder for the next 3 1/3 innings.
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September 11, 2005 at 12:17 AM

9/11 Cup of Coffee


Well it looked for so long that Portland was going to wrap up their playoff series with a win in game four but in the blink of an eye things quickly changed with Trenton hitting a 2 out 2 run homer in the eighth to tie the game and then a walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth to win 3-2. Charlie Zink was outstanding, going 6 innings allowing 0 runs on only 1 hit. Edgar Martinez pitched a perfect 7th and retired the first 2 in the eighth before giving up a double. He was replaced by Jimmy Mann who promptly gave up a 2 run homer before getting the 3rd out. He then promptly allowed the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the 9th to homer for the Trenton win. Brandon Moss went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI. Alberto Concepcion went 2 for 4. Scott Youngbauer went 1 for 3 with a run scored and Hanley Ramirez went 1 for 4 with a RBI. Game five is tomorrow in Portland with Wade Miller scheduled to start for the Sea Dogs.
Player of The Night: Charlie Zink who pitched 6 scoreless innings giving up just 1 hit.
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September 10, 2005 at 6:51 AM

9/10 Cup of Coffee


Portland lost to Trenton 2-0 last night to make a fourth game necessary in the Eastern League semi-finals. The Sea Dogs suffered from a great lack of timely hitting as they were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position and ended up leaving 12 runners on base. Trenton scored both their runs as a result of two bases loaded walks. David Pauley went 5 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. He had 5 Ks. Edgar Martinez pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing 0 runs on 0 hits. He did allow an inherited runner to score when he gave up a bases loaded walk. Connor Brooks went the final 2 innings allowing o runs on 1 hit. He had 2 strikeouts. Scott Youngbauer reached base 5 times. He went 2 for 2 with 3 walks. Chad Spann went 1 for 3 and Chris Durbin went 1 for 4. Game four is set for tonight with Charlie Zink set to start for the Sea Dogs.

Player of The Night: Scott Youngbauer for the second straight night. He reached base 5 times in the contest.

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September 9, 2005 at 6:13 AM

9/9 Cup of Coffee


In the Eastern League playoffs last night, Portland defeated Trenton 5-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five series. Anibal Sanchez started for the Sea Dogs and was leading 2-0 going into the fourth inning when he gave up a single to the leadoff hitter and a home run to the next Thunder hitter. He went 3 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 Ks. He was replaced by Denny Tomori who went 2 2/3 innings allowing 0 runs on 1 hit with 2 Ks. Randy Beam got the win throwing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless, hitless ball. He struck out 2. Jimmy Mann got the save pitching a perfect ninth. Scott Youngbauer led the attack going 2 for 3 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Chris Durbin went 2 for 3 with a run scored. David Murphy went 2 for 5 with a RBI. Chad Spann went 1 for 3 with another home run and 2 RBI. His two run homer broke a 2-2 tie. Hanley Ramirez went 1 for 4. Game three is tonight and the Sea Dogs could wrap up a berth in the finals with a win. Lowell went down 6-2 to Oneonta in their final game of the year. Mario Pena started the game and took the loss going 3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. Kyle Fernandes went 2 innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. He had 3 Ks. Gene Flores , threw 2 perfect innings for the Spinners. Yader Peralta pitched a perfect ninth striking out 2. Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Dustin Kelly went 1 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Jay Johnson went 1 for 4 with a RBI.

Player of The Night: Scott Youngbauer of the Sea Dogs who went 2 for 3 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs.

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September 8, 2005 at 6:14 AM

9/8 Cup of Coffee


Your morning cup of coffee is going to taste pretty good this morning if you are a fan of the Portland Sea Dogs. The SeaDogs in game one of the semi-finals last night staged a dramatic come from behind victory over Trenton. Trailing 3-1 with 2 out in the ninth inning, Chad Spann hit a walk off grand slam homer to give the Dogs a 5-3 win. He ended up going 2 for4 for the night with of course 4 RBI. Brandon Moss went 2 for 4. Jared Sandberg went 1 for 4 with a solo homer, David Murphy went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Hanley Ramirez also went 1 for 4. Jon Lester pitched a strong game going 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits with 9 Ks. Edgar Martinez pitched 1 inning giving up a run on a hit with 3 Ks. Barry Hertzler pitched a scoreless third of an inning while Randy Beam finished off the last 2/3 of an inning striking out 2. He got the win.Lowell even though they defeated Oneonta 11-4 were officially eliminated from playoff contention last night due to Williamsport's victory. Ryan Phillips got the win going 5 innings allowing 0 hits and 0 runs. He had 7 Ks. Yahmed Yema led the Spinner attack going 4 for 6 with 4 RBI. Jed Lowrie was 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 4 RBI. Mitch Stachowsky went 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 runs scored. Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 6 with 2 runs scored. Several players had to be considered for player of the night including Ryan Phillips and Yahmed Yema but due to the drama and importance of his contribution there can be only one selection.
Player of The Night: Chad Spann who went 2 for 4 with 4 RBI. His dramatic walk off grand slam home run with 2 out in the bottom of the ninth brought the Sea Dogs a victory in game one of their series.

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September 7, 2005 at 12:01 AM

9/7 Cup of Coffee


The cups of coffee are getting smaller by the day as many of the teams have reached the end of their seasons. Lowell kept their slim playoff hopes alive with an exciting 3-2 win over Oneonta. Clay Buchholz started the game and went 4 innings giving up 4 hits but 0 runs. He struck out 6. Chris Jones got the win pitching 2 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits with 3 Ks. Argimiro Guanchez got the save pitching the last 3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 4 Ks. Jed Lowrie went 1 for 3 with 3 walks. Jay Johnson went 1 for 4 with a RBI. Jason Twombley went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Jacoby Ellsbury went 1 for 4 with a run scored and Mitch Stachowsky went 1 for 4 with a RBI. As you know Portland starts their playoff run tonight. Closing off the other teams, Pawtucket ended up tied for second in their division of the International League with a 75-69 record. Wilmington ended the second half of their season with a 29-41 record(60-80 overall) which put them in last place in their division of the Carolina League. Greenville ended up in 4th place of their division of the South Atlantic League with a 37-33 record in the second half of their schedule. The Gulf Coast Red Sox finished in first place in their division with a 30-24 record.

Player of The Night: Clay Buchholz who although not getting the win or the save established the tone for the game throwing 4 scoreless innings at Oneonta while striking out 6.

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September 6, 2005 at 12:45 PM

Sea Dogs to face Trenton


The 2005 Eastern League regular season concluded yesterday, and Portland learned that it will be facing the Trenton Thunder in the Northern Divisional. Trenton, the AA affiliate of the NY Yankees, was Boston's AA affiliate as recently as 2002. The two teams will face of in a best-of-five series beginning on Wednesday at 6 pm at Hadlock Field. Jon Lester will face Trenton's Jeff Karsten. This is the first playoff appearance in eight years for the Sea Dogs
Northern Divisional Schedule:
Game 1: Wednesday, September 7, Trenton at Portland, 6:00
Game 2: Thursday, September 8, Trenton at Portland, 6:00
Game 3: Friday, September 9, Portland at Trenton, 7:05
Game 4: (if necessary) Saturday, September 10, Portland at Trenton, 6:05
Game 5: (if necessary) Sunday, September 11, Trenton at Portland, 6:00
The victor will move on to face the winner of the Southern Divisional which pits the Altoona Curve (Pitt.) vs. the Akron Aeros (Cle.). The Eastern League Championship series is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 13.
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at 5:58 AM

9/6 Cup of Coffee


Well in this morning after labor day there certainly is a crispness here in the air signifying the approach of the fall season. It was one of those days on Labour Day! Sox farm teams lost every game played. Scranton/WB shutout Pawtucket 6-0. Tim Kester took the loss going 6 innings,allowing 5 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 5. Cla Meredith went 2 innings giving up a run on 3 hits. Manny Delcarmen pitched the final inning allowing 0 runs on 0 hits but with 2 walks. George Lombard went 2 for 3, while Shawn Wooten had 2 hits in 4 at bats. Akron thumped Portland 8-1. Chris Smith took the loss allowing 4 runs on 4 hits in 3 innings. Randy Beam threw a scoreless inning as did Edgar Martinez who returned to action after a case of tired arm. Kyle Jackson went the final 2 innings giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 3. Brandon Moss went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Jeremy West went 2 for 4. Frederick edged Wilmington 6-5. Jose Vaquedano gave up 4 runs on 4 hits with 6 Ks in 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Schroyer took the loss allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in 2 2/3 innings of work. Bryan Pritz went 2 for 4 with a home run. Jeff Ontiveros went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Claudio Arias was also 2 for 4. Rome edged Greenville also by a 6-5 score. Jarrett Gardner went 7 innings allowing 4 runs on 10 hits with 7 Ks. Brantley Jordan took the loss allowing 2 runs on 2 hits in his 1 inning of work. Jeff Corsaletti went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Matt Ciaramella went 3 for 4 and Andrew Pinckney went 2 for 4. Finally Oneonta defeated Lowell 6-4. Jay Johnson went 3 for 4 , scoring 2 runs with a RBI. Zak Farkes went 2 for 4 with a home run. Dustin Kelly and Yahmed Yema were both 2 for 5. Adam Blackley went 5 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 6. Hunter Jones blew the save and took the loss allowing 4 runs on 3 hits in 2 innings. He struck out 4.
Player of The Night: Jeff Corsaletti who had a perfect night at the plate going 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored.
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September 5, 2005 at 6:31 AM

9/5 Cup of Coffee


Hope your Labor Day holiday is a good one. It is a beautiful morning here in Nova Scotia and my first cup of coffee is going to taste very good. Pawtucket staged a dramatic comeback to defeat Scranton/WB 9-7. Trailing 7-4 going into the bottom of the eighth, Dave Berg hit a pinch hit grand slam home run to secure the win for the PawSox. Adam Hyzdu was 3 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Anastacio Martinez started and went 5 innings giving up 7 runs on 6 hits. Charlie Zink got the win pitching 3 hitless innings of relief. Portland went down to defeat again at the hands of Akron by a score of 8-3. David Pauley gave up 6 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings of work. Chad Spann had his first multi-hit game in AA going 3 for 3 with a RBI. Scott Youngbauer went 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored while Jeremy West was 2 for 4. Wilmington lost both games of a doubleheader to Frederick by scores of 2-1 and 5-2. Justin Sturge started the first game and went 5 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 4. Kyle Tabeek took the loss going just 1 inning while giving up the winning run on 1 hit and 3 walks. Ian Bladergroen , Ian Cronkhite and Iggy Saurez were all 1 for 3. In the second game, Tommy Hottovy took the loss going 4 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while striking out 4. Bryan Pritz was 2 for 3 with a run scored while Dusty Brown went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI. Greenville defeated Rome by the score of 7-2. Kevin Guyette started and went 4 scoreless innings giving up 3 hits. Kyle Fernandes in relief went 3 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, both solo homers. John Otness went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Matt Ciaramella went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Chris Turner also went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Oneonta edged Lowell 3-2. J.T. Zink started and went 4 innings giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Tim Cox took the loss going 4 innings while allowing 2 runs on 7 hits. He had 6 Ks. Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with a run scored while Jed Lowrie went 3 for 4.

Player of The Night: Dave Berg of Pawtucket chosen not for the quantity of his performance but for the quality of it. His dramatic pinch hit grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth led the PawSox to a dramatic come from behind victory before the over 10,000 fans that established a new franchise record for season's attendence.

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September 4, 2005 at 6:36 AM

9/4 Cup of Coffee


Last night was not a good one for the teams down on the farm. Teams lost four of the five contests played. Pawtucket was officially eliminated from the playoffs losing 5-3 to Scranton/WB. Abe Alvarez took the loss allowing 5 runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Juan Perez pitched the last 3 2/3 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits. Shawn Wooten was 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Portland was hammered by Akron 11-4. Anibal Sanchez started and went 4 innings giving up 7 runs on 10 hits with 5 Ks. Barry Hertzler took over allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over the next 3 innings. Jared Sandberg went 2 for 4. Jeremy West was 1 for 2. Scott Youngbauer went 1 for 3. Frederick edged Wilmington 7-6. Luis Mendoza gave up 5 runs on 9 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out 4. Claudio Arias went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Bryan Pritz was 2 for 4 with a RBI. Ian Bladergroen was 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored. Greenville had the only win of the night beating Rome 6-2. Roger Lincoln went 7 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with 7 Ks. Jeff Natale went 2 for 4 with a run scored and 3 RBI. Tony Granadillo went 2 for 4 with a home run and Jeff Corsaletti went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored. In the final matchup of yesterday, Vermont got past Lowell 5-3 even though the Spinners outhit them 10-8. Mario Pena took the loss going 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 7 hits. Jed Lowrie and Yahmed Yema each went 2 for 5.

Player of The Night: Shawn Wooten of the PawSox who was 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored

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September 3, 2005 at 6:06 AM

9/3 Cup of Coffee


In action on Friday, Pawtucket defeated Scranton/WB 4-1 behind the strong pitching performance of Marc Deschenes who allowed just 1 run on 3 hits over 7 innings of work. Manny Delcarmen got the save pitching 2 scoreless innings while allowing only 1 hit. Dustin Pedroia was 2 for 4 with a run scored while Mike Lockwood went 2 for 3 with a run scored for the PawSox. Portland got by Akron also by the score of 4-1. Jon Lester had a strong performance going 6 innings while allowing 0 runs on 2 hits with 5 Ks. Brandon Moss continued his hot hitting going 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Jared Sandberg went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Salem beat Wilmington 5-2. Scott Shoemaker took the loss allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings of work. Bryan Pritz went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Dusty Brown went 1 for 3 with a run scored. Greenville blasted Rome 10-1. Mike Rozier went 5 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Randy Newsome went 4 innings of no hit relief striking out 2 and giving up 1 BB. John Otness went 3 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI. Jeff Natale went 2 for 5 with 2 runs and a RBI. Andrew Pinckney and Austin Easley each had solo homers. Finally, Vermont got by Lowell 7-2. Ryan Phillips took the loss going just 2 2/3 innings while allowing 5 runs on 5 hits and 4 walks. Zak Farkes went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI to lead the Spinners.

Player of The Night: Randy Newsome of the Bombers who pitched 4 innings of scoreless no hit relief.

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September 2, 2005 at 6:29 AM

9/2 Cup of Coffee


In action on the first day of September, Pawtucket edged Syracuse 5-4. Mark Makaska went 5 innings allowing 0 runs on 1 hit. He had 6 Ks. Jack Cressend threw 3 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. Cla Meredith pitched the ninth allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. George Lombard went 2 for 2 with a run scored. Portland clinched the Northern Division title by defeating Altoona 7-6. This win along with Trenton's loss gave the title to the Sea Dogs. Chris Smith went 4 innings giving up 5 runs on 9 hits. Conor Brooks pitched a scoreless 5th, Jimmy Mann threw a perfect 6th, Kyle Jackson pitched the 7th and 8th innings giving up a single run and Randy Beam pitched a perfect 9th to earn the save. Chris Durbin went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Brandon Moss went 2 for 5. In the completion of Tuesday's suspended game, Salem beat Wilmington 16-7. Luis Mendoza who started the game on Tuesday had gone 2 innings allowing 2 runs. Travis Rios started the game last night and he gave up 7 runs on 9 hits in 2 innings. Kyle Tabeek went only 2/3 of an inning giving up 6 runs on 7 hits. Scott White went 3 for 5 with a home run. Jeff Ontiveros went 2 for 3 and actually pitched the last 1 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits. In the second game, Salem shutout Wilmington 5-0 even though the Blue Rocks outhit Salem 11 to 4. Andrew Dobies went 5 1/3 innings giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. Dusty Brown went 3 for 4 while Ian Bladergroen was 2 for 4 with 2 home runs. Greenville split a doubleheader with Savannah. The Bombers won the first game 6-4. Gary Galvez went 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 9 hits. Tony Granadillo went 3 for 3 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Chris Turner went 2 for 3 with a run scored while Jeff Natale went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. In the second game, Savannah shutout the Bombers 5-0. Henry Cabrera threw 5 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits. Jeff Natale and Matt Ciaramella were both 1 for 3. Lowell crushed Vermont 8-1. They were led by the outstanding start of Clay Buchholz who threw 3 innings of scoreless ball giving up only 1 hit while striking out 8 batters. Jacoby Ellsbury went 4 for 5 with 2 runs scored. Yahmed Yema went 3 for 5. Jed Lowrie and Dustin Kelly were each 2 for 4.

Player of The Night: Although there were several deserving candidates for this honour tonight, Clay Buchholz gets the nod.

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September 1, 2005 at 7:19 AM

9/1 Cup of Coffee


It is hard to believe that it is September and the Red Sox will be calling up additional players from the minor league teams today. Pawtucket edged Syracuse 3-2. Tim Kester went 6 2/3 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits. He had 5 Ks. Tim Bausher blew the save but picked up the win going 2 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Shawn Wooten went 2 for 3 with a home run. Dustin Pedroia went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Portland clinched a playoff spot even though they lost to Altoona 5-3. Kason Gabbard went only 1 inning allowing 2 runs on 2 hits. Denny Tomori went 4 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. Brandon Moss had another good night going 3 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Wilmington swept a double header from Salem winning the first game 1-0 and the second 4-1. In the first game, Justin Sturge went 4 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits. Ryan Schroyer finished the last 3 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits. Dusty Brown went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Claudio Arias was also 2 for 3 with a RBI. In the second game, Jose Vaquedano went 6 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits. He struck out 7. Bryan Pritz was 3 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Iggy Suarez went 2 for 3. Scott White and Dusty Brown were both 2 for 4. Greenville got by Savannah by a score of 5-4. Jarrett Gardner threw 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Kevin Guyette blew the save but got the win going 3 innings while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.Matt Ciaramella went 3 for 4 with a home run and Tony Granadillo went 2 for 3. Lowell defeated Vermont 4-2. Adam Blackley started the game and gave up 2 runs and 7 hits in 3 innings of work. Hunter Jones pitched 4 innings of middle relief allowing 0 runs on only 1 hit. He struck out 7 consecutive Vermont hitters. Argimiro Gaunchez got the win pitching two scoreless innings. Yahmed Yema was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Dustin Kelly was also 2 for 4 with a RBI.

Player of The Night: Hunter Jones who pitched 4 innings of scoreless, 1 hit ball striking out 7 straight Vermont hitters.

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