Home.... Transactions... Team Rosters... 40-Man Roster... 2025 Projected Rosters... Podcast
News.. Lineups.. Stats.. Payroll.. Draft History.. International Signings.. Scouting Log.. Forum

SoxProspects News

August 2, 2006 at 10:26 AM

8/2 Cup of Coffee

Sox minor league teams went 2-3 this Tuesday, with wins both at the highest and lowest level of the system. Pawtucket beat Buffalo 4-2, behind a 2 for 4 effort from Dustin Pedroia and a Jeff Bailey home run. Scott Shoemaker, jumping up to a new level in Pawtucket, performed solidly, going five innings and allowing two runs, while striking out four Bison. The Sea Dogs unfortunately found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision against the Erie SeaWolves. Jacoby Ellsbury continued to hit well, going 1 for 3 with a HBP, while Zack Borowiak contributed with a home run. Tommy Hottovy started well (but finished poorly) in his first AA start, allowing four runs in five innings, though coming up with a nice 4 to 1 K/BB ratio. The Keys got the better end of the Blue Rocks, more than doubling them up in a 7-3 triumph. Jeff Corsaletti went 2 for 3 with a double, and Jeff Natale contributed a home run on his way to a 2 for 4 day. Gary Galvez got the start and pitched poorly, giving up 7 runs in just 3 innings. However, the Cox brothers (in reality unrelated) pitched a combined five shutout innings in relief, bringing a bright spot to an otherwise gloomy day for the Blue Rocks. Tim threw for three innings and Bryce threw for two, continuing his hi-A success. There was little positive in the Spinners day, as they were shut out 7-0 by Hudson Valley. Brian Steinocher took the loss, going 4 2/3 innings and allowing five runs. The GCL Sox brought some positive energy to the system, scoring twice as many runs as any other team in the system en route to an 8-3 win against the GCL Pirates. Jason Place and Kris Negron both went 1 for 4 with home runs, while Jon Egan continued to hit well in his second stint in the GCL, going 2 for 4 with two doubles. Jorge Rodriguez got the win, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing three runs. Mauricio Mendez pitched very well in relief, going 2 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out three.

Player of the Day: Jeff Natale, who showed some pop despite a losing effort.