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May 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Starting pitching sparkles for Sox affiliates


5/4 Cup of Coffee: It was an outstanding day all round for the Sox minor league pitchers on Sunday. The starters allowed just 1 run over 19 innings in 4 games which led to 3 shutouts. Pawtucket blanked Gwinnett 1-0 despite being outhit 5 to 3 in the game. Clay Buchholz threw 5.2 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and 2 walks. He had 6 strikeouts. Jose Vaquedano tossed 2 scoreless frames giving up a hit while fanning 2. Billy Traber went 0.2 of an inning giving up a hit and a walk.Marcus McBeth pitched the final frame allowing a hit and a walk. He fanned 1.

Portland downed Connecticut 3-1. Adam Mills went 7 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits. He did not give up a walk while fanning 5. Richie Lentz tossed 1.2 scoreless frames allowing a hit and 2 base on balls. He struck out 2. TJ Large struck out the only batter he faced. Ryan Khoury went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Salem blanked Myrtle Beach 2-0. Jose Capellan started and threw 6 scoreless frames giving up 3 hits and 2 walks. He had 5 strikeouts. Jason Rice pitched 2 innings of perfect relief fanning 2. Derrick Loop pitched a clean 9th fanning 1. Kris Negron went 3 for 4 with a RBI. Che-Hsuan Lin went 2 for 3.

Greenville trounced Charleston 9-0 behind Casey Kelly's 5.2 scoreless innings. He allowed just 2 hits and a walk. He had 4 strikeouts. Fabian Williamson pitched the final 3.1 innings and did not allow a hit but he walked 2. He had 2 strikeouts. Ryan Dent went 4 for 5 with a run scored and 3 RBI. Mike Almanzar went 2 for 4 and scored a run. David Mailman went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

Players of the Night: The Sox affiliates starting pitchers on Sunday