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August 15, 2009 at 5:15 AM

McGuiness homers and drives in 3 in Spinner win


8/15 Cup of Coffee: Friday's action saw Pawtucket rally with 3 runs in the 9th inning but still fall short dropping a 7-6 decision to Gwinnett. Charlie Zink started and went 4.1 innings allowing 6 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out 5. Jose Vaquedano threw 0.2 of an inning giving up a run on a hit and 4 walks. TJ Large pitched 3 scoreless frames allowing a hit and a walk. Jeff Bailey went 3 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI. Chris Carter went 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Gil Velazquez went 2 for 3 and scored 3 runs.

Portland defeated Bowie 4-1 behind the strong starting performance of Felix Doubront. He went 6.1 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits and 3 walks. He fanned 2. Chad Rhoades pitched 1.2 scoreless frames allowing a hit and a walk. He had 2 strikeouts. Dustin Richardson pitched a scoreless, hitless 9th inning allowing a walk. He struck out 2. Ryan Khoury went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Ryan Kalish went 1 for 4 with 3 RBI.

Kinston scored 3 times in the final 2 innings to down Salem 6-4. Eammon Portice went 5.2 innings giving up 3 runs on 8 hits. He did not walk a batter while recording 5 strikeouts. Armando Zerpa pitched 1.1 scoreless, hitless innings of middle relief giving up a walk. He fanned 2. Josh Papelbon pitched the final 2 innings and was charged with a blown save and the loss. He allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. Che-Hsuan Lin went 3 for 4 with a RBI. Mike Jones went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 runs scored. Jered Stanley went 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Greenville edged Greensboro 4-3. Michael Lee started and went 4 innings giving up a run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4. Mitch Herold threw 4 innings allowing a run on 2 hits and a walk. He fanned 5. Jason Blackey pitched the 9th allowing a run on 2 hits. He had 2 strikeouts. Mitch Dening went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Pete Hissey went 2 for 3.

Lowell held off a 9th inning rally by Mahoning Valley to score a 6-5 victory over the Scrappers. Ryan Pressly went 5 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He fanned 5. Anatanaer Batista went 3.1 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He had 2 strikeouts. Michael Bugary faced 2 hitters in the 9th inning and retired them both. Chris McGuiness went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.

The Gulf Coast Red Sox scored 2 times in the bottom of the 8th inning to beak a 7-7 tie and score a 9-7 win over the Rays. Paul Byrd went 4 innings allowing 6 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 2. Randy Consuegra pitched the final 5 innings allowing a run on 2 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 8. Ken Roque went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Carson Blair went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Player of the Night: Chris McGuiness who went 2 for 4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI