April 25, 2011 at 6:16 AM
4/25 Cup of Coffee: Both Pawtucket and Salem clubbed double digit hits to earn victories on a day where only 2 Red Sox affiliates saw action.
Pawtucket had little trouble dispensing with Rochester (MIN) by a score of 9-3. Michael McKenry (4-5) and Nate Spears (3-5) each contributed 3 RBI to Pawtucket's cause. Drew Sutton (3-4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI) and Yamaico Navarro (2-4, 1 double, 1 RBI) also had good days at the plate. Navarro, a shortstop, started in left field in an effort to improve his versatility. Kyle Weiland got the win for Pawtucket as he went 6 innings and allowed just 2 hits and a run. He walked 2 and struck out 3 in the strong effort. Michael Bowden continued to impress, as he pitched a perfect 9th inning with 1 strikeout. Bowden has not allowed a walk or a run in his last 5 appearances.
Salem got behind 4-0 in the 2nd inning, but scored the next 11 runs of the game to beat Potomac (WAS), 11-4. Reynaldo Rodriguez led the way, as he went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a home run and 2 RBI. Over his last 9 games, Rodriguez is hitting .429 with 2 home runs and 11 RBI. Michael Almanzar went 1-3 and hit his first home run of the season. Other notable hitting performances included Pete Hissey (2-5, a double and 3 RBI) and Jeremy Hazelbaker (2-2, a double and 3 walks). Ryan Pressly started the game for the Salem Red Sox and struggled mightily. He went just 2.2 innings and allowed 4 hits and 4 runs (2 earned). Pressly walked 4 and struck out 2. Anatanaer Batista relived him and pitched 3.1 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts to earn the victory. Will Latimer got the 3 inning save for Salem. He allowed just 2 hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out 2.
Player of the Day: Reynaldo Rodriguez, who went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a home run and 2 RBI in Salem's victory over Potomac.