May 18, 2011 at 8:04 AM
5/18 Cup of Coffee: Mother Nature rained on the affiliates' parade, as the two teams that did get games in went 1-1.
Pawtucket’s game with Columbus (CLE) was rained out. The two teams will play a doubleheader today.
Portland mashed 15 hits in a 14-4 victory over Reading (PHI). So many choices, where shall I start with the stats? Che-Hsuan Lin went 3-5 with a double, a walk and 4 RBI. Alex “All-World” Hassan went 2-4 with 2 walks and a solo home run. Hassan leads the Eastern League in batting average (.374), on-base percentage (.484) and OPS (1.037). Jon Hee went 3-5 with a double and 2 RBI. Oscar Tejeda went 2-3 with a double, 2 walks and an RBI. Jorge Padron (2-5, 1 RBI) and Mitch Dening (1-4, triple, 2 RBI) also contributed to the cause for the Sea Dogs. Stephen Fife started and got the win. Fife went 5 innings and allowed 4 hits and 3 runs (0 earned). He walked 3 and struck out 2.
Salem’s game with Wilmington (KC) was rained out. No makeup date was immediately announced.
Greenville surrendered 16 hits en route to an 8-2 loss to Augusta (SF). Heiker Meneses went 3-3 with a walk. Meneses was the only Greenville player who had the Drive to get more than 1 hit. Christian Vazquez and Josue Peley each went 1-4 with an RBI to account for Greenville’s runs. Brandon Workman started for the Drive and pitched arguably his best game of his professional career. Workman threw a Workman-like 4 innings, allowing 5 hits and no runs. He walked 2 and struck out 4.
Player of the Day: Alex Hassan. Hassan continued his unbelievable 2011 campaign yesterday, as he went 2-4 with 2 walks and a solo home run in Portland's 14-4 thrashing of Reading.