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May 5, 2011 at 4:34 AM

Slow day of action proves fruitless for affiliates

5/5 Cup of Coffee: Portland and Salem both plated one run as they dropped the only games that took place in the system Tuesday.

Nothing seemed to go the Sea Dogs way as they were dropped 7-1 by the rival Trenton Thunder (NYY). Stolmy Pimentel moved to 0-4 on the season after a disappointing 4.1 inning performance. Pimentel allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Reliever Tommy Hottovy did not fare much better, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk in his 2.2 innings of work. Santo Luis came on for the eighth and recorded three consecutive outs. Portland’s only run of the contest came in the fifth, as Mitch Dening laced a solo home run. The Sea Dogs only managed six hits, four of which came from Will Middlebrooks and Jorge Padron who had two apiece. Portland has now dropped five out of its last six games and sits just a half game out of last place.

In the resumption of a game that was suspended in the first inning yesterday, Salem still seemed asleep for the morning start time as they fell 5-1 to the Kinston Indians (CLE). Pete Ruiz took the mound in place of starter Miguel Gonzalez who had thrown a scoreless inning before play was stopped yesterday. Ruiz hurled 4.0 innings, allowing 4 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits and a walk, punching out 4. Anatanaer Batista added 3.0 innings of relief, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out 2. Will Latimer came on for the ninth inning, allowing 1 run on 1 hit and a walk. The Red Sox only run of the game came in the third, as Zach Gentile came home on a Peter Hissey sacrifice fly. The game was tied 1-1 heading into the fifth, but Salem committed two costly errors that allowed Kinston to bring home three runs and open up the contest. The Red Sox only managed 4 hits, 2 coming from the bat of Shannon Wilkerson.

Player of the Day: Shannon Wilkerson, who went 2 for 4 with a double and an outfield assist in Salem’s 5-1 loss to Kinston.