May 24, 2011 at 6:43 AM
Pawtucket routed Toledo (DET) by a score of 12-2, though the game was much closer than that score would indicate. The PawSox put up 9 runs in the top of the 9th inning, breaking what had been a 3-2 ballgame wide open. The newly-promoted Che-Hsuan Lin led the way, as he went 4-5 with 2 RBI. Brent Dlugach went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Ronald Bermudez went 2-3 with a walk, a double, a triple and an RBI. Lars Anderson went 1-4 with 3 RBI. Kyle Weiland started for Pawtucket and continued to impress. Weiland went 7 innings and allowed 5 hits and 1 run. He walked 1 batter and struck out 4. Over his last 3 starts, Weiland has a 2.00 ERA with an 18:7 K:BB ratio.
Every member of the Portland lineup registered at least 1 hit in a 7-3 victory over New Hampshire (TOR). Will Middlebrooks went 1-4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-3 with 2 walks, a stolen base, a double and an RBI. Alex Hassan went 2-4 with a walk, a stolen base, a double and an RBI. Stephen Fife got the start for Portland and performed very well. Fife pitched 6 innings and allowed 6 hits and 2 runs (1 earned). He did not walk a batter and struck out 6. Over his last 4 starts, Fife has allowed just 2 earned runs.
Greenville failed to emulate the higher affiliates on Monday, as the Drive got 2-hit in a 1-0 loss to Savannah (SF). Not much to report in terms of offense for Greenville, obviously. Brandon Jacobs went 1-2 with 2 walks while Henry Ramos went 1-3. Kyle Stroup managed to take the loss in this game, despite not surrendering an earned run. Stroup went 5 innings and allowed just 5 hits and 1 run, which was unearned. He did not walk anyone and struck out 6.
Player of the Day: Kyle Weiland. Weiland went 7 innings, allowing just 5 hits and a run in Pawtucket's win over Toledo.