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June 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM

13 proves lucky for Sea Dogs, Spinners in routs


6/22 Cup of Coffee: The Sea Dogs and Spinners each put up 13 runs on a night that saw four of the five affiliates in action take home wins. And although Salem and Greenville were off, the clubs were represented in their respective all-star games.

The PawSox rallied for three runs in the eighth to top the Louisville Bats (CIN), 6-3. Daniel Nava, who has been red-hot as of late, led the eighth off with a walk, then stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch before coming home with what would be the game-winner on Hector Luna's single to center. An error by the center fielder then brought Luna all the way around on a ball hit by Ryan Lavarnway, and Jose Iglesias singled home what would be the final run before the Bats' bullpen could stop the bleeding. Felix Doubront worked his way out of trouble often over his 5.0 innings, allowing at least one baserunner in each frame but giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. Hideki Okajima and Tony Pena, Jr. each worked a pair of innings in relief to get the win and the save, respectively, with the only baserunner allowed by either coming on a solo homer off the Japanese lefty in the seventh to tie the game. Nava, Iglesias, and Matt Sheely each had a pair of hits to pace the offense.

Portland roughed up Yankee star prospect Dellin Betances for seven runs over 2.1 innings en route to a 13-5 victory at Hadlock Field against Trenton. Every Sea Dog hitter got on base at least once, with all but shortstop Ryan Khoury, who officially re-signed with Boston and rejoined the club earlier in the day after being released during spring training, recording at least a hit. First baseman Reynaldo Rodriguez went 3-for-5 and hit his second double-A home run to lead the way, driving in five runs and scoring a pair. Second baseman Oscar Tejeda also went deep, his first home run since April 26, and went 2-for-4. Center fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-for-4 with his 11th double-A steal, giving him 23 on the year, while his fellow outfielders, Alex Hassan and Chih-Hsien Chiang, also enjoyed two-hit nights. Brock Huntzinger was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst, getting the win while giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk while striking out 9 over 5.0 innings. Also of note, former Red Sox first-round pick Jason Place went 0-for-4, hitting ninth and playing right field for the Thunder.

Catcher Dan Butler and lefty reliever Will Latimer represented the Carolina League against the California League in the circuits' All-Star showcase, which the host Californians won, 6-1. Butler got the start behind the dish and went 0-for-2. Latimer worked the seventh and allowed a run on a walk and a double. Rodriguez and lefty Chris Hernandez had been selected to play in the game as well, but the former had previously been promoted to Portland and the latter may have been unavailable after being scheduled to pitch on Sunday before the game was rained out.

The Drive's Brandon Jacobs and Miles Head each played the full nine innings for the South Division at the Sally All-Star Game, the former playing left field and batting second and the latter playing first and batting fifth as their team took a 6-3 win. Jacobs went 2-for-4 with a walk, doubling once and scoring once. Head was 1-for-3 with a walk for his part. Left-hander Manny Rivera faced the first two batters of the ninth, retiring both on outfield flies on five pitches. Former Sox pitcher Roman Mendez (TEX) took the loss for the North, allowing 5 runs in 0.2 innings. Top-five prospects Bryce Harper (WAS) and Manny Machado (BAL) played in the game for the North, the former going 0-for-2 with an RBI and the latter going 2-for-4 with a run scored. Former Drive players Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz had been selected to play in the game, but were promoted to Salem.

Lowell's big win was a team effort, as six players recorded two hits in the Spinners' 13-1 win in Vermont (OAK). First baseman Boss Moanaroa hit his second home run in four games, going 2-for-4 with 2 walks, 3 runs scored, and 3 runs batted in. Third baseman Travis Shaw was also 2-for-4 with a pair of free passes, scoring three times. Starter Jason Garcia was solid in his New York-Penn League debut, allowing only an unearned run on 3 hits and 3 walks over 4.0 innings, striking out three. 6'9" Dutchman Swen Huijer followed him with 4.0 innings of scoreless, no-hit relief, only walking a batter while striking out three to get the win. Chris Huseby closed the game, allowing a hit in his second scoreless appearance of the year.

At the Player Development Complex in Ft. Myers, the Red Sox rookies took the night's only loss, falling 8-1 to the Rays. 17-year-old Columbian Sergio Gomez got rocked in his season debut, lasting just 1.0 inning and allowing 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Renny Parthemore turned in a bright spot for the Sox, as the 2009 draft pick finally made his professional debut, going 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 3. The Sox lineup managed just 4 hits, with second baseman Aneury Tavarez tripling and scoring the team's lone run.

In the Dominican, the DSL Sox rode the bats of left fielder Andres Garcia and catcher Alixon Suarez to a 3-1 win over the Astros. Each drove in a run, with Garcia going 3-for-5 with a double out of the leadoff spot and Suarez doubling twice during a 2-for-4 day. Edwar Garcia went 4.2 scoreless innings as the starter, allowing 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out 4. Carlos Pinales followed with 4.1 innings to get the win, giving up 1 run on 5 hits while whiffing 3.

Player of the Day: He may not have had the absolute best line on the slate, but Renny Parthemore waited more than 22 months after signing to make his Red Sox debut and made the most of it with 3.0 scoreless innings.

 
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