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Opening Day pitching matchups

Posted by Craig Forde  April 4, 2013 12:23 PM

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Red Sox affiliates
6:00 p.m.
Trenton Thunder: Nik Turley (2012: 10-5, 3.00, 117 Ks)
at Portland Sea Dogs: Drake Britton (2012: 7-12, 4.44, 118 Ks)

7:05 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox: Steven Wright (2012: 10-7, 2.54 ERA, 119 Ks)
at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: Vidal Nuno (2012: 10-6, 2.54, 126 Ks)

Greenville Drive: Justin Haley (2012: 0-1, 1.89, 33 Ks)
at Charleston RiverDogs: Cesar Vargas (2012: 3-2, 3.13, 38 Ks)

Notes: All three Sox farm teams in action today kick off their season against affiliates of the New York Yankees...The High-A Salem Red Sox kick off their season on Friday against the Frederick Keys (Baltimore Orioles)...The PawSox will be looking to win their eighth straight season opener and the Drive will be looking for their fourth straight, while the Sea Dogs look to clear the gate faster than their 0-5 start a year ago.

New England teams
6:35 p.m.
Reading Fightin’ Phils: David Buchanan (2012: 3-5, 3.86, 40 Ks)
at New Hampshire Fisher Cats: Andy Bibens-Dirkx (2012: 2-4, 6.40, 63 Ks)

New Britain Rock Cats: Logan Darnell (2012: 11-12, 5.08, 98 Ks)
at Richmond Flying Squirrels: Craig Westcott (2012: 11-10, 4.09, 68 Ks)

Notes: New Hampshire kicks off their tenth season by hosting the Reading Phillies who have recently added "Fightin'" their moniker. Fisher Cats starter Bibens-Dirkx enters his eighth pro season with his fifth organization...The Rock Cats opened last season by taking three-of-four from the Flying Squirrels, including a two-hit, five-inning victory from tonight's starter Logan Darnell in the third game of the season. Darnell will once again face off against Craig Westcott, his opposition in that game last year.

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