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Saturday's pitching matchups

Posted by Craig Forde  April 6, 2013 01:22 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
1:00 p.m.
Trenton Thunder – Francisco Rondon (2012: 5-0, 3.93, 80 Ks)
at Portland Sea Dogs – Kyle Kaminska (2012: 9-4, 4.19 ERA, 66 Ks)

2:00 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – Henry Owens (2012: 8-8, 3.01 ERA, 95 Ks)
at Frederick Keys – Tyler Wilson (2012: 8-7, 2.72 ERA, 80 Ks)

4:30 p.m. - GAME 1
Charleston RiverDogs – Rafael De Paula (8-2, 1.46 ERA, 85 Ks)
at Greenville Drive – Pat Light (0-2, 2.37 ERA, 30 Ks)

GAME 2
Charleston RiverDogs – Gabriel Encinas (5-12, 3.26 ERA, 90 Ks)
at Greenville Drive – Austin Maddox (0-1, 1.13 ERA, 4 Ks)

7:05 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Chris Hernandez (2012: 6-9, 3.86 ERA, 129 Ks)
at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders – TBD (2012: N/A)

NOTES: Portland starter Kyle Kaminska made 35 appearances in Double-A ball last, all but one was in relief. His one start came while with Altoona (Pittsburgh) when he went 6 innings, allowing a run on six hits while earning the win...Salem puts Henry Owens on the hill in search of their first win of the season. Last year Owens tied for most wins of any pitcher in the farm system with 12...Greenville will use a pair of early 2012 draft picks in their seven-inning doubleheader games. Pat Light, the 37th overall pick a year ago, and Austin Maddox, the 118th selection, will be making their Low Class-A debuts...The PawSox look to go 3-0 for the first time since 2009. They were initially scheduled to face a rehabbing Phil Hughes, but the Yankee righty was activated late on Friday night and will now pitch for New York against Detroit on Saturday.

New England teams
1:35 p.m.
Reading Fightins’ – Seth Rosin (2012: 2-2, 4.08 ERA, 75 Ks)
at New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Deck McGuire (2012: 5-15, 5.88 ERA, 97 Ks)

6:05 p.m.
New Britain Rock Cats – Pat Dean (2012: 10-8, 3.99 ERA, 81 Ks)
at Richmond Flying Squirrels – Chris Gloor (2012: 4-5, 2.81 ERA, 74 Ks)

NOTES: Toronto is hoping for a big turnaround from Fisher Cats starter Deck McGuire, the 11th overall selection in 2010. After a 5-15 season the 6'6" righty was preaching consistency in his game on Media Day saying, "I’d have two good starts and three bad ones, then a good one and five bad ones. I just wasn’t very consistent. It’s a game of failure. Last season was tough, but I got through it, I survived it and now I’m ready to go in 2013.”...In the twelve innings of action between New Britain and Richmond on Friday (completion of Thursdays suspended game, plus seven inning evening game) the teams combined for 2 runs and 13 hits. The Rock Cats were no-hit in the nightcap in the face of a solid effort from starter Trevor May (5 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 Ks).

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