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Friday's pitching matchups, notes

Posted by Craig Forde  May 10, 2013 12:03 PM

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4:30 p.m.
GAME 1
Portland Sea Dogs – Charlie Haeger (1-0, 1.80 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 14 Ks)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Trevor May (1-1, 3.90 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 27 Ks)

GAME 2
Portland Sea Dogs – Brandon Workman (4-0, 2.80 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 42 Ks)
at New Britain Rock Cats – Cole DeVries (rehab start)
NOTE: Friday’s doubleheader is actually a makeup of a rainout from April 12th and not last night’s washout which will be made up later in the season. The Sea Dogs (20-11) took two of three games on their last trip to New Britain back in early April. On the year Portland is 7-3 against the Rock Cats (18-15). Brandon Workman’s 42 strikeouts are fifth best in the Eastern League, but all those ahead of him have made one more start. His 0.82 WHIP is tied with teammate Anthony Ranaudo as the low mark in the league.

7:05 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – William Cuevas (1-3, 7.84 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 16 Ks)
at Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Victor Payano (2-2, 5.34 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 37 Ks)
NOTE: The Salem Sox (15-16) dipped under .500 after getting swept by Carolina in Thursday’s doubleheader. They make their first trip of the season to Myrtle Beach for a four game set. The Sox took two of three at home versus the Pelicans back in April. Second baseman Sean Coyle is in the midst of a 1-for-19 slump since slugging two home runs on May 4th. His batting average has dropped 51 points - from .324 to .273 - since last Saturday.

Augusta GreenJackets – Kendry Flores (2-1, 1.23 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, 22 Ks)
at Greenville Drive – Brian Johnson (0-1, 2.30 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 14 Ks)
NOTE: The Drive (10-23) chalked up loss number 8 of May last night with a 6-3 loss at Fluor Field. First baseman David Chester launched his team leading 5th home run.. Tonight’s starter Brian Johnson is coming off of a season high 6-strikeout performance last Friday versus Rome where he allowed only 2 hits and a walk over 5 innings.

7:15 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Graham Godfrey (1-2, 4.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 19 Ks)
at Charlotte Knights – Roman Colon (0-1, 4.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 5 Ks)
NOTE: The PawSox (21-13) roll into Charlotte for four games with the momentum of a four game sweep in Gwinnett. In Thursday’s 14-9 slugfest Ryan Lavarnway went 2-for-5, giving him 5 multi-hit games and 10 RBI over his last ten games. Six other PawSox had a multi-hit game yesterday, including Jose Iglesias who went 2-for-6 with 2 runs scored.

New England teams
7:05 p.m.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Ryan Tepera (4-1, 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 22 Ks)
at Trenton Thunder –Mikey O’Brien (1-2, 4.39 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 34 Ks)
NOTE: The Fisher Cats (16-19) evened the season series (4-4) with the Thunder last night behind an 8-3 victory. Outfielder Kevin Pillar went 3-for-5, raising his batting average to .340, third best in the E.L. It was his third straight multi-hit game, and fourth in his last six games.

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