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Friday's pitching matchups, notes

Posted by Craig Forde  May 24, 2013 11:46 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
6:35 p.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Alfredo Aceves (2-1, 2.13 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 21 Ks)
at Lousiville Bats – Armando Galarraga (2-2, 2.37 ERA, 0.35 WHIP, 26 Ks)
NOTE: The PawSox (27-20) will have a much shorter commute to Louisville Slugger Field tonight and they will hopefully have their game fully unpacked when they arrive. Alfredro Aceves makes his fourth start since being assigned to Pawtucket from Boston. He has logged 23 innings thus far, going at least 5 frames in each of his outings.

7:00 p.m.
Salem Red Sox – Mike Augliera (4-0, 3.38 ERA,
at Frederick Keys – Zach Petersime (1-4, 8.24 ERA
NOTE: The Salem Red Sox were swept in three games on their last trip to Frederick in the season opening series. They were able to take 2 of 3 from the Keys last week, but have lost three in a row coming into today. Mike Augliera makes his ninth start of the year and second versus the Keys. Last Sunday he allowed a season high 10 hits against Frederick, but did not factor into the decision. His 4-0 record is best of all pitchers in the Sox farm system.

7:05 p.m.
Portland Sea Dogs – Anthony Ranaudo (5-1, 1.67 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 46 Ks)
at Binghamton Mets – Cory Mizzoni (2-1, 2.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 18 Ks)
NOTE: The Sea Dogs will look to increase their lead over the BMets in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division. Currently Portland holds a two game lead over Binghamton and has won 5 of their 9 matchups this season. Anthony Ranaudo is 1-0 in two starts versus the Mets this year. He faced Binghamton his last time out and only lasted 4 innings, his shortest outing of the season.

Greenville Drive – Austin Maddox (0-4, 8.66 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, 31 Ks)
at Charleston RiverDogs –Dan Camarena (0-2, 7.75 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, 26 Ks)
NOTE: The Drive are now just two losses from their first 20 loss month in seven years. Greenville, losers of five in a row, broke their last five-game slide against the RiverDogs one week ago today and are 3-5 versus Charleston on the season. Austin Maddox is slated to make his seventh start of the year. He has allowed 11 earned runs over 10 innings in his last two starts and his 8.66 ERA is highest in the organization for anyone who has thrown more than 4 innings. He has also given up an org high 8 home runs.

New England teams
7:05 p.m.
New Britain Rock Cats – B.J. Hermsen (1-4, 4.70 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, 16 Ks)
at New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Marcus Stroman (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 6 Ks)
NOTE: This is already the fifth series of the season between the Cats. New Britain leads the season series, 7-5. This will be B.J. Hermsen’s third start against New Hampshire. In both prior starts he went 5 innings, allowed 4 runs, 8 hits and 2 walks, picking up a win and a loss. Marcus Stroman was stellar in his return from a 50-game suspension for violating drug policies. Dating back to last season he is 4-0 in Double-A with 29 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings.

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