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Thursday's pitching matchups, notes

Posted by Craig Forde  May 9, 2013 03:33 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
10:35 a.m.
Pawtucket Red Sox – Steven Wright (1-1, 1.69 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 14 Ks)
at Gwinnett Braves – Roman Colon (0-1, 4.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 5 Ks)
NOTE: The PawSox (20-13) will be looking for their fourth straight win. They beat the Braves, 4-1, on Wednesday and Jose Iglesias went 1 for 5 in his first action since Saturday.

5:30 p.m.
GAME 1
Carolina Mudcats – Cody Anderson (3-1, 3.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 23 Ks)
at Salem Red Sox – Mike Augliera (3-0, 4.12 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 18 Ks)

GAME 2
Carolina Mudcats – Jacob Lee (0-2, 5.13 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 25 Ks)
at Salem Red Sox – William Cuevas (1-3, 7.84 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 16 Ks)
NOTE: Wednesday’s rainout was the third of the season for Salem (15-14). A sweep of the doubleheader will make it five wins in a row for the Sox. Third baseman Garin Cecchini’s .379 batting average is best in the Carolina League.

6:35 p.m.
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)
NOTE: 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).

7:00 p.m.
Augusta GreenJackets – Chris Stratton (2-2, 2.83 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 36 Ks)
at Greenville Drive – Justin Haley (0-4, 6.14 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 24 Ks)
NOTE: The month of May has been unkind to the Drive (10-22) who are 0-7 since the calendar turned. The pitching staff boasts the highest ERA (4.89) in the South Atlantic League and the second lowest team batting average (.224).

New England team
7:05 p.m.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Deck McGuire (1-3, 5.34 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 29 Ks)
at Trenton Thunder –Zach Nuding (1-3, 2.27 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 27 Ks)
NOTE: The Fisher Cats (15-19) are in the midst of a three game losing streak. It is the fourth time this season they have had such a run of loses. The team’s 25 home runs are one behind Altoona in the Eastern League.

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