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The Cap on Thursday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 9, 2013 07:59 AM

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Triple-A
Pawtucket – 0
Syracuse – 4 GAME 1
WP: Mandel (2-7)
LP: Haeger (2-3)
HR: SYR-Walters (26)
HIGHLIGHTS: With only five singles in the game the PawSox were unable to score, allowing the Chiefs to plate four with the same offensive output. … Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 as the only Pawtucket batter with a multi-hit game. He has 36 singles in 51 games with the PawSox. … Charlie Haeger struck out seven in five innings, but gave up five hits, two walks and three earned runs to get saddled with the loss.

Pawtucket – 4
Syracuse – 5 GAME 2
WP: Cedeno (2-0)
LP: Huntzinger (2-1)
S: Davis (13)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox (61-58) caught their third straight loss on the road, despite tying the game up at four in the top of the sixth. They are now four games back in the IL North and a ½ game out in the Wild Card race. … Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and a run. He has hit safely in three straight and has 14 hits in his last ten games. … Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, RBI and a run, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

Double-A
Richmond – 4
Portland – 1
WP: Westcott (5-11)
LP: Doyle (1-4)
S: Quirarte (8)
HR: RIC-Panik (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Flying Squirrels walk away from Hadlock Field with a hat trick of wins, sending the Sea Dogs (56-61) to their fourth straight loss. … Starter Terry Doyle allowed three earned runs on eight hits and a walk in seven innings. He is averaging 6 2/3 innings in seven starts with Portland. … Christian Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a walk, raising his average to .280. He has hit safely in seven straight games, including five multi-hit games. … Garin Cecchini went 0-for-1 with three walks. In his last ten games he has drawn 12 free passes while striking out just nine times.

High-A
Winston-Salem – 4
Salem – 13
WP: Quevedo (5-5)
LP: Ortiz (0-1)
HR: WS-Richmond (7); SAL-Welch (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Sox (57-58) make it two straight and improve to 3-1 on their current homestand with a rout of the Dash. During a 5-2 August they have outscored their opponents 32-21. … Blake Swihart continues to swing the hot bat, going 3-for-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs, leading the Sox offense. He has 11 hits in his last five games and is hitting .440 in August after a .241 July. … Deven Marrero went 2-for-3 with three walks, three RBIs and two runs scored. It was his second straight two-hit night following a four game hitless streak. … Starter Heri Quevedo allowed just one run, three hits and a walk in six innings. The right-hander struck out seven, giving him 77 Ks on the season in 80 1/3 innings. Quevedo has picked up a decision in his last six starts, going 4-2 in that span.

Low-A
Greenville – 1
Asheville – 5
WP: Hughes (8-9)
LP: Kukuk (4-10)
HR: ASH-Ciriaco (2), Argyropoulos (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: After an unsuccessful 1-5 home stand, the Drive (43-70) took things to the road where their luck was not altered as they dropped their third straight game. They are 17-37 on the road this season. … Kendrick Perkins went 2-for-4 with an RBI. He has had three two-hit games in his last four played and is hitting .314 over his last ten. … Starter Cody Kukuk struck out seven, the most since he did the same in a June 3rd start. He has not picked up a win since June 22nd.

Short Season-A
Lowell –
Mahoning Valley - POSTPONED

Rookie
DSL Rays – 2
DSL Red Sox – 0 (SUSPENDED in 3rd inn.)

GCL Red Sox – 0
GCL Rays – 0 (SUSPENDED in 2nd inn.)

New England teams

Double-A
Bowie – 9
New Hampshire – 2
WP: Jones (4-4)
LP: Drabek (0-1)
HR: BOW-Waring (18), Robinson (5); NH-Jimenez (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: All of the scoring in this game happened after the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the Fisher Cats (55-60), they did not provide the bulk of runs in this one and dropped to 3-7 over their last ten games and 28-32 at home. … A.J. Jimenez drove in both New Hampshire runs with a seventh inning homer. It was only his sixth hit in his last ten games. … In his second rehab start with the Cats, Kyle Drabek went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits.

New Britain – 1
Akron – 0
WP: Davies (3-0)
LP: Roberts (7-9)
S: Watts (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite only having four hits on the night, the Rock Cats (56-61) needed only one run for the win that bumped them to a 5-2 record in August. … Starter Kyle Davies pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just four hits to go with two Ks. He has won his last three starts for New Britain, logging 20 innings while allowing four earned runs and striking out 15. … The Rock Cats got on the board in the first inning when Evan Bigley drove in Eddie Rosario with a two-out single. Bigley finished the day with two singles.

Short Season-A
Connecticut – 7
Brooklyn – 3
WP: Phillips (3-1)
LP: Knapp (0-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Led by the top third of their order the Tigers (22-28) took two out of three on their trip to Brooklyn. … Curt Powell (2-for-4, two runs), Kasey Coffman (3-for-5, RBI, run) and Dominic Ficociello (2-for-5, two RBIs, run) accounted for half of the Tigers 14 hits. In his last four game Ficociello has gone 7-for-17 with seven RBIs and four stolen bases. …Starter Alex Phillips picked up his third win after allowing three runs over five innings while striking out four. He is 3-0 with a 2.31 in five appearances on the road.

Jamestown – 4
Vermont – 2
WP: Kuhl (2-3)
LP: Powers (4-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: It’s never easy to win when a team has only two hits, as was the case for the Lake Monsters (24-27) who dropped their sixth game in August. … Michael Soto’s fifth inning double and Ryan Gorton’s eighth inning single accounted for all of Vermont’s offense. The Lake Monsters have a team batting average of .227, second worst in the league next to Connecticut’s .224. … Junior Mendez and Tyler Johnson both pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the Lake Monsters, striking out two batters apiece.

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