Pawtucket W 11-3
The PawSox get off to a good start team-wise, but rather lackluster performances from prospects of note while the backup AAAA club (Hullet, McDonald) did most of the work.
Josh Reddick: 0-4, BB, 3 K
-Well, I guess that's proof he can walk? Too bad it took all of 12 pitches to rack up those 3 strikeouts.
Jorge Jimenez: 1-3, K, SB
Mark Wagner: 0-3
Aaron Bates: 1-3, K
Daniel Nava: 1-4, 2 K
Portland and Greenville after the jump.
Portland W 10-5
Quite unlike the PawSox, there was a lot of legitimate prospect contribution here.
Ryan Kalish: 2-4, 2B, HR, BB, K, SB
-Very nice to see Kalish put 3 balls in the air, and one out of the park.
Che-Hsuan Lin: 2-5, HR, K, 2 SB
-Hopefully Lin can dodge the ridiculously slow start he had last year. The bad luck was just astounding.
Luis Exposito: 2-4, HR, BB, K, E, PB
-Bad defensive night for Expo. The rest you can see for yourself.
Lars Anderson: 1-5, 2 K
-I wonder if Lars is going to face the same kind of scrutiny as Ortiz early on?
Yamaico Navarro: 0-5, 2 K
Jose Iglesias: 2-4, 2B, K, SB
Jason Place: 0-3, BB
Felix Doubront: 5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
Eammon Portice: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
-Surprised to see him here since I had heard he was going to be piggybacked with Kelly from Soxprospects. Maybe I remembered wrong, or maybe the Sox are just converting him straight-out to a reliever.
Jason Rice: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Alas, already. Fed-Ex, Middlebrooks, and Dent all had hits in the short few innings played, though. Rizzo, Lavarnway, and Hissey all struck out.
Greenville W 5-3
Hey, a sweep! Greenville is really the grab bag of the farm system--it'll be interesting to see who turns out.
Derrik Gibson: 2-4, BB, K
Chris McGuiness: 2-4, BB
Michael Almanzar: 2-4, 2B
Shannon Wilkerson: 1-3
Reymond Fuentes: 2-4, K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-4, K, SB
Ken Roque: 0-4, 3 K
-Ewww...Making me wish I'd chosen Hazelbaker to break out after all!
Yeiper Castillo: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K