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Minor League Update - 08/15/05

The Results
Pawtucket at Rochester - PPD
Portland vs Norwich - L, 2-0
Wilmington vs Potomac - W, 11-10
Greenville at Rome - L, 6-2 and W, 6-4
Lowell vs Oneonta - PPD

The Prospects
Jacoby Ellsbury - DNP
Craig Hansen - DNP
Jed Lowrie - DNP
Alejandro Machado - DNP
Cla Meredith - DNP
Brandon Moss - 0-3
Jon Papelbon - DNP
Dustin Pedroia - DNP
Hanley Ramirez - 1-2, 2b, bb, k
Kelly Shoppach - DNP
Luis Soto - DNP

The Starters
name IP H R ER BB SO HR Dec
Kason Gabbard 6 4 2 0 1 5 0 L
Luis Mendoza 5 5 7 7 3 2 1 ND
Beau Vaughan 6 10 6 4 2 2 1 L
Kevin Guyette 3.1 5 2 2 1 3 0 ND

Other Notables
Bryan Pritz - 3-5, 2r, 2b, 2rbi, bb, k
Brant Ust - 3-4, 3r, hr, 3rbi
Dustin Brown - 2-4, 2r, hr, 3rbi, bb, k
Chris Turner - 2-3, 2r, 2b, 2rbi, bb
John Otness - 2-5, 2b, 2rbi

Edgar Martinez - 1 IP, 1 H

News and Notes
Boston wasn't the only team getting rained out yesterday. The afternoon game in Rochester was postponed and Pawtucket didn't get a chance to play. The game in Lowell was also canceled. I was surprised with all the cancellations. Here in Providence, all of an hour away from Boston and an hour and a half from Lowell we had little more than a couple of passing spurts of rain.

Portland was completely shut down as they lost their game 2-0. For the 3rd time in the last two days a team in the Red Sox organization lost a game because of some unearned runs. The only runs in the game came in the first thanks to a fielding error by Scott Youngbauer. The rest of the game was a pitcher's duel as Kason Gabbard and the Sea Dogs bullpen shut out Norwich for the next 8 innings. Unfortunately, Portland's bats were just as quiet. They were held to just 3 hits on the game, and only one of them, a double by Hanley Ramirez went for extra bases.

Like offense? The Wilmington/Potomac game was the one you wanted to watch. Potomac was up 8-7 going into the 9th and they managed to score a couple of insurance runs making it 10-8. In the bottom of the 9th Wilmington managed to get 4 runs off of Potomac's newly called up closer, Brett Campbell to win the game. The top four batters in the Wilmington order went 8-17, scoring 7 of the team's 11 runs and knocking in 8 of them. They also combined for 3 walks and 2 HR's. Chad Spann, batting second, was the only one of the quartet who struggled going 0-4 with 3 K's. Luis Mendoza was hit pretty hard. The Sox lost him for a couple of weeks when they DFA'ed him to make room on the 40 man roster. San Diego ended up picking him up to get a good look at his stuff. He showed the Padres that his stuff wasn't all that great and they released him. The Red Sox decided to pick him back up, but he has not been impressive at all this season. He is still a young pitcher at 21 and he has good stuff, but he has been hit hard all year.

Greenville split their double header in Rome.