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Minor Lines 4/25/10: The Home Run Race is On

Last year, Ryan Lavarnway lead the Red Sox' farm system with 21 home runs. It's beginning to look like that might not be enough this year. Lars Anderson, Ryan Kalish, Oscar Tejeda, Dan Butler (the Greenville Catcher), and Darnell McDonald (if you include major league home runs) are all on pace to reach 20 home runs with a full season. But none of them have as many as Lavarnway himself, who sits at 6 through just 15 games--on pace for over 40. Many of them probably won't keep pace, but the Sox are putting on a power show for now.

Pawtucket L 3-10

Box Score

Josh Reddick: 0-4, SB, E
Jorge Jimenez: 0-4
Aaron Bates: 0-4
-I'm beginning to notice a trend...
Mark Wagner: 2-4, 2B
-Oh, there it goes!
Daniel Nava: 1-3

Adam Mills: 5 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Lars runs the race after the jump.

Portland W 9-5

Box Score

Ryan Kalish: 1-4, 2B, BB, K, SB
Luis Exposito: 1-4, BB, K
Lars Anderson: 2-5, HR, K
-That's 5
Iglesias: 2-4, BB
Che-Hsuan Lin: 2-5, K, SB, A
Jason Place: 1-4, BB

Felix Doubront: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Salem L 4-15

Box Score

10 unearned runs in this game.

Pete Hissey: 0-4, BB, K
Tim Federowicz: 0-5, K
Anthony Rizzo: 1-3, 2 BB, K
Ryan Lavarnway: 2-5, HR
-And Lars is one-upped! That's 6!
Will Middlebrooks: 2-5, HR, E
Oscar Tejeda: 3-4, 3B, 2 E
Ryan Dent: 0-3, BB

Brock Huntzinger: 5 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Greenville Game 1 W 6-3 (In 7)

Box Score

Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-3, BB, SB
Chris McGuiness: 1-2, 2B, BB
Michael Almanzar: 1-4, 2B, 2 K, E

Kendal Volz: 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
-18 innings, 0 walks.

Greenville Game 2 W 4-0 (In 7)

Box Score

Derrik Gibson: 0-3, 2 K
Jeremy Hazelbaker: 1-3, K, SB
-12 steals...
Chris McGuiness: 1-3, HR, K
-McGuiness is a big time sleeper pick. His plate discipline is impeccable--11:15 K:BB so far. If he develops more power, watch out.
Michael Almanzar: 2-3, 3B
Reymond Fuentes: 1-3, 2B, K
Ken Roque: 1-2, K, SB

Manny Rivera: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
-I'm starting to think he may be for real.