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Minor Lines 7/22/10: Salem Sea Dogs?

Pawtucket W 5-4

Box Score

Ryan Kalish: 2-4, SB
Daniel Nava: 2-3, HR, 2 BB
Mike Lowell: 1-5, K
Lars Anderson: 1-4, BB, K
Aaron Bates: 0-4, 3 K
Mark Wagner: 0-4 ,2 K

Robert Manuel: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
-Gotta imagine he could've done better than MDC

Tony looks very much like his old self after the jump.

Portland W 9-1

Box Score

As the Salem imports begin to look like their old selves, the Sea Dogs are starting to look like the old Salem Sox.

Che-Hsuan Lin: 1-4, BB, K
Nate Spears: 1-2, HR, 2 BB, K

-To hell with it. I've been resisting putting Nate Spears on for a while now because he's a 25-year-old having a breakout season (actually, I shouldn't say that, as he kind of had that breakout season in 2007 with the Cubs' Double-A team). BUt at this point he's hard to ignore. A middle infielder (maybe 3B in the future) who has double digit longballs contributing to a .162 ISO, walks more than he strikes out (about 18% rate for both), and is putting up an OPS over .800 despite a BABIP 20 points below his career average? Sign me up, I guess. Separating this 'cause of just how lengthy it is.

Luis Exposito: 2-5, K
Anthony Rizzo: 2-3, 2 BB
-Tony is also starting to look like old Tony discipline wise too now. That had been the most disappointing part of his season so far to me.
Yamaico Navarro: 2-4, BB, SB, CS
Ryan Lavarnway: 3-5, 2B, 2 K
-He still hasn't gone long yet in Double-A, but this is fast becoming ridiculous. His worst game so far was going 1-4 with a strikeout on July 18.

Alex Wilson: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
-Soxprospects reports have him dropping velocity late in games, which combined with his two-pitch repertoire really make him seem like a late relief type. Not necessarily a bad thing, though. God knows we could use another good reliever on the cheap. Wilson-to-Bard anyone?

Salem W 5-1

Box Score

Pete Hissey: 1-4, K
Oscar Tejeda: 2-3, BB
Tim Federowicz: 0-4, K
Jason Place: 0-4, 2 K
Ryan Dent: 0-3, K

Stolmy Pimentel: 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
-Couple of very good games in a row for Stolmy. A lot of flyouts of late, though, which is not necessarily the norm for him.

Greenville W 3-1

Box Score

Derrik Gibson: 1-3
Chris McGuiness: 0-3, BB, K
Shannon Wilkerson: 1-4, 2B
Michael Almanzar: 1-4

Kendal Volz: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
-After giving up six of his eight walks in a four game span, Volz has rattled off 28 free pass free innings. Maybe Volz - Wilson - Bard?


Lowell L 3-4

Box Score

Because it wouldn't be minor lines without a Lowell loss.

Bryce Brentz: 2-5, K
Miles Head: 1-4, E
Brandon Jacobs: 2-3, 2B, BB, A
-Jacobs has himself an arm, it seems.
David Renfroe: 1-4, HR, K

GCL Red Sox W 4-1

Box Score

Keury De La Cruz: 3-4, 2B
-Much needed.
Jose Vinicio: 0-4, 2 K
Henry Ramos: 3-4, 2B, K, SB, CS
-Unless I'm mistaken, that is a straight steal of home.
Ken Roque: 1-3, K