Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pitching Matchups/Game of the Day 6/23/11

Bowie Baysox (Chorye Spoone 1-4, 5.40)
vs. New Britain Rock Cats (Brett Jacobson 3-0, 1.92)

Trenton Thunder (Manny Banuelos 2-1, 3.49)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Balcom-Miller 1-2, 3.31)

Altoona Curve (Kyle McPherson 1-1, 3.09) GAME 1
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Jesse Litsch NR)

Altoona Curve (N/A) GAME 2
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Chad Jenkins 1-1, 3.86)

Lowell Spinners (Raynell Velette 0-0, 0.00)
vs. Tri-City ValleyCats (Jonas Dufek 0-0, 0.00)

Pawtucket Red Sox (Kevin Millwood 3-0, 2.86)
vs. Louisville Bats (Scott Carroll 6-2, 4.29)

Connecticut Tigers (Wilsen Palacios 0-0, 0.00)
vs. Vermont Lake Monsters (Seth Frankoff 0-0, 4.15)

Game of the DayBaysox vs. Rock Cats – The New Britain Rock Cats are the hottest team in the Eastern League…that is, if you count a four game win streak as being hot. I’m sure they do, and they will look to build on that this afternoon as they close their three game series against the Bowie Baysox. Bowie has Chorye Spoone on the hill for the mid-day start time. Spoone has been riding the shuttle between Triple-A Tidewater and Bowie this season and the results have been far from pretty. In six Double-A starts he has allowed 19 earned runs, 33 hits and 17 walks in 31 2/3 innings. He did face New Britain back on June 3rd when he walked a season-high 6 batters while picking up a loss. Rock Cats’ starter Brett Jacobson looks to build off of last week’s Eastern League Pitcher of the Week acclaim in his eighth start of the season. Over his last five starts Jacobson has allowed only four runs in 28 innings of work. Yangervis Solarte continues to be the best bat in the Cats lineup with three straight multi-hit games. Despite Solarte being the only regular player on the team batting over .300, New Britain has the third best BA (.269) in the Eastern League. The Rock Cats are 9-9 in June and 3 1/2 games out of first in the Eastern Division and their 20-14 home is fourth best in the league. Bowie is also 9-9 in June and they are 3 games out of first place in the Western Division with an 18-19 road record this year. After today the Rock Cats will welcome second place Trenton to New Britain for a three game series which will include the first rehab appearance by New York Yankees starter Phil Hughes, who is set to pitch for the Thunder on Friday night.

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