Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pitching Matchups; Game of the Day 8/13/11

Erie Seawolves (Brooks Brown 2-7, 6.23)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Alex Wilson 9-4, 2.93)

New Britain Rock Cats (Bobby Lanigan 6-9, 4.82)
vs. Bowie Baysox (Mike Ballard 7-1, 3.24)

Pawtucket Red Sox (Kyle Weiland 8-7, 3.23)
vs. Gwinnett Braves (Todd Redmond 8-8, 2.91)

Akron Aeros (Austin Adams 9-8, 3.81)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Yohan Pino 2-6, 4.67)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Brent Powers 2-2, 4.01)
vs. Batavia Muckdogs (Jonathan Cornelius 1-2, 2.85)

Connecticut Tigers (Thomas Collier 1-1, 3.00)
vs. State College Spikes (Ryan Hafner 2-3, 2.74)

Lowell Spinners (Madison Younginer 1-3, 4.57)
vs. Jamestown Jammers (Josh Hodges 5-1, 3.82)

Game of the DayRock Cats vs. Baysox - Things looked bleak for the Rock Cats (58-60) playoff hopes only one short week ago, but with Reading and Trenton slipping away, New Britain now finds themselves only one game back of the second playoff spot out of the Eastern Division. They can also play the spoiler role if they continue to take care of the Baysox (66-52) who sit only a ½ game back of Harrisburg in the Western Division. Needless to say, this whole playoff thing should come down to the final pitch of the season, yet tonight could go a long way in seeing who has what it takes to get there in the end. Bobby Lanigan will look to keep the Cats hunting in his 23rd start of the season. This will be his seventh road start over his last ten outings. Over his last three starts Lanigan has allowed 17 runs and 29 hits over 13 1/3 innings. Mike Ballard will be looking to help Bowie climb back to the top of the Western Division in his 12th start with the Baysox. This will be his sixth straight start at the friendly confines of Prince George’s Stadium and he has gone 3-1 in the prior five. Ballard struck out 10 New Hampshire Fisher Cats in his last outing and has 85 Ks in 77 2/3 innings with Bowie this year…These two teams have split the season series to date with five wins apiece and three games left to play. They wrap up the series with a doubleheader tomorrow…Bowie second baseman Greg Miclat is second in the E.L. with 48 stolen bases and has only been caught twice. Bowie leads the league with 146 stolen bases…New Britain pitchers have a team ERA of 4.94 and WHIP of 1.50, both the highest numbers in the league…Rock Cats shortstop Brian Dozier has hit safely in 11 straight games.

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