Friday, August 5, 2011

Pitching Matchups; Game of the Day 8/5/11

Vermont Lake Monsters (Kurt Wunderlich 0-4, 7.56)
vs. Tri-City ValleyCats (Juri Perez 1-3, 4.40)

Buffalo Bisons (Miguel Batista 1-0, 5.14)
vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (Kevin Millwood 5-1, 4.12)

Portland Sea Dogs (Chris Balcom-Miller 2-4, 4.50)
vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels (Daryl Maday 2-10, 4.94)

New Britain Rock Cats (N/A)
vs. Akron Aeros (T.J. McFarland 7-6, 4.09 ERA)

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Henderson Alvarez 7-4, 2.82)
vs. Bowie Baysox (Richard Zagone 4-6, 4.84)

Connecticut Tigers (Thomas Collier 1-0, 0.84)
vs. Lowell Spinners (Joe Holtmeyer 0-1, 6.00)

Game of the DayFisher Cats vs. Baysox – The Fisher Cats completed their sweep of the Flying Squirrels and move on to face a tough Bowie squad for three. New Hampshire has won four of their last five games and they seem to have righted the ship after a rocky July. Henderson Alvarez gets his fourteenth start of the season for the Cats. Over his last five games (which includes a 2 inning relief appearance) he is 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Recent grumblings in the Twitterverse spoke of Alvarez possibly getting a call up to the big club in Toronto and although he has looked ridiculous this season, the 21-year-old could certainly benefit from a little extra seasoning in the Minors before making the leap. He will be opposed by Rich Zagone who is looking to rebound from a tough outing his last time out when he allowed 6 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings versus New Britain. He did pick up a victory against New Hampshire back on June 8th, going 5 1/3, scattering 9 hits and allowing only 2 earned runs. Zagone has allowed one home run in each of his last four starts and has given 15 bombs overall this season…Bowie (61-50) dropped to second place after losing two of three from Portland. They are a ½ game back of Harrisburg in the Western Division and are one game up on third place Richmond. New Hampshire (62-49) holds a four game lead over second place Reading in the Eastern Division and they currently have the best record in the Eastern League by a ½ game over Harrisburg…The Fisher Cats are 1-2 against Bowie this year and 28-29 lifetime against the Baysox.

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