Friday 5/24 Games

AA: Portland Sea Dogs [BOS] (27-18) @ Binghamton Mets (26-21) Listen
Friday 7:05 ET – RHP Anthony Ranaudo (5-1, 1.67) vs. RHP Cory Mazzoni (2-1, 3.60)

Anthony Ranaudo faced Binghamton six days ago allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5 over 4 IP.
Cory Mazzoni faced Portland five days ago, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits, 1 BB, 4 K over 6.1 IP.
Since that game last Sunday Portland won 3 of 4 from New Hampshire and remains in first place in the EL Eastern Div.

 

A+: Bradenton Marauders [PIT] (19-28) @ St. Lucie Mets (26-19) Listen
Friday 6:30 ET – RHP Nick Kingham (5-2, 3.42) vs. RHP Domingo Tapia (2-3, 2.23)

Nick Kingham picked up a win against St. Lucie in his last start five days ago. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 0 walks while striking out 9. He has 58 K to 9 BB in 9 starts.  Bradenton has won their last two games by identical 12-4 scores, putting up 26 hits over the last two days.
Domingo Tapia is expected to make his return after a burn to his non-pitching hand sidelined him for two weeks.  In his last start on May 5th he had less trouble with the Dayton Cubs (6 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 4 K) than he would with the kitchen a few days later.

 

A: Augusta GreenJackets (26-20) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (26-19) Listen
Friday 7:05 ET – LHP Matt Lujan (0-0, 2.45) vs. RHP Matt Koch (2-2, 4.30)

Matt Lujon and Matt Koch faced off last Saturday.  Lujan would only last 3.2 IP as he allowed 7 hits, but just one run while striking out 2 and walking none.  Koch would pick up the win allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits and 1 BB, striking out 5 over 6 IP.  The walk was his first of the year to go with 25 strike outs over 29.1 IP.  With the win last night Savannah moved a half game ahead of Augusta for second place, and are 1.5 games behind Charleston.

 

AAA: Salt Lake Bees [LAA] (23-25) @ Las Vegas 51s (21-24) Listen
Friday 10:05 ET – HP Jarrett Grube (0-0, 1.50) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (2-3, 6.30)

After 7 starts in the AA Texas League (4-1, 3.12) Jarrett Grube was promoted to Salt Lake where he has made two starts. In 12 IP at this level he has allowed 8 hits and 5 walks while striking out 12.  He has split each of the last five years between AA and the PCL with three different organizations.
Carlos Torres last start came in Omaha where he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits with 2 BB and 5 K over 6 IP.  This would be considered an above average start for him.  Zach Lutz hitting streak came to and end yesterday, but he was 8 for 21 on the road trip with 4 walks, 2 doubles and a triple good for .380/.480/.571 over that stretch.

Salt Lake has used nine different starting pitchers to keep up with the Angels needs.  Their best starting pitcher will not appear in this series, Billy Buckner was called up to the Angels.  Instead they will feature three starters with ERAs over 7.  As a team they bring up the rear of the PCL with a team ERA of 5.56, and walks (212) giving them the league worst whip of 1.56
Las Vegas native Efren Navarro has put up a .327/.411/.462 line with 4 homers, while Brad Hawpe is hitting .306/.409/.480 with 3 homers. The Bees lineup is lefty heavy so expect to see a lot of tests for Josh Edgin over these four days.

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