The All-Star break will officially begin this afternoon when the Portland Sea Dogs play their noon game at Hadlock Field (lineup below).
The Red Sox certainly finished on a high note Sunday with Clay Buchholz showing his old form: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 12 K (109 pitches/76 strikes) … Brock Holt (.3217) was 5-for-6 … Jackie Bradley Jr. got a hit. In his last 10 games, he’s batting .371.
Pawtucket had Brandon Workman starting and Allen Webster piggy-backing. You wouldn’t think the PawSox would need to score a lot of runs, but they won 13-8.
Leading the offensive charge was shortstop Deven Marrero (.326), going 4-for-5 with two doubles and six RBI. I’m sensing a September call-up for the former Sea Dogs glove maestro … Alex Hassan (.280) continues to come on strong, going 3-for-6 … Travis Shaw (.268) was 2-for-4 … Derrik Gibson was 3-for-4 and Matt Spring 2-for-4.
Gibson is scheduled to return to the Sea Dogs today, and fly to Altoona Tuesday for the Eastern League All-Star Game.
Workman: 5 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K … Webster: 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K.
Blake Swihart (.293) hit his 10th home run for the Sea Dogs … Other home runs were hit by David Chester (.301, 4th) and Shannon Wilkerson (.276, 2nd).
The Sea Dogs lineup today: Peter Hissey RF, Shannon Wilkerson CF, Blake Swihart C, Michael Almanzar 3B, David Chester 1B, Jonathan Roof LF, Heiker Meneses 2B, Danny Bethea DH, Ryan Dent SS (Mike Augliera P)