Organizational One-Stop: Apr. 14

The Red Sox routed the Angels for the second straight game and the Sea Dogs earned a split of a doubleheader, but the PawSox were once again nearly no-hit and a late comeback by the JetHawks fell short. The Drive, meanwhile, had its game suspended due to rain. Here's the organizational recap from Saturday:

Please see the game recap here: Eight's More Than Enough

For the second time this week, the opposing team flirted with a no-hitter against the PawSox, who lost for the fifth time in their last seven games as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won an International League game in Pawtucket, RI. Scranton/WB starter Matt DeSilva retired the first 10 batters he faced and didn't allow a hit until Kerry Robinson's two-out single in the sixth. Brandon Moss and Joe McEwing each added a hit while Jeff Bailey scored the PawSox' only run on a passed ball in the seventh. The PawSox, who were no-hit for 7 2/3 innings by Durham Monday, have scored three or fewer runs six times during their 2-5 skid. Abe Alvarez (0-2) took the loss for the PawSox by allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two in 4 2/3 innings. Alvarez is 1-11 in his last 17 appearances for the PawSox. Edgar Martinez allowed two hits and one walk while striking out one in two scoreless innings of relief. Kason Gabbard is scheduled to start the third game of the series today at 1:05 p.m.

Charlie Zink struck out seven in six innings the Sea Dogs salvaged a split of an Eastern League doubleheader by beating Binghamton in the second game in Binghamton, NY. Zink allowed a run in the first inning and scattered seven hits while walking two. Mike James finished up by allowing two hits and striking out one in the seventh. Andrew Pinckney had two hits for the Sea Dogs, including a two-run single in the fourth, while Dusty Brown also had two hits, including a solo homer in the seventh.

In the opener, the Sea Dogs got only one runner beyond second base and were limited to four hits in the defeat. Jed Lowrie's sacrifice fly in the sixth scored Jeff Natale. Tommy Hottovy (0-2) took the loss by allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in four innings. Bryce Cox surrendered two walks in two scoreless innings of relief. The Sea Dogs and Binghamton are scheduled to play the final game of their three-game series today at 1:05 p.m.

The JetHawks scored three runs with none out in the eighth to close within one run but left the potential tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position and Inland Empire held on in the ninth for a California League victory in San Bernardino, CA. Iggy Suarez had three hits and two RBI for the JetHawks, who had 14 hits but stranded 14 and hit into two double plays. Ryan Khoury had two RBI while Bubba Bell, Aaron Bates, Jay Johnson and Mark Wagner all had two hits apiece. Bates, Johnson and Wagner all had an RBI apiece in the eighth inning rally. Mike Rozier (0-1) took the loss by allowing seven runs—four earned—on 12 hits and two walks while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings. Michael Bowden is scheduled to take the mound against Inland Empire today at 5:05 p.m.

The South Atlantic League game between the Drive and Rome in Greenville, SC was suspended due to rain with the Drive leading 2-1 in the top of the second inning.

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