RHP Kyle Weiland is 0-2 with an era over five through five starts so far this season, but he’s been much better as of late. In fact, he’s only allowed one hit in his last nine innings. SeaDogs radio voice Mike Antonellis recently caught up with Weiland.
By the way, tonight is Daisuke Matsuzaka bobblehead night in Portland. They’re giving away 1,000 of them on the same night he’s starting at Fenway.
The Salem Red Sox are off to a terrific start. Through Saturday May 9th Salem is 21-8, which is the best record in the Carolina League. Recently Evan Lepler, the voice of the Salem Sox, stat down with manager Kevin Boles to discuss the sizzling start.
Daniel Nava went undrafted out of Santa Clara. Then he went the independent route before signing with Boston in January of 2008. Nava spent his first season at A+ Lancaster. Then in 2009 he split the season between A+ Salem and AA Portland. This season he started off at AAA Pawtcuket and he’s off to a great start. Through Tuesday 5/4 Nava is batting .307/.396/.477 (avg/obp/slg) with 3 home runs & 18 rbi. PawSox radio voice Dan Hoard recently sat down with the hot hitting outfielder.
As Joe Castiglione & Dave O’Brien wrapped up our Red Sox / Angels broadcast on Tuesday night, they remembered broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell. Mr. Harwell passed away tonight at the age of 92. Click below for Joe & Dave:
Ryan Kalish is a familiar name to Red Sox fans that follow Boston’s top prospects. The outfielder is in Portland for the start of 2010. His average is just .243 in the early going, but he’s displayed a much more patient approach and has a solid .391 on base percentage. Ryan sat down with SeaDogs radio voice Mike Antonellis and talked about his approach and the influence Mike Cameron had on him during spring training.
Salem Red Sox catcher and DH is off to a terrific start. Through 16 games in the advanced A Carolina League he’s hitting .379/.423/.727/1.150 with 5 doubles, 6 home runs & 23 RBI. Salem radio voice Evan Lepler sits down with the former Yale Bulldog and talks about the quick start, his transition to catcher and even touches on a little philosophy as well.
The latest in our series of contributions from the minor league system comes from Sea Dogs voice Mike Antonellis. Mike caught up with first base prospect Lars Anderson, who is off to a solid start in Portland. Anderson leads the team in home runs with 5 and RBI with 17. He’s hit in 14 of 16 games to begin the season.
Portland has had their problems with the weather as well, but they hope to play a pair against the Trenton Thunder at home today. Before the game SeaDogs radio voice Mike Antonellis sat down with manager Arnie Beyeler for their weekly conversation.
Good stuff on developing and evaluating young players and they also touch on the workloads of young pitchers.
PawSox broadcaster Dan Hoard caught up with Alan Embree earlier today. Embree had an opt out clause in his contract for April 15th, but has decided to stay with the organization for the time being.
Embree can now reportedly opt out on 4/30 if he’s not on the major league roster.
By the way, it is raining at Fenway right now. The Tarp is on the field. Keep your fingers crossed.
As we do our best to extend SoxBooth throughout Boston’s minor league organization this season we bring you Portland Sea Dogs manager Arnie Beyeler. Sea Dogs play by voice Mike Antonellis checks in with his weekly conversation. They touch on a wide range of topics including some of the top prospects in Portland (like Casey Kelly) and the overall popularity of minor league baseball.
Thanks of course to Mike, whom we’ll be hearing from all season long.