LAK: RHP Justin De Fratus (4-3, 3.67)
GRE: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (9-4, 2.95)
Finding Steve Nebraska…De Fratus last week in Asheville dressed like Al Percolo (from The Scout), including the straw hat. Well, he might have found his game in Asheville too. After an 11.15 ERA over his first four starts, he allowed one earned over 7.2 last time out, picking up his 4th win.
Stormy Stolmy…Pimentel is the 10th ranked prospect in the Red Sox system per Baseball America, though he is 3-1, 5.00 after the all-star break.
Murph’s Blast…Murphy’s 10th home run of the year last night was part of a 3-5 evening after he was 3-28 before that.
5:24: It was pouring before…really pouring…Granted, that didn’t stop the guy who was sitting in the kiddie pool near first base. But it was pouring. Now it’s stopped and we should be good at 7:05.
6:48: 15 minutes, on the air in two.