Casey Kelly has been named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week after a strong outing Saturday night tossing seven innings of one hit ball. Kelly’s dominant performance against a strong Kinston lineup earned him Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his Salem Sox career. Kelly was also recently named to the 2009 XM Radio All-Star Futures game roster. He will be the only representative for Boston on the US roster and one of only two Carolina leaguers playing for the US squad.
Righty Kyle Weiland had another sparkling start for the Sox tonight. Coming into this evening’s game Weiland had given up only one earned run in 22.0 innings in the month of June. Tonight he pitched 5.2 innings and struck out seven Hillcats. Weiland looked dominant from the start facing the minimum through three innings before stubbing his toe on a Jordy Mercer double to left in the fourth inning. Weiland also showed great resiliency in the fifth inning pitching his way out of a bases loaded no outs situation like a modern day Houdini.
The Salem Red Sox return home July 10th to face off against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at 7:05 PM. Stay tuned for more Sox news during the road trip. Have a great night!
The Salem Sox sweep of the Kinston Indians last night continues their winning ways taking all three games from Kinston and winning 8 of their last 10 games. The Sox have also added several new faces for the second half and have welcomed home an injured sox player. Catcher Tim Federowicz, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and outfielder David Mailman have been added to the roster from Greenville. Mailman, Rizzo and Federowicz, all selected to the 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star game, add valuable depth to the roster and some powerful bats to the Salem arsenal. The Sox also welcome back shortstop Yamaico Navarro to anchor the infield and provide stability to a shaky defensive unit. Navarro had missed every game since Opening Day and the loss of the #9 Boston Red Sox prospect as selected by Baseball America hurt the Salem Sox defensively and offensively. Navarro’s return means that Negron will be able to work off the bench fielding at shortstop and second base when called upon and veteran Zach Borowiak can move to third base permanently.
Last night the Salem Red Sox finished their three game sweep of the Kinston Indians. Pitcher Casey Kelly threw six perfect innings for the second time while wearing a Salem Red Sox jersey, the last time being 22 days ago against Frederick. He has a rebounded from a tough start to his Advanced-A career to regain his swagger on the mound after dominating hitters in the South Atlantic League. Kelly has pitched 30.0 innings in the month of June allowing only five earned runs.
The Salem Red Sox begin a two game homestand tonight against the first half Northern Division champion Lynchburg Hillcats. Monday night’s game is at 7:05 PM and is a Dollar Monday promotion here at Salem Memorial Ballpark. So come on out to the ballpark and enjoy a great Salem Red Sox game and enjoy some dollar tickets and dogs!
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