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James Beresford had his first multi hit game today, going 2-4 including a double and scored a run in New Britain’s 6-5 win over Portland. After 6 games he is hitting .200
Trent Oeltjen is continuing to struggle at the plate going 0-2 yesterday and 0-3 today. After 11 games he is hitting a disappointing .133
Another tough outing for Josh Spence today in the first inning. Buffalo had quickly scored 3 runs and Josh came on with two out and bases loaded. He immediately gave up a double to LF which scored another 3 runs before finishing the inning. He then struck out his only hitter in the 2nd. Buffalo beat Scranton 6-1.
Ryan Rowland-Smith got his first win today coming on in the 9th with the score locked at 2 all. He then threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings, including 2Ks until Pawtucket won it in the 11th with a walk off 3RBI home run giving Ryan a well deserved win.
Stefan Welch scored Altoona’s only run yesterday in their 3-1 loss to Harrisburg. Brought on as a pinch hitter for the pitcher in the 10th he drove an RBI single to CF.
Peter Moylan threw a scoreless 1-2-3 6th and retired 2 in the 7th to collect his first win of the season when Albuquerque defeated Omaha 3-2. His line was 1.2IP, 1H, 0R, 1K.
Trent Oeltjen continues to slump with the bat going 0-4.
Ryan Rowland-Smith got his first Hold today when he threw a scoreless 8th in Pawtucket’s 5-4 win over Rochester. His line – 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 2K.
Andrew Russell had to wear his 2nd loss today when he came on in the 9th and then with the score still 8 all and 1 out he gave up a walk off home run giving Charlotte a 9-8 victory over the Gwinnett Braves. It’s tough being a closer.
Ryan Rowland-Smith and Josh Spence went head to head in the 7/8th inning in the Scranton/Pawtucket AAA game today.
Josh pitched both innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits and a walk. Ryan came on in the 7th with 1 out, finished the inning and then threw the 8th allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a walk. Pawtucket won 6-2.
Trent Oeltjen went 0-3 in the Salt Lake Bees’ 9-1 loss to Tucson. He is hitting .100
Brought on in the 9th with his team trailing Miami 3-1 Ryan gave up 2 runs on 3 hits.
His line was 1INN, 3H, 2R, 0BB, 1K. 10.80ERA
James Beresford got a run at SS in the Twins 7-4 win over the Pirates. He went 0-1 and was involved in a DP.
Two Aussie lefties had effective outings today.
For Boston Ryan Rowland-Smith (above) made his debut picking up a win when he was brought on in the 8th to stem a Phillies onslaught who, with back to back home runs had tied the game 6 all. It took RRS just 6 pitches to strike out the first and get a fly ball for the second. With Boston then going on to win the game 7-6 Ryan got the win. Hopefully an indication of a good season for the Newcastle native.
Once again Josh Spence was called upon by the Yankees late in the game to get rid of a lefty hitter. It was the beginning of the 10th and Josh got his hitter to ground out, throwing 5 pitches. The Yankees went on to win 7-6. We see a habit forming here.
Pic- Otto Greule Jr
By Justin Hunter
The Boston Red Sox signed one of Australia’s World Baseball Classic pitchers today. The team and Ryan Rowland-Smith came to terms on a deal today.
Ryan Rowland-Smith hasn’t pitched in the Majors since 2010. However, the Boston Red Sox are banking on him fighting for a spot on the 25-man roster this season. The team and Rowland-Smith have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring him to the Red Sox organization.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reported the deal this evening. The terms of the agreement are not yet known, but it’s safe to assume the contract is of the minor league variety and Rowland-Smith will be invited to the Major League camp for spring. Rowland-Smith will be able to fight for a spot in either the rotation or the bullpen for the Red Sox.
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Rowland-Smith pitched in the Chicago Cubs’ organization last year. He appeared in 30 games for the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate in Iowa. He started eight of those games. Rowland-Smith’s last Major League stint came with the Seattle Mariners. He spent 2007-10 on the Mariners’ Major League roster. In that time, Rowland-Smith made 115 appearances and started 47 games.
Despite limited Major League experience, Rowland-Smith has pitched 100 or more innings twice in the Majors. In his career, he has a 12-17 record to go along with a 4.57 ERA. Rowland-Smith was signed as an amateur free agent by the Mariners out of Australia. He was picked up by the Minnesota Twins in 2004 during the Rule 5 draft. However, the Twins did not carry Rowland-Smith on their 25-man roster for the entire season, so he returned to Seattle.
The Red Sox will likely utilize Rowland-Smith as an emergency starter or a bullpen plug in case of injury. It will all depend on how he performs this spring. Rowland-Smith is already scheduled to pitch for Australia in the World Baseball Classic.
The Boston Red Sox have signed pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The left-hander is pitching for Australia in the World Baseball Classic.
Rowland-Smith last appeared in the Majors in 2010 with Seattle where he went 1-10 with a 6.75 ERA 4.0 K/9 3.6 BB/9 while allowing 11 H/9.
Last season he spent with the Cubs organization at Triple-A. Rowland-Smith went 3-6 with a 3.94 ERA, 7.2 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9.
Last month, Crasnick reported Rowland-Smith threw for seven teams in Arizona, but the Red Sox were not one of them.
The WBC has advised that Grant Balfour has committed to play for Australia in the World Baseball Classic next March. Fellow A’s pitcher Travis Blackley is also expected to be available. Former Major Leaguer Ryan Rowland-Smith is also making himself available to play for Australia.
Twins Major Leaguer Liam Hendriks, who had previously committed to play, has been withdrawn following an operation on his right elbow to remove bone chips. Former Angels’ pitcher Rich Thompson who played for the A’s AAA team this year is also expected to suit up for Australia. Rich was this week non-tendered by the A’s and is currently a free agent looking for a job.
Grant was resigned by the A’s earlier this month for $4.5 million and was today listed as the 5th best reliever in the MLB after Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, Jason Motte and Fernando Rodney but ahead of notable relievers such as Mariano Rivera, Jonathon Papelbon, Joe Nathan, Jose Valverde and David Phelps.
Four pitchers combined to hold the Iowa Cubs (53-86) to seven hits in the Nashville Sounds’ (66-73) 3-0 win at Greer Stadium.
Cubs’ starter Ryan Rowland-Smith (3-6) (above in his Mariners’ days) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in five innings and suffered the loss. Sounds’ Logan Schafer connected on a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. In the second, Andy Gonzalez drew a leadoff walk and went to second on a single. After a lineout, the Sound laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached when Rowland-Smith threw the ball over first and down the right field line for an error. Gonzalez scored from second on the play.
RRS is now 3-6 for the season with a 3.94ERA.
Luke Hughes hit a triple in his 1-4 day today for Las Vegas. He had 2RBI. He is hitting .308.
Shane Lindsay has been put on the Temporary Inactive List by the Chicago White Sox.
The Phillies Drew Naylor is not finding it easy to come back from last year’s Tommy John surgery and is back on the 7 day DL. He joins Brendan Wise and Clayton Tanner who are both currently on the DL.
Rich Thompson picked up his 4th win whilst an unlucky Ryan Rowland-Smith took his 5th loss today. Meanwhile Luke Hughes is on a 6 game hitting streak.
RRS threw 5 innings as starter for the Iowa Cubs in their 2-1 loss to the Oklahoma City RedHawks. He gave up 2 runs in the 2nd on a bases loaded double but threw the other 4 innings without allowing a run. His line was 5INN, 3H, 2R, 3BB, 4K for the loss. His record is now W3-5.
Rich Thompson only had to throw 1 inning in relief to collect his 4th win for the River Cats. He came on in the 6th with the game tied 1 all and allowed 2 runs. However, the River Cats bounced back with 5 runs in the bottom 6th to finish 6-3 and the win for Rich. He is now W4-2 with a 3.51ERA.
Luke Hughes went 3-5, including a double, scoring a run and an RBI against Tacoma. He is on a 6 game hitting streak and is hitting a very healthy .348 for Las Vegas.