---- — Red Sox pitching prospect, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, will make his Triple-A debut for the Pawtucket Red Sox today at Buffalo at 6:05 p.m.
Ranaudo was just promoted from Double-A Portland where he was 8-4 with a 2.95 ERA and .204 batting average against in 19 starts, 109.2 innings.
Lowell beats Batavia
Danny Bethea was 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Lowell Spinners won 4-1 over Batavia at home yesterday.
Lowell (26-19) broke through with four runs in the fourth inning.
Aaron King and Nick Moore walked to start the inning, Williams Jerez sacrificed them into scoring position and Tzu-Wei Lin delivered a two-run single to left to give Lowell a 2-0 lead.
Lopez followed with a single to move Lin to third.
Lopez then advanced into scoring position with a stolen base.
Jose Colorado’s sacrifice fly plated Lin. Lopez scored on a Bethea single to right, giving the Spinners a 4-0 edge.
Corey Littrell started and went the first 3.0 innings for Lowell, allowing no runs and just one hit while striking out two.
Jonathan Aro (4-2, 2.39) followed with 4.1 innings, allowing the one Batavia run on two hits and a walk.
Aro picked up the victory, improving his record to 4-2 and his ERA to 2.39.
The Spinners conclude their six-game homestand with a 5:05 p.m. contest today.
Lowell’s Ty Buttrey (3-1, 2.23) is slated to start on the mound.
Fisher Cats fall
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost 5-0 at Richmond.
Richmond hurlers Edwin Escobar (7.0 innings) and Cody Hall (2.0) held New Hampshire to just three hits.
Kevin Nolan, Gabe Jacobo and Tommy Manzella each stroked a hit for the Fisher Cats, who fell to 54-57.
New Hampshire starter Marcus Walden went 7.0 innings, allowing four runs, all earned, on eight hits and one walk while striking out nine.
His ERA stands at 3.67 and his record dropped to 6-12.
Fisher Cats RHP Drew Hutchison (0-0, 8.10) goes against Richmond RHP Ryan Vogelsong (1-0, 0.00) today at 2:05 p.m.