Greenville’s Still In a Pennant Race

By Rodger M. Wood

 

 

Even without some top first half performers, the Greenville Drive, with a 26-18 W-L record, are still only a game and a half behind the New York Mets affiliate Savannah Sand Gnats, and battling for a second half SALLY League pennant.

After strong first half performances, Boston prospects, OF Bryce Brentz (359 BA, 11 HR 36 RBI in 40 GP), 1B Miles Head (338 BA, 15 HR, 53 RBI in 66 GP), SS Heiker Meneses (277 BA, 2 HR, 22 RBI in 51 GP), RHP Chris Martin (4-0 W-L, 2.17 ERA in 7 GP), and 2011 Red Sox Minor League Prospect BA #2 and 2010 top draft pick RHP Anthony Ranaudo (4-1 W-L, 3.33) were called up to face more savvy Carolinas League pitchers and hitters at the Red Sox High A – affiliate Salem Avalanche.

Staying back at Greenville, 2B Sean Coyle (249 BA, 11 HR, 47 RBI), SS Xander Bogaerts (240, 2 HR, 11 RBI in 47 GP), RHP Miquel Celestino (8-4 W-L, 3.88 ERA), Keith Couch (5-4 W-L, 3.05 ERA), RHP Brandon Workman (3-6, 3.92), RHP Manny Rivera (5-4, 3.58), and RHP Kyle Shoup (4-5, 3.95) are picking up the slack created by the players moved up.

With the exceptions of Bogaerts and Celestino, and Ranaudo, who I saw at Salem last week, I photographed most of the Greenville stalwarts listed below at three games I saw in early June at Hagerstown.

You can view my photographs of the players listed below at this link or go into photo galleries/ Greenville Drive 2011 featured photo folder.

You can also view Boston affiliates’ photos, Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, Greenville, and Lowell, back to 2008 in the photo galleries/baseball/minor league/team.

Editors, if interested in publishing any of the Red Sox minor league photos, they’ can be downloaded from the editors choice photo folder. Please send me an email requesting a password.

 

Greenville Drive 2011

Boston Red Sox Low A SALLY

List of Available Players Photos

Billy McMillion mgr

Brandon Jacobs cf

Brandon Workman rhp

Chris Martin rhp

Cristian Vasquez c

David Renfroe 3b

Dick Such pc

Drew Dominquez 2b

Drtew Hedman 1b

Felix Sanchez of

Heiker Meneses ss/2b

Henry Ramos of

Jose Garcvia ss

Josue Peley of

Keith Couch rhp

Kyle Shoup rhp

Lucas LeBlanc of

Luis Lopez  hc

Manny Rivera rhp

Miles Head 1B

Sean Coyle 2B

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