Sea Dogs Playoffs: Johnson Gets the Ball [PHOTOS]
The Portland Sea Dogs will start their post season play tonight in Binghamton, N.Y., and lefty Brian Johnson will get the start. While many top ranked prospects moved on from Double-A during the season, the Boston Red Sox kept Johnson with the Sea Dogs and he has put up incredible stats.
A 10-2 record with an ERA of 1.75. Johnson's strikeouts-to-walks numbers are 99-32. Eastern League teams are hitting just .189 against him.
The series is best-of-five.
NOTE: Newly signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo will join Johnson and the Seadogs tonight in Binghamton. He is expected to play centerfield.
The Pawtucket Red Sox begin their International League Triple-A playoff series tonight against Syracuse. Eduardo Escobar, the lefty pitcher acquired in the Jake Peavy trade will start that game.