Portland Sea Dogs (AA Eastern League): Finished 27-40 in the first half, which was dead last. In the second half, they are 28-29, 4.5 GB, 9 games from being eliminated.
Salem Red Sox (A+ Carolina League): Finished 25-42 in the first half, which was dead last. In the second half, they are 31-23, which puts them in first place by 2.5 games, with a magic number of 13 over the Potomac Nationals.
Greenville Drive (A South Atlantic League): Finished 32-38 in the first half, good enough for fourth place. Currently 20-35 in the second half, which is dead last at 11.5 GB, 3 games to elimination.
Lowell Spinners (SS New York - Penn League): Currently in first place, 3.5 games ahead of the Connecticut Tigers, with a magic number of 11.
The Salem Red Sox just clinched the second-half Northern Division championship in the Class A+ Carolina League.
They will face the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs beginning next Wednesday at home. Carolina League rules dictate that the second-half division winner gets home field advantage in this best two-of-three series.
Bad news on both fronts. The Salem Red Sox took a 2-0 series lead at home, but then lost the next 3 on the road to be eliminated in the divisional round of their playoffs.
The Lowell Spinners took a 1-0 game lead, lost the second, and then tonight, had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh in the third and deciding game. Brooklyn came back with 2 runs of their own and made that 4-3 lead stand up to win the NY-Penn League championship.
The rosters for the Arizona Fall League have been announced. Here are the prospects that the Red Sox are sending to play in Peoria. Their home field for this AFL season will be the Spring Training home of the Padres and Mariners, just up Loop 101 from where the Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals play their home games.