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Boston and Tampa are widely held to have the best farm systems in the division. How are their top prospects doing? We start today with Boston.
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Great pitching performances and late inning fireworks lead to a 3-1 night for the farm affiliates.
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This weekend, I will be doing capsule summaries of the AL East minor league systems, as part of the minor league updates, and I need your help. On Saturday, I'll do the Boston and Tampa systems, and on Sunday, the New York and Baltimore systems. This thread is for Boston and Tampa only.
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Lansing was the only team to get a victory yesterday behind the bats of Cory Patton and Brian Pettway.

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Casey Janssen gets the call to The Show today, which means he's significantly more happy than Delmon Young. Syracuse had the day off, NH and Dunedin bored the hell out of me, but Lansing makes up for it.
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Billy Carnline gave up a lead off single and decided enough was enough. The affiliates went 2-1 on the night.
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...but not so much in Syracuse & New Hampshire.
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Lots of baseball today, Syracuse lose both ends of a DH, New Hampshire splits, Dunedin's bats are hot, and Lansing plays 17 innings in one game.

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Lansing and Dunedin won, while rains on the East Coast wiped out the double A and triple A games.
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A rainout for New Hampshire and a winless night on the farm. But there is an update on Ricky Romero.
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Lansing provided the only victory of the night, as ex-Jay Chris Michalak earned his second victory of the year by shutting down the Syracuse bats.

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Two extra inning games and a bunch of early starts yesterday, including a shutout for the 'Cuse and a "Thrilla In New Hampsha." A 2-2 night for the farm.
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Yesterday I noted that Ryan Patterson had high batting averages in ever place that he's played so far.  Well, he didn't hurt his average any last night as he hit two home runs.

The farm teams went 3-1 on the night with the lone loss coming in extra innings.
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Casey Janssen figures out AAA in his third start. Jason Phillips already knew how to handle it. Chi-Hung Cheng continues to increase control of his curveball.
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Only one game yesterday due to Easter Sunday, but the Chiefs played 13 innings to compensate and won.  Francisco Rosario gets the lone star.

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