A quick look around the minors and how some Connecticut prospects are faring...
- Rocky Hill's Pat Egan was sensational at Double-A Bowie, going 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in 22 games out of the bullpen. But he's still getting adjusted to Triple-A hitting. The 6-foot-8 former Quinnipiac RHP has allowed 15 hits in 9.2 innings over eight games with a 6.52 ERA at Norfolk (Va.).
- Orange resident Max Russell, recently signed by the Angels after they drafted him in the sixth round, had his first rough outing for Orem (Utah) of the rookie Northwest League. He gave up six runs on five hits in 4.1 innings at Missoula, but is still 2-0 with a 4.29 ERA in five games.
- Killingworth's Cory Riordan struck out nine in 6.2 innings of a no-decision Monday for Double-A Tulsa, giving him 90 strikeouts in 103 innings this year. The Fordham product and Rockies prospect is 4-4 with a 3.92 ERA this year, and hasn't lost a game since May 24.
- Ex-Yale pitcher Brandon Josselyn is among the Midwest League leaders with 12 saves. Josselyn, a 25th-round pick of Seattle in 2009, is 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA for Clinton (Iowa).
- Ex-Yale catcher Ryan Lavarnway's recent promotion by the Red Sox to Double-A Portland (Maine) hasn't slowed down his offensive production. He drive in five runs Tuesday at New Hampshire, and is hitting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles and nine RBIs in his first five games. Lavarnway, the Bulldogs' career home run leader and a former NCAA batting champ, was hitting .289 with 18 doubles, 14 homers and 63 RBIs at advanced Class A Potomac.