Jed Lowrie and Clay Buchholz were both All-Stars for the 2005 Spinners and both have continued to succeed as they move toward Boston. They have repeated their performance with Double-A Portland this year; both have been invited to the 2007 Eastern League All-Star Game July 11th in Norwich, Connecticut.
Buchholz has dominated Eastern League hitters this season, posting a league-leading 1.69 ERA in 15 starts. He is also the only Eastern League pitcher who is allowing less than one baserunner per inning, posting a WHIP of just 0.87.
Lowrie, who was selected 45th overall by the Red Sox in the 2005 draft from Stanford University, hit .328 in 53 games for the Spinners. Lowrie has been the Sea Dogs top hitter, posting a team-leading .295 average to go with 22 doubles and 7 triples. He has also walked 48 times.
Lowrie and Buchholz will be joined by Charlie Zink who is 8-2 with a 2.59 ERA for the Sea Dogs.