By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

And now, mid-week updates from the world of baseball.

Kalish, Lavarnway blast Pawtucket Red Sox to victory

Boston Red Sox prospects Ryan Kalish and Ryan Lavarnway provided a one-two punch Tuesday (6/4/2012) to power the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) to a 13-2 drubbing of the Indianapolis Indians.

In his first appearance at Pawtucket since beginning a rehab stint with the Salem Red Sox (High-A) last month, Kalish reached base all 5 times Tuesday. The 24-year-old outfielder started off by crushing a HR (see video) and finished the game with a single, three walks, 3 RBIs, and a stolen base. Kalish is hitting .348 with 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, and a .500 on-base percentage since returning to play from neck and shoulder surgery.

Not to be outdoneTuesday, Lavarnway went 4-for-5 with a HR (see video), double, two singles, and 3 RBIs. The 24-year-old catcher has been on fire lately, hitting .432 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs over his past 10 games. For the season he is hitting .301 with 4 HRs, 21 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .389.

Both players have had cups of coffee in Boston and expect to be called-up at some point this season.

Satin returns to New York

Josh Satin, a New York Mets prospect who batted .200 during a September call-up last season, made his 2012 MLB debut with a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday (6/4/2012).

The 27-year-old second baseman struck out with two men on base in the 8th inning of a 7-6 loss to the Washington Nationals. Satin was hitting .274 with the Buffalo Bisons (AAA) when he was recalled to replace outfielder Mike Baxter, who injured himself making a phenomenal catch that helped preserve P Johan Santana’s recent no-hitter.

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