The Red Sox selected Anthony Ranaudo out of LSU with a first-round "sandwich" pick in 2010 (#39 overall). They knew that eventually they'd have something special on their hands. The 6'7" 225-pound right-hander is starting to show those special features more and more with each AA start. Last night in Portland, Ranaudo struck out 13 Erie SeaWolves (what happened to naming teams after sea creatures that actually live in the sea?) over 7 2/3 shutout innings. These were career-high marks in both strikeouts and innings for Ranaudo, and the 23-year old may be ticketed for promotion soon to AAA Pawtucket.